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READ@PolyU: Master Storytelling to Engage and Inspire

2023-01-31 09:48 | News

Time: 1 March 2023 (Wed), 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hybrid Mode: The Forum, 6/F, Library & Online via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Ms Olivia Tang, Managing Director, Walk in Hong Kong
The talk is conducted in English.

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About the Talk

Good stories have the power to captivate, inspire and influence people. Meet with Ms Olivia Tang, the communication expert who coaches the TEDxEncompassHK speakers to shine on the stage. You will learn the secret behind stellar storytelling for academic and career success.

This workshop will teach you how to craft compelling stories that resonate with your audience and make your presentation stand out from the rest. Through engaging exercises, our experienced facilitator will guide you through the processes of storytelling and introduce the tools that help you develop narrative competence. Sign up now!

About the Speaker

Olivia is the Managing Director of Walk in Hong Kong, the city's leading cultural enterprise specialized in memorable and immersive walking tours. She grew up in Sham Shui Po and has since wandered off to Chicago, Shanghai, Poland, and Switzerland, before deciding to return home where her heart is. She was the former corporate trainer for Expedia Inc's 400+ employees across Asia Pacific with expertise in storytelling, public speaking, communications, change management, and sales & negotiations.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from Northwestern University in the United States and a Master of Social Sciences Degree in Global Political Economy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 
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Guest Speaker
Olivia Tang
Managing Director
Walk in Hong Kong

Advancing Lab Instruction: Use Springer Protocols in Scientific Research & Education

2022-12-20 09:05 | News

Springer Protocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedicine and life sciences. The platform contains nearly 40 years of protocols and most of them are taken from several Humana Press book series and the Springer Protocols Handbooks.

Topics will be covered:

  • What are protocols and why are they important?
  • How to use the search for Springer Protocols?
  • Protocols as Educational Resources: Use Cases
  • Mapping Protocols to the Career Path (from Student to Scientist)
  • Outlook: the Next Scientific Generation & the Future of Lab Work 

Date: 5 Jan 2023 (Thurs)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Anand Kumar Veeramachineni, Product Manager of Springer Nature
Platform: Zoom

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About the Speaker

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Dr Anand Kumar Veeramachineni joined Springer Nature in 2020 to embark his journey on creating digital solutions for life scientists. He obtained his PhD from the Monash University and his master’s degree from the La Trobe University.

For learning or research support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.


Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

2022-11-25 08:30 | News

 

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

With increasing emphasis on Open Access (OA) by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and PolyU, understanding how to make your research articles Open Access (OA) is crucial.

Designed for early career researchers who have little to no publishing experience, this seminar will provide you an overview on getting your research published, with a focus on tips you need to know about OA. Our Librarian will also talk about the OA requirements from RGC and PolyU, as well as how the library can support.

Key topics will be covered:

  • Selecting the right journals
  • Open Access
  • Preparing your manuscript for publication
  • The peer review process
  • How to respond to reviewer reports
  • Top reasons for rejection
  • How to promote your work
  • RGC and PolyU Open Access requirements
     

Date: 7 Dec 2022 (Wed) 

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Speaker: Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis)

Moderator: Ms. Iris Wai (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)

 

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About the Speaker:

Victoria Babbit is the Director of Researcher Development & Outreach. She joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 and throughout the past decade has supported researchers as they navigate the rapidly changing publishing landscape. Her work involves engaging with global research communities to build knowledge and capacity related to publishing and editorial activities.

Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, Victoria conducted postgraduate research in Geography at The University of Washington.

 

For learning or research support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

A Mini-Survey on Library’s New 6th Floor

2022-10-10 14:30 | News

Launched in July 2022, the Library’s 6th floor provides a robust infrastructure with flexible spaces and modern facilities to accommodate various learning styles and activities. Let us know what you think about the new 6th floor.

Start the survey NOW. We know your time is valuable. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Lucky Draw Prize: Apple iPad 64GB    Sponsor: 

The survey will run through 28 October 2022 (Fri). All PolyU students and staff are welcome to join.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

New 24x7 Automated Book Return Station at Campus Entrance near the Library

2022-10-10 10:00 | News

A new wall-mounted automated Book Return Station has been set up at the campus entrance area near the Library to make it simpler and faster for you to return Library materials even after Library closes. Beginning 10 October 2022, Library users can follow the on-screen instructions, return PolyU books and AV materials, anytime, 24x7, to obtain an immediate update on their Library loan record. Log in to myRecord to see the most recent status of your library loans and fines.

 

  • Location:
    Campus entrance near the Library - Outside the campus turnstiles on the Podium Level near public footbridge connecting to Exit A of Hung Hom MTR Station.
     
  • Service Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
     
  • Accepted Items:
    PolyU books and AV materials


The above enhancement is part of the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project. Visit the LER webpage to learn more about the construction works.  

