If you need information immediately, or don’t have your Trust log-in details to hand, why not use the library iPad?
The iPad is always switched on and ready for use. You can easily access all the health databases, and find your way around BMJ Best Practice or the BNF and BNF for Children.
Perhaps you may need to access your e-mails to check a meeting time or venue, or simply check the library catalogue for book or journal availability.
Whatever you are searching for the library is here to help, so please pop down to see us when you are next in the vicinity.
You may not know how exciting the FREE graphic design software (Canva) is and may feel you cannot read any further, but hold your horses because this piece is about to get much more interesting. Ask yourself: do you want to create professional looking designs for infographics, leaflets, flyers & presentations easily? If so then read on because although I have said this once it bears repeating, It’s FREE!
Today I’m blogging about Canva which we in the library have been getting acquainted with for a few months now. We’ve been using the software to create promotional designs which we can then post on Facebook, add to Tweets, and sure enough here I am blogging about design software.
One of the ways I have found it particularly useful is its role in marketing, gathering together visual images of latest resources adding some blurb and then sending it via Twitter and Facebook to our followers.
More targeted is where we add a graphic display of related resources into email lists.The recipients of which belong to a specific staff group, for example those working within the operating theatres received our ‘all things theatrical’ infographic.
We have had really favourable
reactions to this type of promotional activity.
- We also use graphical software to promote information about the library more generally – any events looming or specific training courses we have upcoming. Once the graphic is created it can be used again at a later date, copied and edited which is all good recycling practice, saves time and provides us with a usable resource bank for all our promotional activities.
And…we’re getting better
- developing our skills by using a wider variety of design formats from flyers to presentations and
- we hope to be able to pass this new knowledge on to team members, colleagues, friends and basically anyone who’s interested.
Before I got it right I got it wrong lots of times, this was mighty frustrating but the more I use it the more sense it makes, Canva has become almost indispensable to me at work and… I’m on a voyage of discovery with Prezi of which I will speak more about in the future…
Do you need help with your IELTS study? There are lots of free, online resources available to give you the help that you need. Whether you prefer to study using Apps, video or sample exam papers, this list will take you to the best IELTS resources online.
http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/british-council-online-resources – free access to 10 hours of preparation materials including listening tests, reading and writing exercises and mock tests. App also available
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts – The course is aimed at non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above. Start date 17th October 2016
https://www.ielts.org – Official home of the IELTS exam. Sample papers and exam preparation, plus an active Facebook page with tips and quizzes https://www.facebook.com/IELTSOfficial (hyperlink Facebook)
https://www.youtube.com/user/ieltsliz – Youtube channel which covers all four tasks of the IELTS
Books are also available for loan from the library.
Autumnal greetings and bleatings to all who visit the blog this week. it’s the library and I feel bound this week to discuss books, the old fashioned kind made from paper, printed and pressed, bound and finished on a press such as the one below, which is a thing of beauty….!
This image (snatched from Wikipedia – you can read further here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg ) is of one of the original Guttenberg printing presses, this according to Wikipedia now lives in Bermuda (like the triangle). But back to our NEW book stock…aka
Not to be missed!
Many boxes arrived earlier this week and the subject matter, variety and colour are quite fabulous, it would be wrong not to SHOUT! about them…
Topics covered go….
From paediatrics to anatomy and physiology whilst whistle-blowing in the NHS, there’s clinical specialities and cases with a side of hypnobirthing and transcultural nursing. Healthcare management features alongside ophthalmology and geriatric medicine and the letters MRCPGH and FRCA SOE are a given. General practice is not forgotten along with paramedic practice and safe prescribing. But here’s a word-jumble which might help!
As always our online library catalogue is where you will find information about all our books/journals http://midyorks.nhslibraries.com/
Queries, questions and enquiries are always welcome so please get in touch with us either via this blog, on twitter @midyorkslibrary or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
bye for now