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blog posts 20 blog posts
  • CSE Library and archive services Library and archive services 15 Aug 2017

    It’s official! We deliver Excellent Customer Service

    The Library and Archive Service is passionate about giving our members the best possible service and now we can prove that is exactly what we do.  

  • 2017 Annual Survey Anna Semmens Anna Semmens 9 Aug 2017

    Annual survey 2017

    We rely on input from our customers to improve our offer and the annual survey is one way you can influence our service. 

  • Hermione and Cathlin Frances Reed Frances Reed 8 Aug 2017

    Lesbian nurses, speak out for history!

    The RCN Library and Archive are collecting stories on nursing as a diverse workforce caring for diverse populations, looking particularly at lesbian nurses.

  • WWI scrapbooks Library and archive services Library and archive services 4 Aug 2017

    RCN’s WWI Service Scrapbook project

    Kate, one of our new volunteers, explains how she is helping us to digitise 10 nurse's scrapbooks from WWI. Each book is filled with experiences from the front line. 

  • Anna Semmens Anna Semmens 17 Jul 2017

    Mystery shopping – the RCN experience

    The RCN Library and Archive Service have been busily working towards completing the Customer Service Excellence Award.

  • Molly blog Molly Case Molly Case 31 May 2017

    Writer in residency: Royal College of Nursing

    Molly Case, the RCN’s new writer in residence, talks about her new role and the fantastic work she’ll be doing with us!

  • Accredited archive Fiona Bourne Fiona Bourne 30 May 2017

    Archives accreditation

    The Library & Archives Service has been awarded Archives Accreditation. Read about how this went:

  • Neasa Blog Neasa Roughan Neasa Roughan 30 May 2017

    The diaries of nurse Muriel Hibbert

    A blog post looking at one of the RCN Archive's most comprehensive diary collections, read more about nurse Muriel Hibbert below.

  • Drop in training Caroline Lynch Caroline Lynch 26 May 2017

    Drop in library training for RCN members

    Drop in training has been a big success at the Library and Heritage Centre. It is available Wednesday and Saturday. Read more… 

  • Liz Atkin Library and archive services Library and archive services 28 Apr 2017

    Overcoming dermatillomania through art

    Artist Liz Atkin uses charcoal drawing as a radical re-thinking of skin picking, transposing the urge & energy of the disorder into artworks.