Digital Libraries Network is for health librarians and trainers in the UK, interested in promotion and training.

Monday, October 24, 2005

NHS Connecting for Health toolkit for communicators

For info, the NHS Connecting for Health toolkit for communicators includes NLH materials and a syndicated article for use locally.
Includes electronic versions of the A4 leaflet (folds out to A3) and the foldout business card.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Health Libraries Week toolkit

The Health Libraries Week toolkit is now available on www.nelh.nhs.uk/dlnet. This includes a list of the materials you can order but PLEASE NOTE materials aren't ready just yet so please don't try ordering yet. We've been assured most materials will be ready for 31st October, and the internal mail envelopes and folders will be ready on 7th November. We appreciate this doesn't give you a great deal of time to get hold of materials - unavoidable delays were caused by awaiting new visual identity guidelines.

You'll also see a link to a syndicated article - this is included in the NHS Connecting for Health toolkit for communicators. You may wish to use the article and add in quotes from your local champions.

We'll be following Health Libraries Week with a short evaluation this year - we'll be in touch to ask you how it went, what worked well, what didn't ...

Best of luck with your Health Libraries Week activities and events - would be good if you could share here some of the things you have planned!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Study Day: E-learning and information literacy: initiatives and challenges, Leeds - 14 Nov 2005

Joint IFM Healthcare and Libraries for Nursing Study Day

Lifelong learning is part of all healthcare professionals' lives, and e-learning and information literacy have important roles to play within it. This study day will be an opportunity to share experiences and gain ideas. It will consist of a mix of presentations, group discussions and opportunities to explore some on-line resources.

  • Present and future challenges of information literacy (includes the question: how will Google scholar and metasearch engines change our lives?)
    Peter Godwin, Academic Services Manager, London South Bank University
  • Implementing an information literacy audit in the context of nurse education
    Alison Lahlafi, Faculty Team Librarian, and David Clarke, School of Healthcare, Leeds University
  • Key e-learning themes and developments
    David Peacock, Knowledge Service Manager, Northumberland Tyne & Wear SHA
  • Creating multiple choice questions for a virtual learning environment for nurses
    Karen Smith, York University
  • E-learning for health librarians
    FOLIO Team, Sheffield University

  • RCN e-learning resources
    Caroline Lynch and Angela Perrett, Royal College of Nursing

  • How do we asses the effectiveness of information skills training?
    Alison Brettle, Salford University, and Joanne Greenhalgh, Leeds University
    This is an update of the extremely popular workshop held at the HLG conference in 2004

Booking form and provisional programme details are available on the IFM Healthcare Web site: http://www.ifmh.org.uk/studyday1105.html

If you require any further information, please contact:
Booking: Heather Williamson
Programme content: Jane Shelley or Susan Mottram
Venue and catering: Susan Mottram

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Making an impact at meetings

Thanks to Kieran over at FADE in Liverpool for highlighting this article from the BMJ careers section on how to make an impact at meetings - some tips to add to your list of ways to influence and negotiate with people!