Tag Archives: Librarian roles

Diversity in Practice-Congress 12-16 June, 2017

The International Congress of Medical Librarianship and the European Association for Health Information and Libraries Workshop will be held in Dublin next year. The call for papers is now open: Diversity in Practice: integrating, inspiring and innovative. Sub themes are … 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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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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New Sustainable Development Goals from September 2015

IFLA ( International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions ) is calling for a focus on increased access to information in the new post 2015 development framework and is working to highlight the role that information intermediaries, such as librarians, … 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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The Value of Library and Information Services in Nursing and Patient care

A free access paper in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that the availability and use of information resources and services had a positive impact on nursing and patient outcomes. Libraries are a primary resource for evidence based … Continue reading

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Predatory Journals: librarians please alert your researchers to this scam

These are fake or scam journals that target researchers (especially those in LMI Countries) with an offer to publish their research in an open access journal in exchange for payment. Often the editor boasts of an impact factor (2.35 in … 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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Effects of Librarian Provided Services in Healthcare Settings : a Systematic Review

A new systematic review has looked at the impact of health librarians on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes. The review identified 25 studies, all of which were conducted in high income countries, demonstrating once again the need for more … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Medical Librarians from East Africa

Jeanette Murphy, Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at University College London, is still trying to find librarians who would be willing to contribute to a feature column  ( International Perspectives and Initiatives ) which she edits for Health Information … Continue reading

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