Author Archives: Eloise Carpenter

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Cyril Cuthbert Barnard: a new poster display in the Library

Visit the Library’s Barnard Room to find out more about the first professional librarian at LSHTM – Cyril Cuthbert Barnard (1894-1959). If you’ve ever taken a book out of the Library, chances are you will have noticed the shelf mark … Continue reading

World Book and Copyright Day 2023

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, activities take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books, linking the past and future, and … Continue reading

World Leprosy Day 2023

World Leprosy Day aims to raise awareness of a disease, and those affected by it, that is often forgotten about. Nearly 600 people are diagnosed with and start treatment for leprosy every day. It is estimated millions more go undiagnosed. … Continue reading

World Cities Day 2022

World Cities Day was first celebrated in 2014. A global observance is held in a different city each year, and the day focuses on a specific theme. This year the theme is ‘Act Local to Go Global’ and the global … Continue reading

Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a celebration of the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better … Continue reading

Access to JSTOR archival journal collections

Readers now have access to the following JSTOR archive collections: Arts & Sciences I Arts & Sciences II Arts & Sciences VI Arts & Sciences VII Arts & Sciences X Life Sciences These collections provide readers with full-text articles from … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the theme is loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time, and the longer people feel lonely the more they are at risk of mental … Continue reading

Decolonial practice for library collections, part 2

The Library uses the Barnard Classification Scheme to organise print resources into subject-related categories.  Cyril Barnard was the School’s first professional librarian, and he wrote his A classification for medical and veterinary libraries in 1936, amended in 1955.  There was … Continue reading

Decolonial practice for library collections, part 1

University library collections support the teaching and research demands placed by the organisation in which they are embedded.  Not only are resources in collections dominated by thought and knowledge creation of the global north, but several library practices contribute to … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 7

And here it is, the final instalment of our alternative guide to the Library’s Barnard classification scheme. We hope you’ve enjoyed this light-hearted look at what our scheme covers, subjects that may be of interest, and a new appreciation for … Continue reading