HINT

HINT Summer 2022

HINT 20(2) Summer 2022

P.2 CONTENTS CPD(1): IFLA WLIC 2022, Dublin

  • IFLA WLIC 2022: Some Reflections, Jean McMahon
  • Plenty of Food for Thought at IFLA WLIC: A Personal Narrative, Emma Quinn
  • IFLA 2022 Health Satellite Meeting, Mary Dunne
  • Poster Gallery from IFLA WLIC 2022, Mairea Nelson

P.8 A Pilot Decluttering Day for Heath Library Ireland, Clare Healy Murphy
P.9 My Athens+, Pamela Doyle
P.11 Research and Information Intersection, Research, Information and Leadership Bernard Barrett

P.12 CPD(2): EAHIL 2022, Rotterdam

  • BROADEN THE HORIZONS – diversity, partnership, and innovation with a human touch, Noreen McHugh
  • Memories of EAHIL 2022, Anne Madden
  • Mary Dunne’s Award Winning Poster Presentation, HSLG Committee

P.19 Poster Presentation Tips, Aoife Lawton
P.20 Health Library Ireland Go Live with Koha Interlibrary Loan, Niamh Walker-Headon
P.22 LITE Reading (Library, Information, Technology & Evidence), Mary Dunne

HINT is the bulletin of the HSLG, members can send content to contacthslg@gmail.com

Events

IFLA Heath and Biosciences Section satellite meeting

The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section in collaboration with the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group and the Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland co-sponsored a satellite meeting in conjunction with the IFLA Annual Congress at Dr Steevens’ Hospital on the 29 July 2022. The theme of the meeting was “Exploring How Open Science and Open Access Influence the Spread of Health Misinformation and Disinformation and How Librarians Can Help”.

The HSLG committee would like to thank our three speakers:

  • Juan Miguel Palma Pena, Academic Librarian at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)-Humanities: Functions of scholarly libraries to encourage open science: analysis to face disinformation.
  • Niamh Walker-Headon Library Resources Manager, Digital Knowledge Services at Health Library Ireland: The role of the institutional repository in delivering COVID-19 evidence summaries.
      
  • Michelle Dalton, Head of Research Services at University College Dublin Library in Dublin: Moving the conversation from access to evaluation: the next step for libraries in open access.

Journal club meetings · News

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, Thursday 23 June 2022 – Bibliotherapy & Health Libraries

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, 23 June 2022, 11:00 – 11:45am

Article: Tukhareli, N (2017) Bibliotherapy-based wellness program for healthcare providers: using books and reading to create a healthy workplace, Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. 38(2) Available at: DOI: https://doi.org/10.5596/c17-010

Bibliotherapy presentation_HSLG_VJC_June_2022 by Michael (in slideshow mode – click images for links to useful resources (or right-click image and ‘open link’))

Michael Doheny’s suggested questions:

  1. What is your overall reaction to the article and the idea of a “Healthy Reading” section in a medical (or other) library?
  2. What are your thoughts on the extension of such a section into staff and patient support and collaboration with other mental health support staff?
  3. Should all medical libraries have a “Self-Help” section for patients and staff? Do you feel it could work for your library?
  4. What steps would be needed to develop a healthy reading (and /or bibliotherapy club) at your library?
  5. What resources can librarians employ to develop such a collection, national book lists, local counsellors / doctors / own expertise based on library stats and book reviews?
  6. Could a Library Bibliotherapy service/ club, compliment a Healthy reading book section?
  7. Any other thoughts, ideas, discussion…
Conference · Events

HSLG conference 2022: presentations

The HSLG committee would like to thank everyone who attended our 2022 conference – Open to change, on 24 March 2022 in Dublin. We would especially like to thank our speakers for their excellent, informative and engaging presentations. Where we have permission, we have uploaded their presentations here:

Louise Farragher, Health Research Board –
Citation tracking: tools and approaches – slides
Citation tracking: tools and approaches – full presentation (external link)

Liis Cotter, Health Service Executive –
Nursing journal club for mental health nurses – it will never work, will it? – slides

Richard Hollis, Cochrane –
How to integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to deliver systematic review training for early-career stage healthcare researchers – slides.

Trish Patton, Irish College of General Practitioners –
An action research study on the design and development of an e-learning module on information skills to empower general practitioners – slides.

Niamh O’Sullivan, Irish blood Transfusion Service
Connections that count: Credit to the Crew

Aoife Lawton, Health Service Executive
A national eHealth library for Ireland: the story so far

Caitriona Lee, Health Research Board
Showing our workings: the new PRISMA 2020 and the use of search summary tables

 

Journal club meetings · News

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, 3rd March 2022 – The Lean Librarian

HSLG Virtual Journal Club, 3rd March 2022, 11am – 11.45am

Article: Nyberg, R. (2017). Lean Knowledge Management at Vantaa City Library. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/1653/1/230-nyberg-en.pdf

Liis Cotter’s suggested questions:

  1. Library as a competitor – are we competing for each and every customer?
  2. Consider culture change – how open are we to introduction of improvements?
  3. Notice waste – is there any “waste” in your library? How do you recognise it and what do you plan to do about it?
  4. Can you think of an aspect of your service you would like to change?
Conference

HSLG conference 2022

The HSLG conference will take place in the Ashling Hotel on Thursday 24 March 2022, 09.15–16.00. You can register here.

