Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 18/June/2019
7:50am - 6:00pmRegistration and information desk : open all day
Hallway, ground floor 
8:15am - 9:15amSIG 1: SIG meeting EAHIL-Pharma

EAHIL-Pharma brings together information professionals with an interest in drug information. Members work in a variety of organisations, including pharmaceutical industry, higher education, health services and drug information units.

Room 112 
9:30am - 10:45amPlenary session 1: Welcome address and keynote
  • Welcome address from EAHIL-Board President Maurella della Seta
  • Welcome address from Prof. Dr. Primo Leo Schär, Dean of Faculty of Medicine University of Basel
  • Welcome address from IPC chair Teresa Lee
  • Welcome address from LOC co-chair
  • Video message by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization introduced by Ian Roberts, WHO Coordinator Library and Information Networks for Knowledge.
  • Keynote Speech: Professor Dr. Christiane Pauli–Magnus. Head Department of Clinical Research / Head Clinical Trial Unit. UniBasel

    From clinical research departments to bedside – how to build partnerships for evidence-based care


Master Lecture Hall 
10:45am - 11:15amCoffee Break
Hallway, first floor 
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-01
Room 104 
ID: 175 / Workshop A-01: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Evidence-Based Practice
Keywords: Evidence-based medicine education, Librarian curricular involvement, Repositories

Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Acting on Challenges, Bridging Disciplines, Sharing Solutions

Catherine Pepper. MLIS. MPH1, T. Derek Halling. MLIS. AHIP2, Margaret Foster. MS. MPH. AHIP1

1Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library, College Station, Texas, USA; 2Texas A&M University, Evans Library, College Station, Texas, USA

Teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) is often a vital and substantial portion of medical libraries' instructional programs. Yet teaching EBM has presented challenges, as well as opportunities, for both medical librarians and medical school faculty. This session be composed of three parts. First, speakers will briefly share the results of a recent qualitative research project investigating effective educational approaches and challenges in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) from multiple medical schools. They will report on the extent to which librarians are involved in teaching EBM skills and the perceptions of librarians and medical school faculty on the value of including librarians in EBM teaching and curriculum design. Second, participants will engage in structured, sequential discussions about methods, challenges, and strategies for teaching EBM. Effective teaching approaches for medical students at different stages of education will be covered. Participants will compare EBM teaching methods from other disciplines, such as nursing and pharmacy, and will identify specific strategies for learning activities and for overcoming curricular challenges that could be applied in their own settings. Participants will reflect on the effects of clinical point-of-care tools on effectiveness of EBM teaching and will share ideas on how to overcome organizational and cultural barriers to EBM instruction. Finally, in a parallel design exercise (, participants will incorporate discussion ideas into design and content of a shared repository of EBM teaching materials. Participants will leave with an evidence-based and crowd-shared plan for increasing librarian involvement at their institutions’ EBM instruction programs and for implementing desired changes in EBM instruction. Prior to the session, participants will be asked to read a pertinent journal article, and to bring their current EBM teaching materials and descriptions of their institutions’ EBM teaching methods.

Learning outcomes : Identify common barriers, strategies, and recommendations for teaching EBM. Describe and judge proposed solutions for overcoming barriers for teaching EBM. Create a composite PowerPoint or outline of effective EBM instruction and assessment. Design a repository for EBM teaching materials and methods..

Type of interactivity : Flipped classroom (article to read before session); large and small group discussions and exercises; individual exercises; parallel design exercise for proposed repository.

Level : Introductory/Intermediate

Target audience : Librarians who participate in, or who wish to participate in, teaching evidence-based medicine. Previous experience in teaching EBM is helpful but not required.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Catherine Pepper, MLIS, MPH, is Associate Professor/Field Services Coordinator for the Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library. Cathy is 2019 Chair of the Medical Library Association’s Research Section. Cathy’s research focuses on use of scholarly metrics to quantify faculty research impact and a qualitative study on teaching evidence-based medicine.

T. Derek Halling, MLIS, is Associate Professor/Director of Evans Subject Specialists at Texas A&M University Libraries. He has a background in IT and has focused on the library user experience and creation and implementation of new library services. His research focuses on expansion of library liaison activities across multiple university disciplines.

Margaret J. Foster, MS, MPH, AHIP, is Associate Professor/Systematic Reviews Coordinator at the Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library. She founded MLA’s Systematic Reviews Special Interest Group, and co-authored the only book on systematic reviews for librarians: Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-02
Room 035 
ID: 238 / Workshop A-02: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: software and data skills, data literacy, professional development

Library Carpentry and medical libraries: How to acquire software and data skills as information professionals?

Evamaria Krause1, Daniel Bangert2, Konrad Förstner3

1Augsburg University Library, Germany; 2Göttingen State and University Library; 3ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, Germany

Library Carpentry ( is a community driven software and data skills training to help librarians develop skills around coding and data analysis. In this workshop, we will introduce Library Carpentry as well as the pedagogical approach taken by The Carpentries (Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry,, and discuss with participants how this concept can be applied to help train information professionals in medical libraries.

Regarding the "Roadmap of our profession", the overall aim of the workshop is to discuss the importance of software and data skills that go beyond typical office programs and that help to increase efficiency and reproducibility in the daily work. The second aim is to introduce Library Carpentry as one approach how these skills can be acquired. We will present different ways to get involved, e.g. by becoming a Carpentries helper or instructor, by contributing to the ongoing lesson development, or by organising a Library Carpentry workshop at one's home institution.

The discussion will be guided by three themes:

  1. The bigger picture: Which software and data skills do we need to have (some/better) knowledge of as information professionals in medical libraries? What are problems that we would like to be able to solve with these skills? Where are the limits, i.e. what can we only achieve in collaboration with IT experts? What might be our patrons' expectations?
  2. Workshop content and lesson development: Which Library Carpentry lessons would you choose for a workshop at your institution? Which topics (specific for medical libraries or general) are you currently missing in the Carpentries curriculum? Which hands-on examples could be addressed in workshops to make them more relevant to medical libraries?
  3. Getting started: Which questions do you still have on getting involved in Library Carpentry? How can you get started? Which challenges and opportunities do you perceive?

Learning outcomes : Participants will : understand the teaching philosophy and organisation of Library Carpentry and The Carpentries; be able to determine which aspects of Library Carpentry might be useful to them to develop and foster the uptake of software and data skills at their home institution; have all the information at hand to be able to organise a Library Carpentry event at their institution.

Type of interactivity : We will start with a brief introduction (10 min) to the Carpentries organisation, their pedagogical concept and the lessons currently developed for Library Carpentry. We will then have a Knowledge/World Café discussion session of 3 x 15 min. There will be three topics which are given above, so that every participant will have the chance to attend every table. Each table will be chaired by one of the workshop presenters, who will - together with participants - collect discussion results on a whiteboard or flipboard. The last 10-15 min will be spent for a final discussion, in which we will collect the main ideas from each table and answer any remaining questions.

