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Friday, February 27, 2004

FOLIO programme of online learning for librarians

In case you missed earlier announcements on discussion lists, here is some information on the forthcoming FOLIO course, from Andrew Booth:

Following the successful piloting of the FOLIO courses for librarians the National electronic Library for Health - Librarian Development Programme in association with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield is pleased to announce the first of 12 funded courses to be delivered over the next two years.

The first course will run from Monday 22nd March-Tuesday 11th May (excluding Easter week and the May Bank Holiday) with a further 10 days for submission of a learning portfolio. It is entitled Information for Social Care.

So if you work in a library or information unit that serves UK NHS staff and:
  • You would like to learn more about how to provide library services across the health-social care interface, and
  • You can commit to a programme that runs over 30 working days in March, April and May, and
  • You feel that e-learning, delivered via email and the Web suits your preferred working style

Then, access http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/folio/ and download and complete the application form. A flyer with learning aims and objectives is also available form the folio site. Return it ASAP to P.J.Campsell@sheffield.ac.uk

Please note that although this course is funded by the National electronic Library for Health and is therefore free at the point of delivery places are strictly limited. A total of 44 places (to assure the quality of interaction) will be allocated on a strict geographical basis to ensure initial equity of access.

And don’t worry if you don’t ”make the cut” for FOLIO #1. You will then have an even better chance to participate in one of the 11 other courses, topics soon to be decided by our Curriculum Development Group based on a recent needs analysis, over the next two years.

Enquiries (not applications) to A.Booth@sheffield.ac.uk

Overseas colleagues: We regret that for funding reasons these courses are not available at present to non-residents of the UK.


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