Category Archives: Librarians

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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HIV/AIDS Care – Collaborative Project between Ethiopia and Italy

“The objective of the CASA – Ethiopia project is to contribute to improve the quality of care of patients with HIV- infection in Tigray. The achievement of this objective needs a holistic approach including research, training, and the involvement of patients … Continue reading

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Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians

Thanks to Dr Cheryl Twomey, Phi, for sharing this very interesting article from with the blog team. Tell us what you think.What skills do you think you need for the future? Do these 11 apply in the African context? Library … Continue reading

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Grant: Health Libraries Group Bursary

Call for Applications for the HLG – ILIG – Phi sponsored grant HLG Conference, Scarborough, UK, September 2016 Criteria for Applications Purpose CILIP’s Health Libraries Group (HLG) is awarding a bursary of a maximum of £2,500 to support a health … Continue reading

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IFLA International Leaders Programme: Applications now open

IFLA recently announced on their website a call for applications to the IFLA International Leaders Programme. A brief description is given below and more can be found on their website. The International Leaders Programme is a two-year Programme designed to increase the … Continue reading

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“From action to impact: health information professionals connecting communities”

This is a call from the Biosciences & Health section of IFLA for their World Library and information  Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13-19 August, 2016. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 26th February 2016 (250-300 words) … 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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Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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