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Summer issue of the HSLG newsletter HINT available now

Our Summer 2023 issue of the Health Sciences Libraries Group newsletter ‘Health Information News & Thinking’ (HINT) is available now at https://hslg.ie/hint/

Issue contents:

Editorial – Jean McMahon
HSLG Continuing Professional Development website support – Mary Dunne
AI in libraries: a rapidly-developing field – Caitríona Lee
Library Internship at Tallaght University Hospital – Miriam Williams
Study Within a Review: Text mining tools to support evidence searching – Marie Carrigan
Librarians in Interesting Roles: Tom Martin, Educational Technologist – Tom Martin
Librarians of the World—Past and Present: Charlotte Serber: Librarian of Los Alamos – Caitríona Lee
EAHIL Annual Conference 2023 – Marie Carrigan
ESI Workshop ‘Designing Systematic Searches’ – Jim Healy
UXLibs Conference, Brighton 6th-8th June 2023 – Pamela Doyle
Research and Information Intersection: Can You Manage Knowledge? – Bernard Barrett
Book Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten – Elaine Peppard
LITE Reading (Library, Information, Technology & Evidence) – Mary Dunne
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HINT Spring 2023

Our Spring 2023 issue of the HSLG newsletter is available HINT_Spring_2023

Issue contents:

Time to Reflect on the HSLG Conference by Niamh Lucey p.2
Anne Madden—a fond farewell by HSLG Committee p.5
HSLG conference 2023, feedback from attendees by Mairea Nelson p.6
HSLG CPD framework — progress by Mary Dunne p.8
New online training diary from EAHIL by Mary Dunne p.9
What do we need Libraries for? by Bernard Barrett p.10
Book review: You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce by Elaine Peppard p.11
LITE Reading (Library, Information, Technology & Evidence) by Mary Dunne p.12
Upcoming events p.18


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


HINT – Winter 2021

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

Download HINT Winter 2021


  • 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


HINT · Publications

HINT Summer 2021

HINT 19(2) Summer 2021


  • A Message to the Future: Rotunda’s Time Capsule (Elaine Peppard)
  • The Library Becomes a Place to ‘Spark’ and Make Ideas a Reality (Natasha Smith & Miriam Williams)
  • HSLG Virtual Journal Club Report: Reflective Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship (Breeda Herlihy)
  • Review of YHEC Zoom Training: Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics:
  • Strategy Development, Text Analytics and Text Mining (Anne Madden)  
  • Research and Information Intersection (3): Creating a Research and Information Needs Analysis (Bernard Barrett)
  • Tips for Writing in Plain English  (Niamh O’Sullivan)
  • Book Review: “The Adventures of China Iron” by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Elaine Peppard)
  • LITE Reading (Library, Information, Technology & Evidence) (MaryDunne)
HINT · Publications archive


Our first issue of HINT (Health Information News and Thinking) for 2019 is finally here!

This issue is a HSLG 2019 Conference Special so there’s plenty of photos and reviews of the conference held in February this year.

To view our latest issue click here

We love to hear about new initiatives, projects and events running in your library. If you would like to submit content for the Summer issue of HINT please send details to contacthslg@gmail.com