Gift 5: ‘What are you going to measure for whom?’ – the Value and Impact Toolkit #Knowledgeforelfcare

What is it?

This toolkit provides access to a set of Impact Tools including a generic questionnaire and case study templates. There are also resources including a range of materials useful in measuring value and impact, together with a guide on what to use when.

Included is a short questionnaire that can be used a standard and systematic way for obtaining impact information, a basic suite of interview schedules to support the interview process for establishing impact and case studies to capture and summarise the outcome of interviews. There is also a Value and Impact Mapping Tool included in the suite.

What should you use it for?

The tools are designed as a best practice guide for local adaptation and includes several off the shelf resources that libraries can download and use. There are six areas of impact deemed high value for targeting messages; money, quality, public health/ safe care, efficiency, workforce and learners and service improvement. Once you’ve measured impact it can be used to raise the profile of your service and can be added to annual reports, committee meetings and social media.

The Mapping Tool is designed to help you choose what approach to use to demonstrate value and impact. Before choosing a method, measure or tool you need to decide “What are you going to measure for whom?”

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Quality and Impact Working Group

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Gift 4: R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the PKSB for Health #Knowledgeforelfcare

What is it?

The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) for Health outlines the broad range of knowledge and skills required by librarians and knowledge specialists working in health. It enriches the original Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) PKSB by adding examples from a health setting throughout.

What should you use it for?

The PKSB helps you map your knowledge and skills. You can use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Workforce Planning and Development Group

Knowledge for Elfcare Slide deck

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Gift 3: Health Librarians Have Got Talent – The Talent Management Toolkit #Knowledgeforelfcare

What is it?

Talent Management is about ensuring organisations maximise their talent either through recruitment, developing existing employees and encouraging them to realise their potential or ensure talented staff are motivated. The toolkit provides guidance, processes and resources to support you in managing talent.

What should you use it for?

The toolkit is aimed at individuals, managers and senior leaders who have an interest in developing talent. If you want to know more about what talent management is, and what it means for health libraries, or if you want to develop and retain talent, the toolkit is useful. It includes processes for identifying and attracting, developing and retaining staff as well as information for managers and individuals about getting started with a “talent conversation”.

Links and useful resources

KfH Workstream

Workforce Planning and Development Working Group

Knowledge for Elfcare Slide deck

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