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  • New Blog Post - New Starter: Graham Breckon @ Countess of Chester
    18th October 2019
    Although not technically a new starter, after moving from Wirral to Chester after almost 16 years is certainly a new beginning. Having qualified in 1999, I worked for Wirral Libraries before moving to Arrowe Park in 2003 to a new Site Librarian role. read more...
  • New Blog Post - "Throwing the Ring into Mount Doom"
    18th October 2019
    Some time during 2016, shortly after joining Health Care Libraries Unit North (HCLU), Linda Ferguson casually dropped into conversation the expectation that members of the team obtain Fellowship with CILIP. “Yes of course, maybe next year” I replied in a confident fashion. In truth my thoughts were quite different. Had I done anything that had made significant contribution to the profession? Probably not. Chartership is one thing but surely only people like David Stewart or Andrew Booth are worthy of Fellowship? read more...
  • New Blog Post - Is Ranganathan still relevant?
    15th October 2019
    If you have worked in information for any length of time you are likely to have encountered Ranganathan’s Laws. They have been described as, “for librarians… timeless objectives that put our profession’s goals in perspective” There has been an array of alternatives presented since their first appearance such as Gorman’s ‘Five New Laws of Librarianship’. However Ranganthan’s laws - although almost 90 years old - still resonate today. But how relevant are they to modern libraries – in particular to health libraries? read more...
  • New Blog Post - Change doesn't have to be scary
    7th October 2019
    This Hop Tu Naa (the Manx version of Halloween), there’s been a few spooky changes in Keyll Darree Library. There’s an old adage that Manx people aren’t fond of newness, but our library team always feel better for a refresh, so we’re bucking the perceived trend! read more...
  • New blog post - Keele CAT in a day course
    7th October 2019
    I was invited onto this course at Keele University by a physiotherapist whose CAT (Critically Appraised Topic) group I’d joined earlier this year to help them find the evidence they need for their CATs. For those of you who haven’t heard of CATs, they are basically clinical questions arising from daily practice. My group meets roughly once a quarter to discuss their chosen specialist areas, progress being made and any possible gaps in the evidence. read more...
  • HCLU Monthly Report for aim 6 now available
    7th October 2019
    The HCLU monthly report for our aim 6 "There is increased capability, confidence and capacity within the LKS workforce" has been added to the website. This report covers the period April 2019 to September 2019. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Is there a crossover between Organisational Development (OD) and Library and Knowledge Services?
    2nd October 2019
    Recently Health Education England funded me for a two-day course at Henley Business School on Advancing your Change & OD Practice. Their purpose was to support the Knowledge for Healthcare agenda on knowledge mobilisation. My purpose was to understand where we fit in the Trust’s OD agenda. Over the last couple of years we’ve given increasing amounts of support to our OD department and chatting to our head of OD has revealed that we’re both interested in the same kinds of subjects. read more...
  • New HCLU Monthly Report
    18th September 2019
    The HCLU monthly report for our aim 5 "Partnership Working is the Norm in Delivering Knowledge for Healthcare" has been added to the website. This report covers the period March 2019 to August 2019. read more...
  • New Blog Post - New Starter: Carly Rowley, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
    16th September 2019
    Being a musician by training, one might wonder how I’ve come to librarianship as a career! After completing my PhD in Music in 2016, I realised that whilst I wanted to continue my activities as a researcher, I also wanted to pursue something else as my daily job. As a student, I really enjoyed working as a writing mentor and helping other students gain more confidence in key skills. So working in libraries really appeared to provide what I was looking for. read more...
  • HEALER Meeting
    9th September 2019
    Knowledge for Healthcare has identified a need to embed library and knowledge specialists in NHS research, as providers of evidence and as research practitioners. One of the means of achieving this, is to create a research community of practice for health library and knowledge services practitioners. read more...
  • New Blog Post - New Starter: Erica Hateley, Mersey Care
    6th September 2019
    2018 was a big year for me. After deciding to pursue a mid-life career change away from higher education teaching and research, I started my professional journey as a librarian by enrolling in a Library and Information Management postgraduate course at Manchester Metropolitan University. read more...
  • New Blog Post - A Library Assistant's Journey to CILIP certification
    29th August 2019
    "Having been in my Library Assistant post since 2016, I was keen to find a way in which I could develop myself professionally [outside of the various Library Assistant study days and general CPD activities]. A colleague told me about CILIP Certification and after doing some of my own research I knew this was the route I wanted to take." read more...
  • New Blog Post -Lynfest 2019
    21st August 2019
    June 2019 saw the annual LYNFEST – a celebration of arts and music at Bradford District Care Foundation Trust’s (BDCFT) Lynfield Mount Hospital. This year’s festival had its widest-ever range of activities and events, including displays of service-user artwork, stand-up comedy, open mic, freestyle rap, performance poetry, musical drama, a gardening competition, a pottery workshop and lots of live music, not to mention a ceilidh! BDCFT library have proactively supported the festival from its inception in 2016 and for the second year running we were privileged to be involved read more...
  • Stuck on a Knowledge Island: Knowledge Management Advanced Course
    20th August 2019
    In this article Dan Livesey discusses his experience at the Knowledge Management Advanced Course, which he attended last July read more...
  • New Blog Post - Reflections from a first-time CILIP attendee
    15th August 2019
    In this article Natasha Craigs from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust reflects on her first CILIP conference read more...
  • New HCLU monthly report added to website
    9th August 2019
    The HCLU monthly report for aim 4 on our implementation plan "Patients, carers and the public are empowered to make health and well being choices" has been added to the website. read more...
  • News from NoWAL
    5th August 2019
    Most NHS Libraries find themselves dealing with students at some point so it's always good to hear from our colleagues in higher education. North-West Academic Libraries (NoWAL) publish a summer newsletter. read more...
  • Good citizens in a fairer world with libraries as third places
    23rd July 2019
    Walking along Oxford Road in Manchester brought back memories of my time studying for an MA in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have only visited this part of Manchester a couple of times since graduating and this was my first time on official library business; my first time at the CILIP conference, having received a bursary from CILIP Yorkshire & Humber. read more...