On Friday 4th July RAU Library staff were pleased to host a visit from seven library colleagues who work at Cirencester College, our academic neighbours ‘just across the road’. As part of library staff Continuing Professional Development at Cirencester College, the Library Manager Catherine Northeast normally organises a trip to a different Library each summer, and this year they decided to come over to see us. Their staff had lots of questions for us, which we did our best to answer. Of particular interest to them was our new Discovery Service called ‘Find it @ RAU’ which we will be officially launching in the new academic year. They also saw some artefacts from the RAU Archive and were given a tour of the library and the campus.
Cirencester College are, of course, our partners in delivering Foundation degrees in Archaeology and Historic Landscape Conservation, and Environmental Conservation & Heritage Management.
Following the visit, the Librarian said, “Thank you all so much for your welcome and for giving up so much time to show us around. We were very interested to see your library (and your Discovery Service in action) and to have a chance to get to know your staff.”