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The theme for this year’s Library and Information Week is ‘Create’, which provides the perfect opportunity for the Library to showcase all the ways we support our University’s students and staff to create new learning, access creative spaces both on campus and online, and engage with creative learning resources, such as our new Library Webinar series.

Monday May 25th:  #UONCOVIDLife Instagram Snapshots 2020 #CreateConnections

Launch of our new Instagram project. #UONCOVIDLife encourages our students and staff to capture and share their experiences of COVID-19 through selfies, photos or video. Share what you’ll remember about living in lockdown on Instagram with the hashtag #UONCOVIDLife.


Wednesday May 27th at 11am: National Simultaneous Storytime live stream on the Library’s Instagram #CreateDisruption

Our very own Research Librarian and storyteller, Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor, will be reading Whitney & Britney: Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford for National Simultaneous Storytime.

A significant part of Library and Information Week, National Simultaneous Storytime aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, and the fun found in books. This is the Storytime’s 20th year but the University of Newcastle Library is participating for the first time. Each year on the same day at the same time libraries, schools, families and individuals all read the same story. Last year over 1,138,000 people participated across the world and it’s high time we joined in.


Thursday May 28th at 11am: Webinar – Manage your files, manage your stress. Access, via Zoom with password: 912720. #CreateSkills

Does your downloads folder give you nightmares? Can’t find that journal article you downloaded? This webinar is for you!

We will give you tips on how best to manage your own library of files on your computer and reduce your stress. Whether you have been studying for a semester or a few years these tips and tricks will help you get organised as you head into the end of semester 1. Getting your library organised will help you to complete final essays and ease exam preparations.


Friday May 29th: Show us what you create #CreateWhat

Join the Library MakerSpace and share your creations using #CreateWhat and #LIW2020 on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. Whether it’s your latest baking effort, art, sewing, knitting, collage, sculpture or meal, share your creativity!

Connect with the Library through our Library blog, Instagram and Twitter channels to stay up to date with all the creative ways our Library supports our University community.

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