HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 32 (2)

Welcome to the summer edition of the Libraries for Nursing Bulletin. As usual we have a variety of articles for you in this issue covering topics from books and reading to outreach services and presentation software.

Jodie Knight describes the introduction of The Reading Agency’s ‘Six Book Challenge’ at the Institute of Health and Social Care Studies Library in Guernsey. The early benefits of this project have been numerous including raised awareness of the library among groups of staff who traditionally would not have made use of the service, links with the local public library service and marketing opportunities for the library.

Providing an outreach service is an important component of the work of many healthcare librarians. Elinor Bastin’s article provides useful advice for anyone tasked with designing or delivering an outreach service as she describes how she has launched a search clinic in a palliative care setting.

In our final piece Phillip Barlow updates his article published in last year’s Libraries for Nursing Bulletin with his personal reflections about the merits of Prezi and PowerPoint.

Libraries for Nursing organised a popular parallel session at this year’s Health Libraries Group conference in Glasgow. Bethan Carter and Gillian Siddall spoke on the topic of “Putting theory into Practice: how can we better support practitioners returning to education?” Their presentation along with many others from the conference can be viewed on the Health Libraries Group website.

The Libraries for Nursing Committee are currently running an online survey to see whether we are meeting your needs. The survey can be accessed here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TMVHWXJ We would be really grateful for any feedback about our Study Days, Bulletin and other work and we hope you will take a few minutes to send us your views.

Our next Study Day will take place in London in November, more details can be found on page 21. Further information about the event will be circulated closer to the time. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our next Bulletin will be published in the autumn and we welcome articles for inclusion. Please contact the editors for more information.

Sarah Kevill & Phillip Barlow
LfN Bulletin editors

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