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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Update from Bradford Teaching Hospitals

There’s been a big turnaround of staff at Bradford! The physical library space was closed to readers at the beginning of the pandemic and we also said goodbye to Lead Librarian Federica Bianchini, who moved on to Bradford Care trust. After a nine month period where the service was delivered by library assistants Louise and Caroline, I was appointed as Knowledge and Resources Librarian at the start of January. It’s been a steep learning curve, never having worked in an NHS library before, and I’m grateful to everyone, both at Bradford and in the wider network of librarians in the North, who have been there to answer all my questions.…

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Barnsley Hospital NHS FT Library Service update

Staffing changes: In the summer, Library Technician Sylvie Seton left the trust. The decision was made to appoint an Assistant Librarian role instead of a Library Technician role and Jessica Waite joined the library service in October.…

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Staff changes at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS FT

Following the retirement of Susan Bell in summer 2019, Ailsa Haigh has recently been promoted to the role of Senior Library Assistant for e-resources. The CNTW team bid farewell to Marion Bilton, based at Hopewood Park (formerly Cherry Knowle) in Ryhope, at the end of January 2020. Marion is a long serving library assistant within the team and is looking forward to her retirement. The library at Hopweood Park will be operating reduced hours from mid January.…

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