As part of the #EvidenceInformedHealthcare project of 2017/2018, we asked librarians and information staff to collect and share incidents of their value and impact. Our colleagues in Knowledge for Healthcare kindly allowed us to use their evidence-based tools to capture this valuable information in the Irish context.
For more information about the KfH value and impact toolkit, including methods, tools, guidance and definitions, see their website
Tools to download for #EvidenceInformedHealthcare:
Library users have, very kindly, provided us with evidence of their use of librarian-led services.
Use the links below to find out how health librarians are contributing to better outcomes for service users.
Health Research Board – Facilitating quality systematic reviews
HRB National Drugs Library – Specialist resources to facilitate doctoral study
HRB National Drugs Library – Enabling research reviews
HSE Library Services Dr Steeven’s Hospital – Sourcing material for doctoral study and subsequent clinical pathway
HSE Library Services Dr Steeven’s Hospital – Librarian support for copyright and licensing project
HSE Library Services Dr Steeven’s Hospital – Library search instruction to enable evidence gathering and research
HSE Library Services Dr Steeven’s Hospital – Developing guidance for Boards on their role in improving quality and safety
HSE Midlands Area: Tullamore and Portlaoise – Library staff and resource contribution to a Hospital major emergency plan
Naas HSE Library – Library literature search/search strategy instruction for completing a MSc thesis
Naas HSE Library – Library instruction and sourcing articles for leadership masters programme
Naas HSE Library – Support for COPD research project
Nass HSE Library – Accessing best practice online for Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics
We have also received evidence from surveys:
Click here to see evidence of value and impact from surveys completed by library users