Interruption to ICT services Wed/Thur, 16/17 November between 2200 and 1000

Please note, due to essential maintenance work on the trust’s IT systems, library computers will be unavailable at these times. See the message below for further details.

‘In order to progress the server 2003 replacement project, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance work overnight on Wednesday 16th November from 22:00 until 10:00 on Thursday 17th November.

This will mean that between 10pm on Wednesday 16th November and 10am on Thursday 17th November, ALL of the trust’s IT systems will not be available and you will not have access to any IT systems during this time.  This will affect ALL clinical and administrative applications including Extramed Cris, Pathology, Radiology, PAS and shared drives.’

Please contact Lynda Cotterill, Library Services Manager, on 01625 663923 if you have any questions about library computers.

Library refurb – closure notice

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The Library and Knowledge Service is due to be refurbished between the 17th and 24th of February inclusive. The Service will be closed between these dates, and no items will be due back during the weeks beginning 15th February and 22nd February.

Note that you can borrow extra items during this time, which will help the move as it means fewer items of stock will need to be stored and moved.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lynda Cotterill, Library Services Manager on 01625 663923 or lynda.cotterill@nhs.net.

Temporary library closure

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Please be aware that the Library and Knowledge Service will be closed for a refit between Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th February inclusive, which is being externally funded by Health Education England.

There will also be some disruption to services during the week beginning 15th February as some minor building work takes place.

Regular updates on this work will be provided.  Please contact Lynda Cotterill if you need any further details on tel 01625 663923

Library book sale – books are now free to a good home!

liblogo2015The Library and Knowledge Service has been selling its old book stock for 20p each previously, to make room for newer and more up to date stock. During the Christmas period, these books will be available for free to anyone interested!

The books are on bays next to the fiction collection – please ask a member of library staff if you’re unsure, or have any questions.

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Staffed hours over Christmas

liblogo2015The Library and Knowledge Service will be open over Christmas on the following days:

Monday 21st December – Thursday 24th December 8.30am -5.00pm

Tuesday 29th December – Thursday 31st December 8.30am – 5.00pm

We will then be open in 2016 with normal staffed hours from Monday 4th January.

Please note access to the library is still available at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays with an East Cheshire Trust ID badge, by swiping into the New Alderley Building and into the Library on the second floor.

Issues with Athens: self-registration and transferring accounts between trusts

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Please be aware that there are currently issues with OpenAthens – staff members transferring to East Cheshire from another Trust will be temporarily unable to transfer their accounts, and self-registration for staff members without an account is currently unavailable.

Should you wish to create an account, please contact either Steve Collman (steve.collman@nhs.net), Amanda Gardner (amanda.gardner3@nhs.net) or Anne Webb (anne.webb12@nhs.net) – we will be happy to create an account for eligible staff members.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these may cause.

Informa Healthcare Journal collection now available via Athens!

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The Library and Knowledge Service have gained access to a number of Informa Healthcare journals and full text articles which are now available via Athens. These include titles such as Women’s Reproductive Health, Immunological Investigations: A Journal of Molecular and Cellular Immunology, Aging & Mental Health Journal and Dermato-Endocrinology Journal to name a few. To access just log into Athens and then click on Taylor & Francis Online in the list of resources. Access will also work via directly visiting the Taylor and Francis website.

Library website now contains a knowledge management portal

liblogo2015The Library and Knowledge service website is continually updated with information. There is now a dedicated knowledge management page containing information about what knowledge management is, the types of knowledge, information videos, links to further resources and news feeds. Have a look, and find out what you could learn about knowledge management and how we can help you!

Mentoring now available from the Library and Knowledge Service

AmandaAmanda Gardner, our E-resources Librarian, is now able to provide mentoring for people, giving support for learning and development wherever you are in your career. These come in the form of 1-1 guidance and provide the mentee with help around professional development and career goals.

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Library and Knowledge Service unstaffed for Bank Holiday

liblogo2015Please note that the Library and Knowledge Service will not be staffed over this Bank Holiday weekend. You are still welcome to use the books, computers, self-service machine and other resources Saturday to Monday, using your staff badge to swipe into the building out of hours, but there will be no members of staff available for enquiries.

We will be available once again from 8.30am on Tuesday 1st September. We hope you have a good Bank Holiday!

Welcome to new inductees – including international nurses

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We’d like to welcome 25 new people to East Cheshire who attended Corporate Induction yesterday, many of whom registered with the library. This included 5 new international nurses.

The Library and Knowledge Service is free and available to all of you to use: you can borrow books, use computers, ask for help with finding information for work, do e-learning, ask for training, or just come up and talk to us over a cup of coffee! If you haven’t already registered with us, you can do so any time you’re free!

Library annual survey extended for a week

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If you haven’t yet completed the Library and Knowledge Service’s annual survey, you still have time! We’ve extended the closing date for a week, so the new closing date is now 5pm on the 31st July 2015.

We’d like to hear any and all feedback from you on what you think of library services, how we can improve them and what resources you think are most useful to you.

Remember, our services are driven by you, the user, and without your help we can’t make them the best possible!

Library and Knowledge Service annual survey now open!

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The annual survey for the Library and Knowledge Service is now open – if you want to take part follow this link and complete as much as you can. It should take no more than ten minutes, and would help to provide us with information that we can use to improve library services.

Remember, we can only do this through your help: your feedback guides our service!

The survey is open until 5pm on the 24th of July.

Self-service soon to be available in the Library and Knowledge service!

Macclesfield’s Library and Knowledge Service has taken delivery of a new self-service machine. Once it is installed in about two weeks, library users will be able to use it to borrow, return and renew books, pay fines and check their accounts.

Why not contact the library for more information? Email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net or phone 01625 661362, or drop in to see the machine for yourself!

Learning at Work Week: 18-25th May 2015

The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in Learning at Work week next month, with a variety of free training available!

  • All through May at lunchtime you can request training on basic computer skills from Amanda Gardner, our E-Resources Librarian
  • You can learn how to register for an NHS Athens account and how to perform basic searches with Carole Keeling, our Outreach Librarian
  • You can learn how to use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others with Steve Collman, our Community Outreach Librarian, on 15th and 18th May, 12-1pm.

Why not ask us for more information in any of these and other areas? Call 01625 661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net today and find out what you could learn!

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