Libraries support wellbeing in a number of ways, not least by providing health information. The SCL Health Offer and the Libraries Taskforce ‘healthier and happier lives’ purpose, illustrate how public libraries have come to see this as part of their core remit. Healthcare professionals rely on the information that information specialists can provide both them and their patients. This event demonstrates best practice for finding and sharing health information. It also explores partnership working opportunities between Librarians from different sectors and professional care givers:
10.00 – 10.15: Registration and Refreshment
10.15 – 11.15: The King’s Fund Enquiry Service. Discover the King’s Fund free Enquiry Service and the resources they use to answer questions from patients and the public and the types of organisations they signpost. Deena Maggs, King’s Fund
11.15 – 11.30: BREAK
11.30 – 12.30: Health Literacy: How to find good health information online and assess quality. This session provides a hands-on opportunity to discover the best Websites for enquiry work concerning health information. – Rachel Gledhill, Knowledge & Evidence Specialist – North of England, Public Health England.
12.30 – 13.30: LUNCH (sandwich buffet provided)
13.30 – 14.30: How Public Libraries can work with Health Libraries. This session looks at the ways Public and Health sector library staff can collaborate and share resources in order to improve the reach and impact of both. Daniel Livesey, Library and Knowledge Service Manager, NHS
14.30 – 15.15: The Health Offer in Public Libraries featuring information about the North West Engaging Libraries Projects: Comics and Cosplay – Oldham Libraries; The Travelling Happiness Bar – Bolton; Empathy Day – St Helens. For more information visit: https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/project/engaging-libraries/
Attendees are advised to bring their own internet enabled device (laptop/tablet/smartphone) for increased opportunity to familiarise themselves with demonstrated resources. Some devices will be available for communal use.
The event is free to HLG and PMLG members.*
People wishing to attend who are currently not members of HLG or PMLG can join through the following routes:
- Through your CILIP membership by adding HLG as one of your Special Interest Groups, (CILIP members can join 2 special interest groups for free, a small charge is payable for any additional groups over this number)
*Please note a charge of £25.00 will be payable if cancelling within 1 week of the event.
If you have any questions please email Jacqueline Widdowson at Jacqueline.Widdowson@Oldham.gov.uk
To book your place visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-literacy-skills-and-partnership-working-for-public-and-health-librarians-tickets-41305800762?ref=estw
Presentations from the event:
Collaboration between public and health libraries - Dan Livesey
Engaging libraries: Comics and Cosplay - Oldham - Victoria Varley and Kate Smyth
Engaging libraries Empathy day - St Helens
How to find good health information online and assess quality - Rachel Gledhill
Making a difference benefits of providing high quality information - Dan Livesey
Public library universal health offer - Julie Oldham
Reading Friends - Karuna Jaipal
The King’s Fund Enquiry Service - Deena Maggs