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How might literature-based studies work better for academics, students and librarians?

In this guest blog post, Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager, Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton, talks about assigned systematic reviews in a higher education and allied health setting. This post is an expansion of Darren’s thoughts that he first expressed in a Twitter thread. Over recent years it’s become increasing common …

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Reflecting on my own information literacy as a health knowledge specialist

In this blog post, Pip Divall, CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Libraries rep, reflects on her own information literacy practice while working in the NHS in the role of Clinical Librarian Service Manager. Working in the NHS is an ever-changing environment and my original reasons for becoming a librarian were because I bore easily, so …

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Research

Resources for tackling vaccine misinformation

In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, …

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News

Updated: Health Sector pages

We’re pleased to announce that our Health Sector webpages have been updated to include new and improved content, kindly provided by the Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector Representative, Pip Divall. Our website covers information literacy activity across a range of different sectors, authored by colleagues working in those fields. Browse all our information on different types …

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Why get involved in Health Information Week 2021?

Health Information Week (5th-11th July 2021) is a multi-sector, week-long, health information campaign: it’s about raising the profile of health literacy; offering a platform for collaborative working between different partners; and reminding us all what good, reliable, health information looks like. 2020’s Health Information Week was not without its challenges (notably, a pandemic), but past …

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Digital Wellbeing in the Pandemic

Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. As we approach the year mark in the pandemic, and many are still using technology every day for work, school, and in our personal lives, it is important to consider our …

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NHS Librarians’ responses to COVID-19

In this guest blog post, Pip Divall talks about the responses of NHS Librarians to COVID-19. Pip is the Clinical Librarian Service Manager at UHL NHS Trust and the Health Sector Rep for the Information Literacy Group. Like the rest of the world, health librarians and information professionals have been dealing with huge unknowns. The …

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Webinar

Free webinar on “The Second Pandemic: Misinformation and Perception”

The Knowledge Quarter, in collaboration with UCL Pharmacy and the World Health Organization, will deliver a free webinar on “The Second Pandemic: Misinformation and Perception” on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:00–16:00 BST. The organisers describe the event as follows: “What happens to our perception of truth during a pandemic? What happens in our brains that makes us …

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Health literacy – What’s the story?

Knowledge for Healthcare have published a new blog post on the recent health literacy awareness training delivered, in partnership, by Health Education England. The post includes stories from library and knowledge services on their own experiences of delivering health literacy awareness training and the impact this has had both on them personally and on their …

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CILIP COVID-19 Workforce Survey

CILIP: the library and information association has launched the COVID-19 Workforce Survey in order to understand how the disruption of COVID-19 and coronavirus is impacting the library, information and knowledge management workforce. The responses will be used both to improve CILIP’s support for the sector and to inform advocacy on behalf of the profession with …

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