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The Team


The Library and Knowledge Service team offer a wide range of support and services to our users. The team is multi-disciplinary with a number having particular knowledge or skills as follows. Please feel free to contact us with your information need.

Heather Gardner
Library & Knowledge Services Manager
Heather is very proud of the Library & Knowledge services we provide at Sherwood and the wider NHS. Our latest initiative is a repository of all our research, innovation and project outputs - ORDA. I also manage the Current Awareness Service for Health service with other colleagues in Midlands & East.

Sarah Stones
Operations and Outreach Librarian with responsibility for the smooth running of the library service, and providing support to nursing and midwifery staff within the Trust. 

Mandy Tidswell 
Primary Care Evidence Support Librarian with a particular focus on public health and primary care. 

Sarah Thomas
Evidence Support Librarian
Sarah’s role encourages the use of the library’s extensive resources to support evidence based health care.

Sylvia Shelton
Senior Library Assistant
For any queries about journal stock contact Sylvia. She can also provide advice about obtaining photocopies of articles from other libraries and answer general library enquiries. Once a month Sylvia goes out to Newark Hospital with her trolley service.

Linda Hopwell
Library & Resources Officer
Linda has extensive knowledge of and provides support for both the main library stock, and also for the Health Promotion section and leaflets collection. She also attends the monthly Children & Young People's Clinic.

Valerie Owen
Library & Resources Officer
Val has extensive knowledge of the leaflets collection and co-ordinates the public health campaigns. She also supports parents at the Down's syndrome clinic.