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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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You Don’t Need to Show Everything

How can a person be in many places at once when it’s not possible to go anywhere? I can imagine the character Jonathan Creek using this line whilst pacing around his windmill, but it is no longer the 1990s and the answer is simple; the internet will take you there. Despite the ubiquitous nature of all things digital, there seemed to be a fresh quality to online meetings and training in 2020 that I hadn’t anticipated. I hadn’t heard of Zoom before March and Microsoft Teams was only just on my radar. Nevertheless, they have proved very useful and have allowed me to see and speak with people based near and far without leaving the building.…

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One to one virtual training sessions – learning as we go

One to one virtual training sessions – learning as we go As we are now unable to go out in person to deliver training in people’s workplaces and our training room is currently full of furniture removed from the library to ensure social distancing we realised that our only option was to deliver our training virtually.…

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