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Library Knowledge Services (North)

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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Hello from Danielle Davies - New starter

Hi everyone, my name is Danielle Davies and I have recently joined Mersey Care as an Evidence Reviewer (Assistant Librarian). This is my first role in health libraries, although I have previous experience of working in multiple academic and public libraries, as well as NHS and university administration. I have a good all-round knowledge of libraries from the many different libraries I have worked in, ranging from activities such as archives and special collections to collection management, cataloguing and providing information literacy sessions...…

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Hello from Tilly Dixon - New starter

Hello, my name is Tilly Dixon and I have recently joined the JET Library at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Digital Librarian. I’m new to libraries, my background is in IT, working with large enterprise systems in private industry. My experience ranges from technical projects such as system installs, upgrades and database migrations, to more generic skills like content management and knowledge transfer. I have experience of corporate governance and am qualified in ITIL and internal quality audit.…

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Hello from Stephanie Burns - New starter

Hello everyone, I’m Stephanie Burns and I’ve recently joined the Library and Knowledge team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust as a Librarian. My library background has been predominantly in the HE and FE sector. I’ve worked in a number of places… from the Shetland Isles, where I’m originally from, to the North West of England via Aberdeen and Dubai! However, my very first professional library role was in the NHS many years ago when I worked for the-then Grampian Health Board in Aberdeen. So, when I saw this job advertised, I decided to make the leap back into the NHS and I’m so delighted I did!…

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Hello from Karen Storms - New starter

My name is Karen Storms and I’m a new starter, having just joined as Assistant Librarian at the Royal Oldham Hospital for the Northern Care Alliance. My library experience is mostly in educational settings and small specialty libraries so I am brand-new to healthcare. Most recently, I worked as a consultant librarian, offering my services to institutions that needed a professional librarian but couldn’t afford a full-time post or simply needed my expertise for a short-term big project. All of this work has been done in Hertfordshire so as well as starting a new job, I’m also moving house soon. NCA has welcomed me and got me off to an exciting start! I look forward to being part of the Northern Health Libraries community, and I am certain I will be asking a lot of questions.…

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Hello from Sarah Bowman-Worrall - New starter

Hello, my name is Sarah Bowman-Worrall and I have recently joined the Manchester Foundation Trust team as an Assistant Librarian. Whilst I have a Master’s in Library and Information Management, all of my previous library experience related to academic libraries, so it was a big step for me to dive into the world of clinical librarianship. However, I had nothing to fear as everyone in the trust has been so welcoming, helpful, and patient that it has been easy for me to adjust to this new role. I find myself learning something new every day whether that be in relation to outreach, book buying, or literature searching, so I know that this is a role that will never bore me. I am looking forward to contributing to all of the amazing services that the trust has to offer and getting to know more about the world of NHS libraries.…

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Hello from Amy Tyrrell - New starter

My name is Amy Tyrrell and I have recently started the role of Assistant Librarian for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. My first library job after completing my MA in Library and Information Management was as a library assistant within a college library system. After building my core library skills in an academic environment, I am very excited to now be in a position where I can help medical staff gain access to the resources they need. As my role is based at North Manchester General Hospital, I’m particularly looking forward to promoting our library service by helping people learn how to search healthcare databases and building and refreshing our collection of core and fiction books.…

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