Level : Introductory

Target audience : The workshop is targeted at information professionals with an interest in which software and data skills medical librarians and other health information professionals need and how Library Carpentry might be a means of acquiring these skills.

Preparation for the session : Yes. For discussion theme 2 (see Description above), please read through the overview page of one of our lessons (on or click the “Site” icon, or on click “Lessons”, then one of them, and then “View lesson”).

Biography and Bibliography
Evamaria Krause: Studied microbiology (PhD), biotechnology, plant ecophysiology & vegetation ecology. Worked in university libraries and in research data management. Currently subject librarian for medicine at the newly established medical library at Augsburg University.
Daniel Bangert: Studied musicology (PhD) and information management. Worked in Australia as a researcher and librarian, specialising in research data management and scholarly communication. Currently Scientific Manager at the Göttingen State and University Library working on European projects such as the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe and FAIRsFAIR.
Konrad Förstner: Biochemistry and computer science, PhD in bioinformatics, Postdoc at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (University of Würzburg), head of the Core Unit Systems Medicine (University of Würzburg); Now joint Professor for Information Literacy at the TH Cologne and Head of Information Services at ZB MED.
Krause-Library Carpentry and medical libraries-238_a.pdf
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-03
Room 105 
ID: 195 / Workshop A-03: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Technology Uptake
Keywords: PICO, Metadata, Linked Data, Annotation

PICO Search: Unlocking the Cochrane Data Vault

Deirdre Beecher, Chris Mavergames


Cochrane Review Groups have been creating PICO metadata by annotating the inclusion criteria reported in the methods sections of their systematic reviews. In the process of annotating Cochrane systematic reviews we are enriching our content and data by not only using controlled vocabularies (e.g. SNOMED, WHO ATC/DDD) but also adding our own terms that are more commonly used in reviews and study reports. From this work our own Cochrane Vocabulary is evolving to help develop a search tool to be used by different searchers.

This metadata is available via the PICOfinder search tool prototype. Cochrane is in the process of determining who the end user will be. The prototype for this tool helps us understand how we can search for our metadata and how it could complement the traditional search on the Cochrane Library.

This will be an interactive workshop where participants will be provided with sample searches to test the prototype and give feedback on the PICO search experience.

Learning outcomes : Understand if PICO search integrates or could substitute traditional searching for reports of RCTs; Determine if the tool presented is user friendly for all searchers (researchers, information specialists, patients)

Type of interactivity : Knowledge Cafe structure which will be in three parts:

  • Introduction: Ten/15 minutes presentation to give background on the project, why we are PICO annotating, progress to date and future development;
  • Exercise: participants (in small groups) will use the PICOfinder search tool. The URL to the tool, sample searches and feedback sheets will be provided - small group discussion to take place while using the tool
  • Finish with large group discussion on using the tool and feedback

Level : Intermediate/Advanced

Target audience : Participants with an interest in linked data and using metadata to make evidence based research more easily retrievable.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Deirdre Beecher is the Senior Metadata Specialist for the Cochrane Linked Data Project. Qualified information specialist who has worked with the Cochrane Injuries and Multiple Sclerosis Groups. Since 2016 she has worked on the PICO annotation of Cochrane systematic reviews in maternal and child health, and has been responsible for co-ordinating the PICO annotation of all other Cochrane systematic reviews.

Chris Mavergames is a senior technology leader with a background in knowledge management, information architecture, web development, and database management. He is the Head of Informatics and Knowledge Management/Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The Cochrane Collaboration, a large, global non-profit healthcare knowledge organization, where he leads Cochrane's technology and knowledge management infrastructure including software and tools for evidence synthesis in health care, websites, and other tools and data services.
Beecher-PICO Search-195_a.pdf
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-04
Room 212 
ID: 164 / Workshop A-04: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: Systematic Reviews; LibGuides; Instruction

Surveying the Systematic Review Support Landscape: A Content Analysis of LibGuides

Katharine Alix Hayden, Zahra Premji, Helen Pethrick, Jennifer Lee, Heather Ganshorn

University of Calgary, Canada

Our role as librarians is changing from an advising, supportive role to teaching students, researchers, and faculty systematic review methodology. Specifically, we teach how to conduct comprehensive systematic search strategies (i.e. data collection) during instruction sessions or workshops and, more often, during one-on-one consultation. Librarians are finding it difficult to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for assistance and instruction. As well, researchers and students frequently seek librarian assistance for guidance on all aspects of the systematic review methodology including managing the data, data extraction, and quality assessment.

Librarians often develop online pathfinders or research guides, called LibGuides, in response to this increased demand for guidance and assistance. LibGuides are web-based content management systems that are extremely simple and user-friendly to set up and are currently used throughout academic libraries worldwide. Funded by a Teaching and Learning grant from our University, we were interested in learning how academic libraries used their LibGuides as a means for building capacity for systematic reviews. We wanted to discover best practice LibGuides that provide online (videos, tutorials, written) instructional support for conducting systematic reviews.

We will discuss the results from our recent content analysis of 19 academic libraries’ LibGuides which focused on systematic reviews. The LibGuides were from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States. The guides were analyzed for the type of resource: educational (internal), education (external), tools (educational), tools (informational), service, or informational, within each phase of the systematic review methodology. We discovered interesting trends which we will use as a springboard for discussion during the workshop.

The aim of our workshop is to engage with participants on ways to add more instructional resources and content to systematic review LibGuides, and to develop guides that will help build capacity for systematic reviews in their own institutions.

Learning outcomes : Participants will have a greater understanding of how LibGuides support systematic reviews. They will be able to analyze systematic review LibGuides/pathfinders to determine the type of content. They will be able to create and redevelop their own systematic review LibGuides to be more instructional.

Type of interactivity : Interactivity is woven throughout the workshop. We will first ask participants about their experiences designing and developing LibGuides. Participants will be asked for their reflections on their own systematic review LibGuides, as well as on our results from our content analysis. We will also share participants’ best practice LibGuides (provided to the presenters in advance). We will then have a Knowledge Café, where small groups of 5 or 6 participants will discuss how to design and develop a LibGuide for systematic reviews that focuses on education, not only information. Participants will move from one group to another 2 times, and then will come back together as a large group for a final exchange of ideas. The final group discussion will focus on the key elements needed to develop a LibGuide that can build capacity for systematic reviews.

Level : Introductory

Target audience : Participants with an interest in further developing their online resources/pathfinders/LibGuides for supporting systematic reviews.

Preparation for the session : Yes (will be communicated by presenters prior to the conference via email.)

