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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Health Libraries Week and PODs

Also, I've just updated the POD page, with some new templates for health libraries week, that give suggestions for text for posters/leaflets/etc.
I've also put up the water drop image in both black & white and colour, and some new magnifying glass images for some of the newer Specialist Libraries.

I've also put up the latest designs I have for the NLH site - they're not finalised, but they give an idea about what you'll see during Health Libraries Week. As soon as I have the finalised design, I'll share screenshots again. Beware - it's a large file (1.17 Mb) to download.

Any comments, please email us.

@ your health library

Hello all
The training people up at the Scotland e-library have come up with some catchy slogans that they're using during health libraries week, and that they're happy for us to share (thanks Cathy Zahra)!
They could be used on posters or leaflets to target particular departments or staff groups.
Hope you like them!

Bone up on orthopaedics @ your health library

Brush up on infection control @ your health library

Keep a finger on the pulse @ your health library

Keep sweet on diabetes@ your health library

Prevent knowledge decay @ your health library

Radiology in a flash @ your health library

Step into podiatry @ your health library

Take a dose of pharmacology @ your health library

Wake up to anaesthetics @ your health library

If you can think of any more, post them up here!


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hello all - just a reminder about the Health Libraries Week website at http://library.editme.com, which has all the details about the week, promotional items, suggestions for activities and lots more.

6 things to highlight for today:

For NHS libraries:
1. If you have not already acknowledged receipt of your box of promotional materials, please do so by following this link: http://www.insitefulsurveys.com/Survey.asp?SI=43365328280

For everyone:
2. If you still need to order promotional materials for HLW (either whole boxes or individual items), you can try our new automated order line: http://www.insitefulsurveys.com/Survey.asp?SI=46657168425

3. If you have not filled in the form to tell us what you're planning for Health Libraries Week, please follow this link: http://www.insitefulsurveys.com/Survey.asp?SI=59200358685 - this will help us to evaluate the success of the week afterwards.

4. Some of you may have noticed that it's Children in Need day on the Friday of HLW - if you're planning on dressing up or holding other events in your library, you could think about tying it in with a collection for Children in Need.

5. We now have computer wallpaper and email signature messages available for you to download and use: http://library.editme.com/wallpaper and http://library.editme.com/messages - please email nelh@nhsia.nhs.uk if you're not sure how or why you might use them.

6. We're going to hold a teleconference on Wednesday 3rd November at 9.30am (lasting no more than half an hour) to talk about the plans for HLW and answer any questions you may have. Please email nelh@nhsia.nhs.uk to let us know if you plan on joining the call. On the day, please dial 0800 358 3795 and enter access code 771239 followed by #
If you can't make the call, we'll be writing up notes and posting them here.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Reminder : teleconference lecture tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder that NeLH is running a teleconference lecture tomorrow morning…

Information Needs in Primary Care
Led by Dr Deborah Swinglehurst

Tuesday 26 October at 10am

To join the call, simply dial 0800 358 3795 and enter the code 771239 followed by #
You’ll need access to an Internet-connected PC to follow the online presentation

If you’re not available, don’t worry, you won’t miss out as we’ll be recording the call and uploading the recording within the next few days to http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/learning/.

Friday, October 22, 2004

NLH user needs study

The National Library for Health (NLH) team has commissioned TFPL to carry out a study of user needs, preferences and information seeking behaviour, to inform design and development of services and resources for NHS staff. The study will comprise desk research and primary research. The first step is to find out what we already know about users and non-users. For this, we need your help.

Have you carried out a user needs study or usage study for your service since 2000? This includes training needs analyses. Would you be willing to share your findings with the NLH/TFPL team? We strongly encourage you to send in details of your study so it can contribute to the development of the NLH. Don’t worry if your study is very focused and specific, or very broad and general – it will be valuable. TFPL will be using this information to build up a composite picture of users, and their needs, across England, but will also be interested in any Studies carried out in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Remember the more information we have, the clearer a picture we will get of the needs of our actual and potential users.

If you have something to share, please do get in touch (preferably within the next 7 days) with Vivienne Winterman, the TFPL Project Manager for this study:

Contact details are:
email – Vivienne.winterman@tfpl.com,
phone – 020 7251 5522,
fax – 020 7251 8318

Many thanks for your contribution

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Map of Medicine

I am pleased to announce that Medic to Medic have signed a contract with Fujitsu, the Local Service Provider for the Southern cluster, to deploy the Map of Medicine across the south. The contract was signed Thursday 30th September.

Many thanks to all those that came along to the Taster day, 21st September. I would also like to thank the NeLH for sponsoring the event and helping on the day.

We are keen to support anyone who wishes to present the Map to their NHS community. Our Training Manager has produced a presentation and supporting literature for this. Please email sarahjane@medictomedic.com to receive this material.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Please help

Lost: 401 brown boxes containing much loved leaflets and promotional goods. Unkown whereabouts but last seen heading up (or down) the M5. Previous owners very keen to know that they are with people who will care for them. Please let us know they are safe http://www.insitefulsurveys.com/Survey.asp?SI=43365328280. Reward in heaven.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Phone-in Learning Session on Primary Care

26 October at 10am
Join us for an online lecture on "Information needs in primary care". The lecture will be led by Deborah Swinglehurst, who is a leading authority in this area.

To join the lecture, simply:
  • on the day, around 9.55 to 10.00, dial 0800 358 3795
  • when prompted, enter the code 771239 followed by #
  • open your internet browser
  • follow the instructions from the facilitator to open the web-based slide presentation

If you can't make it, we'll be recodring the session so you won't miss out!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Responses to roadshow questions

Those of you who attended a National Library for Health roadshow this summer will remember that your questions, together with your thoughts, concerns and ideas were gathered during the day. These were summarised in a report, which is available at www.library.nhs.uk

The questions were grouped and summarised, and responses from the NLH Programme Team are now available at http://www.library.nhs.uk/roadshowresponses.htm. These will be added to and updated, as any new questions and responses arise.