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Library Knowledge Services (North)

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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Developing partnerships

On 27th September 2021 we delivered a presentation about Bolton Health Information Partnership at the CILIP Health Libraries Group Virtual Study day. The day was focused around Users, Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilisation, just perfect for the topic of our session.…

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The last 20 years with David – a personal view.

In the year 2000, thankfully, we all survived the ‘millennium bug’ that was going to see off Y2K (as it was called).  The World Wide Web was about 10 years old and becoming known as the internet; Internet Explorer was about to launch as version 6.…

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From Aditus to Zoom

I started working in the Jefferson Library at what was then Central Manchester & Manchester Children’s Hospitals (CMMC), in May of 2005, I was employed as a part-time Library Assistant, and this was my first experience of working in a library, let alone a health library. I came from the world of import/export and dealing with TV infomercials, so this was very different!…

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I dream of a rising tide

I was asked to contribute a personal reflection of the role of clinical librarian over the last 20 years, with a nod towards possible future developments, and whilst it’s true I have been working as a health librarian in the NHS for two decades, clinical librarianship was not a feature of my early NHS career. I don’t pretend to be a historian of all matter clinical librarian-y, so instead I’ll comment on the things which made an impression on me during the first decade, led me towards taking up a clinical librarian role myself in the second, and what I hope will happen in the future.…

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