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.

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