Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Presentations from the Health Libraries Group conference: health literacy; evidence-base; IL training; searching, and more

Presentations from the (UK) Health Libraries Group conference (June 2018) have been put online at https://www.cilip.org.uk/members/group_content_view.asp?group=200697&id=746075
There are lots of informative presentations, including:
- Collecting meaningful feedback on information literacy (IL) training: results of a project to evaluate feedback methods: Zoe Thomas, Assistant Librarian (Information Services), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Literature searching peer review in practice: enhancing the skills of searchers: Rachel Playforth, Assistant Librarian (Knowledge Management), Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Introduction to health literacy: awareness, skills and resources: Ruth Carlyle, Head of Library & Knowledge Services and TEL, Midlands and East, Health Education England
- High tech and low tech approaches to interactive information skills teaching: YiWen Hon, Knowledge Resources Manager, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
- Quality and reporting of literature search strategies in systematic reviews (SR) published by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine affiliated authors: Jane Falconer, User Support Services Librarian, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- How an activity-based Journal Club has been used to help staff and students improve their confidence at reading scientific papers: Katy Oak, Librarian, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Library and Catriona Organ, Librarian, Cornwall Health Library
- Peer teaching and information retrieval: the role of the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme: Dr Laura Sbaffi, Lecturer in Health Informatics, Sheffield University and Anne Weist, Education Manager, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Epistemic lenses and virtues, beyond evidence-based medicine (it says on the site that the title is "Encouraging clinicians to source evidence-based material and share decisions with patients" but the presentation is interestingly more critical in its perspective) Dr Mark Murphy, Academic General Practitioner & Lecturer in Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
- Synthesising and summarising the evidence in practice: Rachel Steele, Clinical Librarian, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Gillian Foster, Clinical Information Specialist, NHS Digital
- Transparent, comprehensive and reproducible searching to minimise risk of bias in systematic reviews (SRs): how information specialists and librarians contribute to improving review quality and minimising research waste: Kate Misso, Information Specialist Manager, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd.
- Supporting a diverse workforce - strategies to improve digital and information literacy in health and social services in Scotland: Katie Edwards, Knowledge Manager, NHS Education for Scotland
- #ukmedlibs: Twitter chats and continuing professional development: Tom Roper, Clinical Librarian, Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service, Holly Case Wyatt, Library and Knowledge Development Lead, Health Education England London and South East and Samantha Burgess, Library Service Manager, Hampshire Healthcare Library Service
- Is anybody out there? Using interactive peer review methods in online Information Literacy (IL) teaching to encourage engagement, provide feedback, and support learning for distance learners: Zoe Thomas, Assistant Librarian (Information Services), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Photo by Sheila Webber: In Greenwich Park, July 2018

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