FREE Virtual Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) for #HLG2018 is now available

7 June, 2018

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FREE Virtual Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is now available to mirror the themes of the Health Libraries Group Conference #HLG2018 [*see note below]

The 2018 Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is now available online. To support the HLG Conference taking place in Keele University, Keele on 13 - 15 June 2018. The 2018 virtual issue entitled "Innovation, engagement and development: moving forward in health information settings" [ is edited by Dr Hannah Spring.

The current trends influencing change in health information and library settings are presenting some exciting new opportunities for health information specialists. Increasingly, knowledge specialists are playing a pivotal role in the effective mobilisation of knowledge and evidence. The focus for our profession will continue to be on demonstrating the value and impact of our services, but a shift in expectations about how those services are delivered will need to be underpinned by new tools and skill sets. These issues are reflected in the themes of the Health Libraries Group (HLG) 2018 conference, and in conjunction with the event, this virtual issue draws together a collection of articles reflecting those themes. Topics covered in the virtual issue include: Toolkits, online systems and emergent technologies to support health information practice; continuing professional development; Community projects, engagement, outreach and public health; Value and impact and evidence-based practice; Service improvement and library management; and, Digital and health literacy. The papers selected for this issue provide some excellent examples of how we, as a profession are initiating change in creative ways and rising to the exciting challenges of the future. All articles included in this virtual issue are available free online []. Watch the video abstract here

Best wishes

Potenza Atiogbe

HLG Communications Officer

CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our strength is our diverse and active membership covering all health and social sectors, and geographical areas in the UK. Members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. Students with an interest in health and social care information are also welcome. Several HLG members live and work abroad.

HIFA profile: Potenza Atiogbe is Acting Head of Library Services and Knowledge Management, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, East Surrey Hospital Library and Information Service, Redhill, Surrey, UK. She is a former trustee of Partnerships in Health Information and is involved with the Uganda partnership activities with the Albert Cook Library at Makerere University. potenza.atiogbe AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator: Are any HIFA members attending this conference? If so, please would you be able to publicise HIFA at the event and invite people to join? If you can help, contact me at Many thanks]