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Exhibition: World Veterinary Day

Exhibition: World Veterinary Day

In collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (CVM) and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), the Run Run Shaw Library is delighted to present the exhibition on World Veterinary Day 2018.

The World Veterinary Day was first created in Year 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to promote the work of veterinarians around the globe. This year, the World Veterinary Day will be observed on 28 April.

In this exhibition, you will find out about the importance of the veterinary profession, knowledge and practical tips for pet owners and information on various aspects of animal care.

If you are a pet owner or an animal lover, don’t miss out the exhibition in the Library. Join us in celebration of the World Veterinary Day!

Exhibition period: 24 April – 10 May 2018
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library

(24 Apr 2018)

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester B 2017/18

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a high demand for study space. Therefore, during the forthcoming Semester B Revision and Examination period, we will impose the Partial Access Arrangement whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include the following:

  • Holders of Alumni Library Ticket - Reader
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Holders of Reader's Ticket - Retired staff and their spouses

Partial Access Period: 30 April - 16 May 2018*

  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 17:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 17:01 - 23:00#
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday 00:00 - 14:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 14:01 - 23:00#

* For the last three days of the Examination Period (17 - 19 May 2018), all restrictions will be lifted. Normal access will resume.

# Only CityU staff and students can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.

Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC Institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, use the bookdrops located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please pass them to our security guards at the entrance who will return them for you.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. The partial access arrangement is only temporary. From 17 May 2018 onwards, normal access will resume. For affected users who have genuine need to use our Library during the non-accessible period, they are welcome to contact us for special arrangement. Any enquiries can be directed to lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

(16 Apr 2018)

Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) Certificate Awarding Ceremony 2018

Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) Certificate Awarding Ceremony 2018

The OAPS is a joint initiative between the Library and the academic departments to collect students' quality papers, preserve them in digital format and share them within the University and beyond so as to provide perpetual access to our students' research output. 2018 marks the thirteenth anniversary of the project. With the dedication and support of the academic departments, the Library has collected 35 best papers nominated by 15 departments. Since 2005, 547 outstanding papers by CityU students have been digitized and are accessible via the Digital CityU Collections (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/digital/index.htm).

Ceremony
We are pleased to have invited the Dean/Head or delegate of the participating Colleges/Schools/Departments to present certificates in the Ceremony.

Details of the Certificate Awarding Ceremony are as follows:

Date: 13 April 2018 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room, Run Run Shaw Library

You are welcome to join this event. Please contact Ms Helen Lee at 3442 5418 or helen_lee.sk@cityu.edu.hk for more information.

(10 Apr 2018)

Library Opening Hours for 24-Hour Access Arrangement (16 April – 19 May 2018)

Please note below the opening hours for 24-hour access arrangement:

Period: 16 April – 19 May 2018

Opening Hours

Library Area (excluding Information Space & FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 08:30 – 01:00 (next day)

24-Hour Access Area (Information Space and Discussion Zone on 3/F FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 24 Hours

Note:
On 16 April, the 24-Hour Access Area opens at 08:30.
On 19 May, the last day of Examination, the whole Library closes at 23:00.
The Innovation Commons inside 3/F FYW Building only opens during office hours.

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday : 08:30 – 23:00
Saturday : 08:30 – 19:00
Sunday* : 08:30 – 17:00
Public Holiday
 1 May (Tue) : 08:30 – 17:00

* The service counter opens 12:00 -18:00 on 22 April 2018.

Remarks:
  1. Access to the 24-Hour Access Area must be via the side entrance of the Information Space (near Lift 7).
  2. There are about 200 seats in the 24-Hour Access Area, of which 93 seats with PC workstations are within the Information Space.
  3. Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.
  4. Between 1AM - 7AM, the rest of the University Campus will remain closed except the Late Reading Centre managed by FMO. Access to the Library must be via the Pedestrian Subway or the curved staircases on its two sides and then through the red doors.
  5. Students are reminded:
    1. to ensure transport availability (e.g. taxi, bus, private car) when leaving the Library after midnight at time when MTR is not available.
    2. to return to the student hostels with company and avoid going home alone. If necessary, students may seek help from the security guards.
    3. not to reserve seats with unattended property.
    4. to take good care of their personal belongings to prevent theft while studying inside the Library.
    5. to help maintain a quiet environment and refrain from engaging in any behaviour that interferes with the normal use and operation of the Library.
    6. to observe Library Regulations and be a responsible user.
(29 Mar 2018)

CREATE! — The MakerSpace

CREATE! - The MakerSpace

Are you interested in producing a 3D model of your design with 3D printing?

