Women and Leadership: Book selection and Athena Swan events.

Today is International Women’s Day, to celebrate we have put together a list of books on leadership that are available in the Library including new purchases, Clicking on the images will take you through to the Library Catalogue where you can check availability.

St George’s is committed the career advancement of women and we currently hold an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award.  More about Athena SWAN events for staff and students are listed below.

Book list

Rocking your role : the 'how to' guide to success for female breadwinners. Shelfmark: HD6054.3 GAR Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead. Shelfmark: HD6054.3 SAN

HD58 ARN Coaching Skills for Leaders in the Workplace by Jackie Arnold






Women at the top : what women university and college presidents say about effective leadership

Who moved my cheese?: an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life. Shelfmark: HD58 JOH The 7 habits of highly effective people : powerful lessons in personal change

Why should anyone be led by you? : what it takes to be an authentic leader. Shelfmark. HD57 GOF





Athena SWAN networking event: Tuesday 22 March  1.15 – 2pm  in H2.6

Dr Sally Worth, Director of the Joint Research and Enterprise Office, who will talk about her career through the commercial world and into higher education. 

There is no need to book, but to help organise refreshments, please register your intention to attend by emailing staffdev@sgul.ac.uk or to join the Athena SWAN mailing this. This will be used to encourage staff involvement and sharing of information in relation to the Athena SWAN agenda.

Student Organised Athena SWAN events:

The St George’s Athena SWAN student network is a society that aims to empower women in their future careers. The society organises regular events, with events planned for April and June.

See their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636761613245035/#

Email: womenscareer@sgul.ac.uk
Twitter:  @SGwomenscareers






Summer Sites: Tooting Library


Tooting Library

The closest public library to SGUL is Tooting Library, which is located on Mitcham Road. The library is operated by GLL, a social enterprise. Membership to Wandsworth Libraries will allow you use of Greenwich Borough Libraries as well.

Tooting Library

The library is housed in an Edwardian era building which was originally built in 1902 as a single storey.  The library was recently refurbished in 2010; the new interior is bright and spacious and has some spectacular installations, such as the full building height stained glass window.

The library has most of the features you would expect to find in a modern library. On the ground floor is the adult lending library – which has a good selection of fiction and non fiction books. The library also features a large collection of Asian language books including: Urdu, Gujarati and Hindi fiction and non fiction titles.

The library Computer Suite and study area is located on the first floor; library computers must be booked before use. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the library and a small dedicated study space in the computer room if you’re taking your own device. You don’t need to be a member of the library to use the Wi-Fi, but you will need to register before accessing the network. Printing and photocopying facilities are also available.

Stained glass window in Tooting Library
Stained glass window in Tooting Library

Some of the more interesting resources for library members are the online resources. Ebooks and Audio Books can be downloaded to a PC or mobile device using the OverDrive app. You can also download and stream music for free using the Freegal music service. Membership also provides access to many online reference tools – including Ancestry and Access to Research. There are also links to Theory Test Pro, the Encyclopaedia Britannica and many of the Oxford Online reference tools.

Membership to the library is free; to join you will need to complete a registration form or register online. Some form of identification is also required to complete the registration process, such as a utility bill, drivers licence or council tax bill.

Near Tooting Library

As the library is situated in Tooting town centre there is not much in the way of open recreational spaces close by, although there are buildings of interest nearby. The old Granada Cinema (currently the Gala Bingo hall), which is opposite the library, is a fine example of Art Deco architecture, and the building is worth visiting for the spectacular Gothic style interior. The building was built in 1931 and is a Grade 1 listed building. It was primarily a cinema and music hall up until the mid seventies, with Frank Sinatra and the Beatles being amongst the many music stars to have played there. Further afield you can find green spaces at Tooting Bec Common. The common has football pitches, tennis courts and a café. One of the most popular features on the common is the Tooting Bec Lido an open-air fresh water swimming pool, which is the second largest in the UK.

Tooting Bec Lido
Tooting Bec Lido

A cup of coffee and a sandwich?

Tooting has never really been a coffee and sandwich kind of town, it’s food reputation has been based on the number of quality Indian and Pakistani restaurants along Tooting High Street, but other offerings have recently sprung up. The Coffee Co. of Tooting is a new independent coffee shop, located at 4 Tooting High Street, selling quality coffees and pastries. Other options can be found in the nearby and ever changing Tooting markets. In Broadway Market you can find the Pedal Back Café, where you can grab a coffee and get your bike repaired. For a non coffee option, you could try Get Juiced for fresh slow pressed juices and salads, which is located in the Tooting Market.

Tooting Library
5 Mitcham Road, London
SW17 9PD
Tel: 020 8767 0543

Don’t forget– if you cannot make it in to St George’s Library over the summer, there are still many resources that you can access from a computer with internet access (logins may be required). See more information about our online resources.

Book selections: Careers and professional development

All of the following books are in the library collection. For more details on each title click on the image to go through to the library catalogue.

Books with generalist advice on interview performance and how to write a CV:

Job interview success:  be your own coach: HF5383 ROGBrilliant CV what employers want to see and how to write itPreparing the perfect CV: how to make a great impression and get the job you want: HF5383 CORBrilliant interview: what employers want to hear and how to say it: HF5383 JAY

Books on the Medical Interview and how to prepare a Medical CV:

Preparing the perfect medical CV  how to succeed in your chosen field: HF5383 DOUHow to succeed at the medical interview: W21 SMIMedical interviews  a comprehensive guide to CT, ST & registrar interview skills  over 120 medical interview questions, techniques and NHS topics explained: W21 PICGet through postgraduate medical interviews: W21 SRI

And some titles providing guidance on medical career pathways:

Royal Society of Medicine career handbook  FY1-ST2: W20 THIHow to get a specialty training post  the insider's guide: W21 LIMAn insider's guide to the medical specialties: W21 RECRoyal Society of Medicine career handbook. ST3 - Senior doctor: W21 SRI

Spring selection of books 2015

A selection of new titles recently added to stock. Just click on the image to access the book details on the Library Catalogue.

Wallach's interpretation of diagnostic tests: QY90 WAL
Wallach’s interpretation of diagnostic tests: QY90 WAL
Professional values in nursing:  WY86 BAI
Professional values in nursing: WY86 BAI
Farquharson's textbook of operative general surgery: WO500 FAR
Farquharson’s textbook of operative general surgery: WO500 FAR
Orthopedic imaging: WE141 GRE
Orthopedic imaging: WE141 GRE
Chest radiology : the essentials: WF141 COL
Chest radiology : the essentials: WF141 COL
Quick reference dictionary for occupational therapy: WB555 JAC
Quick reference dictionary for occupational therapy: WB555 JAC
The internet and CBT : a clinical guide; WM425 AND
The internet and CBT : a clinical guide; WM425 AND
Drugs in pregnancy and lactation : a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: WQ200 BRI
Drugs in pregnancy and lactation : a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: WQ200 BRI
Nutrition in clinical practice : a comprehensive, evidence-based manual for the practitioner: WB400 KAT
Nutrition in clinical practice : a comprehensive, evidence-based manual for the practitioner: WB400 KAT
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that : selected writing: Q162 GOL
I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that : selected writing: Q162 GOL
Children and young people's nursing at a glance: WS100 GLA
Children and young people’s nursing at a glance: WS100 GLA
Mental health nursing at a glance: WM35 SMI
Mental health nursing at a glance: WM35 SMI