Celebrating Libraries Week

The 9th – 14th October was Libraries Week (you may have seen our daily tweets throughout the week promoting it!).  We had a joint event in the Atrium at Pinderfields with Wakefield Public LibrariesWe were joined by Dawn Bertram (right) and we showcased the resources that both libraries have to offer.

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Helen Rotherforth (Trust Librarian) with Dawn Bertram from Wakefield Libraries

The hub of the Atrium is a bustling environment, and our stands were great for catching the attention of the throng of  people that pass through it.  We generated interest from staff, patients and visitors alike.

This medic was keen to find out about our resources and even posed for a family photo to post on our social media Bluebird

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Varied queries came in thick and fast, and we were able to answer one visitor’s question by introducing her to  NHS Choices  the one-stop site that answers the public’s medical information queries – anything from how to find a GP, to their “Health A-Z” which outlines conditions, treatments and much more.

There was plenty to learn about the services available at our local libraries in Wakefield and the surrounding area – did you know that you can read the latest magazines online for free with your library membership?  Topics are comprehensive – from Good Food to Amatuer Photography, Music and History!  Check out the Digital Library here

One of the highlights of our stand was the new Quick Reads selection on loan from Wakefield Libraries (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read).  You may have seen our previous post and be considering loaning one – I understand that they will make an excellent read for the chilly nights that will soon be upon us!

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Discover something new – Quick Reads 2017

We’ve previously blogged about the many benefits of reading for pleasure but despite this I often struggle to find the time to get stuck into a new read.

The Reading Agency have recognised that time is one of the reason’s why people don’t read and to tackle this each year they commission big name authors to write ‘Quick Reads‘ (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read).

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We have a selection of the 2017 Quick Reads available at MY Library, which have kindly been loaned to us by Wakefield Libraries for a short time.

I’ve started making my way through the collection and earlier this week I finished ‘One False Move’, although it’s not the type of fiction I’d normally choose to read it gripped me from the start & I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next (luckily I didn’t have to wait too long to find out!)

The Quick Reads 2017 are available for loan from MY Library to MY staff, students & volunteers. We have also recommended the titles to our colleagues in the Voluntary Services team as they may be useful for our Ward Befrienders to loan for patients they are working with.

Until next time.

Natasha 🙂

What’s New? October 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

Following feedback regarding ‘navigating the content’ please use the find function within the PDF to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest.

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As always feedback is both welcome and useful and if possible we will try to act upon it – so please do get in touch if you have any comments, suggestions of ideas for improvement 😀

Reminiscence boxes – working in partnership with Wakefield Public Libraries and MY Dementia Team

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Upon hearing the success of reminiscence boxes from our colleagues in other NHS libraries we decided to check out the idea.  The boxes are used to help people living with dementia and their families to evoke happy moments from the past and stimulate communication by handling objects and looking at pictures.  Our dementia lead nurse Anita Ruckledge turned out to be very keen for us to find out more.

As luck would have it as part of our health information week activities in July 2017 we had collaborated with Wakefield Public Libraries and discovered they had a small collection of reminiscence boxes for loan at Sandal Library.  They agreed to lend us a couple to try out.

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The Trust Communications Team has assisted us by putting out an appeal for kind donations of 60s memorabilia to enable us to create our own boxes – and so we wait with excitement – keep following to see what turns up!

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If you have any 60s memorabilia (anything from clothing to crockery) you would like to donate please contact Anita Ruckledge, Dementia Lead Nurse, Anita.Ruckledge@midyorks.nhs.uk or call 07780954892.

The library is now a ‘Dementia Champion’ and we have added a selection of Reading Agency reccomended titles to support those living with dementia & their families/carers. Anita has reviewed some of the books from the collection and says:

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“This book explores reactions from children when Grandma is forgetful. To assess the suitability of this book I read this with my 10 year old Granddaughter, who loved the book and said that she will be telling her teachers at school.”

Pop along to MY Library and check out our wonderful new resources to support those living with dementia and their families.

The MY Trust dementia team have also put together a ‘Dementia Champion Reference File’, a simple guide filled with useful explanations and help. MY Staff can access this via the Intranet & we will soon have paper copies available for loan from the library too.

Why not let us know what you think or have any other ideas to support staff and patients?

Thank you to our Trust Communications team for allowing us to use their photographs in our blog post 🙂 

Libraries Week 2017

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Libraries Week is an annual event providing libraries across all sectors with an opportunity to showcase their innovations and shout about the many fantastic services they have to offer!

In celebration of libraries week we’ll be out ‘n’ about on 10th October from 11am-1pm in the Atrium at Pinderfields Hospital letting Trust staff & placement students know about the variety of services we have to offer.

We’ll also be joined by colleagues from Wakefield Public Libraries who will be spreading the word about their library membership, which is available to everyone. You can also find out what’s on at Wakefield Public Libraries throughout Libraries Week by visiting their blog.

We’ll be Tweeting @midyorkslibrary throughout the week. I for one will be following  #LibrariesWeek & can’t wait to see what everyone else is upto 😃

Until next time.

Natasha (on behalf of The Library Team)

 

What’s New? September 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.

If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

News Update

We have been really busy in the Library over the summer and would like to share some of our new resources and services with you.

Books, books and more books!

 

New Books

Do you love being the first person to read a new book?  Check out our catalogue today search here for the latest books on your area of interest.

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The August edition of our current awareness bulletin “What’s New?” is now available.  You can view our previous blog on this resource here and view the latest or previous issues here

New Wiley Journal Collection

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Did you miss our blog post on this fantastic new collection of over 400 Medicine and Nursing  journal titles, which you can access with your NHS Athens account?  You can catch it again here and register for an Athens account  here

And finally…

Are you returning to study shortly?  You may need to brush up  brushon your study skills.  You can make an appointment for a session with one of our librarians to learn literature searching skills (contact the library on extension 53909) or perhaps you would like to attend a Critical Appraisal course?  Places are currently available – find a date and time to suit you on our Training and Support pages here

Further  information to assist your learning will follow in future blogs, so please keep in touch!