Biography and Bibliography
K. Alix Hayden (MLIS MSc PhD), Nursing & Kinesiology Librarian
Zahra Premji (PhD MLIS), Research and Learning Librarian
Helen Pethrick (BHSc / BA Student), Research Assistant
Jennifer Lee (MISt), Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Design, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy Librarian
Heather Ganshorn (MLIS), Director, Science & Engineering Library

The presenters/collaborators are health science librarians at Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They provide extensive consultation to faculty and students conducting systematic reviews. In addition, Dr. Premji co-teaches a graduate course on systematic reviews, and Dr. Hayden provides extensive support for an undergraduate nursing course on systematic reviews. As well, the presenters/collaborators are co-authors on numerous knowledge synthesis studies and have worked with University of Calgary researchers/students, as well as other organizations including the World Health Organization and the 5th International Consensus Statement on Sport Concussions.
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-05
Room 103 
ID: 218 / Workshop A-05: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: user-oriented services, teaching techniques, information skills, digital literacies

Teaching at scale: Effective methods of information skills development in large and diverse user populations. A TeachMeet

Fiona Brown, Marshall Dozier, Ruth Jenkins, Donna Watson

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a result of growth in numbers of students, researchers and healthcare professionals who seek both generic and specialist support from information professionals, as information professionals we find ourselves with the challenge of providing training and support that are timely, at an appropriate level for the individual, and meaningfully situated within subject areas or disciplines. We also have increasing numbers of students on fully online programmes of study, and who require online synchronous and asynchronous training and support. In this session, we call on fellow delegates to share their approaches and solutions to resolving these and related challenges.

This session is designed as a TeachMeet, in which delegates who opt to share their ideas give “nano-presentations” outlining a core problem, a tested approach, and key learning points for implementation by others.

Delegates who do not choose to present may still contribute actively by asking questions and participating in a reflective group discussion.

A TeachMeet approach will be used, in which delegates will be invited to apply in advance to present on their own approaches. The session organisers will select presentations to show as wide a variety of approaches as possible, to enable comparisons and evaluations. The key take-away points for participants will be highlighted in a group discussion. Delegates will be able to formulate ideas for what approaches to adapt or adopt for their home institutions, and to identify their own professional development agenda.

Learning outcome : 1. Participants will gain an understanding in techniques and approaches to key problems in supporting a large and diverse audience of service users. 2. Participants will analyse and identify the priority issues for their own context, and gain ideas for approaches to resolution for those issues.

Type of interactivity : A TeachMeet approach will be used, in which delegates will be invited to apply in advance to present on their own approaches. The session organisers will select presentations to show as wide a variety of approaches as possible, to enable comparisons and evaluations. The key take-away points for participants will be highlighted in a group discussion. Delegates will be able to formulate ideas for what approaches to adapt or adopt for their home institutions, and to identify their own professional development agenda.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : This workshop is of interest to those involved in design / delivery of information and digital skills teaching, or those supervising teaching teams, who wish to exchange approaches to meet the learning needs of increasingly large and diverse clientele groups.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Fiona Brown, Marshall Dozier, Ruth Jenkins and Donna Watson are Academic Support Librarians, active in teaching good academic practice, information and digital skills, and in design of online and face-to-face teaching. We have extensive experience in 1-to-1, small group and large group teaching, from undergraduate to research scientist levels. We would like to share our experience and ideas, but in this session we really want to learn about your teaching ideas and innovations.
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-06
Room 106 
ID: 139 / Workshop A-06: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Technology Uptake
Keywords: Medical Subject Headings, translation, workflow, linked data, open source

Medical Subject Headings translation process in the times without MTMS

Filip Kriz, Lenka Maixnerova

National Medical Library, Czech Republic

With the National Library of Medicine (NLM Bethesda) abandoning the MeSH Translation Maintenance System (MTMS) the translating organizations must find a way to continue with their translation efforts while the organizations planning to begin translating need to look for other tools. We have developed an open-source system for MeSH translation workflow and data management - the project name is “MeSH Translation Workflow” aka MTW. The system has been designed to use the official MeSH RDF linked datasets ( which hopefully will not disappear in foreseeable future. MTW has been used in production since January 2019. We will present the project current state, its architecture and data model, main design goals and decisions, its documentation and possible deployment scenarios. A testing instance of the MTW web app will be available for participants to try hands-on the translation interface. We will provide basic instructions and support. Participants working in groups will try to: identify possible project limitations, evaluate the feasibility of MTW deployment at their organizations or possible involvement in the development, and summarize use cases for the translated MeSH datasets. Together we will create a roadmap for further development of MTW. We will then present results of the pre-workshop online survey of participants’ actual MeSH translation process and statistics and try to resolve the possible obstacles in their workflows or systems. Some questions remain open because the translation process has not yet been fully revealed by NLM. We want participants to share in discussion their view of the current situation and present their efforts in resolving the absence of MTMS.

Learning outcomes : The participants will: Understand MeSH linked data model design and its application for translation data management; Be able to use a new system for MeSH translation locally on their devices (PC, laptop); Learn how to translate MeSH in a new interface; Know how to convince a system administrator to deploy a new open-source software for MeSH translation; Be able to develop a use case for their translated MeSH datasets; Know how the other MeSH translating organizations are working; Meet new colleagues in the MeSH translation community.

Type of interactivity : Active participation - individual and group work, learning exchange through discussion.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Anyone interested in the different aspects of MeSH translation process or in the resulting MeSH datasets usage : colleagues from MeSH Special Interest Group; MeSH translators; Data managers; Metadata specialists; System integrators, software architects.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Filip Kriz, National Medical Library, Prague, Czech Republic
Head of Library Apps & Digitization Dept. A librarian, long-time system administrator, data wrangler, software developer and open source enthusiast

Lenka Maixnerova, National Medical Library, Prague, Czech Republic
Assistant Director of Department of Acquisition, Processing and Management of Collections. Manager of Czech MeSH translation, and of Bibliographia medica Čechoslovaca. Head of Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic for Prague region.
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-07
Room 107 
ID: 173 / Workshop A-07: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Ecology of Scholarly Communications
Keywords: Research Data Management (RDM) ; Library services ; Data Management Plan (DMP) ; Data Stewardship ; Data Libarian

Research Data Management services & the Library: where do you stand ? (1)

Jean-Blaise Claivaz, Floriane Muller

University of Geneva Library, Switzerland

Tools, potential needs and areas related to specific steps in the research data life cycle will be explored. The participants will have the opportunity to indicate the areas where they are already involved or offering services, those they hope to add to their offering and those they believe have nothing to do with the library. We will discuss the results and see whether there seem to be a consensus or not on research data matters where librarians may play a role or distanciate themselves from.

The presenters will briefly mention the activities undertaken in their own context and we will investigate all toghether whether other insitutions have similar contexts (insitutional policy on RDM, national requirement for DMP, possibility of collaboration with other services, etc).

