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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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