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Hello from Amanda Balaam - New Starter

Hello, my name is Amanda Balaam, and I’ve recently started as Evidence and Library Service Manager at Mersey Care. I am not new to the NHS, having been at the Northern Care Alliance as an Assistant Librarian for almost 5 years. Prior to this, my experience is almost 25 years in school libraries, most recently in Suffolk for 20 years, although I am a Northerner born (Yorkshire) and bred (Lancashire)!…

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Daljit Kaur Rai – Hull University Teaching Hospitals – New Starter

Hi, I’m Daljit the new Information and eResources Officer at Hull University Teaching Hospitals. I am completely new to the NHS, Hull and the North. I am from Leicester and have over 6 years experience working in Academic Libraries and Archives. I completed my Library Traineeship with De Montfort University. I’m currently studying for my MA Librarianship at the University of Sheffield and hope to complete it this September. My dissertation focuses on creating a new methodology to critically analyse academic library shelves. After which I will start my chartership.…

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Tom Cudbertson - Hull University Teaching Hospitals - New Starter

Hello everyone, my name is Tom Cudbertson. I am brand new to libraries, although not to the NHS, having previously worked as an MDT Assistant in oncology, as a Medical Secretary and in Medical Records at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. When the opportunity to work in the Trust library appeared I reflected on myself and my skills, deciding to apply and fortunately being successful. I am enjoying learning about how health libraries work and the many different roles there are within them. I am currently building my customer service skills to make sure library users have a positive experience.…

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