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I dream of a rising tide

I was asked to contribute a personal reflection of the role of clinical librarian over the last 20 years, with a nod towards possible future developments, and whilst it’s true I have been working as a health librarian in the NHS for two decades, clinical librarianship was not a feature of my early NHS career. I don’t pretend to be a historian of all matter clinical librarian-y, so instead I’ll comment on the things which made an impression on me during the first decade, led me towards taking up a clinical librarian role myself in the second, and what I hope will happen in the future.…

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Popping up across Leeds - taking the library to where the users are

As a library serving a community care trust, the Leeds CCG, two local hospices and the council’s public health staff, we struggle to reach most of our users because they work all across the city. Maria was aware of pop-up libraries from her days working in the academic sector and suggested they made perfect sense in our circumstances, since they basically consist of taking a selection of materials and resources out of the library to where its users actually are. As a result, about a year ago, we started organising Leeds Community Health (LCH) Library Pop-Ups at our staff bases all over Leeds.…

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