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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Experience as an Exhibitor (It's Great Up North)

I started my new role with Elsevier as Commercial Product Manager for Clinical Solutions in April 2019 and I’ve been trying to visit as many customers as possible as part of my induction and to learn more about our products and the people who use them.…

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Health Care Libraries Unit North: twenty years on

Just over twenty years ago two north colleagues came to see me at The Royal society of Medicine where I headed up the library and IT services. Essentially they were head-hunting me to apply for the newly created role of Regional director of Library Services in the North West. The post was one of a series of recommendations in the SECTA Review which had been commissioned by the former North West Regional Office (RO).…

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Getting Retro’ with the planning posse

Members of the Great Up North Conference Planning Team met via Skype on 2nd July to discuss our learning from the recent event. Being good Knowledge Specialists, we chose the Retrospect from the KM Toolkit to help us to identify and record our reflections.…

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Its Great Up North – Job Shadowing

When I was offered the chance to attend the Its Great Up North Conference on 6th and 7th June in Harrogate as part of job shadowing, I immediately said yes. Although I work in Health Education England,…

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When Your Twitter Quacks, Rather Than Tweets

You know you’re being indulged when you ask “What are we going to use as a twitter icon?” and the answer down the phone is use a duck! So Wat the duck came to pass! Then came the challenge of sourcing the real life duck that you’ve got a picture of…. thankfully the web provided!…

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