HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 31 (2)

Welcome to the summer edition of the Libraries for Nursing Bulletin. The range of articles in this issue reflects the diversity of the work of healthcare librarians and information professionals.

Gillian Siddall’s report from the 2011 Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference provides a flavour of the event for anyone who was unable to attend the conference earlier this year.

Supporting nurses towards publication may not be a familiar area of work to all our readers but Tatjana Petrinic’s article outlines how Oxford University Healthcare Libraries are providing this service. Her article provides useful hints and tips for anyone who is developing or delivering a similar service.

Libraries for Nursing and the University Health and Medical Librarians’ Group held a joint conference in June in Southampton with the theme ‘Libraries at the Equinox: preparing for practice’. The successful two-day event covered may different areas and we have a report from the event from Maurice Wakeham with links to several reports for further reading.

Finally, Andrew Dove reports on the ‘Link Everywhere’ project at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. This project has increased access to research by promoting document supply services from databases such as Medline and Embase.

The Libraries for Nursing Committee are currently planning the autumn Study Day which will provisionally be held in November in Sheffield. Arrangements are being finalised and a programme will be announced shortly. Please see our website www.librariesfornursing.org.uk for more details.

Our next Bulletin will be published in December, we welcome articles for inclusion; please contact the editors for more information.

Sarah Kevill & Phillip Barlow

LfN Bulletin editors

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