Library news: Essential work to Library System Monday 28 May; Marketing at The Hive; Resource Lists rollover

Essential Works to Library System – Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Due to essential technical work on the library management system, the system will be unavailable during the following times:

Library System unavailable 7am – 12 noon on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Further ‘At Risk’ period 12 noon-6pm on the same day

The work has been scheduled to be performed on the Bank Holiday, a closed day for all libraries, to minimise disruption to library services.

During the period 8am-12 noon on the 28th May, the following services will be unavailable:

– The ‘My Account’ function of the library catalogue. Borrowers will not be able to access their account, nor renew borrowed items.

– The real-time catalogue details. Borrowers will not be able to see availability of items, nor be able to place reservations.

There will be a further ‘At Risk’ period 12 noon-6pm on that day.

Marketing at The Hive

The Hive is a truly unique building that can offer a unique experience. Based at The Hive, is the marketing and events team consisting of Communications officer, Beth Campagna, Events Manager, Caroline Hill and myself, Oliver Willis.

I am a full time Marketing and Communications Officer based at The Hive. I run all communications going to the media and the public and help to promote and market events in conjunction with my colleagues.

I work closely with both the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council communications teams and am able to utilize their resources to the benefit of The Hive.

Looking forward I am aiming to make the marketing and communications we do more pro-active. Liaising more with organizers of events to be able to plan, as far in advance as possible, how we can promote it, where the best places to do so are and when it should begin.

We have a host of marketing tools at our disposal and one of the most long-standing and most visual is the What’s On guide we publish three times a year. The summer guide has just been released and is now available at various places across the county.

I also aim to improve our social media reach and content and am looking for volunteers, preferably University of Worcester students who have an interest in social media and want to get some experience contributing to the accounts of an iconic building.

If you know any students who may be interested in getting involved or you have some ideas on how we can improve our marketing then please do get in touch with me on I would love to hear from you.

Resource Lists rollover

Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) has successfully rolled over for the 2018/19 academic year.  All lists have been rolled over into draft status.

For advice on what to do next, please see our latest blog post.

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