Author Archives: Eloise Carpenter

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Assistant Librarian (Serials)

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 2

Following on from last week’s post here is the second instalment of the Library’s alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme which is used to arrange books and resources into categories on the shelves. This instalment covers Classes F-J: F, … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme

In 1936, Cyril Cuthbert Barnard (1894-1959) published the first edition of his Classification for Medical and Veterinary Libraries. Barnard was the School’s first Librarian, in post between 1921-1959. In selecting resources it soon became apparent to Barnard that the classification … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is 10 October 2019. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to advocate against social stigma. World Mental Health Day is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health, and … Continue reading

World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day (WHD2019) is an annual international awareness day held on the 17 April for haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. The day celebrates advances in treatment, and raises awareness of the issues relating to diagnosis and care to the … Continue reading

Access to USP-NF and Food Chemicals Codex

Do you need information on the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods?  The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is a compendium of drug information published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (also known as the USP).  The USP is published … Continue reading

Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.  Mental health can affect anyone, and statistically 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in any … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day (WMHD).  WMHD seeks to promote global mental health education, increase awareness of mental health issues, and advocate against stigma.  The Day also enables those involved in mental health to talk about their … Continue reading

On-demand access to eBooks

The Library is currently providing access to thousands of eBooks from ProQuest, using a ‘demand driven acquisition’ (DDA) model. Subjects covered include health, economics, nursing, pharmacy, biology, botany, zoology, social sciences, and many more.  Readers can run a search as … Continue reading

World Sickle Cell Day

To coincide with World Sickle Cell Day (19 June) the Library currently has a display of books in the Reading Room on sickle cell disease (SCD) and other blood diseases. SCD affects millions of people worldwide and is a lifelong … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2017

This Friday (1st December) is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for everyone to unite in the fight against HIV.  The day seeks to end isolation, stigma, and HIV transmission. More information on World AIDS Day is available here and by following … Continue reading