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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Update on changes and our year from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (PCFT) Knowledge Service (1)

This short piece is about our service and work we have done together since the last update in September 2020. We welcomed back Laura Jeffreys, Knowledge Specialist: Quality, returning from maternity leave part-time in August which has given us all a lift and increased our capacity as a team. The Transformation process at PCFT, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19 continue to affect our ability to build stable relationships and implement systems. We are still all working predominantly from home, with some limited attendance in the office to maintain systems & for health and wellbeing. Some face to face inductions and training are cautiously restarting, which is both exciting and challenging. A 5 year plan has now been accepted by the Board, and we welcome Simon Sandhu to the post of Deputy Medical Director.…

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Digital Library Induction via PageTiger during the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the changes in working norms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the library service at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT) was proactive in introducing new members of staff to library services during the formal induction process. The library was represented during corporate induction and library staff worked with departments to deliver tailored induction in the library for certain staff groups. But from March 2020, the trust ended all face-to-face training and induction to limit social contact as a consequence of the pandemic, resulting in a requirement to deliver virtual inductions. This case study presents how the library service approached this, by creating an interactive library induction leaflet via PageTiger.…

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Inducting and training a new senior library assistant whilst working remotely in a pandemic

In March this year, a long established senior library assistant in my team is due to retire. We are a Trust in financial special measures, the site libraries in our Trust only have the capacity to hold one staff member behind the counter areas and ensure social distancing. The question is, how am I going to induct and train a new staff member if there can only be one person on site at any one time?…

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Change doesn't have to be scary

This Hop Tu Naa (the Manx version of Halloween), there’s been a few spooky changes in Keyll Darree Library. There’s an old adage that Manx people aren’t fond of newness, but our library team always feel better for a refresh, so we’re bucking the perceived trend!…

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