Monday, December 19, 2016

Seasons Greetings 2016/17

From Archives Outside
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

We appreciate your patience as we get the library ready for reopening ASAP.
Other Whitireia news available here.

Meanwhile please take a moment to enjoy some of my favourite holiday jokes:

From Gocomics
From Gocomics

Friday, November 18, 2016

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!
 
Students and staff can access library services from the Porirua Public Library.  
Some of the Whitireia library staff will available at the Porirua Public Library to assist you.  They will be available during the Porirua Public Library Opening hours and potential some weekend hours depending on demand.
 
You can return print materials to the Student Hub or any SMART Library.  Please do not return items to the returns bin in the library as we cannot access them.
 
Students and staff can access the WelTec Petone library, computers and study spaces.  There will also be a Whitireia library staff member and learning advisor present on the WelTec Petone Campus to help staff and students.  This will happen from Monday 21st November.
 
All electronic resources are still available – please access the library staff via email (library@whitireia.ac.nz), at the Porirua Public Library or from the Student Hub for assistance with accessing electronic resources.
 
The Student Hub and other spaces are being made available for students to use. Keep checking the Whitireia website and on Facebook for updates.

Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Thanks for your patience and take care of each other,
Rachel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Update for 17/11/16

Campus status for tomorrow, Thursday, 17 November
The following campuses are open for staff and students: Kāpiti campus, Performance Centre and the Film School.
Tomorrow is a staff only day at the Porirua campus, Industry Training Centre (Mohuia Crescent), Wellington campus (Dixon Street) and the Learning Shop. There are some strict cordons in place around the library at the Porirua campus which must be adhered to.
All campuses will be open for both staff and students on Friday, 18 November.
For Porirua students, unless specifically contacted by your programme manager, classes resume on Monday 21 November. Confirmation of teaching timetables for the remainder of the week will be advised, there may be variations. More information will be available as soon as possible.
For Faculty of Health students, all activities for the rest of this week have been cancelled, including the BN and BNP celebrations (which will hopefully be rescheduled to next week). This week’s exam timetable will be transferred to next week.
Keep checking the Whitireia website and on Facebook for updates.
Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Wed 16/11/16 update - some campuses open

Campus status for today - Wednesday, 16 November
The following campuses are open today for staff and students: Kāpiti campus, Performance Centre and the Film School.
The Porirua campus, Industry Training Centre (Mohuia Crescent) and Wellington campus (Dixon Street) will remain closed today for cleaning, some minor maintenance and/or checking of IT equipment, but will be open to staff and students on Thursday, 17 November.

Confirmation of teaching timetables for the remainder of the week will be advised, there may be variations. More information will be available as soon as possible.
For Faculty of Health students, all activities for the rest of this week have been cancelled, including the BN and BNP celebrations (which will hopefully be rescheduled to next week). This week’s exam timetable will be transferred to next week.
Keep checking the Whitireia website and here on Facebook for updates.
Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Earthquake and storm update 15/11/2016

This is to advise that we are making progress on reinstating services and campuses following the recent earthquakes. 
 
Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, a number of inspections have been delayed.  The Porirua Whitireia campus (including Mohuia) and Petone WelTec campus (including J Block) remain closed as we await inspections by engineers.  We hope these will be completed tomorrow.
 
The following campuses will be open to staff and students with most services available tomorrow Wednesday 16 November:
  1. WelTec School of Hospitality 52 Cuba Street Campus
  2. NZ Film and Television School Vivian Street Wellington
  3. Whitireia Kāpiti Campus at Paraparaumu
  4. Whitireia Performance Centre, Vivian Street

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Here's a link to news about recent weather drama. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Porirua campus library closed due to earthquake damage 14/11/2016

This is to advise that all Wellington region campuses will be closed today to allow for damage assessment to be carried out and power/ICT services restored where necessary.  
This includes CBD campuses, Porirua and Kāpiti.
 
All classes are cancelled and only essential staff (Campus Services etc) are required on campus.  
The website and facebook will be updated accordingly, but please use other methods to advise colleagues and students if possible.

Here's a link to stuff article about it.

The library will be closed until further notice


Take care of yourselves and others.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Stress Less Study Week

Next week D037 at the Whitireia Porirua campus will be open for you to take a break from study between 9am and 4pm and: Colour in / Build with Lego / Play a game / Paint a picture

There will be fresh fruit available and BBQ lunch at 12pm daily.

Other activities also available such as Tai Chi at 12:30 Thursday and
SPCA visiting with puppies and kittens on Wednesday from 12-1pm.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Extended hours are back again


Due to popular demand, the Porirua Campus Library will be temporarily extending our opening hours coming up to end of year exams:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Student success demonstrated in styling

At the end of last term, students on the Whitireia Beauty and Hairdressing programmes participated in class competitions to create a full styling image on models of their choice. The competitions took place on Wednesday 29 June at the Kāpiti Campus and Friday 1 July at the Porirua campus. 

This was the students’ first time putting together a complete style, which required them to create the hair, make-up, and the clothing look on their model.  Whitireia Hairdressing tutor Jolie Gunson said the students learned a good deal throughout the exercise.
Salon set up in library

‘They were pushed and felt stressed but they performed, came through, and really had a great time. They were deservedly very proud of what they achieved,’ said Jolie. 

