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Briefings for Knowledge and Library Services staff on the latest news and development opportunities

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There are currently two briefings published:

General Update

Published weekly each Tuesday except for the 3rd Tuedsay iof the month. This briefing covers national and regional initiatives, CPD opportunities and network news.

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Resource Discovery Digest

Published every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  This briefing covers national and local resource discovery initiatives.

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See the archive for editions of the monthly General Update and Development Opportunities and People News to December 2021.

General Update

1 December 2021

Contents

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub public launch - Monday 10 January 2022
  • Kortext e-book collections
  • LibKey/BrowZine update
  • BrowZine in-depth - 8 December from 3:00 to 3:30pm
  • Blog alerts trialling

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1 November 2021

Contents:

  • Delve into whole genome sequencing
  • Critically appraising for anti-racism
  • Health Literacy Community of Practice
  • Welcome to #KNOWvember21
  • Launch of HEE Knowledge Mobilisation Self-Assessment Tool
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub Service Desk
  • Support for using provider database
  • Local eResources and Systems Audit 2021

  • Reminder:  Leadership Development Programme for Health Librarians
  • 2021 Knowledge and Library Services Workforce Profiling and Development Needs Survey

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1 October 2021

Contents:

  • Quality Improvement Outcomes Framework - thank you for your submissions
  • Launching the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • Peer support for expert searchers
  • RefWorks - reference management software for expert searchers
  • Black Lives Matter in Health Libraries. 
  • Short survey of 7 questions to help curate a collection of books and digital content for patients and carers
  • A new HILJClub post live - Global responses of health science librarians to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) pandemic: a desktop analysis
  • Beneficial Changes Network - submissions now open

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Development Opportunities and People News

15 December 2021

Contents

  • NICE Evidence Search
  • Omicron variant and Plan B 
  • Expert searcher and research skills development
  • Expert searcher trainer sessions
  • Randomised coffee trials for aspirant, new and established managers
  • Optimising use of knowledge and evidence resources by NHS staff and learners. Call for expressions of interest
  • Network engagement slides 

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15 November 2021

Contents

  • Knowledge for Healthcare L(a)unch and Learn, 12:00-13:00, Monday 13 December 2021
  • Applications are now open for the Topol Fellowship Programme
  • Deadline extension: 2021 Knowledge and Library Services Workforce Profiling and Development Needs Survey
  • Dates for #HIW2022 (Health Information Week) announced - why not start planning now?HL
  • HLG Leadership Exchange Bursary

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15 October 2021

Contents

  • BMJ Best Practice - training for you and your users
  • Resource discovery training
  • Leadership Development Programme for Health Librarians
  • 2021 Knowledge and Library Services Workforce Profiling and Development Needs Survey
  • #KNOWvember21
  • Launch of the HEE Knowledge Mobilisation Self-Assessment Tool, 3 November 2021, 1230 to 1330

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Resource Discovery Digest

17 November 2021

Contents

  • BMJ Best Practice - patient leaflets now app-based
  • Fran Wilkie joins HEE on secondment from NICE
  • Knowledge Hub Service Desk
  • Introducing the Service Desk Team
  • Communications about the closure of HDAS
  • End user search guides
  • OuP core collection update - promotional resources available
  • RefWorks update
  • Information skills for paramedics
  • OpenAthens - latest stats

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27 September 2021

Contents

  • Resource discovery training
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub - what next?
  • New HEE Knowledge and Library Hub service desk 
  • Provider databases - what about end-users?
  • RefWorks
  • Useful digital resources and tips
  • Digital playbooks
  • Emerging technologies

 

23 July 2021

Contents:

  • Welcome
  • LibKey is coming: are you ready?
  • Making the most of OpenAthens data
  • OUP E-Books
  • Saving time maintaining library contact details – the HLISD API 
  • Keeping up with emerging technologies
  • KnowledgeShare: more than just current awareness
  • An NHS Trust first: single sign-on to OpenAthens via ADFS Integration

Editorials

12 October 2021

Contents

  • Streamlining inter-lending and document supply (ILDS) update
  • Joining the 21st Century: OpenAthens and single sign-on
  • Moving away from HDAS - traning now available
  • Informatics Skills Development (ISD) Networks
  • Do you want to know about sustainablity?
  • Reflections from UCL Library and Information Studies students taking the Health Librarianship Module
  • NICE shared decision making guidance: an opportunity for knowledge and library specialists 
  • Levers for change

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25 June 2021

Contents:

  • NHS staff preview of new CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)
  • Knowing your Knowledge Mobilisation from your Knowledge Management
  • Progress since the Topol Review
  • Expert search early adopter pilots

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