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Health Sciences Libraries Group (HSLG) Annual Conference 2015

2015 Annual HSLG Conference

Health Librarianship: Evolution or Extinction

The Health Sciences Libraries Group is a section of the Library Association of Ireland. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is a member of the HSLG Committee and its conference organising committee. The 2015 Annual Conference of the Health Sciences Library Group took place in Athlone on 14 – 15 May.



Thursday 14 May

Welcome Address

Michael Doheny HSLG Chair


CPD Sessions

Mala Mann - Critical Appraisal

Des Doyle - Presentation, Communication & Management Skill


Poster Presentations:

Louise Farragher, (HRB) - The effectiveness of undergraduate nursing and midwifery degree programmes

Bennery Rickard, (HSE) - “Drop Everything And Read” campaign

Mairea Nelson,( HRB) - Library value and impact: because it’s worth it

Diarmuid Stokes, (UCD) - “If you are standing still, you are also going backward”: evolving Endnote Support in UCD

Niamh O’Sullivan, (IBTS) - Picture perfect presentations: Image copyright

Mairea Nelson, (HRB) - Librarians as facilitators: Drugs and Alcohol Task Force


Friday 15 May

Keynote Speaker

Sara Burke


Transferable Skills of Librarians into Research Environments: Examining the skills and abilities that make this a natural synergy

Jane Burns


“The future depends on what you do today”: evolving subject support in UCD Library for a sustainable future

Diarmuid Stokes


The creation and evolution of the Irish Health Sciences Library Group inter-library loan

Anne O'Byrne


Tweeting your grief: Developing a workshop on social media and grief           

Laura Rooney Ferris


Collaborating to synthesise evidence: perspectives on the role of the Information Professional       

Maura Flynn


Debate: Health Librarianship: The Dodo or the Phoenix – Invited Panel

Result: A Draw


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