12 December 2013

Christmas opening hours 2013/4

Medical Library opening hours over the Christmas period are as follows:

The library is open as normal up to and including Thursday 19 December 2013.
  • Friday 20 December 9am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 21 December CLOSED
  • Sunday 22 December CLOSED
  • Monday 23 December 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 24 December CLOSED
  • Wednesday 25 December CLOSED
  • Thursday 26 December CLOSED
  • Friday 27 December CLOSED
  • Saturday 28 December CLOSED
  • Sunday 29 December CLOSED
  • Monday 30 December 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 31 December CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1 January 2014 CLOSED
Normal opening hours will resume on Thursday 2 January 2014.

11 October 2013

Open access – why does it matter, and what do you need to know? Wednesday 23 October 2013, 14.00

Open access – why does it matter, and what do you need to know? 
Royal Free Medical Library, 14:00 Wednesday 23 October 2013

Open access is becoming increasingly important. The RCUK has a new open access policy, HEFCE is likely to require open access for future REF submissions, and UCL is now able to fund open access payments for all UCL authors. This session will explain the benefits of open access, outline open access policies that apply to UCL authors, and set out methods of achieving open access for both funded and non-funded authors. It will address the different types of open access, provide practical advice on publishers’ open access options, and point authors to help and support at UCL. The range of services offered by the Library in support of research will also be outlined.

14:00 Introduction: Professor Tony Schapira, Vice-Dean and Campus Director, UCLR
14:15 Catherine Sharp, UCL Open Access Funding Manager
15:00 Support for research: Betsy Anagnostelis, Librarian, Royal Free Medical Library

To book your place, please email rlibrary@ucl.ac.uk

27 August 2013

Royal Free Medical Library book stock unavailable 30 August-9 September

The Royal Free Medical Library's book stock will be unavailable from 30 August - 9 September. 

This is due to essential shelving replacement and lighting enhancement works. As a result, access to the ground floor study space will be restricted.  

Full library services will continue to be available throughout this time, including access to all of the library’s quiet, group and electronic study spaces on all other floors.

24 May 2013

Support for teaching event, 14 May 2013 - presentations now available online

On 14 May 2013 the library hosted its second support for teaching event, showcasing services, resources and technologies to support teaching. The programme and presentations are available to download from the library's website. Thank you to all the speakers for making this an interesting, enlightening and enjoyable event.

21 March 2013

UCL guidance on the RCUK Policy on Open Access to Research

From 1 April 2013, new requirements come into force for research papers funded by the Research Councils, following the introduction of the RCUK Policy on Open Access.

UCL guidelines on the implementation of the RCUK policy are now available to UCL researchers. The guidelines were drawn up by UCL Library Services in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) and explain how the RCUK policy will be implemented at UCL.

UCL Library Services has also produced a Publishing Guide for UCL authors, which includes guidance and tools to assist RCUK-funded authors.

11 March 2013

Easter opening hours 2013

Medical Library opening hours over the Easter period are as follows:

The library is open as normal up to and including Wednesday 27 March 2013.

  • Thursday 28 March 9am-6pm
  • Friday 29 March CLOSED
  • Saturday 30 March CLOSED
  • Sunday 31 March CLOSED
  • Monday 1 April CLOSED
  • Tuesday 2 April 9am-6pm
Normal opening hours will resume on Wednesday 3 April 2013.

07 February 2013

Support for teaching event - presentations available on the library website

On 5 February 2013 the library hosted a support for teaching event, showcasing services, resources and technologies to support teaching. The programme and presentations are available to download from the library's website.

31 January 2013

Support for teaching event

Support for teaching at the Royal Free Hospital and UCL Medical School: A showcase of services, resources and technologies to support teaching

Tuesday 5 February 2013 from 12.00

Royal Free Medical Library

Drop in to the library from midday to find out more about support available to anyone involved in teaching medical students, in the academic or clinical setting.


12.15 Moodle and the library: Find out about library support available via Moodle, and how the library can support teaching staff in their use of Moodle.

12.30 Reading lists and digital readings: Learn about the library’s reading list service and how we can digitise material to include in reading lists.

12.50 Library spaces and teaching: A showcase of spaces and equipment at the Royal Free Library and how these can be utilised by teaching staff to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

13.00 – 14.00 Tours of the library’s teaching spaces and facilities.

13.00 Showcase of face to face library skills training: Find out about the information skills training and support the library can provide to students and how we can tailor it to your individual course or students’ needs.

13.15 Medical students and mobile learning: Demonstration highlighting resources that medical students are utilising on their mobile devices. From reference tools to studying on the go, this presentation gives an insight into the capabilities of the mobile device from the point of view of the medical student. We will also explore how mobile devices may be used in teaching sessions. This presentation includes hands-on demonstrations of various apps on tablets.

14.00 - 16.00 Integrating e-Learning: A session run jointly with Clive Young, UCL E-Learning Environments (ELE), and Rosalind Duhs, UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT). We will begin with an overview of how you can support and enhance your students’ learning by using UCL e-learning services including Moodle. The session will be flexible with plenty of time for Q&A, so participants can discuss how to develop ideas and explore some of the applications hands-on. Examples from real courses will be provided and you’ll have a chance to write, answer and critique an MCQ and try out personal response systems (clickers).

16.00 – 18.30 UCLMS Seminar: "I'm Only a Student" - Medical Students' Ethical Dilemmas (booking required).

For more information contact the Information Skills Training Team, Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, info.skills@ucl.ac.uk, 020 7794 0500 ext. 38238.

11 January 2013

UpToDate now available remotely to Royal Free staff

The Library and Medical Director are delighted to announce that the popular clinical decision support resource UpToDate is now available to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust staff.

UpToDate comprises over 9,500 topic reviews within 20 specialties. Reviews are written by physicians and updated continuously to provide practical recommendations in order to ensure that the right decisions are taken at the point of care.

Accessing UpToDate

UpToDate is available from any Royal Free NHS networked PC without the need for a login – please use this link: freenet/goto_UpToDate.asp.

For off-site access, please log in to your Athens account, click on Local Resources and you will see a link to UpToDate.

Haven’t got an NHS Athens account?

If you haven’t got an NHS Athens account you can self-register from any NHS networked PC. Alternatively, please email the library or pop into the library and we will set up an NHS Athens account for you. Please also contact us if you experience problems logging into your Athens account or have forgotten your login details.