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

Conference · Events

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

HEAR · Publications · Uncategorized

HEAR – Focus on Cystic Fibrosis.

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness report) is a newsletter designed to signpost HEAR_Cystic_Fibrosisinformation about specific health topics. HEAR is the result of a collaboration between librarians in a number of hospitals and health care settings across Ireland. This newsletter has useful information for both clinicians and patients. It contains information for patients, families and carers with links to support groups & organisations, books, multimedia and patient education. It also contains links to latest systematic reviews and Irish research in this topic.

Cystic fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system. It causes them to become clogged with thick, sticky mucus. It is caused by a faulty gene that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells in the body. When cystic fibrosis occurs, too much salt and not enough water pass into the cells and turn the body’s secretions, which normally act as a lubricant, into a thick mucus. This mucus clogs up many of the body’s tubes, ducts and passageways so they cannot work properly. In the lungs, this leads to frequent and severe infections.

View volume 4, issue 5 on Lenus

Conference · Events

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

Events

Irish Copyright Seminar

Irish Copyright Seminar

On Friday 14th December Joe Donnelly of the Judges Library will give a talk on Irish copyright legislation including topics such as how Irish copyright may impact/inform Irish Health Librarians in areas such as Interlibrary loans and database licences etc.

The seminar will take place in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, from 2.00 pm – 4:30 pm (including registration and tea/ mince pies) this will include an opportunity for Q&A

The cost will be €10 for HSLG members and €25 + booking fee otherwise.

Seminar documents

The following documents were supplied by Joe Donnelly at the seminar and may be re-used with permission of the author.