 

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Top things every freshman should know about your Library!

2022-09-07 08:30 | News

Freshmen Lbrary Guide

Did you miss out on meeting our Librarians during the Library Orientation meetings last week? Do you want to find out more about how the Library can assist you with your assignments and projects?

Not to worry! Save this Library Guide, where we have compiled important Library information for all freshmen! This guide will be a good starting point for you as a student, covering everything from services to spaces and collections.

Also, please keep an eye out for the recording and slides of Library Orientation, which will be made available around the middle of September 2022.

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Library Orientation 2022

2022-08-23 08:30 | News

Welcome to PolyU Library! As you embark on your time at university, there is a lot to discover and the Library is always here for you!

For the first time, our freshman orientation will be held at The Forum which is located on the new panoramic 6/F of the Library. Five orientation sessions have been planned for you.

 

Come meet your Librarians and become familiar with important information like:

  • finding textbooks and course-related materials
  • locating computing facilities and printing services
  • availability of self-study and discussion spaces
    … and many more!
 

Face-to-face and online sessions are available for registration. All freshmen are welcome!

Register Now!

More information is available on the library orientation page.

Contact us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk or at 2766-6863 for further enquiries. For learning or research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.


Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Webinars] Teaching with Business Cases: Tips that you need to know - Join Now!

2022-07-21 08:40 | News

SAGE Business Cases is designed to engage students by applying core concepts to practice through the use of examples from the global business environment. With this newly subscribed database, faculty staff can now access these authoritative cases from over 120 countries to support their teaching.

Join this webinar to learn more about using SAGE Business Cases in your teaching. All staff are welcome!

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of SAGE Business Cases
  • Content highlights: Express Cases, Enhanced Cases, The "Raw" Cases
  • Cases from Global Partners & Cases from SAGE Originals
  • Guide for accessing Teaching Notes

Date: 4 August 2022 (Thurs)
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Speaker: Ms Rosamond Hao, Assistant Library Faculty Liaison Manager, SAGE Publications
Platform: Zoom

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About the Speaker:

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Ms Rosamond Hao has been working in the academic publishing industry during the last 14 years. She has rich experience in delivering information on research methods, toolkit for teaching & research, and ways of publications, via various academic conferences, workshops or seminars. She is responsible for communicating the latest academic resources to faculties and researchers from universities, institutes, and societies across China.

Contact us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk or at 2766-6863 for further enquiries. For further learning or research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Publishing Seminars] What Makes an Effective Article: 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing

2022-05-11 08:30 | News

What Makes an Effective Article: 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing

Thinking of publishing your next paper in ACS Journals? Wish to gain editor’s insights about publishing a scientific article?

In this webinar, Dr Meng Li, Managing Editor in Core Chemistry Portfolio will guide you through the process of publishing in ACS Journals and highlight 10 practical tips for preparing a high-quality scientific research paper.

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

Date: 25 May 2022 (Wed)
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm
Speaker: Dr Meng Li, Managing Editor, ACS Publications
Platform: Zoom

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The library has prepared a series of Guides related to Research and Scholarly Communication here. You can make reference to the Researcher@Library Guide and understand the basics of research cycle before kick starting your research.

About the Speaker:

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Dr Meng Li joined ACS Publications in late 2019 as a Development Editor for Analytical Chemistry and ACS Sensors and was responsible for reviewing triaged manuscripts. She is currently in charge of content commissions and community engagement for the core chemistry portfolio, including JACS and JACS Au in China.

Dr Li received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the East China University of Science and Technology, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Resource and Environmental Engineering, ECUST.

Prior to joining ACS Publications, Dr Li worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she focused on journal marketing.

Contact us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk or at 2766-6863 for further enquiries. For further learning or research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Publishing Seminars] Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

2022-04-07 08:30 | News

Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

This publishing seminar is targeted at early to mid-career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding on the publishing process for academic journals.

Join Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, the Journal Publishing Manager from Wiley to learn tips and insights on how researchers can publish successfully. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Preparing your manuscript
  • Selecting the right journal
  • Writing and submitting your paper
  • Peer review process
  • Publication ethics
  • Promoting your research – creating an impact

 All postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

Date: 26 Apr 2022 (Tue)
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley
Platform: Zoom

Register Now!

About the Speaker:

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Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, the Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley, is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of Humanities and Social Sciences journals, helping direct journal strategy, and providing guidance on journal publishing best practice and business-related issues. Rebecca also oversees partnership development activities in Australia, building relationships with scholarly societies and professional associations.

Prior to joining Wiley, Rebecca was a lecturer and tutor at Victoria University, Melbourne, completing her PhD in 2016.

The library has prepared a series of Guides related to Research and Scholarly Communication here. You can make reference to the Researcher@Library Guide and understand the basics of research cycle before kick starting your research.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, or call us at 2766-6863.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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