Category Archives: Librarian Training

IMARK: Promoting self-learning for people involved with information management and knowledge sharing.

About IMARK The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative created in 2001, which aims to improve the capabilities of people involved with information management and knowledge sharing. IMARK is a consortium of 13 members and CTA … Continue reading

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A Librarian’s role in data management

Research funders are increasingly requiring that the data used in research articles are made available so that they can be shared and reused.  There may also  be a requirement to have a Data Management Plan outlining how the data will … Continue reading

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Deadline for 2017 MLA/HINARI/Research4Life grants

An Autumn 2016 deadline will be announced shortly for the 2017 grant.  Definitely time to start thinking about it now.

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A new MLA /HINARI/ Research4Life Grant for training activities

In December, the Medical Library Association (MLA) announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders® (LWB) E-Library Training Initiative. This includes the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=949 ) that focuses on training activities for the Research4Life (R4L) programs (www.research4life.org ). … Continue reading

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Open data – and librarians

Access to “open data” has proved beneficial in a number of areas including scientific and health research to derive greater value from apps produced by others rather than paying for the development of new services in-house. It is not suggested … Continue reading

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Scholarships for online course on using knowledge in policy making in Africa

INASP would like to remind us about the available scholarships for participants from Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe to their upcoming online course. The online course “Leaders of change: helping African policymakers develop their capacity to promote the use of knowledge … Continue reading

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Phi’s latest activities

Phi has just said goodbye to three Nigerians on Commonwealth Professional Scholarships. Specially tailored programmes for learning and experience in the UK had been planned for each of them according to their interests. The Scholars included a senior university librarian, … Continue reading

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Systematic reviews & the librarian

A librarian’s role can vary from that of search expert to project manager. Planning stage: The question needs to be specific and fit a standard framework e.g. Population , Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO); and be both unique and feasible. … Continue reading

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Library and Information Education in Malawi

” A decade of formal library and information education in Malawi: the case of Mzuzu University ” is the title of a paper by Winner Chawinga presented at the recent IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town. Winner, … Continue reading

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Online Training: Finding, organizing and using health information

Learn or refresh your skills in finding, organizing and using health information. Below are links to various training material including a training manual for students, researchers and health workers in Africa developed by the Network of African Medical Librarians in … Continue reading

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