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ICLC 2017

Thursday 21st September

9.00 am

Registration opens

10.00 am

Keynote – Assembling the puzzle of librarians and systematic reviews
Margaret Foster,  Associate Professor, Texas A&M University




Paper presentations 1

Verifying uncertainties in the research literature: how libraries can support Priority Setting Partnerships
Steve Glover and Olivia Schaff, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Reducing diagnostic error by using DDx support on patient rounds
Jonathan Hartmann ,Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC

Winning friends and influencing people: Establishing a Clinical Librarian Service at North Bristol NHS Trust
Bennet Jones and Katie Barnard, North Bristol NHS Trust







14.00 -15.30

Workshop A
What does a Clinical Librarian do? Education & training
Alison Day (NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service )
Tom Roper (Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service ) 

A joint workshop focussing on the adoption and modification of the CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) to create a competencies framework for those working in the health sector. Will also consider skills and attributes needed by clinical librarians and other librarians working in outreach roles.

Workshop B
Assessing systematic review search methods for risk of bias: how to spot common inadequacies and errors in the conduct and reporting of search strategies
Kate Misso/Janine Ross, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd 

This workshop will be in two parts and is aimed at those who are new to SRs; reviewers who are not searching experts; and those who are commissioning or critiquing the validity of SRs.







Paper Presentations 2

CEBD Evidence Updates – an international current awareness service for dermatology
Douglas Grindlay, Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham

Clinical librarianship: a culture of diverse roles in the East of England
Imrana Ghumra, Health Education East of England/Liz Hunwick, ‎Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust







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Friday 22nd September


Lightning talks 1

More than skin deep – Role of a Clinical Librarian in secondary care dermatology
Lisa Lawrence , Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Evaluation of embedded librarianship in health science at a University Hospital in Denmark: Preliminary results
Louise Stenholt, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark

Information seeking activities for clinical decision making of physicians in Medically Underserved Areas/Health Professional Shortage Areas
Irene Lubker, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Clinical Librarianship Iran: Reporting the first experience and systematic review
Farhad Shokraneh, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group








Paper Presentations 3

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana: tools for clinical librarian productivity
Tom Roper, Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service

A new model for Clinical Librarians – embedding into an acute Speech and Language Therapy team
Laura Wilkes, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Introducing Cochrane Interactive Learning – a new online learning tool on how to conduct a systematic review
Richard Hollis, Cochrane Innovations

Workshop C

Systematic Reviews: Models of training for Librarians
Margaret Foster, Texas A&M University

This interactive session will cover models for training librarians to collaborate on systematic reviews. From shadowing an experienced librarian, attending continuing education courses, and reading a book on systematic reviews, there are a variety paradigms with various levels of success.  As systematic review methods continue to evolve, individuals need a plan for keeping up with new concepts, methods, and software. Participants will leave with a training plan for themselves and/or a systematic review service.






14.00 – 15.30

Lightning talks 2

Ssh…the librarian has left the library: An overview of how the librarian has changed enabling service delivery at the point-of-need
Caroline de Brun, Public Health England

#AMillionDecisions: a personal reflection on a national campaign
Alison Day, NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service

How to make a valued literature search service even better
Mandy Watson, Royal College of Nursing

An audit of the request types and resources used in literature searching before and after the introduction of a Clinical Librarian service at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Emma Silvey, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Categorizing and mapping patterns in current Type 1 diabetes literature
Jeff Saunders, Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa, Florida

Journey from library assistant to professional
Jessica Pawley, Library Service, Musgrove Park Hospital. Somerset

Library support for Oxford Biomedical Research Centre funded researchers
Eli Harriss, Bodleian Health Care Libraries

Workshop D

The emotional impact of being a clinical librarian
Helen Williams / June White

Using the principles behind the Schwartz Round, we offer a structured forum where clinical librarians can come together to discuss the emotional and often difficult aspects of working alongside clinicians.








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