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The Information & Learning Commons (ILC)

WELCOME to the Information & Learning Commons (ILC), CITY College’s brand new state of the art facility. The ILC is housed on the 6th floor of the Leontos Sofou Building (3, L. Sofou str.) and operates from its new premises, since April 2009. The ILC aspires to become a benchmark of quality educational environment and studying experience.

 

Profile of the ILC

The newly founded ILC is a dynamic, collaborative workspace that brings together resources and services that support students in research, studying, learning, and in the use of technology. It combines individual and group study spaces, in-depth reference service and instruction flowing from a variety of sources, including library and IT staff, along with leisure and social spaces.

This innovative environment integrates the following:

  • CITY College’s Library collections
  • Library Services Desk
  • Library Information Services
  • Computing Support Services
  • PCs Working Area
  • Multimedia Room
  • Seminar Room
  • Study Rooms
  • Reading Areas
  • Collaborative Learning Spaces
  • Social and leisure space with comfortable seating
  • Accessible space for students with impaired mobility

The information resources include:

  • over 30,000 printed volumes
  • a core collection of textbooks and references
  • audiovisual & multimedia material and equipment
  • subscriptions to a variety of electronic resources
  • IT, including wireless networking and desktop PCs

Printed items are housed throughout the main ILC area, all being part of the collection of the former CITY College Library. Electronic resources (ER) include access, to e-journal and e-book collections, subscriptions to digital libraries and to bibliographic and full text databases. These resources are available to both, on and off-campus users.

 

Objectives of the ILC

  • To support the learning, teaching, and research needs of a high quality academic institution, by acquiring and organizing relevant and well balanced collections in a wide variety of formats.
  • To provide a platform for developing services and for promoting the use of innovative technologies in order to equally offer all services to local and remote users.
  • Furthermore, to offer an accessible, collaborative learning and research environment where people can pursue and share ideas.

 

Users of the ILC

The main objective of the ILC is to serve the information needs of the College’s students and staff. For this purpose, the ILC’s resources, services and facilities are basically acquired and developed to support the College's programmes. Eligible users:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • Research students
  • Academic teaching staff
  • Alumni

 

Visitors of the ILC

External visitors are welcome to use ILC resources and services and in particular, those not available in any other local library (networking & collaboration agreement). However, we cannot undertake the responsibility to build up research collections in subject areas or in languages which are outside the scope of CITY College's research or teaching activities. Visitors who are eligible for an external library card may only borrow items from the Standard Loan Sections.

 

Staff of the ILC

The ILC is run by the Vice-Principle of Research, Innovation & External Relations, the Head Librarian, professionally trained, full-time employed librarians, and support staff which assist with user-centered services. Additionally, the ILC integrates two important services on campus, the Library Information Services and the Computing Support Services. This venture facilitates a more convenient and efficient approach in providing services to the users and at the same time educating them, to make the best use of these services.

 

 

Key contacts

Library staff

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Contact details

Rania Anagnostopoulou

Head Librarian

anagnostopoulou@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Tel.: 2310 538560

Dimitra Kyriki

Librarian

dkyriki@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Tel.: 2310 528450 Ext: 143

Chrysoula Papadopoulou

Librarian

chpapadopoulou@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Tel.: 2310 528450 Ext: 143

Computing staff

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Contact details

Stergios Nikolopoulos

Computing Support Services Director

support@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Office: L. Sofou Building, 7th floor
Tel: 538 544 Ext: 138

Dimitris Tsamitros

Assistant Systems Administrator, Computing Support Services

support@citycollege.sheffield.eu
Office: L. Sofou Building, 7th floor
Tel: 538 544 Ext: 138

 

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Learning environment and resources

The aim of education at CITY College is to foster an environment where students acquire specialised scientific knowledge, as well as to provide a basis for their personal, social and cognitive development. The learning environment and the resources of CITY College aim at maintaining the quality of higher education teaching. We are committed to creating and fostering contemporary, technology-rich teaching and learning spaces, which put our students at the heart of the learning experience.

Our Library

Our LibraryInformation and Learning Commons (ILC)
A state-of-the art multi library

The Information and Learning Commons (ILC), CITY College’s library, is a state-of-the-art facility, a benchmark of high quality learning environment and studying experience. With the ILC, CITY College introduced an innovative concept of a university facility: a fully equipped venue to research, study and socialise.  The ILC was designed as an integrated community and educational learning, and leisure facility that offers a full range of services.
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Computing Support Services

Computing Support ServicesOur main campus in Thessaloniki hosts six well-equipped computer labs to support formal teaching and the curriculum through the use of technology.
All computer labs have fast internet access and run updated software necessary for students’ leaning needs. Also, wireless internet is available throughout all our premises, enabling students to work on their own laptop. Students may also use our Helpdesk facility which includes user training on how to use software packages and hardware equipment. IT support staff is always available to provide guidance and assistance during labs’ operating hours.
More about our Computing Support Services
 

Our Premises

CITY College premises

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The main campus of CITY College is located in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece.

The campus comprises two impressive buildings in the centre of the city, the L. Sofou Building, and the Strategakis Building, in close proximity to each other.

The main campus houses the state-of-the-art facility, Information and Learning Commons (ILC), our research centre - the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), the ‘Rodoula Kehaghia Auditorium’, the well-equipped PC laboratories and offers numerous facilities and learning resources to support the needs of a modern learning environment. In addition, the offices of the top administration, as well as the vast majority of the administration and academic staff of CITY College are also accommodated in our main campus in Thessaloniki.

 

Leontos Sofou building
Leontos Sofou Building

The Leontos Sofou building

The Leontos Sofou Building is CITY College’s newest building that was added to the main campus in April 2009. Completely renovated, this building houses most of CITY College’s departments, facilities and services:

 

Strategakis building
Strategakis Building

The Strategakis building

The Strategakis Building is located at one of the most central point of city centre, behind the Cathedral of Thessaloniki and houses the following:

 

 

With a down town main campus in Thessaloniki, Greece, CITY College gives its students the opportunity to study and live in a vivid, easy to walk Mediterranean seafront city. Friendly diverse and safe, Thessaloniki is considered one of the best cities to study in.

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The Leontos Sofou building

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The Strategakis building

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