Editorial

Libraries for Nursing Bulletin Vol 30(3-4)

Welcome to the final issue of the Libraries for Nursing Bulletin for 2010. As always we have a variety of articles covering a wide range of topics of interest to nursing and healthcare librarians. We have several reports from conferences in this issue. As training budgets are being squeezed across the sector these reports convey a flavour of events for those not able to attend the events.

As I write this editorial central Scotland is covered in several inches of snow so reading about Angela Perrett and Jackie Cheeseborough’s experiences at the European Association for Health Information and Libraries Conference in Portugal has been a welcome reminder of warmer weather. Their article reports on their involvement in the Royal College of Nursing’s eHealth programme and the rest of the conference.

Libraries for Nursing’s 2010 Study Day on the topic of health information literacy in York was a great success and we have a report from Gillian Siddall about this event.

Elly O’Brien and Eli Bastin have written the first of two articles which introduce the Specialist Collections from NHS Evidence. A further article will follow next year to update readers on developments with the NHS Evidence Hubs.

Hopefully all LFN subscribers have requested a copy of the new edition of the Nursing and Midwifery Core Collection from Tomlinsons, or accessed the online version of the booklet. The Library Thing was used to facilitate the updating of this collection and Lori Harvard’s article outlines how this project worked and how feedback can be given.

Finally we have profiles of two more members of the LFN Committee; Lorrie Farrall and Andrew Dove, a Day in the Life of our Chair – Jane Shelley, along with our usual current awareness and professional literature section.

The first Bulletin of 2011 will be published in Spring, and we welcome suggestions of articles for inclusion. If you are adding ‘get an article published’ to your list of New Years’ resolutions, please get in touch with the LFN Bulletin editors, as we are happy to work with you to help you achieve this ambition.

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy 2011.

Sarah Kevill and Phillip Barlow

LFN Bulletin editors.

Helene Robertson

Helene Robertson passed away on 28th September 2010 in Darwin and was buried in Derby, Western Australia on 23rd October. Helene was a librarian at the Schools of Nursing at Guy’s Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham and King’s College Hospital between 1979 and 2002.

A memorial service will be held in London in January.

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