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

There are currently two briefings published.

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

Published fortnightly on Tuesdays.

This briefing covers national and regional initiatives, training opportunities and network news.

It replaces the old Editorial, General Update and Development Opportunities briefings (see archives for previous editions). 

See the last three of these briefings.

Resource Discovery Digest

Published fortnightly on Tuesdays.  This briefing covers national and local resource discovery initiatives.

If you wish to contribute, see the digest's editorial policy.

See the last three of these digests.

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

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Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

6 February 2024

Contents

News:

  • A Personal Update from Sue Lacey Bryant
  • Happy National Apprentices Week 2024

  • Impact Cases Studies: Submissions Now Open

  • Changes to the Knowledge Mobilisation Self-Assessment Tool

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Services Health Literacy

  • Community of Practice Meeting, 27 February 2024, 10am to 12pm
  • Any Library Staff Leavers / New Starters in your Service?
  • Generative AI Tools: Stay and Play Sessions
  • Deduklick, Syntax Converters and using AI for Horizon Scanning Session, 12 February 2024, 11am to 12pm

  • The NHSE Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Healthcare Technologies Capability Framework and AI Education Offer, 18 March 2024, 12:30pm to 1pm

  • Reflections on CILIP Libraries Rewired 2023

  • Reflections on International Clinical Librarians Conference 2023

  • Northern Lights - New Content

 

Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy Opportunities - All workshop are online:

  • Knowledge Mobilisation Community of Practice Meeting, 28 February 2024, 10am to 11:30am
  • Tackling Queries at the Enquiry Desk: Using the Knowledge Hub and Other Key Resources to Support Your Users, 22 March 2024, 10am to 11:30am

23 January 2024

Contents

Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy Opportunities - All workshop are online:

  • Customer Service Skills for Library Assistants, 20 February 2024, 10am to 1pm
  • Responding to Enquiries Effectively for Library Assistants, 27 February 2024, 10am to 1pm

  • 45 Minutes with Helen Swales, 20 March 2024, 2pm to 2:45pm

News:

  • Would you like to be an Impact Case Study Reviewer?
  • Sign up to Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) Mailing Lists
  • KNOWvember Success at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Artificial Intelligence Learning Zone page update
  • International Clinical Librarians Conference 2023
  • Northern Lights - New Content

 

9 January 2024

Contents

  • The national NHS Knowledge and Library Services Team in the new NHS England

Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy Opportunities (All Workshop are Virtual):

  • Introduction to Searching for Health Information at Population Level and Health Inequalities Workshop, 31 January 2024 and 15 February 2024
  • Integrated Care Knowledge and Library Services Community of Practice Meet-Up, 16 January 2024, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Health Literacy Train the Trainer, 12 March 2024, 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1st Knowledge Mobilisation Community of Practice Meeting, 28 February 2024, 10am - 11:30am

News:

  • NIHR Evidence Collection: ‘Who’s who in General Practice? Research can help practices introduce new roles’
  • Update to Health Literacy Geodata
  • WE-R NHS (Workforce and Education Research NHS) Sharing their Knowledge

  • Northern Lights - new content

 

 

 

Resource Discovery Digest

27 February 2024

Contents

  • Expert searchers – can you help to inform the development of our databases?
  • User satisfaction with the Hub and promotional messaging

  • Problems with NHS mail and platform notifications

  • EBSCO Maintenance on Databases and Catalogues

  • Promotional items from Third Iron

  • Smartlinks+ in HLM – change in appearance

  • Updating your journal holdings in HLM – a reminder

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

 

13 February 2024

Contents

  • Pilot of default Local Library Limiter on the Hub – views sought
  • New Kortext Psychology Collection
  • ClinicalKey Flex in the Knowledge and Library Hub

  • Consortial pricing for LibKey Nomad++

  • AMED affected by the British Library ransomware attack

  • New product cards for HMIC and SP&P

  • Key resources and apps – a handy guide

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

 

30 January 2024

Contents

  • Quick Guide and Roles and Responsibilities
  • Changes to Hub settings improving the balance of results and consistency
  • Twitter/X widget on the Hub – consider removing
  • Join the Hub CoP for a demonstration of the new user interface (3pm on 2 February 2024)

  • Wessex Classification Scheme Update

  • Karger - European Urology - issue with metadata affecting holdings info for articles pre-1998

  • What's happening with the Grey Literature Collection?

  • PTFS Europe Lunchtime Webinars

  • NIHR Latest Collections

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

 

 

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