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.
- Professional values
- Values in action
- Transformation and adapting to change
- Evidence based practice
Presentations will be 20 minutes, and lightning talks, 5 minutes. Posters A1 size.
Please include: Title, name of presenter(s), organization, and abstract of 300 – 500 words
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 5 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.)
See also the conference presentations listed and linked here: http://eahil2017.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ICML-EAHIL-2017Presentations.pdf
We are delighted to offer a number of bursaries for HSLG members to attend continuing education courses or the full ICML/EAHIL conference, taking place 12-16 June in Dublin Castle.
You can view the draft programme at http://eahil2017.net/registration/ (if applying for a bursary don’t register on the site).
To apply, fill in the form above and return to email@example.com or Contacthslg@gmail.com by 24th February 2017.
We expect a lot of interest and there are limited number of bursaries so apply soon.
The HSLG Committee
The abstract submission deadline for the ICML + EAHIL 2017 workshop in Dublin has been extended to 19th October 2016.
We trust this will give you enough time to submit your abstracts for oral presentations, posters, interactive sessions or continuing education courses about the following topics:
Diversity in Practice: Integrating, Inspiring & Innovative
- Leadership & Values
- Education & Learning
- Consumer Health
- Research & Evidence-based Librarianship
To catch up on the tips on submitting an abstract shared during the #AskAMentor Chat this week, please see this link
After a fantastic conference in May, we thought we’d give you an extra chance for reflection by adding the presentations to the website. Check out your favourite presentations below.
Day 1, 12 May 2016
Keynote speech: Something Old, Something New: Health Librarian Capabilities for the Knowledge Economy and the Digital Age by Ann Wales
“Building value into a core skill.” by Anne Madden, St. Vincent’s University Hospital,
“Advancing our skillset: building the Rudai 23 e-learning course for information professionals” by Caroline Rowan, St Michael’s Hospital and Stephanie Ronan, Marine Institute
Making Our Skills Visible Through Research by Aoife Lawton, Health Service Executive
Advancing skills: from ‘lovely librarians’ to knowledge ninjas by Mary Dunne & Mairea Nelson, Health Research Board,
Learning from e-learning in other organisations by Joanne Callinan, Milford Care Centre,
Putting it into Practice: applying the skill set by Kate Kelly, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Why and What to Measure? Understanding & Using Altmetrics to evaluate impact. by Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & School of Information & Communication Studies, University College Dublin
The Skillset of a Health Science Library Assistant by Jesse Walters, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Sharing our expertise: Lets HEAR about it! by Caroline Rowan, St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
Development of Rotunda: Birth of a Nation 1916 Centenary Exhibition at the Rotunda by Anne M. O’Byrne, Rotunda Hospital
Day 2, 13 May 2016
Bibliometrics: Maximising & Assessing Research Impact by Fintan Bracken, University of Limerick
Kate Kelly: Putting it into Practice: applying the skill set
Kate is Director of Library Services at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).RCSI is currently building a new academic education centre incorporating a new library and has been recruiting for new positions over the last year. Kate has spent most of her library career in health sciences working in the USA and Ireland. She has an MSc in Health Services Research and is a fellow of the Library Association of Ireland (FLAI) and distinguished member of the US Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).
In support of its strategy “Growth and Excellence” RCSI is building a new medical education centre incorporating a new health sciences library. Planning for this building challenged library staff at all levels to consider and reconsider what it is we do, how we do it, and why we do it. What if anything differentiates a health sciences library and health sciences librarians from other libraries? Using RCSI Library as a case study this presentation will share some of the learnings from our benchmarking exercises as prelude to a restructuring and the thinking behind resulting new positions.
Fintan Bracken: Bibliometrics: Maximising & Assessing Research Impact
Fintan is the Research Services and Bibliometrics Librarian in the University of Limerick. In this role, Fintan is responsible for providing services to researchers in many aspects of the research process including bibliometrics, open access, publication strategy and maximising research impact. Prior to joining UL in October 2013, Fintan worked with IReL, the Irish Research eLibrary. He has also previously worked in the Marine Institute’s research library. Fintan completed a PhD in zoology in 2004 and has published research on various topics including bird biodiversity and usability studies. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fintanbracken.
In the last decade, the use of bibliometrics has become more mainstream in universities and research institutions throughout the world. Bibliometrics refers to the quantitative measures used to assess research output, in other words, publication and citation analysis. This workshop will provide:
- An overview of bibliometrics and how they can be used;
- An explanation of the main metrics used;
- Details on how to find citations to articles and how to calculate the h-index of a researcher using the three main citation tools, Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar;
- Information on other methods and tools to assess the research impact of individuals and groups;
- An explanation of the main journal metrics and instructions on how to find each.
This workshop will also highlight five key methods for optimising the impact of research including publishing in high impact journals (e.g. using ScimagoJR.com), ensuring a researcher’s outputs are easily identifiable (e.g. using ORCID and Google Scholar Profiles), increasing the visibility of publications (e.g. using Open Access), and promoting research (e.g. using social media).
Caroline Rowan & Stephanie Ronan: Advancing our skillset: building the Rudai23 e-learning course for information professionals
Caroline is the health librarian in St. Michael’s Hospital. She has several undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications including a Master of Arts and a Master of Library & Information Studies. An enthusiastic advocate for libraries, she is a Communications Officer for the Health Sciences Library Group, a co-editor of HINT: Health Information News & Thinking and a collaborator on HEAR: Health Evidence Awareness Report and on the Rudai 23 professional development course. Twitter – @librarianintown, LinkedIn – ie.linkedin.com/in/rowancaroline
Stephanie is an information professional, providing the library services to the Marine Institute in Galway. As a solo librarian, she manages all aspects of the library including the institutional repository and is quickly becoming a marine information expert. She is secretary for the WRSLAI, collaborator on Rudai23 and a founding member of the Repository Network Ireland. Twitter @StephanieRonan, LinkedIn https://ie.linkedin.com/in/sronan
Rudaí 23 is a free online course based on the original 23 Things format by Helene Blowers. It was developed by a collaboration comprising several members of the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland and additional contributors from the library and education sectors. The primary aims comprised the provision of instruction in relation to web tools, advocacy and on legal, technical and professional topics. The course is the first online course to be certified by the Library Association of Ireland.
This presentation examines the skills needed to establish, develop, moderate and manage an online course with a team of eleven voluntary instructors. To initiate the course, team members became competent in design tools, policy writing, recruitment and social media marketing. The course was managed and run on-line thus the team worked without verbal and visual cues, honing communication and team-working skills. Rudaí 23 consisted of 23 modules; in producing these modules the team advanced their researching, writing, editing and design skills, as well as adhering to copyright laws. Finally the presentation examines the skills advanced through acquiring project feedback and the organisation of a certificate presentation ceremony.