The top five students from each campus will go on to represent Whitireia in the Regional Hairdressing Competitions in September, where they will compete with other ‘next generation’ hairdressers with under four years’ experience.
1st place by Chanella
2nd place by Wiki

3rd place by Lisa
4th place by Mahia



5th place by Hana

‘I must say a huge thank you to our industry judges:  Alana from Lifestyles, Hayley from Jomp (Kapiti), Megan from Glo and Tracy from Hair by the Sea (Porirua). Thanks also go to our Whitireia colleagues Destina Munro, for the amazing photography, and Helen Johnston, for judging at the Porirua event,’ said Jolie.

Text from News release on Whitireia website

Friday, July 01, 2016

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Library open longer for exam prep!

From Cato Campus Library
Due to popular demand, the Porirua Campus Library will be temporarily extending our opening hours coming up to mid-year exams:

Saturdays from 9am - 4pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm

From Wallpaper222.com

This is from Saturday 18th June until Sunday the 3rd of July 2016.

Please feedback any comments about this below or email library@whitireia.ac.nz


Monday, May 23, 2016

System upgrade Tuesday 24th May 2016

Dear Students, Staff, and SMART members:
Tuesday 24th May

Due to scheduled maintenance work the following services will be temporarily unavailable at all campuses:
  • Library catalogue
  • Reservations
  • Renewals
  • Library notices

We anticipate that normal services will resume on Wednesday 25th May 2016.


Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Please note, the library website , blog and other electronic resources are all working as usual, including: Athens, Proquest, ebrary, EBSCO, ScienceDirect, Gale, Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford online, JSTOR, and e-journals.  

Kind regards, Whitireia Library team library@whitireia.ac.nz

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whitireia celebrates Youth Week May 2016

Whitireia staff and students are welcome to attend the events at their campus.

This year's theme is 'Giving back is giving forward' so come along and get involved!

Date and locations as above.
See you there!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Whitireia Wellness Week 2-6 May 2016

Whitireia staff and students are welcome to attend the event at their campus.

Come along and meet representatives from health and wellness organisations,
and there will be FREE healthy food!

Dates and locations as above.

See you there!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Are you SMART?

From internal file

SMART Libraries is New Zealand’s first public and tertiary library collaboration.

SMART is a network enabling free access to 22 libraries in the Greater Wellington region, including Hutt City Libraries, Kāpiti Coast District Libraries, Masterton District Library, Porirua City Libraries, Weltec Library, and Whitireia Library.

Search the combined catalogue here!

Check out the SMART libraries locations, hours and contact details.

Find out more about the benefits of having a SMART library card and SMART library charges

Search the SMART Libraries catalogue here and see more than 500,000 books, DVDs, magazines and more!

Reservations are free and are delivered to the SMART library convenient to you.

For Whitireia staff and students you need to ask a librarian to make your card SMART.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter break 2016

From Lanakila Pacific website
Easter weekend is early this year.

ALL Whitireia campuses are closed from Friday 25th March 2016, reopening Wednesday 30th March 2016.

Own image

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

APA Referencing Tips

How do I cite this? What is APA referencing? These are common queries we get at the library desk.

You can find a copy of the 'Whitireia & Weltec 2016 Guide to APA Referencing' on the Library webpage or on Moodle 'search library' link.


From Whitireia Moodle Search Library page

If you need more help, you could book an appointment with a librarian, or ask your tutor about booking a class session with Catherine, our Information Literacy & Liaison Librarian.

Try out the University of Auckland or Massey University's interactive guide and see if these help you.


From Massey University

And of course you can always contact us in person, by phone, email or webchat.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Live webchat with a Whitireia librarian

Did you know Whitireia Library has an online chat service?

To chat with a Whitireia Librarian, just type a question into the chat box. 
We're happy to help you online with any library service you need, including database searching, reservations and any information inquiries.


You will also see this box on a Proquest results page:
From ProQuest results page

Chat is available during Porirua campus library opening hours
If unavailable, please email us with your query and we will respond ASAP.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

4 tips for using Whitireia Library online

Here are four things to help you get set up at Whitireia Library:
1. Set up an Athens account for off campus access to databases. 
Follow the link to instructions and registration form.

2. Login to Moodle and check out ‘Search Library’ for off campus resources and extra login details. 
From Moodle page
3. Bookmark the Library webpage.There is lots of useful information for example the APA reference guide, live chat with a librarian, access to the library catalogue, library opening hours & contact details and more.

4. Login to your library account to renew and reserve items:Username:  Student ID (Must start with WCP) e.g. WCP215123456
Password:  Your Date of Birth (DDMMYYYY) e.g.  22011990
And of course if you have any questions, please contact us in person, online chat or by phone, or email

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wellington Anniversary 25/01/2016

From DESCO website

Porirua and Kapiti Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday 25/01/2016 because Wellington has a public holiday to celebrate the First European settlers arriving in Wellington.


From Meridian Gardens Magic concerts
From Birdman.org.nz

Here are some FREE events around the region that you might like to attend:
From PCC Events Calendar

Wellington Summer City Festival
Summer Concert Series at Aotea Lagoon

Saturday 23/1/16 : 
Up, Up and Away
Wellington Free Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 24/1/16 :
The Great Scavenger Hunt

Monday 25/1/16 :
Wellington Pasifika Festival
Birdman Wellington

Auckland Campus Library will be open for any urgent queries, or email us at library@whitireia.ac.nz

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Welcome back 2016

From ClipArtHut

Welcome to all new staff and students, and welcome back to all returning staff and students.

Porirua campus library is still on 'holiday opening hours':
Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

We look forward to seeing you in the library soon.