Meet your Academic Subject Librarians

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Welcome to the University of Lincoln! Daren Mansfield and Martin Osborne are your Academic Subject Librarians (well, if you are studying Accountancy and Finance, Advertising and Marketing, Business and Management, Economics, Events Management, Fashion Management, International Business, Modern Languages, Sports Business Management, or Tourism). They are here to support you with your research and referencing throughout your studies. If you would like to see eithet one of them then go to the profile section of your subject guide and either email or ‘book an appointment‘.

On Wednesdays they run a drop-in session from 10-11.30 on the ground floor of the David Chiddick building to answer any questions you may have about the library.

Want an appointment with your subject librarian?

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Are you a Lincoln International Business School student and want to discuss your research with your subject librarian in the Library? Fortunately, we have set up loads of 30 minute appointments to maximise the number of students we can see  – just select ‘make an appointment’. I’m sorry for any delay in setting my calendar up, but it’s been a hectic semester with forty
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Subject split today!

From today Martin Osborne and myself will be supporting different subjects within the Business School meaning that I will be supporting:

Whilst Martin Osborne will support Business, Business & Management, Management, MBA, and Professional Development.

 

New subject library guides

From 1st June Business School subjects will be split meaning that Martin Osborne will support Business, Business & Management, Management, MBA, and Professional Development.

I have published subject guides for the courses I will support from next Monday:

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Business School subject split – 1st June

Although this message was originally posted in March this year, I thought it was important to re-announce that from 1st June 2015 subject support for the Business School will be split along the following lines:

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Daren will support…Accountancy and Finance, Advertising and Marketing, Economics, Events Management, International Business, Languages, Tourism, Lincoln College.

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Martin will support…Business, Business & Management, Management, MBA, Professional Development, North Lindsey College .

Our (amicable) separation is not divorce though, as both Daren and Martin will continue to work closely together as we remain part-time and unable to cover the week individually. A range of libguides will shortly be published to support these various subjects.

National UK Blog Awards

The Business Librarian blog has been successfully up and running since August 2011 and at that time we looked for inspiration from a range of blogs, which included Judge Business School at Cambridge University and the University of Exeter’s business librarian blog. I found that their sophisticated use of information, graphics and selected feeds was definitely the way to go, but it’s a good idea to notice what blogs exist further afield.

Blogging is such an important phenomenon that the top bloggers from across the UK assemble for the National UK Blog Awards where the Virtual World is recognised. It’s worth checking out some of the nominated blogs to gain an insight into this form of social media and perhaps acquire some inspiration if you’re interested in the design, content and ideas behind some outstanding blogs. Though not on the list of nominations my personal favourite blog, or rather daily addiction, is Ian Dunt’s splendid politics.co.uk . From the nominated list it is worth looking at Kate Russell’s blog on ICT who was voted top blog in the individual digital and technology category this year.

http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/

1st June subject split

From 1st June 2015 subject support for the Business School will be split along the following lines:
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Daren will support…Accountancy and Finance, Advertising and Marketing, Economics, Events Management, International Business, Languages, Tourism, Lincoln College.

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Martin will support…Business, Business & Management, Management, MBA, Professional Development, North Lindsey.

Both Daren and Martin will continue to work closely together as they remain part-time. A range of libguides will shortly be published to support these various subjects.

 

Announcing our new International Co-coordinator

Josh Zhang has recently started at the Library as the International Coordinator having completed an MSc Computing Science at the University. His first job will be to identify the library needs of international students in order to enhance our services and strengthen our library community. Josh will be visiting seminars to say hello during Semester B.

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Drop-in sessions every Wednesday morning

Do you need 1-1 help with finding information such as company accounts, accessing scholarly articles or searching  journal databases?

Or would you like help with essay writing, presentation skills, referencing, exam preparation and revision techniques or advice on your dissertation research?

Why not come to our drop-in session held every Wednesday morning  from 9.30-11.30 on the ground floor of the Business & Law building, opposite Starbucks? No need to book an appointment. 

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Martin Osborne & Daren Mansfield

(Academic Subject Librarians for the Business School)

Subjects that Business School Academic Subject Librarians support

These are the Business School courses which the Academic Subject Librarians support at the University.

Martin Osborne and myself, Daren Mansfield, support the Business School, incorporating Accountancy, Advertising, Business, Events Management, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, MBA, MSc, Modern Languages, Recreational Management and Tourism.

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Helen Williams (below) supports all the distance learners (Aerospace Engineering and Airworthiness Management, Business Management, Communications Management, Communications Engineering Management, Engineering Management, Logistics Management).

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Tracey Newby (below) supports the MSc HRM /D course.

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Subject responsibility for MBAs and distance learners

Just to let you all know that Martin and I are now supporting both the part-time MBA and full-time MBA with Helen Williams supporting the needs of all distance learners in the Business School. This distinction will make it easier for everyone to know that Martin and I support campus based students and Helen supports those students studying off campus. Our email, as always, is businesslibrarian@lincoln.ac.uk and Helen’s is hewilliams@lincoln.ac.uk or distancelearners@lincoln.ac.uk.

I work from Mondays – Wednesdays, while Martin works from Wednesday to Friday, and Helen is full-time.

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Below is a list of the distance learning courses Helen supports (select the image to enlarge):
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Drop-in sessions in Business & Law building

Do you need any help with your research (finding quality journal articles, searching relevant databases, etc) or Harvard Referencing? Why not come along to our drop-in session based opposite Starbucks on the ground floor of the Business & Law building.  We are happy to see you.

More MASH Workshops Announced!

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Laura Pearson and Phil Assheton are running further MASH workshops in the library to help you with all your maths and stats needs.

Please Email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to book on to any of the workshops below:

Introduction to SPSS (Beginner) – Monday 4th March 2-3pm (ul101)

This is for you if you have not used SPSS yet. It is a brief overview of what it is and how to navigate around it. By the end of this session you will know how to input various forms of data and run some analysis to gain descriptives and frequencies.

t-tests on SPSS (Intermediate) – Monday 4th March 3-4pm (ul101)

This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for the different t-tests, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output.

 

Correlations on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 2-3pm (ul101)

This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for correlations, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output. You will conduct both a Parametric (pearsons) and a Non-Parametric (spearmans) Correlation.

 

Non-Parametric Tests of Difference on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 3-4pm (ul101)

This is for you if you would like to carry out a Man-Whitney U test or a Wilcoxons T test. These are non-parametric tests for continuous data on Unrelated and Related data respectively. By the end of this session you will know how to set up data for the two tests, run them and begin to interpret the output.

 

ANOVA’s on SPSS (Advanced) – Wednesday 6th March 10-11.30am (ul101)

This is for you if you have used SPSS and know you would like to do an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). During this session you will run several different ANOVA’s and given help to recognise which to use.

 

An Introduction To Linear Regression – Thursday  14th March 2-3PM (ul101)

This session will present a basic introduction to the process we use for finding straight-line relationships between variables.  You will be given a very simple overview to help you interpret the  SPSS output and understand the nature of the relationship in your data.  It is expected that you should already know how to enter data into SPSS (see other workshops if you need to fill this in!).

 

SPSS – Bespoke Workshops

If you would like a workshop on SPSS for you and a group of your fellow students please contact us with your needs. We can run workshops at various times to suit both students and tutor.

 

Excel – Bespoke Workshops

These will be Student led workshops. Once again, let us know your needs and we can arrange suitable workshops once there is a fair demand.

 

Please email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to show interest in any of these workshops.

If you have not found the workshop that you were hoping to, please email us with your workshop suggestion.