|Tree trunk used as a "pop-up library"/book swap as part of |
the In Other Words literary festival in Liverpool last year
|Noreen Beecher and Elaine Salter host the M25 Consortium event |
at the University of Westminster's Cavendish Campus
Noreen went on to report how this scheme had improved relations between staff and students. She cited anecdotal evidence about how the initiative encouraged those who had not ventured into the university's libraries previously to do so. Library staff also found this a good way to promote new services and felt the main benefit was the feedback collected from non-users of the library, as well as that gathered from regular users.
|University of Westminster-branded goodies |
were up for grabs at the event!
Some of us then took in a tour of the University of Westminster's Law School Library site. The library was refurbished in 2012 and I was particularly impressed with some of the lively touches they had introduced, for instance help point rostrums decorated with piles of books (donated especially for this purpose) and mobile group study pods:
|The University of Westminster School of Law Library|
|Mobile pods at the University of Westminster|
We finished the afternoon with drinks at Saint George's Hotel, overlooking the BBC Broadcasting House in London's schwanky Fitzrovia and offering some great views across the capital!
|Dramatic skies captured from 'The Heights' |
restaurant atop the Saint George's Hotel