Joy to the World (summary of this term of studying for my MA) by Helen Kiely

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Knowledge Management Advent – Door 14: Communities of Practice #KMAdvent17

Time taken: Anytime, anywhere

What are “Communities of Practice”?

“Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this arena by interacting on an ongoing basis.”1

How can LKS support COPs and what are the benefits?

LKS can signpost to existing COP, support staff in setting them up, offer guidance on how to make them successful and encourage good use of the evidence base. COP help solve problems, ensure the continued learning of their participants and help generate ideas and share good practice. They are also increasingly cross-organisational and therefore support partnership working in health and social care.

Knowledge Management goals achieved:

  • Connecting people to people
  • Sharing learning
  • Collegiate working

Knowledge Management stories:

Case Study – Armed Forces Champions Network Resource

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KfH – Communities of Practice

Collaboration Postcard

MEOK cascade training – Communities of Practice webinar

Yammer guide

Online platforms for Networks and COPs document 

Guide to NHS Networks

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The calendar is a PowerPoint slide deck. When you view the slideshow it becomes interactive. Click the door number once to reveal the cartoon behind, and then click the cartoon to reveal the tool. To go back to the calendar when you have opened a door click the image in the bottom right of the slide. You can view the doors in any order and view the next tool by clicking on anywhere in the slide.

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Knowledge Management Advent – Door 13: “The Board Tool” #KMAdvent17

Time taken: 45 minutes

What is “the Board Tool”?

The Board Tool is a simple framework to help you meet current challenges by quickly assessing opportunities to make better use of knowledge as an asset. Completing the tool will enable the organisation to assess what is working well and what more could be done; spot practical initiatives on which librarians and knowledge specialists can lead to help you meet your objectives and set priorities for better mobilising evidence and organisational knowledge.

How can LKS use the Board Tool and what are the benefits?

LKS Managers are encouraged to take the tool to their senior team and work with colleagues to complete the self-assessment so priorities can be considered. The LKS manager can then draw up on action plan to address priorities that will have the greatest impact on the bottom line. The organisation strengthens its position by better mobilising knowledge and the profile of the LKS is raised.

Knowledge Management goals achieved:

  • All the KM goals

Knowledge Management stories:

The tool has been trialled at Surrey and Sussex and Poole Hospital. Feedback on slide 9 here.

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Development of the self-assessment framework

Guidance for LKS staff How to use the Utilising External Evidence and Organisational Knowledge self-assessment tool

MEOK cascade training – Self-Assessment Tool slides

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Note on using the calendar:

The calendar is a PowerPoint slide deck. When you view the slideshow it becomes interactive. Click the door number once to reveal the cartoon behind, and then click the cartoon to reveal the tool. To go back to the calendar when you have opened a door click the image in the bottom right of the slide. You can view the doors in any order and view the next tool by clicking on anywhere in the slide.

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Knowledge Management Advent – Door 12: STEP eLearning #KMAdvent17

Time taken: Anywhere, anytime

What is STEP?

A suite of eLearning modules focused on developing literature searching skills for the healthcare workforce. STEP is hosted on HEE’s eLearning platform eLearning for Health (eLfH) and three modules are now available https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/

How can LKS support STEP and what are the benefits?

STEP is openly accessible through the eLfH platform. LKS can directly link to the modules or embed animation from your website. The activities and assessments can be used before and after face to face training and there is the option to share source files to local LMS. The thinking behind STEP is “do once and share” – modules won’t date, are generic, and give staff a great introduction to search skills. Look out for more modules in the new year.

Knowledge Management goals achieved:

  • Connecting people to the evidence base
  • Helping people keep up-to-date

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STEP update – September 2017

FAQs

Flyer

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Note on using the calendar:

The calendar is a PowerPoint slide deck. When you view the slideshow it becomes interactive. Click the door number once to reveal the cartoon behind, and then click the cartoon to reveal the tool. To go back to the calendar when you have opened a door click the image in the bottom right of the slide. You can view the doors in any order and view the next tool by clicking on anywhere in the slide.

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Knowledge Management Advent – Door 11: Lunch and Learn #KMAdvent17

Time taken: 1 hour session (a few weeks to organise and promote)

What are Lunch and Learns?

Lunch and Learns are informal talks given on variety of topics about once every 4-6 weeks. Talks are short (usually presentations) with the opportunity for staff to ask questions and share learning. Staff bring their lunch along.

How can LKS deliver Lunch and Learns and what are the benefits?

LKS can organise a programme of sessions within their organisation, book rooms and arrange speakers etc. If there’s room they could be held in the library or education centre. It helps promote the library and make stronger connections with staff. Any resources can be shared afterwards. L&Ls help staff learn about other teams in the organisation, connect staff to each other and break down silo working.

Knowledge Management goals achieved:

  • Connecting people to people
  • Sharing learning

Knowledge Management stories

Case Study –  Lunch and Learn at HEE

Example of a Lunch and Learn poster


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Note on using the calendar:

The calendar is a PowerPoint slide deck. When you view the slideshow it becomes interactive. Click the door number once to reveal the cartoon behind, and then click the cartoon to reveal the tool. To go back to the calendar when you have opened a door click the image in the bottom right of the slide. You can view the doors in any order and view the next tool by clicking on anywhere in the slide.

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Knowledge Management Advent – Door 10: Retrospect #KMAdvent17

Time taken: 4 hours

What is a Retrospect?

A structured facilitated meeting at the end of a project or major project stage, to capture knowledge before the team disbands.1  Key questions might include:

 

1.What was the objective of the project?

2.What were the successes?

3.What were the disappointments?

4.Marks out of ten for the project as a whole?

How can LKS deliver a Retrospect and what are the benefits?

LKS can encourage teams to conduct a Retrospect at the end of a project and volunteer to facilitate the process. Retrospects help capture lessons learned, tie up loose ends and ensure the key knowledge from a project has been retained. This could be turned into a Knowledge Asset that the library could share with users.

Knowledge Management goals achieved:

  • Connecting people to best practice
  • Connecting people to the evidence base
  • Sharing learning

Find out more

1Retrospect postcard

MEOK cascade training – Retrospect webinar

 

Today is Christmas Jumper Day!

As we are now in December and the festive season fast approaches we would like to invite our LKS colleagues to participate in a Christmas Jumper competition. To enter please photograph members of your library team enrobed in festive splendour. These can tweeted to @HCLU2012 using #LKSJumpers or submitted via e-mail to dominic.gilroy1@nhs.net if you don’t have a twitter account. The rules (developed in consultation with library managers)

  1. Smile – it’s nearly Christmas
  2. Pictures to be taken in the library or workplace not at home
  3. Team entries preferred but individual/multiple entries are acceptable for dispersed or small teams
  4. Team managers/leads should participate too!!!
  5. Judging is entirely at the discretion of HCLU and will take place on the 21 December 2017

 

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Looking forward to 2018 from the Cheshire and Mersey Group

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