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Looking to the Future with Films

By Ashley Choudry As a former film student, I find that film is a great way to escape reality and delve into new worlds. However, they are also a device that enables you to dream of possible futures. I cannot … Continue reading

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Spotlight on.. O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform

by Haydn Clark The O’Reilly Learning Platform is an online resource that provides you access to a huge amount of resources.  It will give you access to over thirty-five thousand different e-books and over thirty thousand hours of videos that … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Online Readers

Throughout the first lockdown I had a number of discussions with Marie, an ESOL tutor, about finding quality online resources for ESOL students. One resource that we both value is our Graded Reader collection, and after contacting a number of … Continue reading

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Reading Groups take to the Cloud! by Asif Parvez

I have taken on three reading groups at present. The first is Entry Level -3 teenage students from the 16- 18 cohort, and the other two groups are more mature learners and have an even mixture of both males and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on.. Social Work Toolkit

Social Work Toolkit really is a fantastic resource for students on the Social Work and Youth and Community degree programmes. 5 key modules The Toolkit includes resources specifically for students, coving 5 key modules: Communication Skills; Ethics, Values and Diversity; Professionalism … Continue reading

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Working from Home: a Library Assistant’s Point of View

 By Asif Rashid Library Assistant Bradford College Library , Sept 2020 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most of us are working differently to the way we usually would. At Bradford college Library , both of our library sites (Hockney Library … Continue reading

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Collaborate to Innovate: library assistants work with librarians to plan for a safer library

During the many months of lockdown, we always kept one eye on our return to work. At each virtual library get-together, we’d swap stories of our experiences in shops and supermarkets, things we’d read about other libraries, how we were … Continue reading

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Ensuring Staff Safety – Ashley Choudry

In my Library Project, I set out to find appropriate ways of protection from Covid-19 for the library assistants when working throughout the Library and dealing with students and other staff. To complete my project, I conducted research on the … Continue reading

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#ESOL Stories

#ESOLStories has been one of my favourite collaborations between the library service and the ESOL department. National Storytelling Week A lecturer from ESOL, Seima, approached the library with some ideas around National Storytelling Week for the 16-18 students, and I … Continue reading

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Creating virtual exhibition space using LibGuides

Libraries as exhibition spaces Libraries have always created physical displays of their collections, to promote resources and engage users. Bradford College Library uses book displays, noticeboards, signs and posters to encourage library users to pick up a book, flick through … Continue reading

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