To enable as many health librarians as possible to attend CPD events including virtual or in-person courses and conferences, the HSLG is offering bursaries to cover early-bird registration fees for members.
To apply, please complete the bursary form on our website and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Funds are restricted so early application is advisable.
HBS and E4GDH are delighted to be collaborating with local partner The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland on this event.
The theme of our combined satellite meeting is health literacy. We are interested in submissions that explore the issues surrounding health literacy, including equity of access to good quality health information; access to health information in multi-languages; issues relating to deliberate or unintentional misinformation; and solutions to prevent digital health inequalities.
Submissions considering how librarians contribute to increasing health information literacy, i.e. providing the skills to find, appraise and apply health information – will also be very welcome.
We invite presentations from a broad range of library sectors, as well as those from other health professionals, and those highlighting partnership working
The Satellite meeting theme ties in with our two recent IFLA publications:
Our forthcoming IFLA book – Growing community health literacy through libraries: sharing global perspectives – will be launched during the IFLA 2020 WLIC Congress.
[Pre-launch promotional flyer] [PDF].
Authors from both publications will be guest speakers at the Satellite Meeting.
Possible topics could cover but are not limited to:
Digital Literacy and equity of access to good quality health information through a variety of channels. “As information about health and illness is increasingly (and often exclusively) available in digital form, we face a new public health challenge – digital health inequality.” Gann B (2019) “Transforming lives: Combating digital health inequality” IFLA Journal 45(3)
Health information awareness challenges. These may include fake news, deliberate disinformation and unintentional misinformation or misrepresentation.
Multilingual health information access and health literacy. According to the WHO most of the world’s population has little or no access to relevant and high-quality resources to inform their health and well-being because it is in English. Adams P & Fleck F (2015) “Bridging the language divide in health” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 93(6)
Collaborations between library and information professionals and other stakeholders/partners to address challenges such as those listed above.
Invited speakers include: Maura Hiney and Patricia Clarke who will speak about National Forum on Research Integrity and the National Open Research Forum.
Professor Declan Devane, Director of Evidence Synthesis Ireland, who will speak about Evidence for informed health choices and the role of ESI.
We also have presentations by fellow librarians: Michelle Dalton will tell us how to avoid “predatory” publishers; Tricia Patton gives us her experience of using the interactive presentation software Mentimeter; and Emma Quinn will speak about ‘Imposter syndrome’.
We have a special reduced cost of €25 for HSLG / LAI members. As we would like to enable as many as possible to attend, HSLG members may apply for the Bernard Barrett Bursary to cover the registration fee, and those outside Dublin may also apply for travel expenses. https://hslg.ie/about/hslg-bursary/