What happened


Feb 2020 – LKS strategy 2020-2025 accepted by Workforce Assurance Committee on behalf of the Trust


Critical success factors include staffing and investment in eresources; little progress is being made in these areas.  The new build (in partnership with the university and college) is ‘on hold’ during the pandemic – building has yet to start.

Mid-march onwards – working from home; reflection on COVID-19 and LKS included on LKS Blog, April


Something we’d been planning, but which we’ve implemented much sooner due to COVID.  The physical spaces have remained open throughout the pandemic.

April onwards – moved to Organisational Development and Learning, then new team of People Development, with a new line manager

Although most colleagues are known to us, it’s been difficult joining the team and adjusting to new management styles with COVID-19 restrictions. 

May 2020 – Kindness Pebbles project

Showed the creative side of LKS staff and it was fun to do.

July 2020 – Health Information Week

Awareness raising and increased our Twitter presence.

August 2020 – Be More Pirate

Sandra and Kelly attended this session about change not being driven from the top and enjoyed the theme of breaking rules in a good way

October 2020 – over 600 Twitter followers

Set this as target for the end of 2020; poetry readings by BAME Forum colleagues were inspirational and moving.

December 2020 – Library Manager to leave Feb 2021

Time for someone else to lead the service; many thanks to HEE North colleagues for their continued advice, support and help.