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Meeting face to face again … and managing a hybrid event

On 29th June 2022, Yorkshire and Humber Health Libraries Network (YOHHLNet) held its first face to face event for over two and a half years. The study day (held at Leeds Central Library) incorporated the AGM and brought around 30 people from across the region together. The event booked up really quickly, even before the agenda had been finalised, showing the keenness of many to meet face to face again.…

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CILIP Conference Reimagined 2020 - Conference Report

Last year was one of ‘reimagining’ and adapting when circumstances are not ideal, and of course the CILIP Conference was no exception. Having only begun my role in health libraries in late March 2020, I was absolutely delighted to receive a YOHHLNet Bursary for November’s CILIP conference, an event that I have always been keen to participate in but never previously managed to attend. Unlike previous years (but maybe setting the precedent for several years to come), instead of getting to head off merrily on a train to some far flung destination (or Manchester), and spend break times chatting over complimentary coffee with librarians from near and far, I attended the CILIP Conference from the PC in my bedroom.…

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YOHHLNet - a personal reflection

I became Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber health Libraries Knowledge Network (YOHHLNet) in May 2020 after a period of co-Chairing with Becky Williams. YOHHLNet is a network of health library and information services across East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.…

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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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How shadows spread across YOHHLNet

The kindling that stoked the fires of job shadowing across YOHHLNet arose from a yearly staff appraisal with the suggested development plan idea… I want to learn from others……

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