CEC morning 02
ID: 210 / CEC morning 02: 1
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: clinical librarians, embedded librarians, skills, promotion, evaluation
Tips and tricks for clinical librarians: success in an embedded role
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:
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.