Amy Dunn is our Mental Health Specialist Librarian and provides Library & Knowledge Services to Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust staff. Although based at the Mill View Hospital Library in Hove, she takes every opportunity to meet with them and support their learning and development events, such as the one below:
“On November 1st I took a stack of library leaflets and other goodies to hand out at Sussex Partnership’s Autumn Learning Event held at Sussex University’s Falmer campus. It was great to see so many people attending this event, reflective of the trust’s commitment to learning, and I spoke to as many of them as I could manage during the coffee and lunch breaks.
“Every single person I spoke to was an enthusiastic library user, which was nice to hear! One person told me how she’d set up a system to share the information updates the Library & Knowledge Service sent to her with the rest of her team, another told me how he’d persuaded his manager to change the way his team carried out a process by drawing on evidence that we’d provided, and others said the evidence searching teaching they’d had from library staff was invaluable to them.
“I took the opportunity to ask each person I spoke to the question: ‘how can we best reach your non-library using colleagues and tell them about the services we provide?’
“Everybody generously took the time to give really thoughtful and helpful responses to my question, and I came away with details of meetings, events, and a list of contacts to follow up. This will keep me busy for a while!”
Contact Amy for more information on our services, or to arrange a visit to your team: firstname.lastname@example.org