Libraries for Nursing Committee news

HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 34 (1)

There have been a few comings and goings recently on the committee. First off, in recent months we’ve said goodbye to both Andrew Dove and Bethan Carter, who have departed for pastures new – Bethan out of health libraries and Andrew out of libraries altogether. Both joined the committee in 2011, and both immediately volunteered to take on specific roles, with Bethan assuming the role of committee secretary, while Andrew became our treasurer. Of course, while the job of secretary is an important and difficult one, I’m sure both of them would agree that it is nothing compared to attempting to become a signatory on the bank account, a task that Andrew eventually negotiated successfully. Before leaving LfN almost immediately!! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank both of them for their work with us at LfN, and to wish them both well for the future.

The departures of both Andrew and Bethan obviously left vacancies to be filled, and we were fortunate that the process was not arduous, with our Web 2.0 editor Jodie Knight assuming the role of treasurer, and our Deputy Chair Emma Ramstead taking over as secretary. The Web 2.0 role has also been taken over by Elen Wyn Davies. Additionally, we’d also like to welcome Joshua Jenkin to the committee as our Study Day Organiser, alongside Sarah Thompson. As two of our newer committee members, both Elen and Joshua have kindly done brief profiles of themselves, a format that we’ve not seen in the Bulletin for a while:

Committee Profiles

Elen Wyn Davies – I am a Deputy Subject Librarian at Swansea University providing library support for the College of Human and Health Sciences.  I am part of a team which provides support and training to staff and students on a wide variety of subjects including use of online databases, finding and using data and statistics, managing your online presence as Health Professionals, referencing skills and lots more.  My main interests are library marketing and use of social media in libraries;  I have been on the committee for Libraries for Nursing since 2012 and my current role is social media editor.

Joshua Jenkin – I am an Assistant Librarian Trainee working at the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University, having previously worked at the Wellcome Library.  In my role I offer general support to the academic team with a focus on the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education and the Faculty of Science and Technology.  My responsibilities vary from teaching information skills, developing online resources, staff liaison, promotion of services and resources and collection development.  I joined the Libraries for Nursing committee in 2013 as Joint Study Day co-ordinator.

Finally, everyone at LfN would like to offer best wishes and raise a glass of the Black Stuff to our Study Day Organiser Sarah Thompson for her upcoming nuptials.

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