Join your library online during Orientation
If you’re just starting your studies with Deakin, welcome to your first trimester!
Whether you are starting your studies remotely due to pandemic restrictions, or you’re a full-fledged Cloud student undertaking your whole degree online, there are loads of ways you can engage with the library from your home.
It all starts with Orientation Week, from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July!
Training sessions: Explore your online library
In this online session, you will learn all you need to know about how the library helps you succeed at Deakin. Our programs, services and activities save you time, provide critical information and enable you to be more effective in your learning and research.
Our library services are available anywhere, anytime. We provide a range of services, including 24-hour Library Chat, to ensure study from home is just as easy. Discover the best way to approach your studies by joining us for this library session.
At the end of this session, students will have knowledge and skills to:
- navigate key parts of the library website
- search for digital and print resources
- borrow, return and request items
- access course materials and subject-specific guides.
There are two online tutorials you can choose from during OWeek: Tuesday 7 July or Thursday 9 July, both from 3–4pm. Make sure you register on Eventbrite as spaces are filling fast!
Watch the Discover your Library video
This video gives you a quick, easy overview of how to navigate the library tab on DeakinSync.
Attend the Liaison Librarian session in your unit
Most units at Deakin have a special session where your Liaison Librarian will discuss how they can help you be successful at Deakin. They’ll go through specific tips for your subject area, including how to find the best resources for your study and where to go for help. Don’t miss out! If you can’t attend or your unit doesn’t have a Liaison Librarian presentation, you can find your Liaison on the library website.
Bookmark/subscribe to the library blog
Deakin Library’s official blog, Article, is updated weekly to provide you with the latest library news, study tips, interesting stories from our Archives and Special Collections, research insights, digital display innovation and much more. You can subscribe to get an email when a new blog is posted or look out for new blogs on the library homepage under News.
Follow us on social media
This is the easiest way to keep up to date with what’s going on in your library is by following us @deakinlibrary on:
Good luck in your first trimester! Don’t hesitate to reach out via 24-hour Library Chat with any questions you may have. We are here to help you succeed at Deakin.
Originally published on Article, the Deakin Library blog.