Plan of Learning Resource Centre
Elaine Marry : Hello, As some of you know, I’m Elaine Marry it. The head of the Colleges Learning Resource Center. We’ve invited all of you taking evening classes and leisure activities to come and see the changes we’ve made to the center in the last month. One major change we’ve made here on the ground floor is to the layout. As you can see from looking around you, I’m sure you’ll recognize the desk that’s still in the same place as it has to be just inside the door.
But you’ll see that there are now periodicals on the shelves in the corner behind the desk. We’ve brought them near the entrance because so many people like to come in just to read magazines. We now stop a far wider range of periodicals than we used to, so we’ve decided to separate them from newspapers. Q11 This means the newspapers are now just the other side of the stairs near the study area. Now, another thing is that Q12 we’ve brought the computers downstairs. People used to complain about having to go upstairs to use them. So there, now at the far side of the building, on the right, in the corner overlooking the car park. We’ve now got an extra Q13 photocopier. So as well as the one upstairs, there’s one down here. You can see it right opposite the entrance by the wall on the far side. The biggest change, though, and one I’m sure many of you will welcome is that we now have a cafe. At last, we’ve been asking for one for years. Q14 If you turn right as soon as you get past the desk, you’ll see the door ahead of you. It became possible to have a cafe because the building has been extended and we’ve now got a new office and store room area. What else should I tell you about before we walk around? Oh, yes. Q15 We’ve had so many requests for books on sport that we’ve bought a lot more on their altogether immediately to the right of the entrance. Okay, that’s enough on the new layout. We’ll walk around in a moment. But before we do something about the people who were here to help you, of course, all the staff will do their best to answer your questions. But now we’re each going to specialize in certain areas.
So if you ask a staff member about something and they don’t think they can help you enough. They’ll direct you to our specialist. Jenny Reed is the person to see if there are any Q16 films you’d like us to stock as she’s taken over responsibility for purchasing those. I’d better warn you that our budget is limited, so I’m afraid we can’t promise to buy everything you asked for. Phil penshurst can help you to improve your writing. If you need to produce Q17 reports for your course, you can book 1/2 hour session with Phil to start with. Then, if you want more help, he’ll arrange follow up sessions with you. I must mention Tom Salisbury. Many people are interested in doing research or just reading about this Q18 region. The people occupations, changes over the years and so on. Tom is a specialist in this particular field, so if you want any help, he can point you in the right direction. We’ve got a large collection of relevant documents, from old maps to studies of the wildlife. We have a new member of staff Saeed Aktar. I’m sure you’ll meet him soon, and we’ll find him very helpful. If you’re unemployed and want some advice on the practical aspect of looking for a Q19 job, Saeed is the person to talk to. He’s also written a very useful book on the subject, which, of course, we’ve got on our shelves. Many of you will know Shilpa Desai, who’s been working here for about five years. Shilpa now has the additional responsibility of giving information and advice on anything to do with Q20 housing, such as finding out what’s available or whether you’re eligible for financial help. Right, well, that’s quite enough from me. So let’s walk around the library.