Thursday, 19 February 2015

Return to work

After 10 months away on maternity, I return to find myself almost completely cut off from anything library related. Thankfully I had kept my professional memberships and subscriptions and the steady receipt of bulletins kept me up to date with what was going on in the wider professional network. Needless to say, it has been a shock to the system although it is nice to finally have some routine back in my daily life. My first week was full of all the trials of lost passwords, blocked keycards and other access issues which was topped off by the news that there will be changes to the interface for NHS Evidence as well as changes to HDAS.

There is a lot for me to catch up on and I am making participation in the wider professional network my focus for 2015. I have joined the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) and I will be attending the University Health & Medical Librarians Group Spring Forum on the 6th of March kindly funded by my department. The forum focuses on the evolving roles and skills for librarians in healthcare which is the exact situation I find myself in. I am convinced that the programme of events which deals a lot with the NHS framework will serve well in bringing me up to speed on all I have missed as well as help me generate ideas on how best to adapt to my role as it evolves. I look forward to giving a report on how the event goes and all I learn there.
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  1. Hi Abi

    Great to see you blogging and getting stuck in professionally

    Speak soon


  2. Thanks Alan. Doing my best not to get swept away by the demands of motherhood. I'm still here.