Information has never been available in so many ways and the NHS is no different. Your job is to ensure that healthcare staff can find, access and use the best available information to do their jobs. This may be anything from online journals, databases, and books, to websites and social media.
You might work in a physical library space handling enquiries from healthcare staff, supporting users and promoting the service. Or you might work in a virtual service helping maintain online resources and offer training on how to use a range of digital resources. Whatever it is, you’ll be playing a key role in supporting decisions about patient treatment and care.
You’ll have a lot of drive, creativity and confidence with the ability to plan, organise and deliver information to a wide variety of people with all kinds of interests and enquiries. You will be interested not just in the knowledge found in books or websites, but also the experiences that people have – and the ways you can support them. You will enjoy working with different IT systems and embrace new technologies to help the work of your healthcare colleagues.
You’ll need a degree in library and information management (or a similar qualification), and possibly also a management qualification. Some management experience would also be an advantage. You can find out more from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals: www.cilip.org.uk
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