new kind of book can be borrowed from Leeds Central Library,
from an exhibition by University fine art students taught
at Leeds College of Art and Design. The Secret Seven Lending
Library has its own catalogue and borrowing system, but
the books are all individually made in materials including
metal, latex, clay, wax, fabric - and paper. The exhibition
runs until September 27 and members of the public are
encouraged to 'borrow' any of the books - without a library
card! Pic: Lynette Willoughby.
additional bank holiday granted to celebrate the Queen's
Golden Jubilee falls at a time when the University would
ordinarily be closed. In order for staff to benefit, the
University is giving all employees an additional day's
leave in 2002 to be taken by agreement with departments.
are now invited from lecturers seeking promotion to senior
lecturer in 2001/2002. A circular setting out details
of the procedures and timetable is available from Shetwah
Lee in human resources on ext 5773. The closing date for
applications is 12 November 2001. See www.leeds.ac.uk/hr
centres wishing to operate their own local IT networks
will need to satisfy new standards governing all aspects
of the University IT network put together by a new University
body, the C & IT Standards Agency (SA). The SA will shortly
issue standards on cabling, email open relays and the
operation of local networks. A fuller description of the
SA, plus its documents and announcements, can be found
Enquiries to Professor John Childs, School of History,
tel. 3603, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Review, an academic commentary on developments
in the Yorkshire region, published three times a year
by the Yorkshire and Humberside Universities Association,
is inviting contributions on regional issues and relevant
research. The readership includes key decision makers
and those involved in strategy development within the
region. Proposals should be sent to the editor, John Stillwell
at j.stillwell@geog. leeds.ac.uk or see www.yhua.ac.uk/review
for further information..
White Rose Centre for Enterprise is holding a lunchtime
seminar for University staff, to demonstrate enterprise
learning projects within science, engineering and technology,
forthcoming initiatives and explain how to get involved.
A buffet lunch is provided. The seminar runs from 12 to
2pm on Wednesday 17 October at the Great Woodhouse Room.
Those interested in attending should contact Alison Price
on ext 1906 or email email@example.com
For the White Rose website, see www.wrce.org.uk
Money to build
wishing to apply for funding for minor building work should
submit basic details to the group on space issues by Friday
5 October. The deadline for full applications for the
first round of funding is Friday 9 November. The maximum
size of schemes eligible for funding is being reduced
from £60,000 to £50,000 and the contribution from the
minor works fund is to be capped at £25,000. Further information
from Jane Freer on ext 5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISS help desk has moved to level 10 of the Edward Boyle
Library with a new reception off red route, as wider use
of IT and the growth in student numbers creates a greater
need for support services.
new location offers better accessibility and builds closer
ties with the library. New computer telephony integration
(CTI) technology comes on line later in the year to further
improve customer service and response times for faults.
The help desk, incorporating cluster support and user
administration, is open from 8am to 8pm (Mon-Fri) during
term time, with a reduced service after 6pm, and continues
to sell items such as disks and printer cartridges.
are invited from postgraduate students for the post of
Devonshire Hall sub-warden. The site is close to campus
and houses over 600 students. For more details, contact
Dr Darren Dixon-Hardy on ext 2800 or email email@example.com
new University code of practice on data protection is
up and running. The code provides guidance on the implications
for all staff - many of them significant - of the Data
Protection Act 1998. Key provisions of the Act come into
play from 24 October 2001 and all files and records should
be data protection compliant from that date. Full details
are available on the data protection website www.leeds.ac.uk/dpa,
together with a short summary of the Act and a list of
information is available from Melody Mellor (ext 4062)
and Adrian Slater (ext 4079).