Thank you to all our students for providing feedback on library collections and services in our 2021 Annual Survey. We have created a padlet board that picks out the most salient themes, and how we are working to address them.
Our 2021 Library Services Student Survey is now live and can be accessed here!
Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for a £100 Cass Arts voucher. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.
Zinesters have always been proactive in finding new ways to distribute their work from handing them out at gigs, swapping them at zinefests or creating online zines that readers can print off and make a physical copy of for themselves. Since we are still in lockdown that is the strategy we are using.
As this open call coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, we particularly welcome zines that focus on mental health in some form. But it can be on any topic you like.
Our 2020 Library Services Student Survey is now live!
Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you would like to give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for your choice of either £100 Paint & Mortar vouchers or £100 National Book Tokens. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.
Drop in and browse through the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. It is a collection of five hundred designs beginning with the advent of mechanical reproduction all the way through to the contemporary designs of today. In this extensive collection you will find everything from the Gutenberg Bible, Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, maps of the New York Subway to album covers and commissioned posters.
To view this amazing resource just speak to a member of staff at the front desk.
This zine workshop is part of an ongoing research project to look at what we can do to disrupt the structures of power in the library, including promoting underrepresented and marginalised voices, confronting whiteness, understanding microaggressions, and identifying barriers to engagement with the library.
The workshop aims to encourage students to think critically about the collections, the spaces and services and is intended to start a discussion that helps us begin to unravel institutional bias.
The workshop runs from 4.30pm-6.30pm on Tuesday 26th November in the Library’s quiet study space. Spaces are limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a space.
Glasgow School of Art Library are running Learning Technology Tea Breaks on a Thursday and Fridaythrough Semester 1 in the Library. They are short classes that focus on a specific topic each week. They happen on a Thursday evening at 5.30pm and a Friday afternoon at 3.30pm. All classes take place in the Quiet Study Space, upstairs in the Library.
Semester 1 Tea Breaks
17th/18th October – Using Microsoft Word for dissertations
24th/25th October – Referencing
31st/1st Oct/Nov – Library Essentials for PHD and Post Grad students
7th/8th November – Scanning
14th/15th November – Editing Images in Photoshop
28th/29th November – Creating a Photozine using InDesign
5th/6th December – Webtastic, a look at portfolio websites
12th/13th December – Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator