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Redeployment of library staff during ‘lockdown’

At the start of lockdown we were informed that the library team was being re-deployed to support staff induction as the usual group corporate induction could no longer take place. This was to support managers, particularly in clinical areas, to save them time and enable them to concentrate on caring for patients.…

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Adapting to virtual delivery - training course report

As so often in life, timing is everything. In this case, I had spent hours trying to adapt the training course that I deliver together with a colleague to online delivery and I had become really stuck. So the advert for the ‘Adapting to virtual delivery’ course run by the Leeds Health and Care Academy in my emails couldn’t have come at a better time! I immediately signed up to a session on 28th October.…

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Annual update from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Margaret Scarce, Clinical Librarian, retired in July 2019 after 21 years working for the Trust. Following Margaret’s retirement we reviewed the team structure and created a new Assistant Librarian post. Kathryn Aylward was appointed to the new role and joined the team in February 2020.…

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Leeds Public Health Resource Centre (PHRC) virtual lunchtime seminars

Leeds Public Health Resource Centre (PHRC) has offered short lunchtime seminars on a range of Public Health topics for many years. Historically the ‘Want to know more about’ (WTKMA) sessions were run face to face in the PHRC which presented a barrier to access for busy frontline staff and was made impossible by the recent pandemic.…

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You Don’t Need to Show Everything

How can a person be in many places at once when it’s not possible to go anywhere? I can imagine the character Jonathan Creek using this line whilst pacing around his windmill, but it is no longer the 1990s and the answer is simple; the internet will take you there. Despite the ubiquitous nature of all things digital, there seemed to be a fresh quality to online meetings and training in 2020 that I hadn’t anticipated. I hadn’t heard of Zoom before March and Microsoft Teams was only just on my radar. Nevertheless, they have proved very useful and have allowed me to see and speak with people based near and far without leaving the building.…

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