The University of Sydney Library is delighted to welcome Barbara Campbell as the 2019 Printer in Residence!
With an extensive creative practice spanning printmaking, performance, bookmaking and concept-driven enquiry, Barbara Campbell will take up residency in the Piscator Press workshop during Semester 2.
Her project ‘A Bird is in the Library’ brings together her passion for print techniques, haiku, libraries, and birds. It anticipates engagement with library users in an imaginative journey via letterpress and the architecture of the library and its systems.
Barbara will also hold two interactive open studios and a book launch exhibition at the end of the residency, see details below.
We’ve designed a bunch of (free!) workshops and events to help you get the most out of Uni. Here’s how to cruise through semester 2:
1. Develop a study routine
The temptation to binge watch a
Netflix series, clean your room or scroll through Facebook when studying at
home can often be too hard to deal with. Not to worry…we have the solution: Eliminate
distractions & sign up for our ‘Focus and Study’ sessions.
These sessions use the Pomodoro technique and are all about short bursts of intense productivity. By committing to 2 hours every week of study away from your usual study spot at home, your study productivity will increase & your uni results are bound to improve!
Focus & Study Sessions
When: Every Wednesday during semester, 1-3pm
Where: Fisher Library Digital Scholarship Studio, level 5
Are you a postgraduate student? Join ‘Focus & Study’ every Wednesday & Saturday 1-3pm at the Quarter Event Space
No need to register for sessions – just drop in.
2. Make the most of everything the Library has to offer by learning ‘How to Library’
Countless books and online
resources, printing, study rooms, computers and expert staff ready to answer
all of your questions – the Library has it all!
‘How to Library’ will give you an intro to everything you need to know to get started and harness the power of the Library.
How to Library Sessions
Bring with you: Your own device e.g. iPad, laptop, phone (this is optional)
This year, the Library is offering two fully online courses developed for students to master the foundational skills in information literacy. Learn how to research like a pro – know what resources are reliable and go beyond Google for the best possible results. Both courses available are zero credit points.
Not all information is created equal. In this course, you will learn what information is best suited for your needs. Learn how to detect bias and how to determine authority, accuracy and intended audience. You will investigate all the different ways information can be created and in turn question how to identify reliable and suitable sources.
Sometimes Google is not enough. In this course you will develop the
ability to apply universal search techniques across scholarly, government and
commercial websites to become a more flexible and efficient searcher. Learn how
to identify common search features on a range of websites and use them to
quickly find specific sorts of information.