Two short reports: IFLA and International Conference Information Science (5) Librarians and healthcare information (3)

3 January, 2019

Dear Neil,

I don’t know exactly how HIFA and its activity are promoted among librarians but I would suggest a simple and straightforward strategy of reaching out to librarians from different parts of the world by contacting and promoting HIFA at the level of the national professional (library) associations and asking them to inform all their members about HIFA and its activities. And then I would contact international library associations. And relevant persons from these international associations/organisations. I would keep a close contact especially with health / medical library associations and promote periodically HIFA’s activities and projects among their members. This is what I would do in the first place. Maybe you have already done this, a long time ago, I don’t know. I am not a librarian but I am a member of EAHIL and of the IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section and I found out about HIFA in January 2018 when you e-mailed me. So I guess there are many others having connections with the library field or even librarians who don’t even know about HIFA. 

Best wishes, Octavia

HIFA profile: Octavia-Luciana Madge is an Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, Department of Information and Documentation Sciences, Romania and the editor-in-chief of the journal Studii de Biblioteconomie / Library and Information Science Research published by the University of Bucharest. She is also a Medical Doctor, member of the Bucharest College of Physicians. She was employed at the Bucharest Emergency Clinical Hospital during her training as a Family Physician. Her most recent clinical activity is in an Emergency Department. She has a PhD in knowledge management and a PhD in biliary surgery and her professional interests include knowledge management, information users, academic libraries, medical information and libraries, general surgery, emergency medicine. octavialucianamadge AT