Knowledge Services Briefing

There are currently three briefings published: 

  • The Knowledge Services Briefing: Editorial Issue is published 3 times a year in January, May and September 
  • The Knowledge Services Briefing: General Update is published on or around the 1st of each month 
  • The Knowledge Services Briefing: Development Opportunities and People News is published on or around the 15th of each month 

The briefings will keep you informed about: 

  • National and regional initiatives 
  • Network news 
  • CPD opportunities 

Occasionally special editions may be published.   

You may subscribe to the Briefings here. 

If you have any comments or suggestions for items you would like to see included, contact Ksbriefings@libraryservices.nhs.uk 

Knowledge Services Briefing Archive (last 6 issues)

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15 October 2020 –  Development Opportunities and People News – Issue 015

Contents:  National Discovery Service: a chance to inform how it is implemented, promoted and used / CILIP: Exploring the impact of Digital Technologies on the Library, Knowledge and Information Service workforce / Clinical Librarian Community of Practice (clinCoP) webinar, 23 November 2020 / What makes a good impact case study? New resource on KfH Blog. Tweet the latest briefing

1 October 2020 –  General Update -Issue 15

Contents:  CILIP: Exploring the impact of Digital Technologies on the Library, Knowledge and Information Service workforce  / • Keep up to date with new information on technology in libraries and healthcare / Black History Month / World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day / Impact and Staff Development Survey 2020  / Libraries Week / Health Literacy Month / Streamlining Resource Discovery. Tweet the latest briefing

25th September 2020 – Editorial Issue – Issue 003

Contents:  Reminder of some of the great posts from the Knowledge for Healthcare blog since the end of May 2020. Tweet the latest briefing

15 September 2020 – Development Opportunities and People News – Issue 14

Contents: Staff Development and Impact Survey / Clinical Librarian Community of Practice WebEx / OpenAthens Q&A sessions for local administrators / Insight 2020 / Guidance publications from the Royal Colleges and Health Professionals Bulletin Tweet the latest briefing

01 September 2020 – General Update – Issue 14

Contents: Funding opportunity: advancing “place-based” knowledge services / Moving forward from HDAS: next steps / Impact and Staff Development survey / Senior leadership development programme / Health literacy and schools Tweet the latest briefing

17 August 2020 – Development Opportunities and People News – Issue 13

Contents: Review of CILIP’s professional knowledge and skills base / Senior leadership development programme for health librarians / Getting ready for KNOWvember20: a showcase spectacular / Health literacy and schools / Development of the new website for LKS staff: an update / Would you like to help? Call for a content migration project officer / We are the NHS: people plan 2020/21 / E-Resource usage statistics webinars / Newsletters and bulletins  / Seeking your views and feedback

03 August 2020 – General Update – Issue 13

Contents: HDAS – additional FAQs / BMJ Best Practice – induction animation / BMJ Best Practice – patient information / New feature: download your library journal holdings from the link resolver / COVID-19 Search Bank – your feedback / Apprentice Standard survey / E-Resource usage statistics webinars / #uklibchat on the future of cataloguing

22 July 2020 – Special Issue – Moving forward from HDAS

Contents: Update on HDAS including next steps, and some immediate opportunities.