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Hannah Rausa: Serials Librarian (Technical Services)

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How long have you worked at the NHM?


I started at the NHM Library 10 years ago in May 2003, as an Information Assistant.  I left for a short period to pursue my academic studies, but returned in August 2005.  I have been Serials Librarian for the past four years.

 

What were you doing before you came here?


I was studying for my BSc Geography Degree at University and I also worked as an office secretary in London.  Working at the NHM Library was my first full time job since leaving University. It is such an interesting and unique place to work in, I have continued to work here.

 

What does your average day look like?


An average day for me involves a variety of tasks.  They range from corresponding with our subscription agent and publishers, about our annual subscription orders and newly available content. Reviewing our expenditure forecasts against our budget, investigating alternative ways to access content which may benefit our users and our budget. I also assist staff with serial queries such as finding material on the shelves, tracking down missing issues, and advising on the best way to manage our serial records.  In addition I provide enquiry support on our service desk on a weekly basis.

 

 

 

If you had to pick one favourite from the L&A collections what would it be?


There are so many amazing items to choose from! A personal favourite is Williams Smith’s Geological Map from 1815.  It was the first treasure I unearthed when I started working here. I had the opportunity to handle it and was involved in some public outreach events associated with it, so really got a flavour of the excitement and amazement which it draws from people.

 

Do you have a favourite place or object on display in the Museum?


The Mineral Gallery is a fascinating space and I always discover new things each time I visit there – it is amazing to see what our natural world produces.  The Blue Whale also holds a place in my heart.  Along with the Central Hall it forms a strong memory of my first visit to the NHM when I was a child.  I remember being completely in awe of the size and beauty of the Museum and the Blue Whale.  I purchased a Blue Whale book from the museum shop, which was treasured for many years.

 

If you had to spend the rest of your life as an animal, what would it be and why?

 

Based on my love of the countryside and my belief in the value of family, I think it would have to be a dog, with its pack mentality and outdoor lifestyle.  I would of course need to be homed with a loving and caring human family. 

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The Library catalogue is available online at Library catalogue


If you wish to view these or any other items, please contact the library to arrange an appointment library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

The human brain evolving : paleoneurological studies in honor of Ralph L. Holloway / editors, Douglas Broadfield ... [et al.].
Gosport (In.) : Stone Age Institute Press, 2010.
A 3B q HUM

 

Regionality and biotype exploitation in Danish Ertebølle and adjoining periods / by Inge Bødker Enghoff
Copenhagen : Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2011
A 3 o ENG

 

Palaeontology

 

Naukovi Kolektsiï Derzhavnoho Prirodoznavchoho Muzeiu. Vypusk 3, Paleobotanichnyi Fond (Neogen) / A.P. Mamchur
L'viv : Natsional'na akademiia nauk Ukraïny, 2009
P GM 069.5:562(477) MAM

 

Botany

 

Flora of India : Volume 23, Loranthaceae - Daphinphyllaceae / N. P. Balakrishnan ... et al. (eds.)
Kolkata : Botanical Survey of India, 2012.
B 581.9(54) FLO

 

Taxonomy of <Carex> sect. Rhomboidales (Cyperaceae) / Jin Xiao-Feng, Zheng Chao-Zong
Beijing : Science Press, 2013.
B 582.4P199 JIN Q

 

The Genus <Cypripedium> in China / Liu Zhongjian
Beijing : Science Press, 2013.
B 582.4P169 LIU

 

Flora of China : illustrations. Volume 19, Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae / Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven, Hong Deyuan (eds.)
Beijing : Science Press, 2013.
B 581.9(51) FLO Q

 

Flora of China : illustrations. Volume 23, Acoraceae through Cyperaceae / Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven, Hong Deyuan (eds)
Beijing : Science Press, 2013.
B 581.9(51) FLO Q

 

Flora Malesiana : series 2 - Ferns and fern allies. Vol. 4, Blechnaceae, Hypodematiaceae, Monachosoraceae, Nephrolepidaceae, Oleandraceae, Pteridaceae subfam. Parkerioideae, Textaria Group: Arthropteris / H.P. Nooteboom ... [et al.]
Leiden : Flora Malesiana, 2010.
FERNS 582.35(595) STE
             

Entomology


A Complete History of the Butterflies & Moths of Sussex / Colin Pratt
S.l.: Colin. R. Pratt, 2010
E 72Ab q PRA Vol. 1
E 72Ab q PRA Vol. 2
E 72Ab q PRA Vol. 3

 


General


Mutation-Driven Evolution / Masatoshi Nei.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
L 9D o NEI

 

Age of the Dinosaur / Steve Parker
Natural History Museum 2013
L OFFICIAL PRESS BM Ac q PAR

 

Nature's treasurehouse : a history of the Natural History Museum / John Thackray and Bob Press
London : Natural History Museum, 2013.
L OFFICIAL PRESS BM A o THA

 

 

Mineralogy


Nicht von dieser Welt : Bayerns Meteorite / [Roland Eichhorn, Erwin Geiß, Rosemarie Loth]
Augsburg : Bayerisches Lamdesamt fur Umwelt, 2012
M 523.681(430) EIC

 

Uranium : cradle to grave / edited by Peter C. Burns and Ginger E. Sigmon
Quebec : Mineralogical Association of Canada, 2013
M 553.495 BUR

 

 

Ornithology (Tring)


The Biodiversity in Glasgow (BIG) Project / Elizabeth Humphreys, Paul Kirkland & Dan Chamberlain
Thetford, Norfolk : British Trust for Ornithology, 2013
ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M

                  

Birds in Cornwall Digital, 1931-2006
[Cornwall] : Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society, 2010.
ORNITHOLOGY CD-ROM BOX 

               

Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands / Ian Sinclair, Olivier Langrand ; illustrated by Norman Arlott ... [et al.].
Cape Town : Struik Nature, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 79 SIN

                   

Eggs and physiology through the evolution of amniotes / Maximilian T. Stockdale
[Bristol : University of Bristol, 2013.]
EGG STO

                               

Handbook of the birds of the world. Special volume: New species and global index / edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal, David A. Christie.
Barcelona : Lynx Edicions, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 70 HAN 

                  

Hornbills of the world : a photographic guide / Pilai Poonswad, Alan Kemp, Morten Strange, photography by Tim Laman and others.
Singapore : Draco Publishing, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(5) POO

                 

Image database for the Feather Guide for the Western Palearctic
[ ] : The Featherguide Organisation, [2009]
ORNITHOLOGY CD-ROM BOX  

              

The man who saved the whooping crane : the Robert Porter Allen story / Kathleen Kaska.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 96A ALL 

                 

Marine birds of the Eastern United States and the Bay of Fundy : distribution, numbers, trends, threats, and management / Ian C. T. Nesbet et al.
Cambridge, Mass. : Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2013
ORNITHOLOGY S 5101     

               

More than birds : adventurous lives of North American  naturalists / Val Shushkewich.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2012].
ORNITHOLOGY 96 SHU

                    

El mosquitero ibérico / Nacho Rodríguez Martínez, Javier García Fernández, José Luis Copete (coordinadores)
León : Grupo Ibérico de Anillamiento, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(11) MAR

                

Production of representative Cormorant population trends with confidence limits / authors : D.C. Chamberlain, G.E. Austin, R.E. Green & N.H.K. Burton
Thetford, Norfolk : British Trust for Ornithology, 2012
ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M 

                  

The Woodhen : a flightless island bird defying extinction / Clifford B. Frith.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(2) FRI                  

 


Zoology

 

North American freshwater mussels : natural history, ecology, and conservation / Wendell R. Haag
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Z 10F q HAA