Conference · News

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

 

Bursaries · Events · HSLG Bursaries · News

Bursaries for HSLG members

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 contacthslg@gmail.com.

Note: Funds are restricted so early application is advisable.

The HSLG Committee

Events · News

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

Courses · Events · News

Writing & Publishing for Librarians – study day

This full day event will feature presentations, posters and workshops on the following topics:
• Writing for Publication
• Publishing and Promoting your Writing/Research
• Scholarly Communications
• Reference Management using EndNote
• Open Access Publishing
• Research Bootcamps

Venue: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
Date: 4th September 2019, 10am to 4pm
Cost: €10 HSLG or LAI members ; €22 for all others

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HSLG Committee

My Experience of the HSLG Committee by Noreen McHugh

Having been successful in my election onto the HSLG Committee at the AGM in June 2018, I was shortly to attend my first HSLG committee meeting. It was proposed that I would be the new treasurer and my experience to date has been positive and informative. I remain impressed by the efficiency of the HSLG committee in organising and delivering highly relevant CPD events. I am pleased to see how accessible these events are to Health Science Libraries staff through online booking and subsidised attendance fees.

Membership on this committee has been an opportunity to develop and demonstrate many competencies such as teamwork, communication skills, budgeting and event management. What I enjoy most is the support from the other committee members. My “committee anxiety”, not dissimilar to “library anxiety”, was unfounded. The readiness to value my contributions (even if sometimes a bit sketchy) has increased my confidence in putting forward proposals. If you are an ‘ideas’ person or would like to work on a committee where your contribution is valued and your input appreciated, then I cannot recommend the HSLG Committee highly enough.

Noreen McHugh.    Senior Library Assistant (at time of writing).

HINT · News · Publications

HINT SPRING 2019

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

Events · News

HSLG AGM 2018 and Network evening with A&SL at RCSI Library

The HSLG 2018 AGM will take place on Wednesday 27 June 2018 in the Bouchier-Hayes Auditorium, RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2 at 16.30.

HSLG members should register to attend here

The AGM is an important event for members and committee members, so please do attend. Additional information about the AGM will be sent out to the HSLG mailing list.

And do remember that registration for the HSLG and A&SL Networking event, beginning on Wed 27th June at 17.30 in RCSI, is separate and you must register here to attend that event.

We will join the library staff on a tour of the library in RCSI’s new education building at 26 York Street. Please note that there are two different time slots, so please register your preference. Tours will start promptly. Latecomers will be brought up to the lecture room.

We will then hear from Kate Kelly, Director of Library Services, RCSI Library, who will provide us with some insights into competencies and professional standards in librarianship.

Stay on for the wine reception!

Spaces are limited so don’t delay!  

 

HINT · News

HINT Winter 2017

HINT

Our latest issue of HINT is out now! This issue includes information on how to submit your poster/presentation abstract for next year’s HSLG annual conference. Anne Madden gives us an update on The HEAL Project and Bernard Barrett talks about the deployment of Research and Information Mentors within Tusla.  Also included in this issue are reports on recent training events attended by HSLG members, upcoming courses/conferences and our regular ‘Handy Hints’ feature courtesy of Niamh O’Sullivan. I hope you all enjoy this issue.