HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 32 (3/4)

Welcome to the final Libraries for Nursing Bulletin for 2012. The articles in this issue reflect the diversity of the work of nursing and healthcare librarians.

Any readers of the LfN Bulletin who work in libraries serving a mixture of NHS and Higher Education users will face the challenge of meeting different expectations from different user groups. In our first article Charlie Leppington, Andrew Regan and Phillip Barlow from Imperial College report on a recent survey of NHS users’ opinions on a library service provided by a university.

In our second article Nia Morris introduces the WeLIS (Wales e- Library Information Skills) project, an e-learning initiative which aims to make library tutorials available 24/7 to NHS Wales staff via a shared virtual learning environment.

Following Jodie Knight’s article about implementing the Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge at the Institute of Health and Social Care Studies Library in Guernsey which appeared in our summer Bulletin, Rebecca Jones and Judy Atkinson have documented their experiences of implementing and adapting this scheme at the Royal College of Nursing in our third article.

Collaborative research is the topic of the fourth article in this issue. Kathleen Irvine describes how her role in a cross disciplinary research project in the NHS Highland area has had benefits for all involved.

Earlier in the year Libraries for Nursing offered a sponsored place at the Health Libraries Group Conference in Glasgow. Our successful applicant was Emma Gibbs from the Royal Worcester Hospital and her report from the conference is the final article in this issue.

Libraries for Nursing held a successful Study Day in November at CILIP HQ on the topic of marketing your service with limited time and a limited budget. Our facilitator was Terry Kendrick, a former librarian who is currently the Course Director for the MBA programme and Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of East Anglia. A full report from the event will appear in the next Bulletin.

A subscription form for 2013 is included with the Bulletin; we hope that you will continue to support our work by renewing your subscription and maybe you will consider joining our friendly committee.

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

Sarah Kevill & Phillip Barlow
LfN Bulletin editors

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