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Outreach Tips by Rosalind McNally

LIHNN Clinical Librarians

  • Understand the culture of your organisation and the NHS
  • Where does your work sit in the story of that organisation and the community? Take time to listen to people and sit down face-to-face. Over time this can be a good way to build reputation alongside proactive publicity.
  • If you are working in a Trust that has had a Library Service developing for a while; an Acute Trust with a narrower range of staff roles; with educational and training via less and established academic   pathways   –   success and getting people signed up or picking up unmet needs maybe more straightforward than a newer Library Service because parts of the system are already aligned; one that covers Primary Care, Mental Health, Social Care or a wider range of roles and training routes might take longer or involve getting new resources .  This is understandable so don’t be too hard on yourself or…

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