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:


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 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


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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