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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

IFLA Congress 2020: Health & Biosciences libraries Satellite meeting

The Health and Biosciences Libraries with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) were to hold a one day pre-congress meeting on 14 August 2020.

Due to the cancellation of the IFLA congress in Dublin 2020. The satellite meeting has been postponed. The IFLA congress will now take place in Dublin in 2022.

Theme: “Health literacy: libraries and communities working together for health & wellbeing”

Organizers:

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group and The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland

HBS and E4GDH are delighted to be collaborating with local partner The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland on this event.

The theme of our combined satellite meeting is health literacy. We are interested in submissions that explore the issues surrounding health literacy, including equity of access to good quality health information; access to health information in multi-languages; issues relating to deliberate or unintentional misinformation; and solutions to prevent digital health inequalities.

Submissions considering how librarians contribute to increasing health information literacy, i.e. providing the skills to find, appraise and apply health information – will also be very welcome.

We invite presentations from a broad range of library sectors, as well as those from other health professionals, and those highlighting partnership working

The Satellite meeting theme ties in with our two recent IFLA publications:

  • Our IFLA Special Journal IssueHealth information transforming lives – was published in October 2019.
  • Our forthcoming IFLA book – Growing community health literacy through libraries: sharing global perspectives – will be launched during the IFLA 2020 WLIC Congress.
    [Pre-launch promotional flyer] [PDF].

Authors from both publications will be guest speakers at the Satellite Meeting.

Possible topics could cover but are not limited to:

  • Digital Literacy and equity of access to good quality health information through a variety of channels.
    “As information about health and illness is increasingly (and often exclusively) available in digital form, we face a new public health challenge – digital health inequality.”
    Gann B (2019) “Transforming lives: Combating digital health inequality” IFLA Journal 45(3)
  • Health information awareness challenges.
    These may include fake news, deliberate disinformation and unintentional misinformation or misrepresentation.
  • Multilingual health information access and health literacy.
    According to the WHO most of the world’s population has little or no access to relevant and high-quality resources to inform their health and well-being because it is in English.
    Adams P & Fleck F (2015) “Bridging the language divide in health” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 93(6)
  • Collaborations between library and information professionals and other stakeholders/partners to address challenges such as those listed above.

For more information on the submission process, see the IFLA congress website https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/health-and-biosciences-libraries-with-evidence-for-global-and-disaster-health/

Conference · Events · HSLG Bursaries

Registration for HSLG seminar 2020

Registration is open for HSLG Seminar – You can’t handle the truth: research integrity and truth in libraries

The HSLG Committee are delighted to announce an exciting line-up of speakers for our seminar, taking place on 13 February 2020 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 9.45am to 4pm.

You can register now at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-research-integrity-seminar-2020-tickets-85970924349

Invited speakers include:
Maura Hiney and Patricia Clarke who will speak about National Forum on Research Integrity and the National Open Research Forum.

Professor Declan Devane, Director of Evidence Synthesis Ireland, who will speak about Evidence for informed health choices and the role of ESI.

We also have presentations by fellow librarians: Michelle Dalton will tell us how to avoid “predatory” publishers; Tricia Patton gives us her experience of using the interactive presentation software Mentimeter; and Emma Quinn will speak about ‘Imposter syndrome’.

We have a special reduced cost of €25 for HSLG / LAI members. As we would like to enable as many as possible to attend, HSLG members may apply for the Bernard Barrett Bursary to cover the registration fee, and those outside Dublin may also apply for travel expenses. https://hslg.ie/about/hslg-bursary/
Conference

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

Writing and Publishing for Librarians Study Day – Presentations now available!

Click on the links below to view presentations from our recent CPD course in the Ashling Hotel. Thanks again to all our wonderful speakers.

Creative Writing for Health Service Librarians – Mike Gogan, Head of Customer Language, AIB

Scholarly Communications Librarianship – Grainne McCabe, Scholarly Communications & Research Support Librarian, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Bootcamp and Beyond: developing research support in AIT Library – Tania Marsh, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Athlone Institute of Techonology

Open Access Research: Why, What and How – Laura Rooney Ferris, Library Resources Manager, National Health Library & Knowledge Service

Open Access – What now? What next? – Niamh Lucey, St. Vincent’s University Hospital Library

What is Plan S? – Louise Farragher, Health Research Board

Courses

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

Continue reading “Writing & Publishing for Librarians – study day”
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 · Publications archive

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