Hot off the press: My Name is Leon by Kit De Waal

Pick up your own free copy of My Name is Leon today!

This special edition is published as part of the KU Big Read and includes comments about last year’s Big Read and discussion prompts to help you join in the conversation.

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New students starting at Kingston University London this year will receive a copy over the summer, including FHSCE students studying at the joint faculty of Kingston and St George’s, to welcome them to University life. Current students and staff can grab the book for themselves from the library helpdesk at St George’s.

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You can read our staff and student reviews of all of the shortlisted Big Read titles, including Senior Lecturer Joanne Powell’s review of My Name is Leon, by clicking on The Big Read tag.

Author visit to St George’s

Kit De Waal’s first novel has become an award winning best seller and was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa First Novel Award. Lenny Henry, after narrating an audiobook version, has optioned the book for TV, so we’re sure there will be big and exciting things still to come for this wonderful book.

Speaking of exciting news soon to come – Kit De Waal will be visiting St George’s in October. It will be a great opportunity to hear her speak about her book and maybe even get your own copy signed!

Further details will be annouced on the KU Big Read website, or watch this space…

Lunchtime book club

There will be a one-off lunchtime book club in August for staff to discuss the themes in My Name is Leon. Please contact St George’s Library if you’re interested in joining.


Join the discussion. Tell us what you thought of My Name is Leon, or what your favourite Big Read shortlisted book is. Come by the library to borrow a copy.

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Online resources that you can access offsite

If you’re not near St George’s over the summer, there are still many resources that you can access from a computer with internet access (logins may be required).

You can:

  • Find journal articles and e-books using Hunter
  • Or search for articles by on specific databases (Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PEDro etc)
  • Browse the Mobile Resources Blog to see what apps might be useful to you.
  • Get advice and guidance on using our resources, from our website Help page.
  • Log in to your library account to renew* books. Books/items can be renewed up to 10 times provided a hold isn’t put on it.

These resources are available to you all through the year.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy now available to NHS staff via OpenAthens

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is popular with practicing surgeons and physicians as an accessible source of anatomical information featuring simple language and realistic, 3D visuals. This resource can be used as an adjunct to dissection and for reviewing learning, or to re-learn clinically relevant anatomical structures. It is also a good resource for allied health practitioners who don’t have access to dissection facilities, as the Video Atlas provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement.

The videos are organised in 5 volumes: the upper extremity, the lower extremity, the trunk, the head and neck, and the internal organs. Exams are available for each volume so you can test your learning. To access the exams and save videos to your favourites you will need to register for a personal account.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be accessed offsite or on your mobile or tablet if you sign in with your OpenAthens account.  To do this, select Sign in via: OpenAthens on the Acland’s homepage and then choose: ‘OpenAthens Federation’ from the Federation menu and ‘St George’s Hospital NHS Trust’ from the Institution menu, click select and enter your OpenAthens username and password when prompted.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be accessed via the Library’s Databases page.

NHS library user? Have your say about library services and enter a prize draw

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We would be most appreciative if you could spare 10 – 15 minutes to complete the NHS Library Services survey online using the link below

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/St_Georges_Library_Survey

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.

 

New text service for reporting noise

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.

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The rules and regulations for using the Library are available on our website.

 

Be outstanding! Donate your library fines to Children in Need on Friday 18th November

 

 

728x90_supporterbrandingv1St 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.

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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