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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Update from Bradford Teaching Hospitals

There’s been a big turnaround of staff at Bradford! The physical library space was closed to readers at the beginning of the pandemic and we also said goodbye to Lead Librarian Federica Bianchini, who moved on to Bradford Care trust. After a nine month period where the service was delivered by library assistants Louise and Caroline, I was appointed as Knowledge and Resources Librarian at the start of January. It’s been a steep learning curve, never having worked in an NHS library before, and I’m grateful to everyone, both at Bradford and in the wider network of librarians in the North, who have been there to answer all my questions.…

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Reflecting on "Introduction to Health Librarianship," - a new module at Manchester Metropolitan University

For the first time, a module focusing specifically on health librarianship has been added to the programme for the MA Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. The module is led by Dr Geoff Walton, and provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required to provide library and knowledge services to an NHS or health organisation. Students on the module, like me, were fortunate to receive guest lectures from 17 health librarians, who each gave an insight into their career as well as exploring topics related to the field of health libraries.…

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Graduate Library and Knowledge Services Trainee – Three Month Summary

My name is Amy Clancy and I am documenting my year as a graduate trainee at Greater Manchester Mental Health and Cheshire Wirral Partnership. I am now three months into my graduate trainee year, and it’s hard to believe I am already a quarter of the way through! In this blog post I’ll discuss changes that have occurred within my role since my last post, as well as reflect on my first three months as a graduate trainee.…

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