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North Cumbria Library & Knowledge Service - Update

The year has largely been defined by the planning and aftermath of the merger of our LKS’s host Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and its partner Cumbria Partnership, together with the moving of mental health services in the north to North Tyne & Wear NHS Trust and in the south to Lancashire Care NHS Trust. From 3rd October the Trust has had a new name and is now North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust.…

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Service Update for North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

On display in the library office is the following quote: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu (Philosopher, 6th Century BC.) Salutary advice considering the many changes that have occurred over the past year!…

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Becky Williams – HEE New Starter

It is a strange time to start a new role. When I was offered the role of LKS Development Manager back at the end of February, I didn’t imagine that I would start the job sitting in our spare room/office surrounded by the kids old toys. However, here we are! Like everyone else, I am adjusting to our new ways of working and that includes changing roles by swapping laptops. However, despite the difficult circumstances, I am very much enjoying the new role and I have been made to feel very welcome. I was also impressed that my laptop arrived on time and my IT access was set-up without any delays, so it is all systems go!…

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Virtually over …

We may be going back to work in the new normal.  A very, very clean and socially distanced workplace.  As eMails go out on the lists about the process of reintegrating into our physical libraries what will we remember about the time when the virtual library was the new normal?…

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When is a Systematic Review not a Systematic Review? OR How can a library service with a minimal level of staff support systematic reviews?

My Trust, that covers acute and community services in Northern Lincolnshire and part of East Yorkshire, serves a population of 350,000 and employs approximately 6,500 staff. Trust Library Services consists of two staffed site libraries and one small library resource room that is not staffed. Professionally qualified staff in my service consist of two full time staff, supported by 2.44 whole time equivalent para professionals.…

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