Monday, 13 December 2010

A Merry Christmas

The LRC wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Over the festive period the LRC
will be open

Monday 20th, Tuesday, 21st and Wednesday 22nd December 
 9.30am to 3.30pm

(college ID cards are required for admission)

The LRC will be closed

Thursday 23 December 2010

will re-open
to students

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

TRC presents Grimm Tales

The college this year presents a thrilling trio of Grimm Tales.

Hansel and Gretel
The Magic Table 
 Snow White
The production is an adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy with dramatisation by Tim Supple.

Please take time to look at the display in the LRC which gives programme details, displays relevant artefacts to the three stories and is accompanied by woodland art work from
Elisabeth Kamaris, an A2 Art student.

Well Done EPQ Students

The LRC just wanted to say a huge well done to all the Extended Project Qualification students who successfully submitted their projects and gave presentations.  The topics chosen by the students were extremely interesting and thought provoking and all the students worked really hard.  Copies of the projects will be available to use for reference purposes in the LRC early next year.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Local MP Donates Books

Local MP, Denis MacShane recently visited the Learning Resource Centre to donate a collection of books on The Peace Conferences of 1919-23.  These are a great addition to the LRC and we hope will be of use to History and Politics students along with future Extended Project students.

Monday, 22 November 2010



Friday 26 November 2010
9.30am to 3.30pm

Open for individual study and the use of resources and computers.
No admittance to the LRC without your ID card.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Printing in the LRC

Card Catalog Card Printers by libraryman
We are currently trialling a new printing system on the upper level of the LRC that involves charging for prints.  A2 students will remember this system from last year - AS students, read on, as this will all be new to you.

Black and white printing is charged at 5p per side of A4 - but don't worry - we are giving students some free print credit!!  All students will be given £7.50 worth of credits which will be topped up each term.  However, when the credits have vanished, you will have to buy some more - so make sure you only print what you need.

Please speak to a member of LRC staff for further details.

Monday, 1 November 2010

New Term, New E-books

We have added some new titles to our current collection of E-books including:-

Alcott, M. Introduction to Children with Special Needs
Dransfield, Robert. A2 Level for Edexcel: Applied Business
Gale, C. The Textile Book
Gifford, A. New Scottish Poetry
Mills, R. Sports Massage
Stretch, B. Health and Social Care

You can access our full collection of e-books via the Electronic Resources database (follow the link on Moodle) or alternatively all E-books can be accessed via the Library Catalogue.

Friday, 15 October 2010


25 TO 29 OCTOBER 2010

Monday to Friday
9.30am to 3.30pm

Open for individual study and the use of resources and computers.
No Admittance to the LRC without your ID Card.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Volunteers Needed

2010-04-22 by bgottsab
The LRC Needs You!!!

We are looking for volunteers to help out in the LRC with basic library duties such as shelving.  So if you're a student at Thomas Rotherham College and are looking for some volunteer work to boost your future CV this could be just the opportunity for you.  For more information please call into the LRC and speak to a member of staff.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

National Poetry Day

The National Poetry Day this year is Thursday 7 October 2010.  It is a day when we are asked to celebrate our love of poetry.  It is supported by the BBC who encourages one and all to express their appreciation and love of poetry by sharing a favourite poem that means something special to the individual.

Please take the time to look at the displays currently showing in the library.  They could be of great interest to you.

October Black History Month

TRC presents a celebration of Black History.  The Black History Month has evolved so as to embrace the equality and recognition of the achievements reached by all people irrespective of their culture and race.  The celebration includes religious ceremonies and special church services and is a community wide celebration.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Reading Group

Visual Representation of a Reading List by Margolove
Do you enjoy reading?
Do you want to read something new?
Would you like to discuss books with other people?

Then come along to the TRC Reading Group open to students and staff of Thomas Rotherham College.

The next Reading Group will be on Tuesday 19th October 2010 at 2.35pm.

We will be discussing Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. 
Copies of the book are available to loan from the LRC.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

LRC Display

The Learning Resource Centre presents a display for Freshers Week and Stay Safe Week.  This is the first of many themed events that will take place in and around college and the LRC always delivers a display to correspond with such events.  Please take the time to look at the display which gives detailed information of times and venues for the events taking place along with highlighting a number of relevant resources.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Hello and Welcome to the new LRC Blog where you will find lots of useful information and news about the Learning Resources Centre at Thomas Rotherham College.  We hope you enjoy reading our posts and please feel free to leave any comments or feedback.
hello world by oskay
And a huge welcome to all the new and returning students as we start a new academic year.

To get you back into your studies we have purchased loads of new books over the summer (many of which are featured on our blog) so make sure to check them out.
The Library by Here's Kate
We have also made some exciting improvements to the Learning Resource Centre......

- We have bought some shiny new laptops that students can borrow to use within the LRC.  So, if you can't find a computer in the LRC, please ask to borrow a laptop.

- We have purchased some new digital cameras that can be loaned for a two day period.

- We have created another fiction corner with some comfy seating and split the collection over the two areas.

- We have a new DVD section which includes many modern languages DVDs.

- We have moved the Career's library to the other side of the LRC.  We have a dedicated career's librarian who can help students use these resources.

- We have created a private group study area on the upper level of the LRC.

And this is just a brief overview of some of the improvements made.  For further information please speak to a member of the LRC team.