Each participant will eventually have the possibility to share useful resources, tips and/or key recommandations for success.

We intend to make available online (either only for the participants or for all, as will be defined at the end of the workshop) all the material and knowledge gathered during the workshop, so it can serve as a panorama and reusable knowledge bank.

During the workshop, participants will connect and exchange with colleagues.

Learning outcomes : After this workshop, each participant should be able to list research data management topics in which the library can play a role; give examples of concrete services provided by libraries with regards to research data management; justify the pertinence of developping a service linked to research data management; compare various services approaches and their implications; compare and contrast their own context with that of other institutions and countries; connect with other colleagues and benefit from their experiences; locate resources useful for their users and/or the development of their own services; develop partnership and collaboration with colleagues at other institutions for future activities; reflect on their offer and level of service and formulate wishes for future developments.

Type of interactivity : The workshop will be using various interactivity devices to stimulate exchanges and gather participants experiences and feedbacks. We will use an icebreaker and we will provide various opportunities for the participants to move around the room to vote, report feedback on sticky notes, etc…

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : The ideal audience for the workshop would be people having a knowledge or involved in Research Data questions or services within their institution. We expect open minded colleagues willing to share experiences, questions, doubts, or intended developments. Any colleagues interested in the subject are welcome, even if their library does not have an offering on the topic for the moment.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Jean-Blaise Claivaz, trained historian and librarian, has been working at the University of Geneva since 2000. Formerly responsible for electronic resources and consortial subscriptions, he now coordinates Open Access and Research Data Management services and projects.

Floriane Muller works as a librarian at the medical and pharmaceutical science branch of the University of Geneva Library. She is involved in research data management and publishing support activities, services and training sessions. She holds a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.
Claivaz-Research Data Management services & the Library-173_a.pdf
12:30pm - 2:00pmL1: Lunch & Exhibitors visiting
Hallway, first floor 
1:00pm - 2:00pmSIG 2: SIG meeting PHIG

The Public Health Information Group (PHIG) of EAHIL is a forum for information professionals in public health libraries and information centres and all other information professionals interested in public health issues in Europe.

Room 103 
1:30pm - 2:00pmVendor session V-1: F1000
Room 119 
ID: 263 / Vendor session V-1: 1
Product presentation

Discover, write, publish: an open approach to the research lifecycle

Chris Murawski

F1000, United Kingdom

F1000 works with scholars, funders and institutions to improve the way research is communicated. We provide tools to facilitate collaboration among research groups and help researchers stay on top of the literature, as well as provide a publishing platform pioneering an open publishing model that is specifically built to support the authors.

We introduce F1000 Workspace, a reference manager, with streamlined features and flexibility of shared projects, enabling groups to simply share and capture large collections of articles.

We ensure researchers rarely miss an article with F1000Prime, a recommendation service powered by researchers for researchers. It has over 8,000 leading experts from across the globe monitoring the literature and giving researchers their opinion on the most impactful research.

Assisting researchers to share their knowledge and encourage learning, are focal themes covered by EAHIL. It is important for researchers to rapidly share evidence, which others can act on to make scientific advances. This is why we are actively involved in the development and support of the FAIR data principles to enhance reusability and reproducibility.

Please join us to talk about F1000Research, a platform that enables researchers to publish their research quickly and transparently through open access along with data and associated software. Our model ensures greater transparency in review, robustness and reproducibility of research.

Articles with data publicly available opens channels of collaboration between research groups. This dynamic way of publishing enables authors and reviewers to engage in a productive dialogue to improve the work. An approach that credits both the authors and reviewers for their input, giving readers a deeper context into how an article has evolved.

1:30pm - 2:00pmVendor session V-2: Wolters Kluwer
Room 114 
ID: 271 / Vendor session V-2: 1
Product presentation

AI at the Point of Care: The Value of Teaching VisualDx to Your Clinicians

Annechino Michael J.

Wolters Kluwer - Ovid, Finland

The presentation will address three main topics: The history and construct of differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning; Using and teaching technology at the point of care (POC); a product demonstration of VisualDx newest AI feature called DermExpert.

This presentation will take you through the journey that began with Dr. Larry Weed and the development of the problem-oriented health record. This created the foundation for electronic health record system design and the processes by which clinicians use symptoms, data, and clinical reasoning at the point of care.

This approach must be enhanced by technology as Dr. Weed railed against rote memorization to tackle diagnostic decision-making. VisualDx is set apart from other tools and we will show you why: We begin with the problem. We guide you through the process. We visualize the answer.

Finally, we will showcase the innovative new product feature from VisualDx called DermExpert – a take-a-picture feature on mobile devices that can analyze an image of a skin complaint and recognize the type of lesion to aid the physical exam at the point of care.

VisualDx is an award-winning, clinical decision support system that has become a standard medical professional resource at more than 2,500+ medical universities, hospitals, and other clinical sites world-wide. VisualDx combines problem-oriented search with the world’s best curated medical image library, expert knowledge & sophisticated machine learning algorithms to aid with differential diagnosis, variation, treatment, and patient communication.

1:30pm - 2:00pmVendor session V-3: Karger
Room 107 
ID: 266 / Vendor session V-3: 1
Product presentation

Open Access and the Changing World of Scholarly Research

Moritz Thommen, Julia Kersebaum, Bayley Beth

S. Karger AG, Switzerland

Radical changes are afoot in scholarly publishing, and the needs of libraries
and all stakeholders are evolving. Open Access is a key element and driver of
change, but there is much more to it. To meet the challenges and help the
institutions we serve thrive in this brave new world, Karger has shaken up its
organization and its activities.

Institutes and publishers have always shared a core mission: to help knowledge reach the people who need it. But Open Access is re-defining the roles of libraries/institutions and publishers. We are no longer only talking about selling and acquiring content. Now, our focus is shifting to filtering, generating and publishing content – content that matters. This means that the entire research cycle is coming into the picture. How can we as a publisher ensure we are covering and serving the evolving needs of institutions and libraries, or, as Karger puts it, “connecting and advancing health sciences?” Karger is embracing the revolution. By diversifying our services, Karger aims to intensify our cooperation with libraries and institutions as their roles are transformed, too.

1:30pm - 2:00pmVendor session V-4: Third Iron
Room 117 
ID: 267 / Vendor session V-4: 1
Product presentation

Improving Researcher Workflow with One-Click Access to Content in Discovery Services, PubMed, and the Open Web.

Aaron Maierhofer

ThirdIron, United States of America

In 2011, authors of the influential article “Shapes in the Cloud” wrote, “The barometer of user expectations for searching library resources has been defined by Google.” Today, user expectations have evolved so this sentiment can be restated as “The barometer of user expectations for access library resources has been defined by SciHub.”

