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Library Knowledge Services (North)

The pen is mightier than the keyboard: promoting information skills to ambulance services

The Library and Knowledge Service for NHS Ambulance Services in England (LKS ASE) serves about 36,000 users in eight of the ten ambulance service trusts in England. With so many users the library needs to come up with creative ways to reach them, in particular non-users of the service. One solution is to put information in places they are likely to find it, typically professional journals and newsletters.…

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Springboard programme reflections

I took part in the Springboard women’s development programme which consisted of 8 free workshops that was delivered virtually over the period of four months - from February to May 2021. The workshop was for two half days in a month, and the objectives of the programme are; • To take clear practical realistic steps to take more control over your life. • To find out what you value. • To make decisions and take action based on your core values.…

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Delivering Training Virtually

As we have all learnt to do things in different ways due to the pandemic, we’re increasingly using platforms such as MS Teams to deliver training. Back in September 2020, Heather Steele organised a session in Leeds (for NHS and Public Health Resource Centre librarians) to share our learning of delivering training virtually. We all had different ranges of experiences (some good, some not so good), and we just wanted to learn together.…

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