The theme of our conference is Open to change and is aimed at people working or interested in library or information services in Ireland.

Our keynote is physicist, cancer researcher, and author Doctor David Robert Grimes. David’s presentation is called ‘Situation critical’. He tells us how we can be lured into making critical mistakes or drawing false conclusions, and how to avoid such errors. Given the power of modern science and the way that movements can unite to protest a cause via social media, we are in dangerous times. But fortunately, we can learn from our mistakes, and by critical thinking and scientific method we can discover how to apply these techniques to everything from deciding what insurance to buy to averting global disaster.

Our invited speaker is Library Association of Ireland president Cathal McCauley. Cathal will speak to us about current and future initiatives of the LAI.

Nikita Burke, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Richard Hollis, Cochrane, will present the pilot findings of an evaluation of using Cochrane Interactive Learning modules in blended online learning for Evidence Synthesis Ireland in a presentation entitled: How to integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to deliver systematic review training for early-career stage healthcare researchers.

Of course, we are delighted to showcase the knowledge and work of health librarians and information specialists in Ireland. We have the following presentations from members:

  • Aoife Lawton, Health Service Executive – A national eHealth Library for Ireland: the story so far.
  • Liis Cotter, Health Service Executive – Nursing journal club for mental health nurses – it will never work, will it?
  • Caitriona Lee, Health Research Board – Showing our workings: The new PRISMA 2020 and the use of search summary tables.
  • Louise Farragher, Health Research Board – Citation tracking: tools and approaches.
  • Trish Patton, Irish College of General Practitioners – An action research study on the design and development of an e-learning module on information skills to empower general practitioners.
  • Niamh O’Sullivan, Irish Blood Transfusion Service – Connections that count: credit to the crew.

Join us and meet members from a range of health and academic settings including hospital (HSE and voluntary) libraries, academic health libraries, state agencies, and NGOs. Please email contacthslg@gmail.com for details of registration.

For more details and to register go to our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-conference-2022-open-to-change-tickets-254555431147

Please note: HSLG members have a specially reduced registration rate of €10. Members can also apply for the Bernard Barrett bursary which is a special award specifically to enable members from across Ireland to attend the HSLG annual conference or other relevant HSLG events. Members may apply for funds to cover the registration fee and/or travel expenses (if travelling a significant distance by public transport). Details are available on: https://hslg.ie/about/hslg-bursary/

Events

ISSG search filter resource webinar with Julie Glanville

The InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG) search filter resource is a website which identifies and provides access to search filters for finding specific methods. Search filters, to find studies of a specific design, are an essential tool in searching for evidence. Broader, more sensitive search filters are useful in identifying studies for evidence syntheses such as systematic reviews and in guideline development and more precise, specific search filters are useful for answering clinical questions.

The ISSG website has undergone recent development and a webinar, presented by Julie Glanville and hosted by the HSLG on 20 January 2022, gave a tour of the site and described existing and new features.

ISSG PowerPoint presentation by Julie Glanville

ISSG Presentation from Zoom webinar (33 minutes):

Julie Glanville is a qualified librarian who has worked in systematic reviews for more than 25 years and is an independent consultant focusing on information retrieval for systematic reviews. From 2008 to June 2020, Julie was Associate Director of York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) and coordinated its information and review services. Before 2008, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York, for fourteen years. Julie is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group and a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence.

HINT

HINT – Winter 2021

We have a new issue of our newsletter HINT (Health Information News & Thinking)

Download HINT Winter 2021

Contents:

  • A Christmas message from the HSLG by Niamh Lucey, p.2
  • IFLA Congress 2021 by Mary Dunne, p.3
  • Research and information intersection: All research starts with a question by Bernard Barrett, p.9
  • New beginnings for two HSE libraries by Shauna Barrett and Linda Halton, p.10
  • L2L Joint Digital Badge 2021: Experiences of health sciences librarians by Maura Flynn, p.14
  • How to add bookmarks & internal hyperlinks to a Word/PDF document by Niamh O’Sullivan, p.16
  • LITE reading (Library, Information, Technology & Evidence) by Mary Dunne, p.18
  • Book review: Fever Dream by Samantha Schewblin by Elaine Peppard, p.24
  • Feature of frivolity! Tilda as a library: a thread on Twitter by Niamh O’Sullivan, p.25

For past issues go to our HINT archive

 

Events

HSLG AGM 2021

The HSLG will be holding our AGM online on Thursday 2 December, 11–11.30am. To attend the AGM you need to be a member of the HSLG.

All HSLG members are encouraged to join the meeting by registering for free at the following address: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-agm-2021-tickets-183163485917

We would also ask you to consider becoming a member of the committee.

Minutes of the last AGM can be read here: HSLG AGM Minutes 2020

Membership of the HSLG is open to all LAI members. It entitles you to attend CPD events and the annual conference at a reduced rate. Members can also apply for funds to cover travel expenses to CPD events.

To become a HSLG member or to join the committee go to https://hslg.ie/about/membership/ and fill in a short online form.