Category Archives: library services

Making NHS Libraries and Knowledge Service business critical workshop

About a month ago, I attended a session for NHS librarians on synthesising and summarising information. You can read about my impressions of that event here. Today I attended the follow up, a session led by Anne Gray, Knowledge Officer … Continue reading

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Synthesising and Summarising workshop

On Wednesday, I attended a workshop for NHS library staff, led by Tim Buckley Owen, on synthesising and summarising information. The workshop involved a mixture of presentations by Tim, and hands-on, practical exercises, centred on transforming a large number of … Continue reading

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Research Ambassador project: some reflections

This week’s Camtasia training marked the final stage of my participation in the University of Cambridge’s ‘Research Ambassador’ pilot project. The project, run by the Office of Scholarly Communication, was intended to bring together library staff from across the University … Continue reading

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Royal Marsden Manual workshop

I spent the morning at the Warner Library (Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust) in Chelmsford, where I was given a crash course in the use of the Royal Marsden Manual. The course was led by Janet Broome of Wiley publishers, … Continue reading

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One little word

Until now, every library in which I’ve worked has called the area from which readers are issued, and to which they return, books the ‘issue desk’. As the issuing of books takes place at this location, you’d think that this … Continue reading

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Deep breath

This week was the start of the new academic year here in Cambridge, which as you can imagine meant a lot of extra work in all my various libraries. As well as all the regular work associated with this time … Continue reading

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How I got into library and information services

There are as many routes into the field of library and information services as there are stars in the sky, and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Some people know from early on that this is the right career for … Continue reading

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