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Get more BANG for your bulletin!!!

Everyone working in library and knowledge services now has access to a regional bulletin. This brilliant initiative from the north is now available to all of us.

Your opinion matters. It’s your bulletin and we need to know what you think.

Each region can customise and adapt the bulletin created in the North for their local context but we want to make sure that it’s

Informative

       Timely

           and

             Useful

Complete the survey by January 18th –https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/regional-bulletins

Thank you

Sue Robertson – Sue.Robertson@hee.nhs.uk

Statistics – we want your views!

The statistics project group from this year’s cohort of the HEE/CILIP leadership course would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing our survey.  The survey will  be used to analyse opinions and help develop a national toolkit to support LKS staff in their use of statistics.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LBTCL2Y

The survey will run until midnight April 30th.  All responses will be held in strictest confidence.

Thank you for your time, please direct any questions to Sam Burgess – Samantha.burgess1@nhs.net

Regards

Sam Burgess, Holly Case Wyatt, Kal Dhanda, Dawn Grundy, Catherine Mclaren, and Heather Steele.

Statistics Project Group

HEE/CILIP Leadership course

It’s “Yammer-Time”! Consultation and engagement in a virtual community By Tracey Pratchett and Sarah Lewis

So, you’ve probably heard about our project to deliver information literacy via e-learning modules. Well, in this post, we want to tell you a bit more about our approach to consultation and engagement. The Virtual Reference Group (VRG) was set up early in the project to provide feedback on module design and development. It has been an essential part of the development process with library staff providing advice, guidance and support throughout the project. Currently there are in the region of 40 library staff from different sectors signed up to the VRG covering the following:

  • NHS England
  • NHS Scotland
  • NHS Wales
  • NICE
  • Higher Education
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • An independent hospice
  • Public Health

We have used Yammer as the main method of communication as it is accessible in most trusts. One or two group members have had some issues when Yammer was blocked, but largely these barriers seem to have been overcome. As a tool, it takes a bit of getting used to, but generally it has worked well across organisational boundaries.

There has been a good level of engagement on Yammer, with colleagues advising on a range of topics, from contributing to the module learning objectives via a shared spreadsheet to discussing the potential design and layout of the modules. Generally, feedback so far about the level of communication from the project leads has been positive and we hope to be able to continue the dialogue throughout the project.

For Sarah and I, the VRG has played an essential role, not only in informing the design and development process, but engaging our key stakeholders along the way. By creating this network of library staff, we hope to have 40 advocates who will champion the resources with their users when the modules are launched.

This group has been invaluable to us on a personal level too, providing us with the opportunity to connect with library staff from other parts of the country and different sectors. This has been a really positive experience, expanding our personal networks and enabling us to work with other people in this way.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our wonderful VRG members for their honest and valuable contributions, which have really influenced the development process.

The Service Transformation E-Learning Project (STEP) aims to deliver its information literacy modules in April 2017.

Sarah Lewis
Clinical Outreach Librarian
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Tracey Pratchett
Knowledge and Library Services Manager
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust