Clinical & Outreach Service

Outreach Librarian Service

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What is the Outreach Librarian Service?

This service is designed to bring the Library and Knowledge Service to all staff, no matter where you are located. It recognises that staff located at sites in the community are often unable to find the time to travel to the Library and access our services, therefore the Outreach Librarian will come to you.

What can the Outreach Librarian do for me?

No matter what your role, (GP, Commissioner, Community Nurse, Health Visitor, Allied Health professional, and everyone else besides) this service can help by providing the evidence that you need to support best practice in patient care, service improvement, commissioning, professional development, current awareness and education.

What Services are offered?

The Outreach Librarian can offer a range of different services, tailored to meet your needs.

  • ​Outreach Visits
    Can’t get to the Library? Then we will bring the Library to you. Contact us to arrange for the Librarian to come and spend time with your practice, department or team. No matter where you are located, we will come to you. The Librarian can help with searches, carry out training, discuss your information needs and how best to meet them, help arrange and facilitate journal clubs, assist with research/audit activity and academic study.

  • ​Training
    If you want to find out more about the Library and Knowledge resources available to you, and learn how to search them for yourself, then the Outreach Librarian can come at a time and location that is convenient for you and your team and carry out any training that you require. Possible topics include, an Introduction to Online Resources, Evidence Searching (Literature Searching), Using Athens and Critical Appraisal and all training can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Attend Meetings/Assist with Projects
    The Outreach Librarian can attend your meetings to assess and help with any information requirements that arise. If you or your team is working on a project we can help from the start by carrying out Evidence Searches and finding the evidence you need to support your decisions.

  • Evidence Searching
    The Outreach Librarian Service can save you time by finding the relevant, up to date, high quality evidence that you need. Visit the Library and Knowledge Service Website and complete a Evidence Search Request Form here.

  • Current Awareness
    If you want to keep up with recent developments in your area of expertise, then sign up to receive our Knowledge Alert Bulletins. They will keep you informed of new policies, guidelines, health news, research breakthroughs, events and much more. You can choose how often you receive the bulletins - daily/weekly/monthly.


For more information or to discuss how the Clinical Librarian Service can help you, please contact: 
Yvonne Stubbington, Clinical/ Outreach Librarian