Final Call for Papers – It’s Great Up North – Northern Healthcare LKS Conference 6th and 7th June 2019 Old Swan, Harrogate

You know when you’ve been meaning to get round to something and you finally do, and it feels great?   Well this is a day for that sort of thing.  I’ve submitted my expression of interest to do something at It’s Great Up North and I’ve started typing this.  It’ll be a great conference because it’s aimed at us all from para-professional to professional and if you not presented, run a workshop or done a poster at a conference what better place to start?  You’ll be amongst the Northern Networks finest at the conference, well with the exception of me and the least said about that the better.

Ingrid over at the Christie and myself are gearing up for wall to wall twitter coverage on @itsgreatupnorth with the hashtag #itsgreatupnth so feel free to follow the conference on twitter.

Anyway more importantly if you are interested in taking part in any of the sessions

Either a:

Parallel Session Presentation: Presentation can be on any Healthcare LKS topic and will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes presenting time and 5 minutes for questions) but we might be able to adjust – if you feel that you need longer, please specify in your proposal.
Examples of possible presentations could include an event you staged in your library, or a project you were involved in that went well (or not!)
Tip: Worried about going it alone? Co-present with a colleague!

 

Parallel Session Workshop: These are practical sessions and will be allocated 45 minutes. Make sure delegates can actively participate in your workshop. Examples: Have you been on a really interesting course recently? or acquired a new skill? This would be an ideal opportunity for colleagues to share knowledge or spark debate.
Tip: This could be a great practice run for something you want to take to other conference such as HLG, EAHIL, or LILAC.

 

Minutes of Mayhem: A fun succession of short presentations on any aspect of Healthcare LKS. Presenters will be allocated three minutes.
Tip: Nervous about presenting? These are only 3 minutes – the perfect change to give it a go!

 

Poster Presentation: Posters should be on healthcare topics and will be on display during the conference. Delegates will vote for their favourites in a secret ballot. There’s prizes up for grabs. Have a look at these examples for inspiration:

https://www.cilip.org.uk/members/group_content_view.asp?group=200697&id=746810

and

https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2018#papersandposters

 

then please complete the application form at https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/its-great-up-north-northern-healthcare-lks-conference. If you would like to deliver more than one session you will need to complete a form for each one.  Completed forms should be submitted by Friday 1st February 2019 at 5pm.

It’s super easy to do…. Even I managed it!

Kieran Lamb

Knowledge and Library Services Manager, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Happy Christmas from the LIHNN Groups

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The LIHNN Christmas Study Day 2018

The 2018 LIHNN Christmas Study Day took place at the Lancaster House Hotel on the 4 December.

Keynote Speaker

NHS at 70 “The Story of Our Lives” – Angela Whitecross (Project Manager, University of Manchester)

The Director of Health Libraries North Award

This was awarded to Emily Hurt (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals) and Dawn Grundy (University of Bolton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIHNN Quality Improvement Awards

Gold Award: Art Exhibition – JET Library & Liverpool Medical Institution

Silver Award: Resource Events Blog – The Christie Library & Knowledge Service

Bronze Award: Topol Review – Knowledge Management Team, Health Education England

 

The LIHNN Quality Improvement Awards – Three Minutes of Mayhem

Winner: Book Courier Service – Library Services, Royal Bolton Hospital

Runners Up:

Knowledge Assets – JET Library

Critical Care – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Focus Games – University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust Library and Knowledge Services

NHS 70th Museums Exhibit – Wirral & Cheshire Libraries

Mentorship Course and Website – Pennine Acute Trust

Why every Library needs Lego – JET Library

Pop-Up library – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Skype – JET Library

LIHNNK-Up Article of the Year

Winner: Our summer reading journey @ Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

 

The LIHNN Christmas Quiz 2018 (plus answers)

Happy Christmas from the LIHNN Groups

Feedback

“It is a good event to meet a range of people in different roles and hear their ideas and opinions.”

“It was a really enjoyable day – the talk in the morning was interesting. And it’s always good to hear what new and innovative things are going on in the library world. Thanks all.”

“It was a really nice day and great to network with colleagues not seen frequently.”

Things People Said They Are Going To Do Differently In The Workplace As A Result Of Attending This Event

“We have arranged to hook up with Angela & Stephanie Snow to link in a number of oral history projects we are starting. The Gold Award Trophy is helping to leverage a paper that is going to the Board from the Charity Manager, who is trying to introduce a steering group for a broader art initiative in the Trust. Everyone involved in the project is really thrilled with the award.”

“We will be looking at getting some Lego, investigating a book courier service, thinking about how we could use oral histories in our Trust”

“book courier service could easily be implemented in our workplace and would be a nice way to get out and about and meet staff”

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It’s Great Up North – Northern Healthcare LKS Conference 6th and 7th June 2019 Old Swan, Harrogate

Calling healthcare library staff of all levels, we want your submissions for our conference next year! We would like to encourage as many as possible of you to submit proposals for workshops, presentations, or posters. There are no themes other than that of Healthcare LKS.

 

This conference will be a relaxed and enjoyable event and we particularly welcome proposals from those of you who have never presented at a conference before. It will be a great place to have your first go at giving a paper, or the ideal opportunity to try out a different training technique.

 

Want to give it a go? You’ve got options:

Parallel Session Presentation: Presentation can be on any Healthcare LKS topic and will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes presenting time and 5 minutes for questions) but we might be able to adjust – if you feel that you need longer, please specify in your proposal.
Examples of possible presentations could include an event you staged in your library, or a project you were involved in that went well (or not!)
Tip: Worried about going it alone? Co-present with a colleague!

 

Parallel Session Workshop: These are practical sessions and will be allocated 45 minutes. Make sure delegates can actively participate in your workshop. Examples: Have you been on a really interesting course recently? or acquired a new skill? This would be an ideal opportunity for colleagues to share knowledge or spark debate.
Tip: This could be a great practice run for something you want to take to other conference such as HLG, EAHIL, or LILAC.

Minutes of Madness: A fun succession of short presentations on any aspect of Healthcare LKS. Presenters will be allocated three minutes.
Tip: Nervous about presenting? These are only 3 minutes – the perfect change to give it a go!

Poster Presentation: Posters should be on healthcare topics and will be on display during the conference. Delegates will vote for their favourites in a secret ballot. There’s prizes up for grabs. Have a look at these examples for inspiration:

https://www.cilip.org.uk/members/group_content_view.asp?group=200697&id=746810

and

https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2018#papersandposters

Tip: Remember that posters need to look good, be focused – less can be more!

If you are interested in taking part in any of the sessions above then please complete the application form at https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/its-great-up-north-northern-healthcare-lks-conference. If you would like to deliver more than one session you will need to complete a form for each one.  Completed forms should be submitted by Friday 1st February 2019 at 5pm.

 

If you require any further information or would like a chat about your proposal, then please contact gil.young@hee.nhs.uk

 

We are planning to run some WebEx sessions in the spring aimed at those presenting at the conference giving hints and tips on presenting posters and conference sessions.

 

Gil Young on behalf of the Organising Committee for It’s Great Up North – Northern Healthcare LKS Conference

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It’s Great Up North – Northern Healthcare LKS Conference 6th and 7th June 2019 Old Swan, Harrogate

“the queerest place with the strangest people in it leading the oddest lives…”

Well that’s what Charles Dickens thought of Harrogate and he hadn’t even seen the conference agenda…

The venue looks wonderful https://www.classiclodges.co.uk/our-hotels/the-old-swan/) Agatha Christie stayed here when she came on her holidays (but she forgot to tell anyone she was going.) It’s in super smart Harrogate birthplace of the legendary Betty’s Tea Room and Yorkshire tea. It’s got a really nice free art gallery (nice and free being my favourite combination) and for the horticulturally inclined you can walk to RHS Harlow Carr from the town centre. You must be tempted now surely? Bookings for the conference will open in January 2019 so you will have something nice to look forward to in the midst of the post-Christmas gloom.

So now that the venue is arranged and all the guests have been invited there is much work behind the scenes to make it a memorable and enjoyable conference for everyone for all the right reasons. I am sure that the programme will be diverse enough to have something for everyone but like my old PE teacher used to say you only get out what you put in so that’s where we need your help. We are calling for papers in November from you all so you have got a month to contemplate what you might like to present. Don’t be shy we are all friends here and even if your submission is rubbish at least you will have given the selection committee a good chuckle so it’s a win whichever way you look at it…

Regular update and developments can be followed via the conference twitter account @itsgreatupnorth

Helen Curtis
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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LIHNN LKS Managers Meeting – 18 September 2018

Social Prescribing
Jo Ward, Change Maker

Fed-IP
Dominic Gilroy, Library and Knowledge Services Development Manager – Yorkshire and the Humber

NWFabCAN
Leeanne Lockley, Quality Improvement Programme Manager, Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP), UK Renal Registry

Knowledge for Healthcare & HCLU Update
David Stewart, Director of Health Library and Knowledge Services North

BMJ Best Practice
Elin Goodwin, Deputy Product Manager, BMJ

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11th July 2018 – It’s Happening! A Conference for the North

Plans are underway for a Northern Health Libraries Conference – name, date and venue still to be confirmed!

This morning I made the trip into Leeds to meet with the organising committee for the first time.  I did feel slightly guilty when I realised that I was the only one from the Yorkshire part of the north and everyone else had travelled further than me.  Still – I’m sure a trip to sunny Yorkshire was a treat for all! The call went out a little while ago for volunteers to help with organising the conference and I am really pleased to be involved.  It is a really great opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the wider northern region and I do love to work on a project.

Anyway, back to the conference.  The initial planning meeting focused on the following:

  • Introductions – who are the members of the committee and what is our experience of conference planning?
  • Possible themes and sessions to be included in the conference. A wide range of ideas were suggested and discussed – all will be revisited as we progress through the planning process.  It was agreed that time for networking and reflection should be a key aim.
  • Target audience – how do we ensure that we attract health librarians from academic libraries as well as the NHS? Also we need to attract paraprofessionals as well as librarians.
  • Keynote speakers – a couple of suggestions were made but all members of the group were tasked with identifying possible keynote speakers.
  • Date and venue – pretty fundamental! A couple of possible venues and dates will be investigated – the full details will be released when confirmed.  Watch this space!

Overall it was a really productive first meeting and I have got a really good feeling about this conference – I’m sure that it is going to be a great success.  It has been quite a number of years since we had a regional conference and it made me feel quite old when I realised that not everyone will remember the “old” conferences that we used to have in Yorkshire! Even better we will have colleagues from the north-west this time too.  I’m looking forward to working with the organising committee and hope that we can put on a good show!

If anyone has any suggestions for the conference please do get in touch with your ideas. Email gil.young@hee.nhs.uk

Becky Williams

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

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