Author Archives: Barbara Roberts

Book Display: National Stress Awareness Day

Header image from atlascompany on Freepik. National Stress Awareness Day takes place this year on Wednesday 1st November 2023. Founded by the International Stress Management Association, it aims to raise awareness of workplace stress and ways to combat it. The … Continue reading

Green Libraries Week – Climate Crisis Eresources

Throughout Green Libraries Week, we’ve been blogging about the relationship between sustainability and libraries, and highlighting LSHTM Library resources and initiatives. As noted in the introductory post on Monday, the climate crisis can affect and is affecting every one of … Continue reading

Green Libraries Week – Energy Use and Waste Reduction

Acting sustainably as a university library is about reducing consumption of resources where possible, and reducing wasted resources through reuse. We’ve already explored the importance of acting sustainably with regard to water yesterday in another blogpost. Energy is another resource … Continue reading

Book Display: World Humanitarian Day

19th August 2023 is World Humanitarian Day, a yearly day of observance established by the UN to recognise the contributions of humanitarian workers. Their theme this year is “the importance, effectiveness and positive impact of humanitarian work.” In recognition of … Continue reading

India in the Historical Collection (pt. 1): Food and Diet

As we’ve already seen in this blog series, the Historical Collection furnishes a huge variety of pre-twentieth-century material that is of value to anyone interested in the history of science or social studies or LSHTM as an institution. The work … Continue reading

Sutures and Surgery (Historical Collection)

The history of surgery is long and varied, dating back thousands of years across the world. Several books in the the Library’s Historical Collection offer fascinating glimpses into some of the surgical practices of the past. This blogpost will investigate … Continue reading

Book Display: Research Appreciation Day

This Wednesday 5th July is Research Appreciation Day, a new awareness day launched by medical research charities, particularly the Association of Medical Research Charities and MQ Mental Health Research. It is intended to recognise the contributions of researchers in all … Continue reading

Book Display: World Blood Donor Day

This Wednesday 14 June is World Blood Donor Day, a day intended to thank voluntary blood donors worldwide, raise awareness of the need for global access to safe blood transfusions, and encourage regular voluntary and unpaid blood donation from healthy … Continue reading

Yellow Fever (Historical Collection)

Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, was “one of the most dangerous infectious diseases of the 18th and 19th centuries, resulting in mass casualties in Africa and the Americas,” according to one recent article. For years up … Continue reading

Book Display: World Water Day

Later this week is World Water Day (22 March), first designated in 1993 by the United Nations to improve awareness around water issues. This year, organisers are drawing particular attention to the UN Sustainable Development Goal of water and sanitation … Continue reading