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RCN Wales Library news - Newly Registered Nurses and Students, this one’s for you!

Amy Fox-McNally 18 May 2022 Library

Amy Fox-McNally, Information Specialist at RCN Wales, shares an update on how #YourRCNLibraries can help with your studies and beyond.

RCN Wales Library team

Have you ever struggled with searching for literature and evidence for your studies? Want to spend less time stressing on where to even start, and more time focusing on your placement, your new job, or just relaxing and looking after your wellbeing in your free time?

Whether from the comfort of your living room, or with us in person, we’re here to support you in a hybrid way to suit your busy schedule.

Our Cardiff Library in Ty Maeth is now open by Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, with dedicated appointments with your Librarians available from 10am. I promise we don’t bite (or ‘shush’)! Look at these beaming faces (above), eager to welcome you back to our library and studying spaces! Why not book a drop-in slot to have a chat with us in person?

Unable to visit us in person? No problem! We have online drop-ins every Wednesday 2-4pm. Looking for something more specific? Join one of our ‘Know How’ workshops or book in for a one-to-one training session to help with your dissertation, revalidation, or CPD with us here: Literature searching and training. If you’re a full member of the RCN, we can perform literature searches on your behalf. Just get in touch!

Our webchat is also available 9am-7pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. Just click on the green ‘Chat now!’ button on our RCN Library webpage

RCN Wales Journal Club

You may have also seen this happening over on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages lately, and at the launch of Journal Club in March we talked about vaccine hesitancy and the rights and responsibilities of nurses regarding combatting misinformation online. Keep an eye out for the next upcoming Journal Club, open to all RCN members, where we’ll be discussing another fascinating topic. 

You asked, we delivered

In an example of how we aim to implement improvements based on customer feedback, we have improved our Nursing Times access and it is fully linked to Library search via the Ovid journals platform.


Don’t miss out on how we can help, and get ahead with #YourRCNLibraries!
Amy Fox-McNally

Amy Fox-McNally

Information Specialist, RCN Wales

Amy has been working in library services since 2013, attaining her MA in Librarianship in 2019.

During this time, she spent five years in post as a Community Librarian in public libraries, undertaking professional projects, line managing sites and staff, and developing partnership and outreach work with a particular interest in health organisation partnerships, and developing services to support the health and wellbeing of local residents.

As a qualified Librarian, she has recently joined RCN Wales as an Information Specialist, branching out into health Librarianship and developing her information retrieval and synthesising skills to support RCN members and clinical staff.


Page last updated - 18/05/2022