Make working at home work for you: sensible sources of advice/tips and tricks on working from home
If you have library assistants working from home, or your your service is physically closed to users with only library and knowledge service staff in, here are some ideas of the work they could be doing. We have also drawn together some of the CPD opportunities that are available. This work has been pulled together from suggestions from across England.
Tips from Ned Potter for retooling your sessions to work in a webinar type environment. [Last checked: 30/04/20]
Naomi Hall, Knowledge Service Assistant for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust shares her daily home-working routine. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
Matt Holland, LKS for NHS Ambulance Services in England is a home based librarian. In these 2 posts he shares his tips on working from home. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
To thank everyone in the NHS across the country who are working so hard to protect us during this crisis, Hachette UK is offering all NHS staff a free e-book to download. Simply enter your NHS email address, choose a book from the selection available, then validate using the link sent to your NHS email address and create an account. [Last Checked: 30/4/20]
Practical guidance about working from home including staying in touch and staying secure. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
Explores the benefits of flexible working, and gives practical tips on implementing flexible working practices (need to register for free account for full access). [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
Tips from the CIPD to help you and your team get the most out of homeworking (need to register for free account for full access). [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
This online course demonstrates how to work effectively and collaboratively with your team, whether you’re at home or on the other side of the world. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
Some hints and tips on working virtually adapted from Zoom and from the research of Ghislaine Caulat (2012). [Last Checked: 30/4/20]
Harvard Business School’s Professor Tsedal Neeley and CMCO Brian Kenny use Zoom to discuss everything from creating a routine, connecting with colleagues and virtual presentations. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
This provides practical tips about working from home, from setting out boundaries and breaks, to the practicalities of equipment and space needs. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
This focuses your concentration for a specific amount of time, followed by a break. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]
Children Home Too?
Some tips for working from home if you have children at home too from someone who has been doing it whilst working as a freelance writer. [Last Checked: 24/4/20]