Upcoming: CILIP YH visit to The Diamond at the University of Sheffield, 1 March 2016

You are invited to a tour of University of Sheffield’s library facilities in The Diamond.

Date: Tue 1st March 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Free to all


“The Diamond building new engineering block for the University of Sheffield” by Steve Fareham, licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4292267

The Diamond opened in September 2015, and represents the University of Sheffield’s largest single investment in learning and teaching facilities, at a cost of £81 million. The six-storey building houses a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, computer suites, specialist engineering teaching labs, a recording studio, and a café. The Diamond itself, and most of the facilities, are available to university students and staff 24/7.

Building on the experiences of the Information Commons (which opened in 2007), The Diamond offers a unique integrated learning environment, with library and learning spaces throughout the building. This gives staff and students the opportunity to move between formal and informal learning situations in new and exciting ways.

18:00 Meet and greet – foyer – Alison Little
18:10 Tour start
18:50 Refreshments – Skills Suite
19:00 Talk – Skills Suite – René Meijer
19:30 Finish

For those doing professional registration, this visit will support the following PKSB areas:
10.10 Change Management
11.4 Service Innovation, Development and Design
Wider Library, Information and Knowledge Sector context

How to get there

  • Address: The Diamond, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RD – see Google Maps.
  • The Diamond is approximately 30 minutes’ walk from Sheffield train station (uphill most of the way).
  • In addition to various buses, the blue route tram goes from the train station to the University of Sheffield stop on Upper Hanover Street. The journey takes approximately 13 minutes.
  • Anybody driving to the visit can use the category C (normally pay & display) car parks for free after 17:30. The three closest to The Diamond: next to St George’s Library, opposite the Information Commons, near the Western Bank Library. Car owners park at their own risk.
  • Car park map – please note, The Diamond is not shown on this map, as it’s so new!

If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please contact cilipyh@gmail.com before the visit.

Please book tickets via Eventbrite. So that an appropriate number of tour guides can be arranged, we ask that you register by Tuesday 23rd February.


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