Monday, 27 September 2010

Training in the Library for new staff and students

Welcome to all new staff and students from the Library. To help you get your bearings in the Library, we are running two training classes to get you up to speed.

Foundation 1 – finding an item on a reading list in the Library

This session will cover the following:

  • Dealing with references: differentiating between a journal article, book, book chapter or report from a reading list.
  • Finding items on a reading list in the Library, either in print or electronic.
  • Reserving and renewing books.
  • Citing references in assignments and avoiding plagiarism.
This class will run two times per day during week 1 of term (04 - 08 October inclusive).

Foundation 2 – searching for information on a topic: the basics

This session will cover the following:

  • Defining your search topic
  • Choosing the resources to search
  • Choosing your search terms
  • Compiling your search strategy and running your search
  • Finding the full text

This class will run two times per day during week 2 of term (11 -15 October inclusive).

Both classes will be held from 13.00 – 14.00 and 17.30 – 18.30 and will take place in the Library Reading Room.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
You will not be able to book a place in advance.
There will be a maximum of 30 places on each class.
You need only attend each class once.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Accomodation Helpdesk in the e-library this week

The Accomodation Helpdesk will be situated in the e-library this week at the following times.
  • Tuesday 21, 10.00 - 13.00
  • Thursday 23, 10.00 - 17.00
  • Friday 24, 10.00 - 17.00
  • Saturday 25, 10.00 - 17.00
  • Sunday 26, 10.00 - 17.00
At these times the computers will not be available for general use.

EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) have recently published "EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English" ( The Guidelines are freely available as PDFs in 11 languages, while a few other translations are in progress.

The guidelines aim to help scientists and translators meet the requirements of renowned journals, therefore their manuscripts will be more likely to be accepted for publication. Using the guidelines may also make the editorial process faster, so authors, translators, reviewers and editors will save time.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Open House 2010

On Saturday 18th September 2010 the School will be opening its doors to the public for Open House London. This annual event celebrates the capital's architecture and aims to open up London's great buildings, especially those that aren't usually publicly accessible, to a wider audience. Participating provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Keppel Street building and the School's activities.

Last year over 400 people visited the School and were taken on a historical tour of the building which started outside in the sunshine looking at the features on the exterior of the building, visitors were then led round the ground floor to the North Courtyard building and then upstairs to the Library. The tour ended at an exhibition of historical photographs and documents in the foyer of Keppel St where visitors could pick up postcards, bookmarks, leaflets and publications relating to the School's history as well as to its current work.

For information on the Open House London initiative, please see the Open House London website.

Photos from past events:

Tour group viewing the exterior of the building
Exhibition in receptionVisitors in the Library

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Teaching in the Library Reading Room TODAY

There will be teaching in the Library Reading Room TODAY, 15th September from 17.00-18.00, with set-up starting at 16.30 and clear-up completed by 18.30. The Library will remain open, however the Reading Room will be extremely busy and you may wish to find an alternative location to study.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Library Catalogue Down

The Library online catalogue will not be available on Friday morning (10th September) due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Teaching in the Reading Room TODAY, 4-5pm

Library staff are teaching 50 Short Course students in the Library Reading Room this afternoon. Teaching will run from 4-5pm, with set up starting around 3.30pm and clear up completed by 5.30pm. The Library will remain open to all users throughout. However it will be busier than usual for this time of year, and the overhead lights will be switched off for periods. It will also be noisier than usual.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Nutrition and History in the 20th Century

The Library & Archives Service and the Centre for History in Public Health are holding a conference to celebrate the completion of the project to catalogue and make accessible the nutrition collection. The collection includes reports, research data, photographs, dairies, correspondence and a range of published and unpublished papers concerning a variety of subjects, including multi-disciplinary surveys, applied nutrition, nutrition policy, nutrition in internment camps and the UK during the Second World War, obesity, protein deficiencies, famine and disease.

Historical speakers on nutrition science, food policy, diet and famine and other topics include David Smith, Anne Hardy, Tim Lang, John Manton and Sander Gilman.

The conference is being held on Wednesday 15th September at LSHTM. For further information on the conference and to register, please go to: