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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Public Health Resource Centre - Yearly update

In October 2019, Andy Moore joined the team from Leeds Public Libraries. His new role is a two year post as Digital Projects Officer and he will be working on three projects: to create digital content that share key public health messages with workforce; to update the PHRC website; and to make improvements to the PHRC’s library management system. In December, Sally Hughes started as our Health Improvement Resource Assistant. Sally arrives from Leeds Public Libraries and her roles in the PHRC are dealing with customer enquiries, issuing stock, compiling leaflet & poster orders, promoting campaigns and running our Instagram account and then of course there will be lots of project work that will come up to get stuck into.…

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Update on changes and our year from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (PCFT) Knowledge Service

We are now a team of 4 people. Administrator (Matt Johnson), Knowledge Specialist:Liaison Lead (Rosalind McNally), Knowledge Specialist:Quality (Laura Jeffreys), Knowledge Specialist:Outreach (Stephen Edwards). Stephen started working with the team in December, 2019. Laura Jeffreys went on maternity leave in May this year. So our staffing is currently reduced. When the pandemic started a number of us also volunteered for the essential work created. At the time of writing we are now all back in our usual roles. In the last 12 months we have also had to respond to the changes at PCFT. The Trust no longer includes community services, and took the decision to become a Mental Health & Learning Disability Trust.…

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The Covid Whirlwind: JET Library Experience

It is challenging thinking back and to be honest it feels a little bit like a luxury. We talk about a ‘new normal’ but in reality, the library has always stumbled from one crisis to another. We have always adapted to the needs of the organisation. It will also continue to do so and what that looks like yet is still an unknown. What has been different for Covid, was despite being well placed; it still blew in and left us topsy turvy.…

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North Cumbria Library & Knowledge Service - Update

The year has largely been defined by the planning and aftermath of the merger of our LKS’s host Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and its partner Cumbria Partnership, together with the moving of mental health services in the north to North Tyne & Wear NHS Trust and in the south to Lancashire Care NHS Trust. From 3rd October the Trust has had a new name and is now North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust.…

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Service Update for North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

On display in the library office is the following quote: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu (Philosopher, 6th Century BC.) Salutary advice considering the many changes that have occurred over the past year!…

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Virtually over …

We may be going back to work in the new normal.  A very, very clean and socially distanced workplace.  As eMails go out on the lists about the process of reintegrating into our physical libraries what will we remember about the time when the virtual library was the new normal?…

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