The Library Acquisitions and E-Resources teams: Ronan Madden, Thomas O’Carroll, Norma Garde, Fergal Gaynor and Ger O’Sullivan (Acquisitions); Rose Buttimer and Orla O’Sullivan (E-Resources)

The Library staff have nominated the Acquisitions and E-Resources teams from the Boole as UCC Heroes. Below, we hear why Ronan, Thomas, Norma, Fergal, Ger, Rose and Orla are so deserving of this acknowledgement.

“Since the closure of physical campus on 12 March, the Library Acquisitions and E-Resources teams have been working to provide access to a large volume of additional electronic content for Library users, supporting students in their preparation for examinations and our academic colleagues with the pivot to online learning.

Working directly with academic colleagues and students, critical electronic resources were identified and made available to meet the very immediate requirements for teaching and for the examinations, ensuring equity of access and value for money at all times.  (An additional 500,000 eBook titles, almost 1000 e-journal titles, 160 newspaper titles, 90,000 videos and 480 tutorials were accessible during the period). This work continues in preparation for Semester 1.”


How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to detailing:

1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19

2. high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member


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