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Gift 10: Rockin’ and rollin’ – Resources for role design #Knowledgeforeflcare

What is it?

A suite of resources from the Learning Zone (see Gift 2) to give a flavour of the knowledge and skills required for the wide-range of existing and emerging roles in health library and knowledge services. The list includes everything from Clinical Librarian to Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) manager. There are postcard examples of people working in the jobs explaining in their own words what the key aspects of their jobs are and the impact.

What should you use it for?

These resources can be used to:

  • Support career development (assist individuals with their personal career development by understanding more about the knowledge and skills required for different roles)
  • Support managers (help managers develop a workforce with the correct skillmix including information to help assess staffing needs, write job descriptions and tips on recruitment)
  • Find out more about portfolio careers

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Workforce Planning and Development Group

Knowledge for Elfcare Slide deck

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Gift 9: Partners in patient care – Making the case #Knowledgeforelfcare

What is it?

The ‘Making the case’ page outlines the reasons it is important that NHS librarians play a key role in supporting patients to access quality and reliable health information. This includes the key drivers within patient information that can be used to develop your service offer.

As NHS Librarians, we are used to playing a key role in providing evidence for patient care as part of our service to healthcare staff. We have skills in finding the evidence, appraising it and making it readily available in formats needed by our healthcare colleagues. We are already partners in patient care. We can use these same skills in our interactions with patients, carers and the public.

What should you use it for?

If you need convincing that health libraries have a role to play in Patient and Public Information, take a look at “Making the case”. Hopefully you’ll be convinced health libraries can have a real impact on patient care and be inspired to get involved in your own organisations.

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Patient and Public Information (PPI)

Knowledge for Elfcare Slide deck

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Gift 8: Back to basics – the Best Practice Current Awareness guidelines #Knowledgeforelfcare

What is it?

Current Awareness services are highly valued, but time-consuming to do well. By sharing effort and expertise, we can continue to improve the quality, relevance and reach of the bulletins we produce. This simple guidance covers; current awareness basics, evaluating and reviewing, terminology, delivery format and design, evaluating information sources, content, abstracts and summaries, copyright and disclaimers.

What should you use it for?

These simple guidelines have been developed by librarians for librarians, to help ensure our current awareness outputs are both fit for purpose and good to share. If you’re embarking on a new current awareness service, or looking to refresh the ones you already deliver, it’s worth a look at the guide to ensure you’re producing something of the highest quality that meets your users needs in the most efficient way you can.

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Resource Discovery Working Group (RDG)

Knowledge for Elfcare Slide deck

Download and view the presentation, click once to reveal the gift and again to find out more