Clinicians and researchers expect the process of accessing articles to be fast, seamless and intuitive. Yet for most, getting to full text means going through link resolvers, a process that many users find as a time consuming and often confusing process of clicking through multiple screens. In fact, studies shows that an increasing number of users conduct their searching and look for full text outside the library because it is perceived as faster and easier.

To address this problem, Third Iron developed LibKey, a technology that simplifies and expedites the path to content. Over the past year, hundreds of libraries have integrated LibKey technology into PubMed and commercial discovery services to deliver one-click access to millions of subscribed and open articles. This session reports on how these integrations are being used, what the data shows about their use, and how simplifying access to content can be extended in new ways. All in a way that benefits users and keeps libraries central to the research process.

1:30pm - 2:00pmVendor session V-5: NEJM (Starts at 1:40 pm)
Room 118 
ID: 268 / Vendor session V-5: 1
Product presentation

NEJM Group supports the entire patient care continuum

Patrice Skelley

NEJM Group, United States of America

NEJM Group is well known for publishing groundbreaking medical research in its flagship journal, the New England Journal of Medicine. But did you also know that we offer specialty resources for residents and medical students? Or multimedia tools to help busy clinicians test their diagnostic skills or brush up on medical procedures? Or content to help health care executives lead change and improve patient care within organizations? We even have a website with articles and resources just for medical librarians. Come learn about these free resources, and you’ll also be among the first to hear about our new journal, NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, which will be launching in January 2020.

2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-01
Room 103 
ID: 174 / Workshop B-01: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Ecology of Scholarly Communications
Keywords: Research Data Management (RDM) ; Library services ; Data Management Plan (DMP) ; Data Stewardship ; Data Libarian

Research Data Management services & the Library: where do you stand ? (2 - an UnConference)

Jean-Blaise Claivaz, Floriane Muller

University of Geneva Library, Switzerland

This workshop will provide the opportunity for librarians to discuss with colleagues of matters related to research data management services and the role of the libarians on this subject.

It will build on the previous workshop "Research Data Management services & the Library: where do you stand ? (1)", which should generate reflexions and prompt questions and wishes to further investigate or discuss some research data management subjects of various kinds.

The agenda will be participants-driven but one can expect questions such as: is it the role of the library or not ? what kind of services can librarians offer with regards to Electronic laboratory notebooks, data anonymisation, …? How do librarians develop their competencies and prepare for these new roles? etc.

This second workshop is intended as a place to dig further and investigate more precise topics brought by the participants or the organizers. It can be taken in itself for participants who already have topics they want to discuss with pairs, or be taken as a sequel to the first workshop.

Learning outcomes : During the workshop, participants will connect and exchange with colleagues.The participants will be able to draw connections among ideas; examine questions and problems linked to research data management at their institution; argue to justify a stand or a decision; gather various feedbacks and points of view, discuss experiences, and eventually formulate a synthesis.

Type of interactivity : The workshop will be based on the "Open Space Technology (OST)" methodology. This allows any participant to bring to the session elements of interest that s/he wishes to discuss with pairs. The exact agenda is therefore participant-driven in an open and friendly to all space. Groups are not fixed and participants may change group when they feel they have contributed all they could or when they wish to participate in another group. The organisers will rely on participants to bring along topics but they have some in reserve if necessary.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : The ideal audience for the workshop would be people having a knowledge or involved in Research Data questions or services within their institution. We expect open minded colleagues willing to share experiences, questions, doubts, or intended developments. Any colleagues interested in the subject are welcome, even if their library does not have an offering on the topic for the moment.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Jean-Blaise Claivaz, trained historian and librarian, has been working at the University of Geneva since 2000. Formerly responsible for electronic resources and consortial subscriptions, he now coordinates Open Access and Research Data Management services and projects.

Floriane Muller works as a librarian at the medical and pharmaceutical science branch of the University of Geneva Library. She is involved in research data management and publishing support activities, services and training sessions. She holds a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-02
Room 035 
ID: 202 / Workshop B-02: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: Leadership development, Management; Knowledge Mobilization; Mentoring; Strategic Planning

Developing new leaders: Learn from the Canadian experience based upon a unique leadership institute presented by the Canadian Health Libraries Association (2 x 75 min)

Sandy Iverson1, Miriam Ticoll2

1St. Michael's Hospital, Canada; 2Canadian Health Libraries Association

The Canadian Health Libraries Association /Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) recently planned and launched its first ever leadership institute. The Leadership Institute is designed for health science librarians who want to develop strategic approaches to mobilizing knowledge and enabling informed decision-making at senior levels within their organizations. The goal is to build the capacity of participants to develop an approach to leadership that integrates five major components of leadership development (Understanding of self; Understanding of Context; Organizational analysis/Systems Thinking; Relationships for multi-directional influence and Change management ) while also engaging with current and emerging topics challenging health librarians such as artificial intelligence, text mining, personalized medicine, technological integration, open access, open science, metrics, etc.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to learn about the CHLA/ABSC initiative and what we learned from it, but also to engage in conversations about some of these themes and topics. The workshop will enable participants to reflect on their own leadership practices and share their thoughts and experiences, as we collectively grapple with some of the challenging questions that arose during the Institute such as:

  • How do we successfully advocate for library and information services within our organizations?
  • What is the main value-add that librarians bring to the table, now that searching is done by everyone, including possibly the next iteration of IBM’s Watson?
  • How can we successfully articulate and use our organization’s values to enhance engagement with the library?
  • How can we develop action plans to continuously monitor and respond to external changes that impact the internal operations of our organizations?
  • Finally, participants will have an opportunity to discuss and decide on the most burning issues for library leadership in the European context.

Learning outcomes : Participants will gain an increased understanding of the complexities of leadership in the changing health information services landscape. They will be able to articulate the five major components of the leadership program developed and delivered by the CHLA/ABSC Leadership Institute. They will have experienced an opportunity to critically analyze how potential leaders in the Canadian context have approached some of the more challenging leadership challenges facing our profession, and to express how they understand these issues from their own perspective and location. Participants will be able to apply a health library oriented framework for leadership in the contexts in which they work.

Type of interactivity : This workshop will integrate 2 or more interactive methods such as small group discussions; pyramid discussions and/or dotmocracy. While the final format may vary, it is likely that the workshop will include:

  • a short introduction to the Canadian leadership institute (its background, key components and lessons learned)
  • small group discussions on specific key topics
  • pyramid discussion or dotmocracy exercise for developing consensus on primary leadership development needs

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Managers, Leaders, Aspiring leaders

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Sandy Iverson is president of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 2019/20. Her professional position is as manager of the Health Information and Knowledge Mobilization program at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She holds graduate degrees in Library Science and Adult Education. Her professional interests include health and information literacy, leadership development, measurement and evaluation, and bibliotherapy. Sandy is also a practicing psychotherapist in the province of Ontario.

