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Meeting face to face again … and managing a hybrid event

On 29th June 2022, Yorkshire and Humber Health Libraries Network (YOHHLNet) held its first face to face event for over two and a half years. The study day (held at Leeds Central Library) incorporated the AGM and brought around 30 people from across the region together. The event booked up really quickly, even before the agenda had been finalised, showing the keenness of many to meet face to face again.…

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Hello from Madeline Hannah – New Starter

Hello, my name is Madeline and I have recently joined the library team at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as a Library Assistant. The world of library and knowledge services is a completely new one to me; I graduated from university at the height of the pandemic with a real sense of uncertainty about where I wanted my career to take me.…

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Hello from Hannah Williams - new starter

I’ve recently joined the team at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust as a Library Trainee. My team have been so welcoming, and I feel very fortunate to be in a role where learning is constant and fully supported. I’ve managed to visit some of the other health libraries and their teams across Leeds in the last few weeks and look forward to meeting more in the future.…

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New Roles: New Horizons

I joined the team at North Cumbria Integrated Care in June 2021 as a Knowledge Support Officer. My previous experience as a Librarian was in schools where all teaching and learning was face to face in a pre-COVID world; suddenly the information landscape looked very different! In this new, virtual world enhancing my own digital skills in order to provide quality training and support was my immediate challenge. Research and networking being my top priority. New training tools and techniques proved to be an exciting opportunity for me and I was soon keen to share these new platforms and strategies with colleagues.…

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Chorley library open day June 21st 2022

With lockdown restrictions easing and needing to get people back into the library space after the pandemic the library at Chorley Hospital decided to have an open day where we could showcase our lovely library space and onsite resources as well as providing much needed air con on what was quite a hot day!…

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A Doctor, a Librarian and an Anti-Vaxxer walk into a room…. Navigating the misinformation landscape though partnership working

As a newcomer to health libraries, I wanted to immerse myself into the knowledge management landscape. Health literacy as a concept was something I was drawn to because of my interest in information and digital literacy. Kieran Lamb my library manager put me in touch with Siobhan Lyndsey due to her expertise in this area. We organised a team’s meeting and had a great discussion on the tenets and pedagogy of health literacy. Siobhan was kind enough to share some slides she created for a health literacy training session which formed the blueprint for my session.…

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Pedagogy with popcorn: cinematic approaches to information skills training (Applying learning from a 2022 LILAC conference seminar on health literacy training)

If you’ve ever been to the Libraries and Information Literacy (LILAC) conference, or any other library conference for that matter, you’ll know just how unsettling it can be to clock the same people you saw presenting deep pedagogical theories on the practice of teaching in the afternoon, now sporting a cocktail dress at the evening’s gala dinner. Yet we all appreciate that there’s a business and a casual side to everyone, and not just in the fashion department.…

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Attending My First LIHNN AGM

On Monday 20 June 2022, I attended the LIHNN AGM 2022 at The Storey in Lancaster. There was a lot of excitement because it was the first “in person” meeting since before COVID. Add that I am new to the post and had never been to Lancaster, I was really looking forward to it!…

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