Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Post by Anna

You can download the latest Research Funding Update by going to our Research Funding page or you can view it directly here

The archive of the Research Funding Update can be viewed here

Thursday, 14 April 2011

ScHARR Library Bite Size #8 Use the Social Web to Promote your Work - 2.30 Pemberton Lecture Theatre

Posted by Andy

The next ScHARR Library Bite Size Session takes a look at the modern ways of harnessing the power of the Web to promote your work and enhance your profile. So if you want to know more about the Social Web, come along, bring a hot drink and as per usual we will provide the waist-line enhancing cakes.
2.30 -  3pm  - Pemberton Lecture Theatre - Regent Court - ScHARR.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

 Photo by E>mar
Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Friday, 8 April 2011

Tea-time at the library!

                                                         Picture by Andy
Posted by Claire

The ScHARR Library continued its tradition of cake-fests today with a 2 hour cake-a-thon in aid of the Blue Cross. A ScHARR-wide selection of cake enthusiasts swarmed like locusts through the extensive array of offerings, from Anthea's controversial 'cheese and marmite scones', to Angie's pretentious 'earl grey chocolate fudge cake', via Claire's challengingly dense 'Guinness cake', Andy's toothsome 'chocolatey muesli cookies', Sonia's deceptive 'cheese muffins', Helen's full-on 'blueberry muffins', Pippa's eye-opening 'mocha slice', Anna's mouth-watering 'lemon syrup cake' and Ruth's high-end 'lemon and white chocolate mini-muffins'.

Over £140 was raised and the winner of the match-the-pet-to-the-owner competition is (da, da-da-da, da, da, da, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah) Liz Kitchin! Hard-core ScHARR tea-party enthusiasts may remember Liz's victory in the 'guess-the-name-of-the-skeleton' competition  a year or two back. Clearly she has the knack with these things!

April edtion of Take Five

Photo by david_pics
Post by Anna
View the latest edition of Take Five here. It is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell by email or phone 0114 2220894

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Thursday, 7 April 2011

See Things Differently

Posted by Andy

If you're like me, you like to see more visual content on the Web, and that the thought of reading a wall of text or scrolling down a page as long as the Great Wall of China puts you off finding what your looking for. Well, you can now view the ScHARR Library Blog in more than one way - you can see the posts as a list, as a photo collage or have it implanted in your brain using the latest technology - OK I made that last bit up. So, if you want to see the Blog a different way - try some of the links below, we think you'll like what you see.

  • Flipcard: available at

  • Mosaic: available at

  • Sidebar: available at

  • Snapshot: available at

  • Timeslide: available at

  • Blue Cross Tea Party - Friday 8th April 1pm - 3pm - ScHARR Library

    Image © Blue Cross
    Posted by Andy
    Words by Sonia

    You are cordially invited to join Information Resources staff on Friday 8th
    April between 1pm and 3pm as they host their Blue Cross Tea Party in ScHARR
    library in Regent Court.

    We're hoping to raise some money for a charity whose aim is to save the lives
    of unwanted and vulnerable animals.

    There'll be cake.  Lots of cake.  Lemon cake, cheese scones, Guinness cupcakes,
    mocha slices, blueberry muffins, cookies, cheese muffins all home made by
    library staff.    Tempted yet?  Oh, and seeing as it's a tea party there will
    also be gallons of tea (along with coffee and soft drinks).  Last but not
    least, we're running a competition which you can enter for £1.  All you have to
    do is match the owner to the pet!  The prize is a £10 Amazon voucher!

    And of course, whilst you're visiting the library there are books, journals,
    internet resources aplenty as well as a whole gaggle of Information Specialists
    on hand in the same room to chat to about any work/course-related queries you
    might have.  The PCs will still be available to use and there'll be a
    designated member of library staff on the enquiry desk.

    What's not to like?

    Please come and support a great charity and your local library!

    Thank you.