Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 12 January 2018
We will send out conference registration details shortly.
If you are looking for inspiration don’t forget Michelle Kraft’s keynote speech on change at last summer’s ICML + EAHIL conference. (If you missed it you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkoCIvazQCs Michelle’s talk starts at about 35 minutes into the ceremony.)
Click here to view the latest issue of HINT. In this bumper issue we have a number of reports from our bursary winners on the recent ICML/EAHIL conference that took place in June in Dublin Castle. We have a very interesting report from Grace Hillis on her visit to the National Library as part of the LAI’s Library Ireland Week Library Staff Exchange Scheme and information on how to get involved with the #EvidenceInformedHealthcare campaign. This issue also includes regular features such as our fantastic ‘Handy Hints’ column brought to you by Niamh O’Sullivan and information on upcoming library related conferences and training events. On behalf of the HSLG committee team we hope you enjoy our latest issue of HINT.
The National Health Library & Knowledge Service of the HSE is leading a national communications campaign in partnership with the HSLG. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the role of librarians and library staff in enabling evidence informed healthcare in the context of the broader patient safety agenda.
The key message for the campaign is ‘Libraries and library staff enable evidence informed healthcare’. The hashtag on Twitter for the campaign is #EvidenceInformedHealthcare.
A logo has been designed for the campaign and is free for all libraries to use to promote the campaign. Please include the hashtag on any promotional material.
The campaign will run for 6 months and is in line with the key recommendations of the SHeLLI report, namely to raise the profile of the library services and promote their value more widely.
The campaign team includes representatives from the HSE, Department of Health, HSLG, National Cancer Control Programme as well as healthcare professionals across Ireland.
More information will be made available in the coming weeks. Please get involved. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of the work that you do to enable evidence informed healthcare.
As you know competencies and education and training for librarians, including health librarians, is a topic of growing interest and concern. Below are some recent developments HSLG members may be interested in. Kate Kelly (Director of Library Services, RCSI) was a member of the task force to review and update the competencies and HSLG EAHIL, UHMLG and CILIP representatives were invited to provide feedback to the task force.
The US Medical Library Association has updated “Competencies for Life-Long Learning and Professional Success” which defines competencies and performance indicators for health information professionals. This is now available on MLAnet http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1217 . From May 15 a free self-assessment tool will also be available on MLAnet. Kate Kelly (RSCI
The HSLG Committee would like to invite all members of the HSLG to join us for our AGM on Wednesday, 14 June from 5 – 6pm.
This year, due to the kind offer of the ICML/EAHIL 2017 conference organisers, we are holding the AGM in the historic surroundings of Dublin Castle.
The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception at Trinity College Dining Hall, where we will join our colleagues from the conference. This is a great opporutinity to chat with fellow librarians and and share ideas and experiences.
To attend the AGM please register with Eventbrite here:
The International Programme Committee for the joint ICML + EAHIL 2017 conference are organising a 1 hour Twitter chat session where the audience can ask questions of the research mentors.
We will use the hashtag #Askamentor for the session.
Who is the chat for?
This chat is for anyone considering submitting an abstract for the EAHIL + ICML joint conference 2017. This is to encourage people to think about submitting and to answer questions that participants may have.
Who are the mentors?
The mentors for this chat will be Aoife Lawton (@aalawton), Anne Madden (@Gobnait) and Jane Burns (@JMBurns99)
What will the chat be about?
The chat will be in a Question/Answer format
Q1: Why should I present at EAHIL/ICML 2017? Q2: What are the top tips for writing a good abstract submission? Q3: How should I describe my poster? Q4: How can I find a co-author/co-presenter? Q5: How do I align my abstract with the 2017 conference themes? Q6: How to I submit?
The Answers will appear as: A1, A2, A3 etc.
We look forward to chatting with you and sharing our experience and learning together.
Please join us on Wednesday 21st September 2016 7-8pm GMT + 1
The first meeting of the new HSLG Committee took place in Dr Steevens’ Hospital on 21 June 2016.
We acknowledged, with thanks, the departing Committee members – Caroline Rowan, Diarmuid Stokes, Anne Murphy and Brian Galvin for their great work; and welcomed two new members: Mary and Shauna.
HSLG Committee Members 2016
– Michael Doheny (Chair)
– Bennery Rickard (Vice-Chair)
– Louise Bradley (Secretary)
– Louise Farragher (Treasurer)
– Mary Dunne and Shauna Barrett (Communication Officers)
We had a good discussion about the year ahead. Here are a few of the key points:
– The next issue of HINT is coming soon.
– The Committee agreed that we would take an in-depth look at continuing professional development for Irish health librarians over the next 12 months. We also hope to provide a very interesting one-day CPD course on 24 August 2016 – watch out for details coming soon!
– Because the International Congress of Medical Libraries (ICML), is taking place in Dublin next year (12-15 June 2017), we won’t be holding a HSLG conference. We will however have a session for HSLG members at ICML. An ‘open forum’ was suggested. ICML website: http://eahil2017.net/
We would be delighted to welcome new members to the HSLG Committee. If you would like to join us please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
And don’t forget to visit the HSLG website for updates.
The HSLG Committee
The HSE’s Health Service Excellence Awards are now open for expressions of interest. The Awards are open to all staff working in the public health system directly run or funded by the HSE. These may include any service provided directly to the public including clinical services, primary care or social / family support; support services including catering, portering, security, clerical and management to include people management processes, information technology or service management initiatives.
It would be a good opportunity to raise the profile of projects which librarians have been involved in so if you have developed or participated in a project which meets the criteria, submit your details for approval. Let’s get some recognition for our work!