We’re on our holidays in August, but back at 8pm on 15th September for an evening chat.
Here’s some questions to focus the discussion: but feel free to go beyond these.
Q1: Is it easier to keep up with your professional development now, or harder?
Q2: What are the best CPD resources/events you’ve used or taken part in?
Q3: Have you used informal ways to keep professionally in touch and up to date?
Q4: What next?
Did you start lockdown resolved to read Dostoevsky in the original Russian, learn to touch-type, do Pilates every day and finally do your CILIP Certification, Chartership or Fellowship? How did that go?
For our July lunchtime chat we’ll be talking about CPD in the time of COVID-19: what have been the opportunities and challenges in keeping professionally up to date? What does it mean for professional organisations offering CPD programmes?
Join as at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 21st July, with the hashtag #ukmedlibs
Thank are due to everyone who joined us for a rich discussion on current awareness services last night, and to Lucy Sinclair for leading us. The transcript and analytics are now available. Resources mentioned in the discussion included:
See also Barbara Norrey’s 2018 evidence briefing for Public Health England, What innovative methods are available for delivering current awareness?
And at the end we discussed current awareness services for librarians: see in particular Thomas Krichel’s bims-librar
Join us again in July, for a lunchtime discussion at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 21st July.
Our June chat will be revisiting the topic of current awareness services led by Lucy Sinclair from the Royal College of Surgeons. We’ll be discussing how library services are supporting and adapting or customising their current awareness service focusing on what information sources or resources they are using to keep up to date. Plus we’ll also be thinking about if the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on how current awareness service are produced. Join us on 16th June at 8pm with the hashtag #ukmedlibs. Questions are:
Thanks to everyone who took part in today’s chat on Health Information Week 2020, which takes place from 6th to 12th July. The transcript and analytics are now available and it was good to see so many of you join in, from a range of library services, both public and NHS. It was particularly pleasing to welcome a number of new participants to our chats. Thanks to Holly Case-Wyatt for leading the discussion, and the Health Information Week team for their contributions.
Next month’s chat is in the evening, at 8 pm on Tuesday 16th June. The #ukmedlibs team (Holly, Lucy, Sam and Tom) look forward to talking to you again then.
Join us at lunchtime on Tuesday 19th May for our next #ukmedlibs chat. This month we will be chatting about Health Information Week 2020.
This year Health Information Week will be from the 6th to the 12th of July, so we have invited the Health Information Week group to join us to kick off the conversation about planning, as well as their new website and promotional materials. Although this year’s Health Information Week will be slightly different from originally planned, I think we can all agree that there hasn’t been a more important time for accurate, high quality health information to be readily available to patients and the public.
Here are the questions we will be following during the chat;
Thanks to the 89 people who participated in last night’s #ukmedlibs chat, the largest number since we started these in May 2015. And we give special thanks to Caroline de Brún, for formulating the questions and leading the discussion so well.
We also list below links to resources referred to in the discussion:
General COVID-19 resource pages
Knowledge for Healthcare COVID-19 resources
NHS Education for Scotland: The Knowledge Network: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—For Beginners to Experts [Maintained by @giustini
at the University of British Columbia -TR]
e-Learning for Healthcare: COVID-19 course catalogue
e-Learning for Healthcare: Health Literacy: you can make a difference
e-Learning for Healthcare: Knowledge Mobilisation Framework
TURAS Learn [NHS Education for Scotland’s e-learning platform -TR] : Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Searches and resources to search
Knowledge for Healthcare COVID-19 Search Bank
Working from home and wellbeing:
Knowledge for Healthcare Working from Home and Wellbeing:
And, on the response to COVID-19 by libraries of all types:
OCLC Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis
Tools for keeping in touch with remote teams:
Our next chat, our fifth anniversary, will be a lunchtime one, at 12.30 on Tuesday 19th May. Join us for a discussion of Health Information Week 2020. #HIW2020 takes place from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th July, so this is part of the preparations.
Join us online at 8 pm on Tuesday 21st April to discuss COVID-19 and the library response, in a twitter chat led by Caroline De Brún.
Caroline has prepared some questions to help focus the discussion:
If you haven’t joined a Twitter chat before, all the tweets made as part of the discusssion use the hashtag #ukmedlibs. So open this link in a web browser or search for #ukmedlibs on Twitter via the Twitter web page, or any Twitter client. We go through the questions, aiming to finish within an hour. If you want to contribute or comment during the chat, be sure to use the hashtag #ukmedlibs. If you don’t, others won’t see your comments or be able to respond to them, and your tweets won’t be included in the transcript we publish after the chat.
We discussed coronavirus and other public health emergencies in February, but it wasn’t until the end of that month that the first case attributed to transmission within the UK was reported. And events have moved very quickly, so we thought we’d return to this for our April chat, which takes place at 8 in the evening on Tuesday 21st April.
We’re delighted to say that Caroline de Brún of Public Health England will again join us to lead the discussion
Questions will follow, but among the areas we’ll discuss are these:
You may also wish to participate in #uklibchat’s chat on 6th April on virtual libraries – taking our services online or read Aaron Tay’s characteristically stimulating post, Libraries and Research in a COVID-19 world
And North American librarians will be discussing COVID-19 on Thursday 2nd April on the #medlibs hashtag at 11am PST/2pm EST: that’s 19.00 BST