Melbourne and Ballarat Campuses Closed: 30 September – AFL grand final!

September 28, 2016 – 11:00 am
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Is your team in the grand final?  Are you going to get some meat pies and watch?

Melbourne and Ballarat campuses are closed Friday 30 September as Victoria gets ready for the big match on Saturday 1st October.

All other campuses and libraries are open!

 

All the best for your teams!

 

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Technical problems with MyiLibrary eBooks

September 27, 2016 – 10:25 am
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We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with MyiLibrary eBooks. Our IT department is working on the issue and we will update you once the platform is back up. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

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Reminder: Library Scheduled Maintenance this morning

September 26, 2016 – 7:00 am
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Please note that there may be disruption to some Library services and resources between 8.15am – 9:00am this morning due to regular maintenance.

If you are working on Library computers during this time, please make sure you save your work regularly just in case you are logged out.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Canberra Library closed Mon 26 Sept for Family and Community Day

September 23, 2016 – 12:40 pm
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Canberra Library will be closed on Monday 26 September for Family and Community Day.

The library’s online resources are always available and you can contact us for help:

  • via 24/7 chat
  • via email
  • over the phone

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Library Scheduled Maintenance: Monday 26 September

September 23, 2016 – 9:45 am
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Please note that there may be disruption to some Library services and resources between 8.15am – 9:00am on Monday, 26th September, due to regular maintenance.

If you are working on Library computers during this time, please make sure you save your work regularly just in case you are logged out.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Book a PC, book a study room: before you come on campus!

September 22, 2016 – 11:04 am
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Book a PC or book a group study room online – before you even come into a campus library!

All from the library home page.

From Quicklinks on the right hand side:

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So some planning before you get on campus means you can quickly get into study mode when you arrive!

 

 

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ACU’s Dr Laura Rademaker awarded “best postgraduate thesis in Australian history”

September 22, 2016 – 8:47 am
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Dr Laura Rademaker, a postdoctoral research fellow in ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Enquiry in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, was recently awarded the 2016 Serle Award for her thesis, Language and the Mission: Talking and Translating on Groote Eylandt, 1943–1973.

Dr Rademaker’s thesis was an interdisciplinary work of history that made extensive use of oral history interviews with Aboriginal elders and missionaries as well as anthropological, musicological and linguistic data to tell a story of cross-cultural interactions and negotiations at Christian missions.

The Serle Award is is a prestigious prize awarded every two years by Australia’s peak body of historians, The Australian Historical Society. It is given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history.

Story via ACU Newsroom.

Read some of Dr Rademaker’s publications available through ACU Library:

Missions, Politics and Linguistic Research The case of the Anindilyakwa language of North Australia. (2015). Historiographia Linguistica, 42(2-3), 379-400.

Language and Australian Aboriginal History : Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt. (2014). History Australia, 11(2), 222-239.

‘I had More Children than Most People’ : Single Women’s Missionary Maternalism in Arnhem Land, 1908-1945. (2014). Lilith : A Feminist History Journal, 17-18, 7-21.

 

 

 

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Feast Day of Saint Matthew: 21 September

September 20, 2016 – 9:35 am
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On the 21st of September, we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Matthew, patron saint of the Faculty of Law & Business.

Saint Matthew . [Fine Art]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://quest.eb.com/search/108_306140/1/108_306140/cite

Guido, R. Saint Matthew . (c.1635). [Fine Art]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

 Tradition holds that Matthew initially preached the Good News in Aramaic to Jewish communities in Palestine for 15 years. His Gospel is considered to be a work that attempts to build bridges between Jewish and Gentile Christians. Later in his ministry, he traveled to Gentile nations and spread the Good News to the Ethiopians, Macedonians, Persians and Parthians. Islamic tradition holds that Matthew with St Andrew was the first to preach Christianity to the Ethiopians  (ACU Faculty Patron Saints).

Learn more about Saint Matthew:

Gospel According to Saint Matthew. (1898). American Theological Library Association.

Saints Matthew, Catherine of Alexandria and John the evangelist. (2009). In National Gallery, National Gallery Collection. London, United Kingdom: The National Gallery.

 

24 hours left: Tell us what you think and you could win an iPad mini!

September 18, 2016 – 9:00 am
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You have 24 hours left to complete our 2016 Library Client Survey and enter the draw to win one of two iPad mini 4. 

Your survey comments help us improve Library services. Check out our other blog posts to see how we have acted on your feedback from previous surveys.blog inlay

Complete the survey now!

Survey dates: 5 – 9am 19 September

Prize draw: 30 September

The prize draw is open only to current ACU students. The winner will be notified by Friday 14 October via their ACU student contact details. Read the full terms and conditions.

ACU Staff members are invited to complete the staff survey here.

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Survey EXTENDED! Tell us what you think, we’re listening: longer opening hours

September 15, 2016 – 7:38 am
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In our 2014 Library Client Survey, you told us you wanted to be able to study for longer in the library.

Since then, we’ve:

  • Opened an after-hours study facility at the Brisbane Campus Library
  • Extended opening hours at the Ballarat and Canberra Campuses

After hours study facilities are also available at the Ballarat and Melbourne Campus Libraries, giving you access to computers, printers, photocopiers and scanners in a secure environment.

Tell us what you think and go in the draw for your chance to win one of two iPad mini 4.

There’s still time! The survey ends MONDAY, 19th September.

Prizes drawn on the 30th September.

The prize draw is open only to current ACU students. The winner will be notified by Friday 14 October via their ACU student contact details. Read the full terms and conditions.

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