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Systematic Reviews for Beginners

Date & Time: Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10am – 1pm

Location: systematic reviewHealth Sciences Library, UCD- Room D111

This is a half day hands on workshop targeted to MLIS students and recent graduates who want to obtain an overview of the subject of Systematic Reviews. The workshop is led by 3 experienced librarians in this area; Jane Burns, UCD/RCSI, Anne Madden, UCD/St. Vincent’s and Diarmuid Stokes, UCD Liaison Librarian. There are PCs available in the training room so no need to bring your own. The broad topics covered are:

1. Defining Systematic Reviews and what they are about (Jane Burns)

Types and how to decide what to use Tools and Resources (Instruments, etc. )Searching Tips

2. Resources- how and what to use (Diarmuid Stokes)

Databases EndNote (just an overview)

3. Practice Exercises (Anne Madden)

4. What’s in for you as a Librarian? Workshop Wrap up (Jane Burns)

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/systematic-reviews-for-beginners-tickets-35561133307


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HSLG AGM & Networking Event

The HSLG Committee would like to invite all members of the HSLG to join us for our AGM on Wednesday, 14 June from 5 – 6pm.

This year, due to the kind offer of the ICML/EAHIL 2017 conference organisers, we are holding the AGM in the historic surroundings of Dublin Castle.

The meeting will be followed by a drinks reception at Trinity College Dining Hall, where we will join our colleagues from the conference. This is a great opporutinity to chat with fellow librarians and and share ideas and experiences.

To attend the AGM please register with Eventbrite here:


[You don’t have to attend the conference to go to the AGM or reception but it’s shaping up to be a very interesting event. See more at http://eahil2017.net/]

We looking forward to seeing you there.

Kindest regards

The HSLG Committee

Michael, Louise F, Bennery, Louise B, Marie, Shauna, Maura, and Mary


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Bursary for ICML/EAHIL conference in Dublin Castle, June 2017


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 info@hslg.ie  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

email: contacthslg@gmail.com

Twitter: @healthlibraries



Open Access events by health librarians

1. Open access – Open for action

Date:  Wednesday, 26th October, 2016, 10.00am – 1.30pm

Venue:  HRB, Grattan House, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

This half-day seminar is part of International Open Access Week, a global event, bringing greater awareness of open access publishing and sharing best practice in discovery of open access research.  

Co-hosted by Dr. Steevens’ Library and the Health Research Board 

For more information and to register go tohttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/open-access-open-action-seminar-tickets-27352011603?aff=es2

2. Open Access: Tackling health inequalities

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Venue: Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2

Open Access Week will take place from 24 -30 October 2016. As part of this global event the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and Open Knowledge Ireland (OKI) are hosting their Open Access: Tackling health inequalities seminar in Pearse Street Library.  

Open Access (OA) is the immediate, freely available, online access to research outputs. These outputs include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various types. The restrictions to use, commonly imposed by publisher copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control do not apply. 

For more information or to register for this event click here


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Opportunity to share your value at the international ICML/EAHIL conference in Dublin 2017

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
  • Integration
  • Technology
  • Education & Learning
  • Consumer Health
  • Research & Evidence-based Librarianship
For further information please visit our website: http://eahil2017.net/  
To catch up on the tips on submitting an abstract shared during the #AskAMentor Chat this week, please see this link
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Join us for #Askamentor Twitter Chat on Wednesday 21st September 2016 7-8pm GMT + 1

The International Programme Committee for the joint ICML + EAHIL 2017 conference are organising a 1 hour Twitter chat session where the audience can ask questions of the research mentors.

We will use the hashtag #Askamentor for the session.

Who is the chat for?
This chat is for anyone considering submitting an abstract for the EAHIL + ICML joint conference 2017. This is to encourage people to think about submitting and to answer questions that participants may have.

Who are the mentors?
The mentors for this chat will be Aoife Lawton (@aalawton), Anne Madden (@Gobnait) and Jane Burns (@JMBurns99)

What will the chat be about?
The chat will be in a Question/Answer format

Q1: Why should I present at EAHIL/ICML 2017?
Q2: What are the top tips for writing a good abstract submission?
Q3: How should I describe my poster?
Q4: How can I find a co-author/co-presenter?
Q5: How do I align my abstract with the 2017 conference themes?
Q6: How to I submit?

The Answers will appear as: A1, A2, A3 etc.

We look forward to chatting with you and sharing our experience and learning together.
Please join us on Wednesday 21st September 2016 7-8pm GMT + 1

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Workshop: Research in libraries: Designing a study to demonstrate effectiveness, value or impact.

[NOTE: This event booked out by 15 August 2016. Thanks for the interest shown]

The HSLG Committee, and CPD liaison Anne Madden, have arranged for renowned researcher, author, and information specialist Alison Brettle to facilitate a workshop on research and evaluation for librarians on Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 10am to 4pm.

Alison is Reader in Evidence Based Practice, University of Salford, UK. Her research interests include systematic reviews and systematic review methodology, information literacy, information skills training, the evaluation of library and information services, and effective literature searching.

Participants will work individually and in groups to design and think through the implementation of a study relevant to their work. This workshop aims to provide a user friendly, interactive introduction to research and evaluation in libraries, with a focus on demonstrating our effectiveness, value or impact.

Agenda for the day:

  1. Research, evaluation and impact
  2. Designing a study
  1. Questions, aims and objectives
  2. Quantitative v qualitative approaches
  3. Designing a survey
  4. Ethical issues
  1. Doing a study
    1. Planning your sample
    2. Collecting and analysing data
    3. Doing it routinely
  1. Ideas for disseminating your work
  2.  Q&A (about EBLIP, research or impact)

The workshop will take place in the Health Research Board, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

The cost is €60 for LAI members, €70 for non-LAI members, and €25 for students/unwaged (which includes light lunch and tea/coffee).

We have limited availability for this event.