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blog posts 26 blog posts
  • Tales of a Saturday Librarian Phil Segall Phil Segall 18 Oct 2017

    Tales of a Saturday Librarian

    The Library and Heritage Centre is open to RCN members and the public almost every Saturday of the year. Here’s a first-person account of what it is like to work there.

  • Hidden in plain sight Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner 6 Oct 2017

    Diversity in library collections

    In Autumn 2017, the RCN Library and Heritage Centre will host an exhibition and event series – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – focusing on diversity in nursing.

  • Edinburgh vols trip Library and archive services Library and archive services 5 Oct 2017

    HLF volunteers out and about

     Two of our Service Scrapbook volunteers, Sue and Jayne, describe their visit to the IWM and St Johns. 

  • Volunteer archive adventure Library and archive services Library and archive services 20 Sep 2017

    Trip to the Archive - scrapbook volunteer adventures

    Lesley, a volunteer with the RCN’s World War One Service Scrapbook project, describes a recent trip to the Lothian Health Services Archive.

  • Return to practice Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner 19 Sep 2017

    Inspiring nurses returning to practice

    We recently hosted a visit from nurses studying to re-register with the NMC and demonstrated the benefits of re-joining the RCN.

  • Service Scrapbooks from the First World War Library and archive services Library and archive services 1 Sep 2017

    Service Scrapbooks: Nursing, Storytelling and the First World War

    One hundred years ago, Britain was at war. As the number of casualties quickly grew, the need for nurses had never been so high.

  • 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.