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Sally Hernando Awards for innovation

8 July 2014

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UCL biomedical libraries have made a number of successful submissions demonstrating their innovation and good practice in supporting their affiliated NHS Trusts. This includes winning the Sally Hernando Award for Organisational Innovation in 2011/12. The awards are part of the NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF), an assessment tool used to drive quality improvement within NHS libraries.

Details of all UCL Library Services successful submissions can be found listed below. For further information about the awards and all submissions please see the LQAF Innovations website.

2013-14 Awards

Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library 'Self-guided smartphone' tour of the GOSH Library Marketing Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library
Promotional video: a week in the life of the Royal Free Library Marketing Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library Pledging and collecting pledges for NHS Change Day 2013 Marketing Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library Endnote software available to all GOSH staff Process Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library Reporting of data on Highly Cited Publications Process Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice

2012-13 Awards

Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library New Library video used at all Trust inductions Marketing Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library Aligning research publications metrics review with Trust appraisal & revalidation processes Process Innovation - Runner up
Royal Free Medical Library Training session for medical students involved in clinical audit projects Process Innovation - - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library

Training course to raise awareness of QIPP and knowledge management

Product Innovation - Judged to be Innovation
Royal Free Medical Library Compiling evidence to support e-resource licence extension at NHS-HE crossover Organisational Innovation - Judged to be Innovation

2011-12 Awards

Royal Free Medical Library Introduction of 11½ Things, to enable staff to increase their awareness and develop skills in using Web 2.0 / social media tool Organisational Innovation - Winner
Royal Free Medical Library Introduction of a library staff professional development initiative for new professional members of staff Organisational Innovation - Judged to be Innovation
Royal Free Medical Library

Web-based library staff training module delivered via Moodle, UCL's virtual learning environment

Organisational Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice
Royal Free Medical Library

Introduction of a variety of different study spaces

Product Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice

Royal Free Medical Library

Electronic current awareness service - CEES Update

Product Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice

Royal Free Medical Library

Blog, RSS feed and Intranet page to support the Trust's QIPP

Product Innovation - Judged to be Good Practice

2010-11 Awards

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library (formerly Rockfeller MedicalLibrary)

Use of a three screen digital totem to market & promote the library, archives, museum etc Marketing Innovation - Judged to be Innovation

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library (formerly Rockfeller MedicalLibrary)

Combining the existing Library with a newly created Hospital archive and museum Organisational Innovation - Judged to be Innovation

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library (formerly Rockfeller MedicalLibrary)

Using free Internet Café software to provide access to e‐resources for NHS and university staff Process Innovation - Judged to be Innovation

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library (formerly Rockfeller MedicalLibrary)

Use of Belkin switch so a PC can operate on either NHS or university network Process Innovation - Judged to be Innovation