Conference

Health Sciences Libraries Group, a section of the Library Association of Ireland, is delighted to announce student bursaries for the HSLG Conference 2018.

This year we are offering two bursaries to LIS students studying at LAI accredited courses in the Republic of Ireland. The bursary covers full registration at the conference, which takes place on February 20th 2018 at Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8. The current programme is available here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-annual-conference-2018-tickets-40899546645

Interested students are invited to submit an email of expression of interest that includes:

  • A short paragraph (max 500 words) explaining why you would like to attend HSLG Conference 2018 and why you would benefit from attending
  • Confirmation of your agreement to submit a short report of your experience at the conference for the HSLG newsletter HINT https://hslgblog.wordpress.com/hint/

Expressions of interest should be emailed to contacthslg@gmail.com no later than 5pm, Wednesday 14 February 2018. Do contact is if you need any additional information.

 

Conference · Events

Register for HSLG annual conference 2018

HSLG annual conference 2018: Change is gonna come: Living our core library values: Tuesday 20 February, Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8

Click on the link to view the draft programme and to register. As you will see, HSLG(LAI) members are being rewarded with a discounted rate.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hslg-annual-conference-2018-tickets-40899546645 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards, HSLG Committee

contacthslg@gmail.com

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.

 

 

Conference · News

Call for abstracts for the HSLG annual conference – 20th February 2018

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The HSLG will hold our annual conference in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin
on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster on our theme – Change is gonna come: Living our core library values.

Sub-themes:

  • Professional values
  • Values in action
  • Identity
  • Transformation and adapting to change
  • Evidence based practice

Presentations will be 20 minutes, and lightning talks, 5-10 minutes.  Posters A1 size.

Please include: Title, name of presenter(s), organization, and abstract of about 300 words

Send to contacthslg@gmail.com

Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 12 January 2018

We will send out conference registration details shortly.

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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.)

See also the conference presentations listed and linked here: http://eahil2017.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ICML-EAHIL-2017Presentations.pdf

 

HEAR

HEAR – Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report). Volume 3, Issue 6. Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder

The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland.

This issue of HEAR brings together the latest research, news and developments on HEAR ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and also information for people affected by ASD including links to useful websites, patient guides, videos and blogs.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/622680

Courses · Events · Systematic Reviews

CPD event: Supporting quality in systematic reviews and other research by Dr Valerie Smith

The HSLG Committee are delighted to offer a one day workshop on ‘Supporting quality in systematic reviews and other research’
By Dr Valerie Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Time: 09.30- 15.30
Venue: HRB Boardroom, Grattan House, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

09.30 – Registration
10.00 – 12.30 (with 15 min coffee break)
12.30 –13.30 lunch
13.30 –15.30

Content will include:
• Hierarchy of evidence and systematic reviews: developments to date
• Overview of search methods (including Cochrane criteria)
• Appraising the methodological quality of research studies
• Reporting guidelines and checklists

This CPD event is €10 for HSLG members and €20 for others.

Register on Eventbrite

HSLG email: contacthslg@gmail.com

Evidence-Informed-Healthcare · Value and Impact

Sign the Evidence Informed Healthcare Charter

EIH_logoThe key message for the ‘Evidence Informed Healthcare’ campaign is that “Libraries and library staff enable evidence informed healthcare.” 

On 31st July, 2017 an Evidence Informed Healthcare Charter was launched.  The charter sets out the principles of evidence informed healthcare and the role of patients, providers, policy makers and librarians in enabling evidence in practice.

Who is the charter for?

The charter is for people in receipt of healthcare (patients and clients), people who provide care (healthcare professionals), people who manage health policy (civil and public sector) and people who enable evidence informed healthcare (health librarians).

Why should I sign it?

You are encouraged to sign the charter for the following reasons:
1) to help promote awareness of the importance of evidence informed healthcare in Ireland among patients, healthcare practitioners and health policy makers.
2) to raise the profile of health librarians in enabling evidence informed healthcare.

How can I sign it?

Please sign the charter using this online form.  Alternatively, please download the Word version of the charter here, sign it and return to: National Health Service Librarian, HSE, Rm. 2.58, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

What happens next?

If you use Twitter, please tweet a link to your signed charter or simply Tweet “I signed the #evidenceinformedhealthcare charter @hselibrary”.  If you are not using Twitter, we will capture signatures and make them available on these webpages.

Who has signed the Charter?

Please search Twitter using #EvidenceInformedHealthcare to see who has already signed the Charter.  A full list of names will be made available at the end of 2017.  Please see signatures from the Department of Health and the National Health Service Librarian.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

If you need further information please contact hselibrary

Health librarians and libraries acquire, organise and make accessible best available evidence to answer the 100,000 healthcare questions that arise annually in the HSE as part of the delivery of modern standards of patient care. Whether at ward or departmental level, or in supporting National Clinical Programmes such as the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, National Patient Safety Office or the National Cancer Control Programme, the expertise of librarians in sourcing best evidence is making a key contribution to the wider quality and safety agenda.