Miriam Ticoll has been a leader in health librarianship in Canada for over two decades. Miriam is a past President of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/ Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from CHLA/ABSC. She currently works as a consultant in the health-related not-for-profit sector.
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-03
Room 104 
ID: 216 / Workshop B-03: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: Innovation, organizational; Evidence-based practice; Information specialists; Knowledge management; Decision making

Embedding knowledge in the transformation of healthcare: a manifesto (2 x 75 min)

Alison Turner1, Suzanne Wilson2, Anne Gray3

1NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, UK; 2Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, UK; 3Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit, UK

In a climate of increasing financial pressure and rising demand, health and social care economies around the world face the challenge of developing new and innovative models for delivering health and care services. A clear knowledge base is needed for: understanding the problems which need addressing; designing appropriate solutions; implementing change and evaluating against outcomes. There is a growing recognition of the complexity, ambiguity, volatility and uncertainty inherent in transformation – this suggests a more dynamic approach is needed to embed knowledge-based decision making. Patrick Mitchell, Health Education England, has recently talked of the role of librarians in delivering information to the bedside and the boardroom. The clinical librarian model has transformed the use of evidence in patient care – it’s time now for librarians and knowledge specialists to shape new roles and services to effect a similar revolution to embed knowledge in strategic decision making.

The workshop will start with a short storytelling session, where contributors will share their experiences of working in this space and engaging with strategic decision makers. Each contributor will pose a question which will form the basis of discussions, in a Knowledge Café format. Participants will then be invited to share reflections, to co-create a “Manifesto” for the involvement of librarians and knowledge/information specialists in strategic change.

Learning outcomes : The main aim of the workshop is to consider the role of library and information professionals in supporting evidence-informed strategic change in healthcare. This will be achieved by: Learning about the context of healthcare transformation and the specific needs and preferences of decision makers; Identifying the opportunities for librarians and knowledge specialists; Discussing enablers and barriers to expanding roles and services to meet the needs of strategic decision makers; Reflecting on next steps and development needs; Understand the contextual factors influencing how decision makers use knowledge and evidence; Analyse the unique service offer of library, knowledge and information services; Apply learning to reflect on their own strategies to identify and act on opportunities locally.

Type of interactivity : This workshop will use different methods to allow participants to engage, reflect and share. The workshop is centred on the concept of co-creating a “manifesto” to explore and promote the role of library, knowledge and information professionals in large scale strategic change in healthcare, for example, the design, delivery and implementation of new models of care.

Following a short storytelling session (approx. 30 minutes), where 2-3 contributors will share their experiences, touching on opportunities and challenges, we will organise participants using the knowledge café format (approx. 1 hour). This format is well suited to enabling people to share reflections and experiences. We will then build on this by inviting participants to work in small groups to contribute reflections and ideas, organised by themes emerging from the knowledge café, and thus, co-create a draft “manifesto”. The manifesto will be shared online as a working document, following the conference.

Level : Introductory/Intermediate

Target audience : This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in developing their service to better support large scale change programmes in healthcare. It is likely to be relevant to library and knowledge staff working in health services/providers, support services, academic institutions and policy and research centres.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Alison Turner (Managing Consultant, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit) is passionate about providing actionable insights for decision makers, in her role leading an evidence analysis service which provides support for health services transformation and strategic planning.

Suzanne Wilson (Head of Library and Knowledge Services, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust) is supporting the use of evidence and evaluation in the move towards an Integrated Care System for mental health services in the North of England.

Anne Gray (Knowledge Officer, NHS Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Unit) provides tailored evidence, resources and knowledge services to support decision makers, through horizon scanning, desk research and knowledge management.
Turner-Embedding knowledge in the transformation of healthcare-216_a.pdf
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-04
Room 212 
ID: 246 / Workshop B-04: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Technology Uptake
Keywords: systematic review, machine learning, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, technology

Human and artificial intelligence: new technologies and processes to find studies for systematic reviews ( 2 x 75 min)

James Thomas1, Anna Noel-Storr2, Claire Stansfield1

1EPPI-Centre, UCL, United Kingdom; 2Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

BACKGROUND: The large and growing number of research publications, coupled with poor search precision, can make identifying all studies eligible for inclusion in a systematic review both challenging and time consuming. Machine learning and text mining technologies have great potential, but may best be considered as aids to human effort, rather than replacements. Emerging approaches to finding research are not limited to technological solutions though, and new human processes – including ‘crowdsourcing’ - are showing that it is possible to make the study identification process more efficient.

AIMS: To present, and for participants to have hands-on experience with, some of the latest automation and crowdsourcing tools to support study identification in systematic reviews. To consider critically the evidence base that supports the use of the tools. To discuss their use as a group, and how users might contribute to their further development and evaluation

CONTENT: We will outline and experience the ways in which new technologies are being applied to searching and study selection in systematic reviews. We will provide overviews of: Current applications for searching, including approaches that aim to improve sensitivity and/or precision, or to aid database translation; Current applications for study selection, including approaches that aim to reduce the number needed to screen or expedite quality assurance; Living systematic reviews: how we can utilise new technologies to maintain the currency of a given review – or suite of reviews; How some study identification tasks can be carried out at scale – outside the scope of individual reviews – making study identification much more efficient, and reducing duplication of effort on a global scale.

We will also summarise and discuss the current evidence base to consider as a group how mature particular technologies are, whether they are ready for use, or what additional development and evaluation is necessary.

Learning outcomes : Participants should be able to: Differentiate some ways that new technologies and processes – including machine learning, text mining and crowdsourcing - help with study identification; Be familiar – and have interacted – with some of the latest tools which utilise these new technologies and processes; Be developing a critical awareness of the evidence base and the issues that need to be borne in mind when using these tools; Have an introductory understanding of how some of the new technologies work.

Type of interactivity : Most of the time will be devoted to hands-on experience with tools, and discussion about their use. Please bring a laptop / tablet with you to try the online tools for yourself. We will adopt the following pattern of activity for each technology we cover:

  1. Introductory presentation to include: how the technology works, how it can be used, and what evidence is available to support its use;
  2. Individual and paired hands-on experience with using the tool;
  3. Group discussion (with feedback) on the strengths and weaknesses, acceptability and usability of the tool.

