#HASlibcamp coming to #citylis on 23rd April 2016

#HASlibcamp is a one day unconference for people interested in health and science libraries.  It will take place at City University London and is being organised by a great team of Librarians that include #citylis’s very own Ludi Price.

If you are interested, you can get tickets here or pitch an idea here.  Below is further information reposted with permission from the official website.

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It’s an exciting time for health and science libraries. Librarians are embracing new opportunities and developing skills in research and data management, critical appraisal, open science and open access publishing.

But just like other libraries, there are challenges: satisfying increasing demand with a decreasing budget; demonstrating impact in the electronic age; justifying the library’s existence; finding time (and the training budget) to learn new skills.

HASlibcamp is an opportunity for you to discuss these issues.

Who is it for?

#HASlibcamp is a conversation for everyone and anyone interested in health and science libraries, this includes: academic, public, NHS, non-NHS, small specialist libraries, library students, or anyone who is keen to learn about health and science libraries.

Book now!

Spaces are limited so book a place now: haslibcamp.eventbrite.com

Travel bursaries

We are offering two travel bursaries of up to £50 to attend #HASlibcamp.  See more details and how to apply here.

The bursaries have been made possible by our generous sponsors at CHILL and UKEiG.


#HASlibcamp has been organised by:

  • Ka-Ming Pang (St George’s, University of London)
  • Frank Norman (Francis Crick Institute)
  • Emma Hughes (UK Health Forum)
  • Henry Morgan (House of Lords Library)
  • Ludi Price (City University London)

Current session leaders

  • Ken Hollywood  [NERC Library Services] “Restructuring libraries and libraries under threat”
  • Gary Green [Surrey Libraries] “What can public libraries do to support health”
  • Catherine Radbourne and Fiona Paterson [City University London] “Creating an online treasure hunt for your library users” (two sessions – a hands on session and a discussion session)
  • Lyn Robinson [#citylis] “The future of healthcare information”

There will be four time slots and we have space for up to four 1-hour parallel sessions to run during each time slot.  See the timetable at the bottom of this page for a rough outline of the day.

For more information, see the HASLibCamp website or follow on twitter.  HASLibCamp is kindly sponsored by #citylis, Health Libraries Group, CHILL (Connecting independent health libraries), The Francis Crick Institute, St George’s University of London Library and UK einformation Group.

If you would like to contribute to our #citylis blog, please contact our Editor, James Atkinson [james.atkinson.2@city.ac.uk]


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Information Assistant (Academic Services) in the Library at City, University of London.
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