LJMU staff notices 17 March 2022

When the weekly newsletter just isn't enough, discover more in this week's staff notices...

  • Cathy Gleig retires
  • New library collection
  • Covid self-isolation reminder
  • Liverpool Health Paretners webinar
  • Digital library services EVENT POSTPONED

Cathy Gleig retires

Faculty of Health colleagues bid a fond farewell to their Head of Operations Cathy Gleig last week after 26 years at LJMU.

Cathy joined the university on an initial two-week fixed term contract but stayed for more than a quarter of a century. She said the reason why was because of the committed, caring and hardworking people that she worked with across the institution.

Prof Raphaela Kane, PVC Faculty of Health, thanked Cathy for her years of dedication. “Cathy will be truly missed by all across the faculty but of course we wish her all the best for her retirement.”  


Discover the libraries new ‘Every Voice’ collection

The ‘Every Voice: Diversity, Equality, Inclusion’ Collection has over 8000 titles that champion different voices from feminism to LGBTQ+ and race, to name just a few subject areas.

The demand driven group of eBooks, available to all staff and students, can be found online through the Library Discover search tool and will also appear in wider searches for specific authors, titles or subjects. 

This online collection complements the existing curated book lists; Black Lives Matter Collection, Wellbeing Collection and Leisure Collection, which can be reserved and borrowed from LJMU libraries. 


Covid self-isolation reminder 

Whilst individuals are no longer required by law to self-isolate if they have Covid-19, to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, you must not come onto campus if you have tested positive for Covid-19. You can do a rapid lateral flow test from 5 days after your symptoms started (or the day of the positive test if you did not have symptoms) and another the next day. If both of these tests are negative, then you can return to the university campus.

You should inform your line manager if you have tested positive. Line managers will record this as either sickness due to Covid-19, if you are too unwell to work, or self-isolation (positive test), if you are well enough to continue to work. Staff who cannot work from home but are well enough to work can have the absence recorded as self-isolation (positive test). Sickness absence due to Covid-19 does not count towards sickness absence trigger points under the university’s sickness absence procedure. It is important that we continue to collect this information to ensure that the university can manage the situation.

Students have also been reminded that they should not come on campus if they have tested positive for Covid-19 and that they should report their absence through MyLJMU. Advice and guidance on any matter relating to Covid-19 can be sought via email at covidsupport@ljmu.ac.uk or by phone on 0151 231 3668.


Liverpool Health Partners ‘research capacity building’ webinar invite

LJMU colleagues are invited to register for next week’s Grand Round webinar, the fourth in a series of online events hosted by the Liverpool Health Partners (LHP).

As one of the higher education members, LJMU staff are encouraged to attend the one-hour session which will focus on research capacity building and will include a presentation from Prof Gillian Hutcheon, Head of Education and Capacity Building at LHP, plus others.

Date: Friday 25 March 2022
Time: 12noon to 1pm
Location: online
Register: LHP Grand Round webinar Eventbrite page


Get to know our digital library service

NB: Update 24 March, this event has been postponed, a new date will be shared in due course 

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: SLB

Join the library team and ask any burning questions you might have about our 24/7 digital library service, the digital studio, and many other online services and resources.


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