For those who attended our EAHIL workshop in 2018, this year’s workshop will additionally cover crowdsourcing as well as providing up-to-the-minute overviews of the latest technologies and their evaluations. A new theme will be a focus on human-machine interaction: rather than thinking that the machine will be able to do all the work, we consider how the human and machine together are able to achieve more than either operating alone.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Information specialists, librarians, and review authors; also of relevance for commissioners and users of reviews

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
James Thomas is Professor of Social Research and Policy at the EPPI-Centre, UCL, London. His research is centred on improving policy and decision-making through the use of research. He has written extensively on research synthesis, including meta-analysis and methods for combining qualitative and quantitative research in mixed method reviews. He also designed EPPI-Reviewer, software which manages data through all stages of a systematic review, which incorporates machine learning/AI. He is principal investigator of the Evidence Reviews Facility for the Department of Health and Social Care, England, a large programme of policy-relevant systematic reviews with accompanying methodological development. James is co-lead of Cochrane ‘Project Transform’ which is implementing new technologies and processes to improve the efficiency of systematic reviews. He is also co-investigator on a major Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust, led by Susan Michie (UCL), to develop novel technologies to organise, synthesise and present the behavioural science literature.

Anna Noel-Storr has worked for Cochrane since 2008 as an information specialist for the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group based at the University of Oxford. During that time she has played a leading role in the development and implementation of crowdsourcing in health evidence production. This began with the 'Trial Blazers' study for which she won the Thomas C Chalmers Award in 2013. Since then, she has led a number of initiatives exploring the role of crowdsourcing and citizen science in systematic review production and evidence synthesis. She currently leads Cochrane Crowd, a component of Cochrane ‘Project Transform’.This work involves the development of a crowd platform offering willing contributors a range of micro-tasks to dive into, all of which are designed to enhance Cochrane’s content and speed up the review production process without any compromise on the exceptionally high quality expected of Cochrane systematic reviews.

Claire Stansfield is an Information Scientist at the EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Education, London and is involved in developing and applying research methods for systematic literature searching across a range of policy areas in health promotion, public health, social care and international development. She also supports research groups internationally to learn and use literature searching methods for systematic reviews, particularly within the international development field.

Thomas J, Noel-Storr A, Marshall I, Wallace B, McDonald S, Mavergames C, Glasziou P, Shemilt I, Synnot A, Turner T, Elliott J; Living Systematic Review Network. Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Nov;91:31-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.011
Thomas-Human and artificial intelligence-246_a.pdf
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-05
Room 105 
ID: 182 / Workshop B-05: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: research data management, competence mapping

Competences needed for research data management in libraries - Do we need right skills or the right persons? (2 x 75 min)

Mari Elisa "MEK" Kuusniemi1, Siiri Fuchs1, Katri Larmo2, Tiina Heino2

1Helsinki University Library, Finland; 2Terkko Medical Campus Libarary, Helsinki University Libarary, Finland

When supporting RDM, different skills and subject specific competencies are needed. The depth and frequency in which each skill/special competency is necessary, depends on the expert role. E.g. the prime comptencies of an "educator & marketing expert" might be different than those of an "developer & coordinator". In this workshop we explore together the ideas of each participant: what are the skills needed in each role, and how frequently. Each participant reflects to her/his own skills and roles as well as the big picture.

Learning outcomes : By doing pre-tasks, group working, interactive and individual reflection, participants create "architypes of RDM professional roles", as well as combination of skill sets needed to fulfill those roles. Each participant reflects both in a personal and in an organizational level. The metacognitive knowledge created will help to meet expectations of an RDM expert in an ambitious but still realistic level, as well as map the needed continuing professional development. The participants will discover his/her current competency level as well as which skills are the most crucial in her/his role and which can be left in the responsibility of other expert colleagues. The workshop will also be useful for mapping the possible needs for recruiting new RDM experts.

Type of interactivity : Pre-task: See the table in p. 10, to get an overview of library RDM services: Reeves Flores et al. (2015), Libraries and the Research Data Management Landscape,

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Anyone working with research data management (RDM) related services or responsible in organizing those services.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Mari Elisa "MEK" Kuusniemi, Research services, Helsinki University Library. MEK is a science information specialist and part of the research services team. Her main task is to develop the research data management services of the library.

Siiri Fuchs, Research services, Helsinki University Library. Siiri is a science information specialist working in Data Support with background in biological sciences.

Katri Larmo, Terkko Medical Campus Library, Helsinki University Library. Katri is an information specialist and part of the research services team.

Tiina Heino, Terkko Medical Campus Library, Helsinki University Library. Tiina is an information specialist, main task coordinating and having courses in information retrieval at the University of Helsinki, Medical Campus.
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-06

The start of the session is postponed to 2:15 pm in order to allow participants enough time to get to the Main Library Building.

Main Library, auditorium 
ID: 196 / Workshop B-06: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Evidence-Based Practice
Keywords: Systematic review service, Fishbowl discussion, Exchange of experiences, Best practice

Setting up a systematic review service – Experiences, tips, and questions. A fishbowl moderated by three different libraries (2 x 75 min)

Hannah Ewald1, Heidrun Janka2, Volker Braun3

1University Medical Library, Switzerland; 2University of Bern Medical Library, University of Bern, Switzerland; 3Library of the Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany

Three session moderators who have been or are currently involved in setting up a systematic review service, Hannah Ewald, Heidrun Janka and Volker Braun, will share their experiences in a short presentation (~10 minutes). The presentation will set the stage for a plenary discussion. Colleagues of all levels of experience can share their knowledge, give helpful insights in their work, engage in the discussion, or raise questions and issues relevant to different settings. Session content will include helpful information, obstacles on the way and how they were overcome, dos and don’ts, tips and tricks, potential collaborators, fee-based yes/no – cost scheme, billing modalities, acknowledgement versus co-authorship.

Learning outcomes : Evaluating criteria for a successful systematic review service. Analyzing if and how a systematic review service is a valid option for one’s own setting. Applying input from roundtable discussion into practice. Creating a network of peers involved in systematic review services.

Type of interactivity : The fishbowl is an opportunity for participants to get together in an informal setting to examine issues around a specific topic. Chairs will be assembled circularly – this is the “fishbowl”. After introduction of the topic by the moderators, any member of the audience can, at any time, occupy an empty chair at the center of the fishbowl and join the conversation, ask questions or share experience. To give everyone the opportunity to speak, speakers within the fishbowl should leave whenever someone new joins the fishbowl.

Level : Introductory

Target audience : Information specialists who know what systematic reviews are, who are familiar with the different steps, and who offer services around systematic reviewing.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Hannah Ewald works as information specialist and researcher at the University Medical Library in Basel and at the Department for Clinical Research of the University Hospital Basel. She has been involved in setting up a systematic review service since November 2017, works are ongoing. Hannah has a background in Physiotherapy and Public Health and holds a PhD degree in Epidemiology.

Heidrun Janka is a Medical Information Specialist working at the University of Bern Medical Library. She is involved in curriculum development for the Medical Faculty and conducts systematic searches for researchers and clinicians from the University Hospital in Bern. A systematic review service has recently been established at the Medical Library in Bern which is in continuing development. Heidrun holds a master degree in Biology and in Library and
Information Science.

