We would be most appreciative if you could spare 10 – 15 minutes to complete the NHS Library Services survey online using the link below
This biennial survey of NHS staff is conducted collaboratively with NHS libraries in South London and gives you an opportunity to feedback on various aspects of Library Services. The results are used to inform the development of services and to help us understand how we are doing.
As a result of the last survey we’ve increased our NHS off-site journal provision by close to 1000 additional titles and provided access to more e-resources such as DynaMed, so we do take note of your comments and suggestions.
Prizes are available from our suppliers the BMJ, Blackwell’s, Wiley, HSJ and Elsevier. These include:
- £50 Amazon Voucher (from the BMJ)
- £30 voucher (from Blackwells)
- £50 love2shop voucher (from the HSJ)
- £50 Amazon Voucher (from Elsevier)
- 2 print copies of Wiley’s Marsden Manual 9th Edition
Be sure to complete the survey by 7th May and leave us your contact details to be included in the prize draw.
We have introduced a new texting service to enable library users working in the Computer Rooms or Library to anonymously report noise and disturbances by way of a text message to a specified mobile phone number.
You can text: 07856 183309 with the following information: location and description of the problem.
This service will run from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week. Texts will be sent directly to a member of security or library staff who will patrol the area and approach users who are behaving inappropriately.
The rules and regulations for using the Library are available on our website.
Thank you to all the staff and students who paid their fines last Friday to help us raise money for Children in Need. With your help, and the contributions to the Library staff sweepstake, we raised £100. That’s a lot of pennies!
St George’s Library is supporting the annual BBC Children in Need telethon fundraiser this November. If you pay your library fines on Friday 18th November, we will donate every penny to Children in Need*. The library staff are also taking part in a staff sweep-stake to top up the money that you raise.
The BBC Children in Need website explains how the money raised helps children in London and the rest of the UK.
*excludes invoice payments for lost or damaged stock
Over the Bank Holiday weekend we replaced the furniture in the Group Study Space (orange zone). We have listened to your feedback about the new furniture, and have brought back some of the rectangular tables whilst we purchase more large round tables to improve this space and increase seating capacity.
The new round tables were put into the Library Group Study space, with the intention of creating more appropriate space for groups to study. This was following feedback from students in our recent survey.
Please use the silent study spaces (blue zone) at the back of the Library if you need more space or a quieter environment.
We welcome any comments and feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Added: 04 May 2016
ARFIS is the Academic Reading Format International Study to explore the reading preferences of students, originating from work by Information Literacy practitioner Diane Mizrachi at UCLA in the USA. The group have a community Facebook page.
You can contribute to the research by completing the survey which is available online for students in UK higher education from 18th February until 31st March 2016.
Participation will take a total of about 5-10 minutes.
This survey is completely anonymous. No information you provide can be traced to you or identify you in any manner.
The results of the research may further our understanding of how students prefer to read their course material, online or print, and inform the decisions and policies of libraries and lecturers regarding the collection and dissemination of online and print academic materials.
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
Following on from our round up of events that happened in St George’s Library in 2015, we now present our infographic: Library in Numbers.