Library & Knowledge Services training courses

Library & Knowledge Services staff are available to train individual staff or small groups. Training can take place in the library, at your workplace, or can be remote training via Webex if you have access to appropriate IT facilities.

Book yourself onto a course

Use the direct links below to LearningZone or Mollie to book your place on a course. Please note that these links will be updated when the learning management system comes into place.


Accessing NHS eResources
You will be introduced to all the electronic information resources available to NHS staff including eJournals, eBooks, healthcare databases and useful websites.  LearningZone     Mollie

Searching for Evidence (beginners) Assisted Search
You will be introduced to the eight leading healthcare databases and shown how to plan your literature search, how to execute it effectively and how to save and print your results.  LearningZone     Mollie

Searching for Evidence (advanced) Assisted Search
You will be shown how to search across multiple databases, how to use the thesaurus, the subject headings and the full range of limit options.  LearningZone     Mollie

Reflection for Professional Development – not just a tick box exercise
These sessions aim to enable staff to step back and reflect on a clinical encounter/event that has affected them at work or at home.
Using a guided writing framework attendees will be able to look objectively at the key aspects of the event in order to support professional development and practice, turning experience into learning. LearningZone     Mollie

2020 calendar for reflection sessions

Additional training

Library & Knowledge Services induction
You will be given a detailed overview of all Library & Knowledge Services information systems and resources and how to use them. Library registration and obtaining an OpenAthens and Uptodate password are included.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
This course introduces the basics of critical appraisal and its role in evidence-based practice.

Health Literacy Awareness
These sessions use practical techniquest to demonstrate the importance of making sure patients (and staff) understand the health information they are being given and feel confident enough to ask questions surrounding their healthcare.

Patient and Public Health Information Training
These sessions aim to highlight useful websites which patients can be signposted to, to find reliable and trustworthy health information.

Library & Knowledge Services sessions

Library & Knowledge Services facilitation journal club
You set up – say, once a month – and we facilitate.

Knowledge Harvesting: connecting people and knowledge
Organizations are at risk of losing critical knowledge as key employees retire or move to a new job. Knowledge harvesting is an approach to help understand and record the knowledge and experience of people and convert the know-how in an expert’s head into an information asset.

Library & Knowledge Services roadshow/pop ups
Our roadshow events are pre-arranged and take place at different locations across Somerset.  All roadshows take place from 1.30pm. New venues will be added to this page as they are booked.

At our roadshow events you will have the opportunity to join the service, see demonstrations and learn more about the resources and services the library provides.

To book any of the additional training or library sessions contact the library