About UHMLG

UHMLG is the representative group for university health and medical librarians in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  UHMLG conferences and forums bring together health care librarians and information professionals from the NHS, Higher Education and related sectors to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to share experiences of best practice and effective collaboration.  We also encourage interaction through our Twitter account.

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Summer Residential Conference 2017 – the full programme

O r programme is pretty mu ch complete, all that’s missing is you….

Book now at: https://uhmlg17.eventbrite.co.uk

For the 10th anniversary of UHMLG our summer conference will be brightened by:

  • Sue Lacey Bryant, Senior Advisor, Knowledge for Healthcare, Health Education England
  • Patrick Mitchell, Regional Director – South of England, Health Education England
  • Alison Day, Lead for NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Services
  • Sarah Lewis, Library Services Manager Stoke Manderville launching the new Service Transformation E-Learning Project product
  • We look to the future with speakers to take you on a journey through the online skills of primary school pupils, secondary school students, and the future of learning technology for current university students
    • Adam Young, Headteacher & Taryn Jackson, Curriculum and Lower KS2 Phase Leader,  St George the Martyr CE Primary School,
    • Amy Icke, Digital Learning Platform Manager, The Girls’ Day School Trust
    • Tim Vincent, Learning  Technologist, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Liz Jolly,  Director of Student and Library Services., Teesside University

2017 is the 10th anniversary of UHMLG, and we thought that Brighton would be a fantastic place to celebrate. We’re delighted to be able to extend our invitation to attend to both UHMLG members and NHS colleagues (a first for the summer conference).

Book now at: https://uhmlg17.eventbrite.co.uk

When: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June 2017 – it’s a lunchtime till lunchtime event, which gives you plenty of travel time, plus time to either enjoy the tours we organise (this year it’s University of Sussex Library) or the local sights of Brighton.

Where: Jurys Inn Brighton

After Thursday’s talks we’ll have our AGM, open to all UHMLG HE members, and then our evening meal in which this year we’ll mark our 10th anniversary.

Thanks to the kind patronage of our event sponsors and corporate members this year we have reduced ticket prices for delegates across the board – attendance at both days, with the Thursday anniversary meal and bed & breakfast across Thursday night/Friday morning is available for just £180.

Book now at: https://uhmlg17.eventbrite.co.uk
– we look forward to having you join us.

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Summer Residential Conference 2017 – Brighton here we come!

2017 is the 10th anniversary of UHMLG, and we thought that Brighton would be a fantastic place to celebrate.

Full details of the packed programme will start to be released shortly- it promises to be highly relevant to both HE and NHS librarians, and we’re delighted to be able to extend our invitation to attend to both UHMLG members and NHS colleagues (a first for the summer conference).

When: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June 2017 – it’s a lunchtime till lunchtime event, which gives you plenty of travel time, plus time to either enjoy the tours we organise (this year it’s University of Sussex Library) or the local sights of Brighton.

Where: Jurys Inn Brighton

How: Book now at https://uhmlg17.eventbrite.co.uk 

After Thursday’s talks we’ll have our AGM, open to all UHMLG HE members, and then our evening meal in which this year we’ll mark our 10th anniversary.

Thanks to the kind patronage of our event sponsors and corporate members this year we have reduced ticket prices for delegates across the board – attendance at both days, with the Thursday anniversary meal and bed & breakfast across Thursday night/Friday morning is available for just £180.

Book now at: https://uhmlg17.eventbrite.co.uk  – we look forward to having you join us.

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Spring Forum 2017 Tooling up: knowledge, skills & competencies

Very happy to be able to share the slides from the Spring Forum 2017. Thanks to all our fantastic speakers.

And the event tweets have been storified too

Here’s a date for your diary:
UHMLG Summer Residential 2017
: Thursday 29th, Friday 30th June in Brighton.

Hope to see you there.

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Spring Forum 2017 – 24th March

Professional Knowledge, Skills and Competencies for Health & Medical Librarians

UHMLG’s annual Spring Forum is a one-day conference discussing topics of relevance to health and medical librarians, in higher education, the NHS and elsewhere. This year we will be covering topics associated with professional knowledge, skills and competencies for health and medical librarians.

