Books and tinkering – Sommerfest 2017

Origami with and without booksStimulating little handicrafts around books (also for adults!) is the topic of the TUHH library stand at the Sommerfest of the TUHH on June 28, 2017. You can find the TUHH library (no. 48) in front of the entrance to building K (Denickestr. 15).

In addition to upcycling books with book origami or book folding you can produce new books. A minibook for folding offers hints to selected library services.

Or you try to fold better examples of cranes with Origami than those on the picture. For mayn people this is quite challenging! You find an instruction in German language made in the context of an 2012 campaign of Friends of the earth Germany (BUND).

Supplementally books are sent on a journey via Bookcrossing) and Thursday, June 29th 2017, there will be a book flea market in the TUHH library.

 

Test #2: New chairs – your opinion is wanted in the library foyer starting 15-06-17

Time for something new!

If you have wishes for the library, then two wishes are guaranteed:

  • I would like to work in peace and quiet.
  • I want a lot of room for group work.

For this reason, since summer of 2016 we have opened four new group workrooms on the first floor of our library. The furniture is now to be improved by tables and chairs that you would like.

Also the furniture in the reading room will be renewed and expanded. Please help us to choose the new furniture and test them!

We invite you to take a seat, test, compare and choose the very best.

Please use the questionnaire to comment. Thank you!

Test sitting at library foyer starting 16-05-17

If you like to work quietly and concentrated in the library, then you should definitely join our carrel test: After a single workplace, a so-called “workbay” has been tested in a group workroom, we now offer two models for comparison.

Carrel in blue

Take a seat starting from Tuesday 16-05-17.

We plan on using the carrels as a room-in-room installation in a group work room or in the reading rooms. They are intended to promote concentrated individual learning and working.

You are cordially invited to inspect, try, compare and to give feedback …

 Carrel in green

 

You are welcome to fill out our questionnaire next to the installation (only a few questions!) or just leave a comment here!

Thank you!

[tu:speak] Rooms for practicing German

New in Germany and then the new language? It is not always easy to find a room to practice by yourself. The library is offering two rooms [tu:speak] for practicing and learning languages.

These are intended primarily for participants in TUHH projects for refugees, “From Camp to Campus” (“integra”). Here you can actively build up your language skills with your headset on the PC. The rooms 1007 and 1008 on the upper floor are equipped with two PCs each. A valid library credit is required for the login.

Of course these rooms can also be used for other purposes, as long as nobody wants to learn German at the PC. But as soon as this changes, please make room.

Grundriss LS2 [tu: speak]

 

Further offers of the tub. for refugees.

 

Writing, writing – nothing more


As if it would be as simple! 😎

The 4th “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH” (Short Night of Academic Writing at TUHH), taking place in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers as well as to practice writing at once.

In addition to motivational talks as well as workshops the program of the “Short Night” (Flyer) includes the possibility of concentrated and silent active work in a special writing room. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

About one third of the program items are offered in English language:

  • Introduction to Latex (Alexander C. Wawrzyn). 4:15 pm – 4.45 pm, room H0.01
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 5.45 pm – 6:30 pm, room H0.16
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 6.15 pm – 6:45 pm, room H0.01
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 7.15 pm – 7.45 pm, room H0.01
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm, room H0.16
     

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7.00 pm – 7.45 pm, in room H0.08.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. You have to be logged in when applying for the Night via Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL), University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

The TUHH library has been offering a German language weblog since a few years, which accompanies a seminar course “Academic research and writing” (Description in English) as a form of showcase. Some of the lecturers from this course, which is organised by the TUHH library and which is part of the module “Nontechnical Complementary Courses for Bachelors” at TUHH, will offer some of the introductory presentations at the “Kleine Nacht”. Some of the resources from the seminar and the blog are offered in German language as Open Educational Resources.

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No April Fool – no more reservation fees from 01-04-2017

For TUHH and tub. own fee schedules enter into force as from 01-04-2017, which replace the previous fee schedule comprising all Hamburg universities.

What will change for you?

1) The fee of 0,80 € in case of reservation of a medium will be omitted! Other matters of fact of fees will persist reclining to the fee schedule of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg.

2) The new fee schedule specifies only matters of fact of fees about costs really inccured. The new fee schedule will be considerably shorter.

At the same time the Rules of the Library are updated at 01.04.2017.

You will find both documents at our website:

Schedule of Fees

Rules of the Library

The next holiday will come – BookCrossing

Please pay special attention to our BookCrossing shelf at the entrance area of the library.

This subject week we would like to help you plan next holiday. Apart from the classic travel guides, we offer a colorful selection on the subject of travel. Maybe an interesting book is present for you? If not, you can search our catalog and enter your destination directly! Here are two helpful sample searches on the subject: travel guide 1 or  travel guide 2

We would be happy to know where the books are going.

We wish you a nice holiday!