Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn’ event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.
The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone
During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.
The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!
Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:
If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.
Until next time…
If you’re following us on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen that we recently launched our new promotional video, which has been created to raise awareness of the wide range of services Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library offers to Staff and Students on Placement within the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
You can watch our promotional video below or via our YouTube channel 😃
Some of our most frequently asked questions are ‘how do I check if you have this book?’ and ‘can I renew my books online?’. We have briefly touched on this in a previous post but..
..so we’ll aim to answer those questions in this post.
Let’s start with the library catalogue, which can be accessed by clicking here (you can also access the catalogue using the library iPad.. read more in this post.)
Here you can search for an item, view a complete subject list and see at a glance items which have recently been added to stock.
From here you can also manage your library account online. All you need to do is enter your reader code (which can be found on the membership barcode issued to you) and a P.I.N (if you don’t have a P.I.N a member of library staff can help you to set one up).
Once you’re logged in you’ll be able to:
- Renew your current loans (on up to three occasions unless they have been reserved by another library member)
- Reserve books that are currently on loan to others
- View your account to see details of books you have on loan
- Access your loan history and any charges you may have accumulated
If you’d like more information on managing your library account online why not download our handy guide ‘How to view, renew and search the library catalogue [pdf]? Alternatively, please feel free to ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help 😃.
Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare delivered and the cost of services.
#AMillionDecisions is a campaign being headed by CILIP and Health Education England which calls on government and health service providers to make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists n meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012.
“Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, there is a responsibility for health services to make best use of evidence obtained from research.”
As well as an extensive range of healthcare titles (view our full catalogue here) did you know that Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library Service also offers,provides,facilitates and/or supports:
- 24/7 access to PC’s and quiet study space
- Access to online resources (including journals,eBooks & apps) via NHS OpenAthens
- Current awareness services (e.g. What’s New? and Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin)
- Document supply services (journal articles)
- Inter-library lending
- Literature searches
- Healthcare database training
- Critical appraisal training (understanding research articles)
- Clinical & non-clinical professional development
and much more..
The team is committed to delivering the right evidence, at the right time, to support all staff working from “bedside to boardroom”. Contact us to find out how we can help to support you.
Today (March 2nd) is the 20th World Book Day. A day when many children will attend school dressed as their favourite literary character, and the world focuses on the joy of the written word.
Reading has many life enhancing qualities, so much so that books can now be obtained “on prescription”. The Reading Agency gives more information here
Just a few benefits are:
If you don’t consider yourself to be a reader, and still need persuading…
visit Lifehack here
Don’t forget, the Staff Library at Pinderfields not only has resources to inform the care and advice you give to patients and staff, but also has a selection of self-help and mood boosting books to help you relax and enjoy your leisure time.
As part of their patient and public information remit, health libraries are trying to engage more with customers outside the healthcare workforce. As part of our role in this we have created a dedicated patient health information page on our website.
The page has been created to signpost patients and the public towards reliable online health information. We also aim to raise awareness about local/national organisations which exist to provide support and advice for those with health enquiries or issues.
This page will be regularly updated so please keep checking back for our updates.
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library Team 🙂