Lunch and refreshments are provided, and the breaks are an excellent opportunity to meet our sponsors and network with colleagues from around the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Confirmed Speakers

  • David Stewart, Director of Health Libraries North, Health Education England
    “It’s All About You: the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base for Health”
  • Kate Kelly, Director Library Services, RCSI Mercer Library, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    “MLA Review of Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians”
  • Gerhard Bissels, Librarian (Bühlplatz Library), University of Bern
    “Towards a Postgraduate Programme in ‘Medical Librarianship’?: Results of a Survey”
  • Alison Brettle, Post Graduate Research Director, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences and Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Salford
    “The Impact of Librarians in Health and Education”
  • Anne Gray, Knowledge Officer, Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit
    “Making LKS Business Critical”

Corporate Members

This year we are introducing a Corporate Membership scheme, for organisations that agree to sponsor both our Spring and Summer events, and part of the offer to Corporate Members is advance access to a list of attendees.

Delegates: If you are happy for your name and email address to be shared with Corporate Members then please indicate this when you purchase your ticket. No information will be shared without your express permission.

Book your tickets here.

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Slides from the 2016 Summer Residential

The 2016 Summer Conference was held at the Village Hotel in Glasgow on the 23rd and 24th June. 

The topic was Delivering and supporting excellence in teaching and learning. 

All the speakers were excellent and we had a very interesting two days, especially as we discovered the result of the Brexit vote half way through!

The UHMLG Committee would like to thank all our speakers for their excellent talks. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Elsevier, MedHand, Oxford University Press and Wolters Kluwer who helped make the event a success.

The presentations are all below.

Vicki Cormie, on behalf of the UHMLG Committee

 

Thursday 23 June

Alison Brettle (Acting Director Post Graduate Research, University of Salford): Demonstrating the value of health and academic library, information and knowledge workers

UHMLG contributors:

Iain Baird: Qualified Success – obtaining a teaching qualification

Delyth Morris: Evaluation studies of information literacy programmes for taught students in Higher Education – a systematic review

Angela Young: Flipping information skills teaching

Anne Welsh (Lecturer, UCL): Specialist learning within generalist teaching – what do early career health librarians need to know?
Friday 24 June

Murray Hope (Policy and Strategy Advisor (Scotland), Higher Education Academy): Inside out – different views of learning and teaching in the UK higher education landscape

Sheila MacNeill (Senior Lecturer (Blended Learning), Glasgow Caledonian University): Learning analytics – a brave new world or back to the future?

Melissa Highton (Assistant Principal Online Learning, University of Edinburgh): Excellence in learning technology – what, where, when, why, who and how

Show and tell presentations from UHMLG members:  Padlet (Caroline Plaice) and Turning Point (Jon Andrews) in the delivery of information skills teaching sessions and the development of a RefWorks tutorial (Emma Shaw) – (Additional Link to RefWorks Demo)

 

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Summer Residential

This year our summer residential was held in Glasgow. The theme this year was: “Delivering and supporting excellence in teaching and learning”.

The slides from the conference will be available soon, but meanwhile here, thanks to Isla Kuhn are the tweets

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Katrina and Delyth at the Welcome Desk at the start of the Conference

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Slides from the UHMLG Spring Forum 2016

The 2016 Spring Forum, 2020 vision: supporting open access and research excellence, took place on the 4th March 2016 at the Royal Society of Medicine. Many thanks to all of our speakers, sponsors and delegates who made our 2015 Summer Conference such a success. 

Please see below for links to the speaker presentations.

The REF Open Access policy– Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE

Wellcome Trust OA policy: get what you pay for – Cecy Marden, Open Access Project Manager, Wellcome Trust

Back to the drawing board – approaching REF compliance from the researcher’s perspective – Dr Danny Kingsley, Head, Scholarly Communications, University of Cambridge

Act on Acceptance at the University of Oxford – Sally Rumsey, Head of Scholarly Communications & RDM, and Owen Coxall, Outreach and Enquiry Services Manager; Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Supporting institutions with open access implementation and also the JISC OA Services Update March 2016– Helen Blanchett, Subject specialist (scholarly communications) , Jisc

Three publisher approaches: Elsevier, Wiley and BioMed Central:

Gemma Hersh, Policy Director, Elsevier: OA infrastructure and open data

Kate Smith, Marketing Director, Wiley: Open Science facilitating faster and more effective research discovery

Lisa Hussey, Associate Publisher, Clinical Medicine, BioMed Central: Born open access – a new approach to publishing and science

Open Access in the NHS – an update from the Knowledge for Healthcare task and finish group – Richard Osborn, London Strategic Lead for Library Services & eLearning, Health Education England

Storify collection of the day’s tweets is also available.

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