Tag Archives: Information literacy

Undertaking an Information Needs Assessment- a Guide

This guide was produced by the UK Health Forum, Research and Information Services Team with support from Public Health England. Public Health practitioners require data on the information channels used by the population, which can be difficult to find. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Health Illiteracy Could Be the Death of Us.

This is the title of a recent article in the Guardian. ” Being health literate lies at the heart of better health. It means being able to process basic health information and use it to navigate decisions. Even more simply, … Continue reading

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Getting Involved in International Development Activities

Another paper in Health Information & Libraries Journal 32(1) March 2015 is by Phi’s very own Shane Godbolt and Jackie Cheeseborough ( with Maria Grant ) – Getting involved in international development activities: UK initiatives and hidden benefits. Jackie Cheeseborough … Continue reading

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Smart Searching Modules

An online resource from Flinders University with tips and tricks to enhance literature search techniques for librarians and researchers, especially in the health sector, who want to develop and test their search strategies. Thanks to Cheryl Twomey of Phi for … Continue reading

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4 Technology Trends Every Librarian Needs to Know

Where is library technology heading in the next few years ? What are the emerging tools and technologies that we should be paying attention to, in order to be ready when the time is right to adopt them ? Those … Continue reading

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ICTs and access to health information – AHILA Congress 2014

Dr. Maria’s keynote address encompassed the main themes of the Congress and AHILA’s role in accommodating the huge changes that have taken place over the thirty years of its existence – both the benefits and the challenges. These themes were … Continue reading

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5 Ways Wikipedia’s Health Information is Improving

James Hellman explains why Wikipedia’s health-related content is being improved. ” With Wikipedia’s health care pages receiving nearly 5 billion views in 2013 it is one of the most used global sources of health care information. However, its content is … Continue reading

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New Research4Life Training Material Portal

The new Research4Life training portal has been launched ( see website ). The goal of this resource is to centrally locate the inter-discipline training material and other training related information from all four Research4Life programmes-HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI. The … Continue reading

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AHILA Congress : Deadline for Abstracts Extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 14th Congress of AHILA/ AIBSA has been extended to 31 May 2014. The event will take place in 2014 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 20th-24th October 2014. The main theme is on … Continue reading

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14th Biennial Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

The 14th Congress of AHILA/ AIBSA will take place in 2014 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 20th -24th October, 2014. The main theme is on: ICTs, Access to Health Information and Knowledge:¬†building strong knowledge societies for sustainable development in … Continue reading

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