Volker Braun works as a librarian at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University and conducts systematic searches since 2014 together with his colleague Maurizio Grilli. The service wasestablished 2013 by Maria-Inti Metzendorf who is now working as an Information Scientist at the Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group in Düsseldorf.
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-07
Room 106 
ID: 198 / Workshop B-07: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Evidence-Based Practice
Keywords: professional advocacy, evidence synthesis, special interest groups, collaboration

The future of dynamic Special Interest Groups in EAHIL: Shaping the scope and activities of the new Evidence-based Information SIG (2 x 75 min)

Marshall Dozier1, Alicia Fátima Gómez-Sánchez2, Krizia Tuand3, Thomas Vandendriessche3

1University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology; 3KU Leuven, Belgium

This workshop has two core aims: Firstly, to use a highly participative format to formulate the scope and activities of the new special interest group (SIG) in Evidence-based information.

Secondly, to take the same approach to explore how the new SIG can more effectively operate within EAHIL.

1. Scope and activities of the Evidence-based information SIG: Evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice includes the use of the best available research evidence to guide decision-making. Considering the impact of systematic reviews and other evidence-based products in decision-making, the method for comprehensively gathering the information about a specific, well-defined health issue is extremely important to ensure conclusions are based on the best available evidence and to reduce bias. However, Gómez-Sánchez et al. (EAHIL 2016) and Jane Falconer (EAHIL 2018) respectively shared similar results to prior studies pointing out that the search strategies accompanying systematic reviews continue to be often badly reported or to show a very poor methodological quality. Through the Fishbowl discussion format, all interested participants can contribute to a formulation of the SIG's priorities, aims, scope and activities, which could include: supporting knowledge exchange; providing and supporting continuing professional development for health librarians and researchers; working with publishers of medical journals; advocating for inclusion of librarians as editors in peer-review processes; collaborating with other interest groups or projects and support the dissemination or development of international standards.

2. Effective SIG operations: EAHIL members have identified challenges to SIGs: lack of activity between annual meetings; difficulty scheduling and lack of time for effective meetings during conferences/workshops; providing ways for members who cannot travel to participate in the group discussions. Workshop participants will discuss and identify modes of operation that support engagement throughout the year and for geographically distributed collaborators. This part of the workshop will be of interest to other EAHIL SIG leaders.

Learning outcomes : Participants will : 1. Gain an understanding of the key quality issues in methods and reporting of evidence syntheses. 2. Analyse and identify the priority issues in this area, and gain ideas for approaches to resolution. 3. Create a collective plan for the scope of the new SIG, its activities, and operating methods that the SIG can adopt to explore how SIGs can be more effectively participative in EAHIL. 4. Learn about and apply the Fishbowl technique.

Type of interactivity : A moderated Fishbowl design will be used, in which a small number of individuals will be invited to prepare short "position statements" to initiate discussion and debate among the whole group. The points raised will be recorded and the discussion will lead to the formulation of the SIG's scope, types of activities, and actions for next steps.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : This workshop is primarily of interest to those who wish to have a more active role in improving the quality of methods and reporting of evidence syntheses. The second part of the session would also be of interest to existing SIG leaders who would like to explore ways of transforming group interactions to be less dependent on very brief annual face-to-face meetings.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Marshall Dozier (University of Edinburgh). Active in systematic review support and in design of online group interactions.

Alicia Fátima Gómez-Sánchez works currently at the FECYT, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, as OpenAIRE project manager.

Krizia Tuand (KU Leuven). Active in systematic review support and teaching information literacy.

Thomas Vandendriessche (KU Leuven). Active in systematic review support, teaching information literacy and providing Research Data Management support.
3:15pm - 3:45pmCoffee Break
Hallway, first floor 
3:45pm - 5:00pmSpecial session 01
Main Library, room 114 
ID: 261 / Special session 01: 1
Special session

"EAHIL Basel Escape game"

Marylène Grzesiak1, Adélaïde Offner1, Jolanda Elmers2

1Bibliothèque psychiatrique universitaire de Lausanne, Switzerland; 2Bibliothèque universitaire de médecine de Lausanne, Switzerland

An escape room is a physical interactive adventure game, where participants must find a way to escape a room within a specific time limit by strategically solving puzzles and riddles, using clues and sometimes hints. This game is highly interactive, dynamic, and most importantly, it promotes teamwork, communication, problem-solving skills and a lot of creative thinking. Academic and public libraries have used escape rooms for staff development workshops, library orientations, and library instruction. If you want to experience a fun, immersive, live action escape game, specially developed and organized for EAHIL delegates by your Swiss colleagues from the Lausanne medical libraries, join us. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 15.

3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-02 Cont'd: Developing new leaders
Room 035 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-03 Cont'd: Embedding knowledge in the transformation of healthcare
Room 104 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-04 Cont'd: Human and artificial intelligence
Room 212 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-05 Cont'd: Competences needed for research data management in libraries
Room 105 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-06 Cont'd: Setting up a systematic review service
Room 107 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-07 Cont'd: The future of dynamic Special Interest Groups in EAHIL
Room 106 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop C-01
Room 103 
ID: 178 / Workshop C-01: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: Librarian Research, Research Topics, Research Questions

Identifying Research Ideas in Your Day-to-Day Work

Sandy Campbell

John W. Scott Health Sciences Library University of Alberta, Canada

Not knowing how to start a research project and not being able to identify a research subject sometimes prevent health librarians from undertaking research. This practical and hands-on session is designed to generate research ideas from the daily experiences of health librarians. Participants engage in individual exercises, small group activities and a large group exercise to generate research topics and begin shaping them into research questions. Opportunities for collaboration among group members may also be identified.

Learning outcomes : Participants will identify specific day-to-day work experiences which they will compare with eight common kinds of research questions. They will reframe their day-to-day work experiences as research opportunities. Participants will evaluate the research questions that they have created for practical application and appropriateness to their work environment.

Type of interactivity : Practical individual exercises, small group work, large group discussion. To prepare for this session, participants should think about things that happen in their workplaces that give them joy, make them frustrated, make them hopeful or worried about the future of their work or the profession or puzzle them, as well as important trends that will impact their workplaces.

Level : Introductory

Target audience : Early career librarians and any librarian who is wants to do research but is having difficulty getting started.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Sandy Campbell is a health librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She has a professional interest in librarian research activities and recently co-authored a study on the research support needs of Canadian health librarians. She has presented this workshop locally and internationally.
5:00pm - 6:00pmSIG 3: SIG meeting Metrics

The Evaluation and Metrics group brings together and connects all members who are interested in research impact and its measurement.

Room 103 
6:00pm - 7:30pmNetworking event 1: Welcome reception

The welcome reception will take place at Wildt'sches Haus, Petersplatz, an historical baroque building

Wildt'sches Haus, Petersplatz 

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