Do you want to digitalize your new creation with 3D scanning?

Using a 3D printer and 3D scanner is actually easier than you thought! And you can learn to use these equipment in the newly open CREATE! — The MakerSpace.

CREATE! is a joint project by the Library and the School of Creative Media. It is established with the purpose to promote communal learning, creativity and innovation to all CityU Students and staff. It is a space for you to explore new technologies including 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting, physical computing and projection mapping.

Don't worry if you are not familiar with the equipment. Our staff will provide the training and support you need!

Come visit CREATE! in the Library's Information Space.

For more details, please visit the Library's website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/create/

(17 Mar 2018)

SciFinder Scholar Training Session – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) that allows scientists and researchers to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology and more.

To help you become familiar with this database, the Library has organized the following training session:

Date:9 April 2018 (Monday)
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue:Library User Education Room
Instructor:Ms. Pamela Oon, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Representative (Trainer)

The training session will cover:

  • How to build an effective search query
  • How to refine answer sets
  • Different techniques for substance searching, including inorganic compounds, organometallics and polymers
  • How to get related information e.g. spectra, properties and reactions
  • Best practices for reaction searching
  • How to prioritize answer sets

Note:
This training session is for authorized users of SciFinder Scholar. A personal SciFinder Scholar account is required for participation in the session. If you do not already have one, please create a personal SciFinder Scholar account before you register for the training session.

The medium of instruction is English. To reserve a seat, please register online.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

(28 Mar 2018)

Navigating Thomson One to find financial information - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Information Skills Workshop

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop - Navigating Thomson One to find financial information.

Looking for hard-to-find data and analyses on financial markets? The Library database Thomson One might just have the information you need!

In this workshop you will learn about the following:

  1. Market pulse on Recent Deals & Markets Overview in M&A & Equity Offerings
  2. Is a deal Hostile or Friendly?
  3. Which sector has the Most M&A?
  4. Which Bankers are Top of the League?
  5. How much China (Mainland) Companies are buying/investing?
  6. How is the Global M&A market?
  7. What's News in M&A?
  8. What's the Marquee Deals?
  9. YTD Equity Issues & Performance
  10. How to read deals details - Target & Acquirer details
  11. Bankers' market share by Deals / Advisory
  12. Slice & dice your deals intelligence & gain market insight
  13. & ... financial market overview, company study and sector analysis with news, fundamentals, estimates & ownership.

All staff and students are welcome!

Trainer:Saurov Ghosh (Thomson Reuters)
Date and time:27 March (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction:English

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(7 Mar 2018)

The Library User Survey 2018 - Lucky Draw Result

CityU Library is happy to announce the winners of the Lucky Draw from the Library User Survey 2018!

The winners will be contacted individually via email with instructions for how to collect the prizes. The Library is not liable for any non-delivery or non-receipt of email(s) by the winners. The Library reserves the right to forfeit the prizes if they are not collected by the stated date.

Congratulations to all the winners! We would once again like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the survey.

Prize Name of Winner Academic Department
iPad (128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) FENG Hengxin
馮恒馨
Department of Chemistry
iPad Mini 4 (128GB, Wi-Fi) HAN Xiongqi
韓雄奇
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
iPad Mini 4 (128GB, Wi-Fi) CHAN Kwan Lok
陳君樂
Department of Management
Fitbit Charge 2 YIP Chung Tommy
葉聰
Department of Chinese and History
Eslite Gift Coupons (@$200) HUNG Tsun Ming Victor
洪浚銘
Department of Management Sciences
Eslite Gift Coupons (@$200) MAK Sin Yu
麥倩渝
Department of Information Systems
Eslite Gift Coupons (@$200) Dr. CHAN Antoni Bert Department of Computer Science
Eslite Gift Coupons (@$200) LEUNG Ka Chun
梁加雋
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Eslite Gift Coupons (@$200) DAVIS Hannah Grace Department of Marketing
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CHENG Kwan Yin
鄭筠燕
Department of Management
Starbucks Cards (@$50) XIA Yitao School of Creative Media
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CHENG Tsun Sang
鄭浚生
Department of Electronic Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) LEE Lok Sze
李樂詩
Department of Economics and Finance
Starbucks Cards (@$50) WONG Chak Ming
黃澤銘
Division of Building Science and Technology
Starbucks Cards (@$50) ZANG Qian
臧倩
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Starbucks Cards (@$50) YAM Sin Yan
任羨欣
Department of Public Policy
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CHAN Lonn
陳潔朗
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Starbucks Cards (@$50) RUAN Diyang
阮笛揚
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CHAN Wing Shuen
陳泳璇
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) TANG Shek Yin
鄧錫賢
Division of Building Science and Technology
Starbucks Cards (@$50) ZHAO Shihui
趙世慧
A Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) XIE Kai
謝凱
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CHAN Kong Pan
陳港斌
Department of Public Policy
Starbucks Cards (@$50) HO Ka Wai
何嘉偉
Department of Management
Starbucks Cards (@$50) HO Chi Wang
何志宏
Department of Economics and Finance
Starbucks Cards (@$50) YUEN Hang Yee
袁杏儀
Department of Public Policy
Starbucks Cards (@$50) CUI He
崔鶴
Department of Electronic Engineering
Starbucks Cards (@$50) LI Xiaoxiao
李猇猇
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Starbucks Cards (@$50) LEUNG Holly
梁愷翹
Department of Media and Communication
Starbucks Cards (@$50) COEBERGH Mark Alexander Department of Management
Starbucks Cards (@$50) SONG Qi
宋琪
Department of Management
(5 Mar 2018)

Finding Employer Information for Job Seekers - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Information Skills Workshop

The Library is pleased to announce the workshop "Finding Employer Information for Job Seekers". Whether you are about to graduate or looking for work or an internship, this workshop is relevant to you.

In this workshop you will learn how to find basic details about a potential employer using Library databases and freely available websites. Topics include how to find available background information, key staff and more. Social media sources will also be covered. All staff and students are welcome!

Date and time:15 Mar 2018 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
10 April 2018 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue:User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction:English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

(27 Feb 2018)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Lunar New Year Break 2018

Period: 15 - 21 February 2018

Opening Hours#

Monday to Sunday 08:30 - 23:00

Counter Service Hours#

15 February (Thu): 08:30 - 18:00
19 February (Mon): Closed
20 - 21 February (Tue - Wed): 08:30 - 18:00

# The Library will close on 16 - 18 February 2018.

From 22 February 2018 (Thursday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(1 Feb 2018)

Exhibition - Whales, Dolphins and Humans: Can We All Get Along?

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Subject: Exhibition - Whales, Dolphins and Humans: Can We All Get Along?

If you are interested to learn more about the population and behavior of the Omura's whale....

If you care about creating a better habitat for whales, dolphins and different species living in the ocean....

Don't miss out the exhibition - "Whales, Dolphins and Humans: Can We All Get Along?" in the Library!

The CityU Library is hosting the exhibition "Whales, Dolphins and Humans: Can We All Get Along?" in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery. The exhibition is a showcase of the continuous effort from the Walking with Omura's Whale (WOW) Program, advocating to increase empathy for nature and arouse public awareness in conservation and nature with the use of multimedia creation.

The exhibition features a VR game and motion graphics created by CityU students who have participated in the WOW program.

Come to our exhibition in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery to find out more!

Date:29 Jan - 11 Feb 2018
Time:8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Venue:Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library

Opening hours for VR game:

Mon - Fri:10:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays:Closed
(29 Jan 2018)

Using Scopus Database to Find High Quality Research - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Information Skills Workshop

Working on a literature review? Need to find high quality research for your assignment? Want to identify the most highly cited articles in your field?

Join our Using Scopus Database workshop to find out how this powerful multi-disciplinary database can make finding high impact research simple.

Date and time:23 January 2018 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
27 February 2018 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction:English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(22 Jan 2018)

CityU LibCompass - a new wayfinding app for navigating in the Library

CityU LibCompass

We are happy to announce the Library's new wayfinding app, CityU LibCompass, is now available for download on your mobile devices.

CityU LibCompass will guide you through different locations in the library. When you come to the Library, you may use this wayfinding app to search for the location of the books, journals, service counters, printers, washroom or different facilities in the Library. It will show you the route to your desired locations. CityU LibCompass also provides location-based information as well as notifications on Library events, news and more.

LibCompass screen LibCompass screen

You may use the QR code below to download CityU LibCompass for free at Google Play or Apple App Store. It will be your helpful guide for navigating inside the Library.

For more information, please visit Library's website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/libcompass/. For enquiries, please contact the Library IT HelpDesk, call 3442-6963 or WhatsApp to 6798-7732.

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(17 Jan 2018)