Tuesday, October 18, 2011

call for papers

We have the great pleasure in announcing that in 2012 the CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference will head back north of the border and take place in Glasgow. We would like to thank everyone who submitted suggestions for the location of next year's conference, Glasgow was a popular choice and we have decided to return to Scotland for the first time since 2002.

The exact venue will be announced shortly once the contracts have been signed but it is anticipated that the conference will take place on the 12th and 13th July 2012.

We are now inviting people to submit abstracts for this conference, using the procedure set out below. The theme for the conference will be: Health libraries under the microscope: perfecting your formula
The conference will seek to examine the current state of health librarianship in all sectors and to enable delegates to find the right formula for their setting in the future but in order to do this, we need your help. A conference is only as good as the abstracts submitted to it and so we would encourage you to consider what you could share with the your colleagues to help health librarianship go from strength to strength.

While we would encourage you to submit abstracts on any topic, we are giving 4 suggested strands as a starting point. These strands continue the scientific nature of the main theme but we want to make clear we are not expecting or insisting on a scientific feel to papers. The strands are:

- Anatomy of evidence-based practice

- Biology of library and information services

- Chemistry of collaboration and networking

- Physics of information technology use
For this conference, we are changing the way that abstracts are to be submitted. Please submit them using the online form that can be found at this URL: http://www.uhl-library.nhs.uk/hlg2012

We are also setting a deadline for abstract submissions. That deadline is the 30th November. All submissions will be acknowledged and we will try inform everyone of the outcome of their applications by the 31st December.
Use of the web form is the only way that abstracts can be considered for inclusion on the programme for HLG 2012, but other queries about the conference can be sent to the conference team by email: pip.divall@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or stuart.glover@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
We have also set up a conference blog (http://hlg2012.blogspot.com) which also contains details of the other ways that you can keep up-to-date on the latest conference news, and we are intending to make plenty of announcements in the weeks ahead so please use your preferred method to keep yourself informed.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about HLG 2012 and we look forward to receiving your abstracts soon.
Pip Divall, Conference Director

Stuart Glover, Programme Lead

HLG 2012

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