Category Archives: Staff and Services

Specific IT Help on campus for BN students

Welcome to BN March 2016 students. Mike Johnston will be available in the Cochrane Building Atrium primarily to support March ’16 with their wiki-based website assessment.

Each slot lasts for around an hour and is aimed to tie in with March 16’s timetabled lunchbreaks.

  • Thu 14/4/2016 12:30
  • Fri 15/4/2016 12:30
  • Wed 20/4/2016 13:00
  • Fri 22/4/2016 13:00
  • Wed 27/4/2016 12:00-14:00
  • Thur 28/4/2016 13:00
  • Fri 29/4/2016 12:30

Meet the staff: Nigel Morgan

'Barbary Lane', San Francisco.

‘Barbary Lane’, San Francisco.


What is your name and job title?

Nigel Morgan: subject librarian. I am based in the Science & Biomedical Sciences libraries on the Cathays campus.

What are your Qualifications?

I have several library qualifications, a BA in English literature, a postgraduate degree in music MA(Mus), and a performing diploma from the London College of Music. Recently I passed my Grade 3 exam for classical guitar which I am very proud of!

Where did you live as a child?

I was born and raised in Neath where I still spend much of my time.

What do you like best about Cardiff?

I prefer Swansea! However, Cardiff’s a great place to be if you support the arts, particularly classical music. We are fortunate to have great performance venues and resident companies like Welsh National Opera and the BBC Orchestra of Wales.

What did you do before you worked here?

I worked as a librarian at the former Swansea Institute of Higher Education. Previous jobs include a stint as a library assistant at Swansea University, a Saturday assistant in Boots, and a couple of years working as a freelance piano teacher.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

It was called Odd and the Great Bear which I borrowed from the children’s section of Neath Public Library. The cover shot brings the memory back so vividly – gosh! it was 1973!


What do you enjoy reading now?

I’m in a book club which gets me reading an assortment of stuff – some good, some awful! I usually go for middle brow fiction e.g. Booker nominees, music books e.g. composer biographies and I also like plays. I enjoy bleating about the fact I’ve read James Joyce’s Ulysses from start to finish – not once but twice!

Hard copy or electronic?

My Kindle is choc-a-bloc with books I’ve downloaded and not gotten round to reading. But I also still read print – and contrary to some opinions, print will never become obsolete!

What do you like best about Cardiff University Health Library Service?

It’s full of fizzy-whizzy talented and creative folks who are also really nice to work with.

Vacation Loans

From today (Monday 7th December) all 1 week, 2 week and 4 week loans issued or renewed will be due on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

Please check the dates your books are due for return and ensure they are renewed before you go home for Christmas, you may have items that are due to be returned while you are away and if there are reservations you will not be able to renew.  Please contact the library if you have any problems renewing your items.

Meet the Staff Anne Williams

What is your name and job role?
Anne Williams/ Senior Library Assistant

What are your interests/qualifications?
Reading/travel BA Hons degree and PG Diploma In Librarianship

Where did you live as a child?
Cardiff and a village outside Worcester

What do you like best about Cardiff?
Cutural facilities, The Bay and Roath Park

What did you do before you worked here?
Worked in Treforest Library at Uni of South Wales

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?
A book on embroidery when I was about 9 , which I borrowed so many times , my Mum bought me a copy!

What do you enjoy reading now? Hard copy or electronic?
A wide variety of things, I belong to 2 reading groups. Hard Copy , though electronic is handy for travelling.

Give an instance of one of your most interesting queries.
When working in the Reference Library at Newport Central Library I was involved with queries relating to family history. I received a query from someone in Australia, I found the answer to the query in old newspapers, sent the details off to the person and in return received a book which had been written by her husband entitled ” Worms for your garden” ! I was also asked if we might be related as their name was also Williams, I did point out that in the UK it is a very common name.

What do you like best about Cardiff University Health Library Service?
The students and being able to help them

Welcome 2015 Trainee Doctors

Hello and welcome to the new trainee doctors starting with us this week.

You will receive a library goodie bag during your induction day. If you find a golden ticket you are the winner of Archie Cochrane’s  One Man Medicine.

You may find the following information helpful:-

Don’t forget to register your wifi device (ipad, smart phones etc) with the University Network- which also gives access to Eduroam- available in most parts of the hospital and in Cochrane Building.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions either by comment or by asking at the enquiry desk on the first floor in Health Library or in the Archie Cochrane Library in Llandough.

Got an IT question?

Bring along your IT questions big or small and see Mike Johnson when he offers drop in ‘clinics’

You will find him in the Cochrane Building atrium at the following times:

  • Thu 05/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Mon 09/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Thu 12/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Tue 17/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Wed 18/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Tue 31/03/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Thu 09/04/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Thu 16/04/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Wed 22/04/2015 12:30 – 13:30
  • Wed 29/04/2015 12:00 – 13:00


Drop in queries for IT Healthcare Sciences Students

Bring your IT queries along to Mike Johnson who will be offering his help and advice at the standing IT bar ground floor of the Cochrane Building at the following times:


  • Thu 08/01/2015 12:30
  • Tue 13/01/2015 13:00
  • Wed 21/01/2015 12:30
  • Wed 28/01/2015 12:30
  • Fri 06/02/2015 12:30
  • Tue 10/02/2015 12:30
  • Thu 19/02/2015 12:30
  • Wed 25/02/2015 13:00

If he is late/missing, check

Mike Standing at IT bar Cochrane Building