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The impact of library news during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prior to the pandemic the library at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust produced a monthly newsletter of about four pages with information on library resources, outreach and staff news. The newsletter goes out to several hundred staff; recipients generally sign up to receive it when they join the library. Once we entered the first lockdown the library staff were working from home and it was decided the library news should be fortnightly to keep users informed about the latest service developments. We had been taking it in turns to edit the newsletter but I volunteered to become the sole editor.…

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Digital Libraries' Week

As part of Libraries Week (7th- 12th October), the Library and Information Service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals ran Digital Libraries Week to celebrate the library’s digital collection and its role in supporting patient care, research, and education.…

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Need help promoting your service? Ask a publicity champion

My name’s John and I’m a Publicity Champion. This sounds like something you might hear in a church basement where everyone confesses their bad habits or at a seven-year-old’s fancy-dress party but for the past few months I’ve been working with other librarians up and down the country developing publicity materials for libraries to use to promote their services.…

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