HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 31 (1)

Welcome to the first issue of the Libraries for Nursing Bulletin for 2011. As usual we have a range of articles covering a variety of topics as well as an update on the LFN committee, a book review and our current awareness and professional literature section.

As increasing numbers of senior nurses are encouraged to undertake and publish research, how best to offer support for this work is a question facing many librarians. Tatjana Petrinic’s article describes the content of research consultations offered by Oxford University Health Care Libraries.

As many librarians face the challenges of doing more with less, Sally Bartlett’s article offers food for thought. She describes how 24/7 library access has been designed and implemented at Luton and Dunstable Hospital Library and outlines the immediate benefits this project has brought.

Our final article is a personal view on using Prezi or PowerPoint for giving presentations. Phillip Barlow’s article outlines the pros and cons of both products and provides a useful outline of the features of Prezi for any who are unfamiliar with the product.

LfN’s next Study Day will take place in Southampton on 20th June 2011. It will be a joint event oganised by LfN and the University Health and Medical Librarian’s Group (UHMLG) and

the topic will be ‘Preparing for Practice – the new nursing curriculum’. Arrangements and speakers are being finalised and more details will be available soon from our website: www.librariesfornursing.org.uk and on our Twitter account @libs4nurs

The next Bulletin will be published in summer, if you would like to contribute an article, a book review or have suggestions for the current awareness section, please contact the editors.

Sarah Kevill and Phillip Barlow

LFN Bulletin editors.

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