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On my first day I met the library staff. They were welcoming about my arrival and the work atmosphere seemed relaxed and friendly. I was taught how they organised books and learnt to issue and return items to students. While I worked part-time doing a newspaper round, this was a new experience for me as I had never acquired the experience of doing a full-time job, nor have I worked in such an environment comparable to a library. The library system was efficient and coordinated; everything was precisely laid out making collecting books simple and easy. Since I am studying economics in school, I decided to take advantage of the resources around me; reading up on certain subjects and looking at the weekly The Economistnews. During my stay here, I gained a good understanding of how a standardized library works, learning about the catalogue system and finding out about the extensive collection of dated books hidden away in the basement.
Going to work was quick and easy since I lived in Cambridge. Travelling by bike, I could avoid most of the morning traffic, allowing me to get to work in roughly 20 minutes. I took a lunch break from 1pm-2pm, often going to meet up with my friends to have lunch on Parker's Piece.
During the week, Sue kindly organised for me to visit the Geography Library, and the Maps Department at the University Library. Andrew from the UL showed me one of the oldest atlases, and I saw the Map's basement, where I saw old maps of Cambridge. Geography is one of my GCSE subjects making it a good opportunity to understand what higher level geography is like. I was given a quick tour of the Geography Library and was shown example pieces of university dissertations.
It was interesting learning the catalogue system and how useful it is to the library. With a few words from the title of the book, we could find out the exact location of the book, alongside a description and publishing date etc. Before going to the University Library with Sue, we searched for a book in the catalogue before finding its physical location on the library shelf. It was impressive seeing how large the library was while still being able to home in on specific books easily.
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While most new experiences were fun, there was still a bit of repetitive data entry work to be completed, however I soon got used to the routine and became more efficient at it. That's what work is all about. Overall, I learnt a lot from my time at Marshall Library. It was a great experience which has benefited my understanding of work life. Not only have I gained an understanding of how a library works, it also increased my self-confidence and my appreciation of the work environment.
Garrett (work experience 15 to 26 June 2015)
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : International Journal of Cuban Studies. From the JSTOR website for the journal: “International Journal of Cuban Studies is a quarterly, peer-reviewed academic journal providing a publication opportunity for scholarly work…
From the JSTOR website for the journal:
“International Journal of Cuban Studies is a quarterly, peer-reviewed academic journal providing a publication opportunity for scholarly work on Cuba and related topics… It is published in English (Spanish articles will be translated) by Pluto Journals on behalf of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba.
“The IJCS aims to provide a forum for objective investigation and informed debate on the nature of the Cuban experience: its historical context; its international image and relationships; its scientific, cultural and social achievements; and its future orientation.
“The journal takes a broad view of the emerging and diverging positions held within Cuba and outside. Published worldwide, the journal encourages the exchange of experience and expertise between contributors and readers across continents and between countries.”
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (2010) to present.
Image credit: ‘Cuban Cigar Maker #dailyshoot #Cuba’ by Les Haines on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/e6sFLk
From the Wayne State University Press website for the journal:
“Framework is an international, peer reviewed journal dedicated to theoretical and historical work on the diverse and current trends in media and film scholarship. The journal’s multicultural coverage, interdisciplinary focus, and the high caliber of its writers contributes to important interconnections between regional cinemas, practioners, academics, critics, and students. Framework is committed to publishing articles from interdisciplinary and global perspectives. “
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 47 (2006) to present.
From the Oxford University Press website for the journal:
“The Journal of Topology publishes papers of high quality and significance in topology, geometry and adjacent areas of mathematics. Interesting, important and often unexpected links connect topology and geometry with many other parts of mathematics.”
Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2008) to present.
Image credits: ‘Figure Eight’ by Clay Shonkwller on Flichr – https://flic.kr/p/hAUSfX