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HSLG conference 2021.

The HSLG conference 2021 has been postponed due to high Covid-19 rates. We hope to hold the event on 17 February 2022, so keep that date free.

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.

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

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.

Louise Farragher, Health Research Board – Citation tracking: tools and approaches.

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

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. Register on Eventbrite here.

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 some distance by public transport). Details are available on: https://hslg.ie/about/hslg-bursary/

Also note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the hotel has informed us that an EU Digital COVID Certificate (COVID-19 pass) (vaccine or recovery certificate) will be required to attend our event.

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Call for speakers: HSLG conference – November 2021

The HSLG are planning an in-person* conference on Thursday 25 November 2021 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin.

The theme of the conference is ‘Open to change’

Now that you have saved the date, we would like you to take an active part by giving a presentation of 10 or 20 minutes.

We have so much to learn from each other, and this is the perfect opportunity to share.

Please send a short description of your presentation to contacthslg@gmail.com by Friday 3 September 2021.

* Please note: if the event cannot be held in-person, we will have a virtual conference.

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Research integrity seminar 2020 – presentations

The HSLG committee would like to thank all who attended and presented at HSLG 2020. It was a great opportunity to share ideas and network with library colleagues. Here are some of the presentations.

Dr Maura Hiney and Dr Patricia Clarke, Health Research Board National Forum on Research Integrity and the National Open Research Forum

Michelle Dalton — Appearances can be deceiving – how to avoid “predatory” publishers

Patricia Patton — Using Mentimeter, an audience response system, to enhance feedback and engagement in information skills training

Emma Quinn — Imposter Syndrome

Prof Declan Devane, Evidence Synthesis Ireland Evidence for informed health choices

Prof Declan Devane, Evidence Synthesis Ireland the role of Evidence Synthesis Ireland

 

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Registration for HSLG seminar 2020

Registration is open for HSLG Seminar – You can’t handle the truth: research integrity and truth in libraries

The HSLG Committee are delighted to announce an exciting line-up of speakers for our seminar, taking place on 13 February 2020 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 9.45am to 4pm.

You can register now at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-research-integrity-seminar-2020-tickets-85970924349

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/
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Call for speakers HSLG Seminar 2020

The HSLG are hosting a seminar on February 13 2020, in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin.

 The theme of the Seminar is:

You can’t handle the truth: research integrity and truth in libraries

If you have anything to say about the librarians’ role relating to relevant themes including (but not limited to):

·        Research integrity

·        Promoting evidence

·        Fake news

·        Credibility

·        Imposter syndrome

·        Critical thinking

Presentations can be 10 or 20 minutes.

Please send us a short description of your presentation to contacthslg@gmail.com by Friday 6th December .

Speakers who are members of the LAI will be entered into a draw to win a bursary to IFLA 2020

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View presentations from HSLG 2019

The HSLG committee would like to thank all who attended and presented at HSLG 2019. It was a great opportunity to share ideas and network with library colleagues.  Here are some of the presentations.

Paper presentations

Lightning presentations

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HSLG 2019 Conference: Call for papers

Theme: The future is now: realising our library vision

The future is now

REGISTER HERE !

Thursday 28 February 2019, Ashling Hotel, Dublin.

We are inviting submissions on the main theme and the following sub headings:

  • Changing needs of library stakeholders (users, organisations, librarians)
  • Enabling scholarly publishing
  • Training & Education for library users
  • Data Management
  • Technology & AI
  • Health literacy

You are invited to submit:

  • Presentation: (20 mins) Presenters receive a free conference registration
  • Lightening talk (5 mins)
  • Posters (A1 or A0) on aspects of the theme

Send submissions to: contactHSLG@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: Friday 11 January 2019