Thanks to an idea from Alan Fricker, we’re reading articles from HILJ for our CPD. I’m in charge of this round and I’ve picked the following article: van der Graaf, P. , Cheetham, M. , McCabe, K. and Rushmer, R. (2018), Localising and tailoring research evidence helps public health decision making. Health Info Libr J, … More HILJ CPD Reading vol 35 no 3 – Localising and tailoring research evidence helps public health decision making.
It’s been a year, 2016. For my own part, I was off work for an extended period in the summer owing to a physical health challenge. Adjustments have been made at work, and I am doing a lot better now. And, in better news, I have now officially made the move from an Assistant Librarian … More CILIP Update Dec 2016/Jan 2017
Critical appraisal session – Waltham Forest Public Health team Yesterday (17/02/2016) I ran a critical appraisal session for a team of public health strategists at Waltham Forest Town Hall. The paper that we discussed was: Wolfenden, L. et al. (2015). Improving availability, promotion and purchase of fruit and vegetable and non sugar-sweetened drink products at … More Public Health training session, Waltham Forest
More depressing than nice news in this one, but let’s focus on the nice things first. The rules for the Carnegie Medal have changed from allowing only books written in English by a single author to books translated into English, and co-authored books. I am pleased about this change – it’s been long due. Another … More Update September 2015
I recently delivered a critical appraisal session at one of the trust’s specialist children’s services site. The participants for this session were all involved in children’s services. There were several physiotherapists, a physiotherapy technical advisor, an occupational therapist, a speech and language therapist, and a school nurse. The paper we appraised was: Mitchell, Darcy B., and … More Critical Appraisal session with children’s services, September 10, 2015
Lots of good/interesting things in this one. A new impact toolkit from CILIP! The health libraries’ impact toolkit is being refreshed at the minute so personally I’ll be waiting for that one to hit, but it’s good to have one that can be applied across sectors. In the health service we’re somewhat obsessed with measuring … More CILIP Update June 2015
Earlier this year I finally passed my CILIP Chartership portfolio. I’d been working on it on and off pretty much since I started my current (and first professional) role. Reflecting on the process, then: What helped, what didn’t, what are my general thoughts? Things (and people) that helped My mentor, Helen Alper, who is very … More A Chartered Creature