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Location: Room 208
Date: Monday, 17/June/2019
9:30am - 12:30pmCEC morning 02
Room 208 
ID: 210 / CEC morning 02: 1
CEC session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: clinical librarians, embedded librarians, skills, promotion, evaluation

Tips and tricks for clinical librarians: success in an embedded role

Tom Roper, Igor Brbre

Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service, United Kingdom

This continuing education course will equip those new to, and starting off in, clinical and embedded librarianship with the skills to make a success of an outreach service. Focussing on practical solutions and illustrated with examples from the course leaders’ and course delegates’ experience, we will discuss:

  • Making the case for, and starting up the service
  • Who shall we work with? Identifying clinical teams and sustaining partnerships
  • Career pathways
  • Core skills and attributes of the clinical/embedded librarian and how to develop them
  • Expert searching in the clinical context
  • App swap. Using mobile apps effectively in the clinical context
  • Emotional resilience
  • Service evaluation made simple
  • The future landscape of clinical and embedded librarian services

Learning outcomes : By the end of the course delegates will be able to : plan and implement high-quality clinical and embedded librarian services in their local organisations; understand why services succeed or fail; plan clinical/embedded librarian recruitment and professional development activity for their personal and team’s present and future needs; mobilise clinical and embedded librarian services to support health care improvement.

Level : Introductory and intermediate

Target audience : Those interested in clinical or embedded librarianship as a career, those developing such services, and those practising in clinical or embedded posts

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Tom Roper has been a librarian for forty years, the majority of that time in health, medicine and veterinary medicine. He has worked in NHS libraries in London and Sussex, for the North Thames Regional Library and Information Unit, for two Royal Colleges, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and an NHS Evidence Specialist Collection. As a Clinical Librarian, he supports clinical teams in acute and emergency medicine, surgery and trauma and orthopaedics.
Igor Brbre has worked in library and research management systems development for over a decade. He was engaged with all types of libraries, gaining an in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in all library services operations. He then moved to a systems librarian role in the NHS Education for Scotland, before becoming a clinical librarian. He supports clinical teams in maternity, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and neonatology.
Roper-Tips and tricks for clinical librarians-210_a.pdf
Roper-Tips and tricks for clinical librarians-210_b.pdf

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