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Monday, December 28, 2009

Call for papers: IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section open session

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Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the HBS Open Session:

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Aim and Scope of the Session

It is hoped that papers will cover a wide range of areas - for example:

  • Partnerships and collaborations that support free access to health information.
  • Health libraries/health information professionals role in promoting open and / or equitable access.
  • How health information is disseminated to the general public?
  • How useful is free health information? Is it evidence based?
  • How evidence based information is incorporated into freely available health information?
  • Is there a decline in the use of health information that is not freely available e.g. library subscriptions?
  • How do consumers prefer to access health information e.g. mobile devices, magazines, newspapers?
  • What role health information literacy may have in health information?
It is anticipated that presentations be 15 minutes with time for questions at the end of the session.

Important dates:

February 1st 2010: Deadline for submission of abstract
March 1st 2010: Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 1st 2010: Deadline for submission of text

Submission Guidelines:

The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:

Title of paper
Summary of paper (250 - 350 words maximum)
Speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)

Submissions are to be submitted before February 1st 2010 by email to:

Paivi Pekkarinen
National Library of Health Sciences
Haartmaninkatu 4
FI-00290 Helsinki, Finland
www: http://www.terkko.helsinki.fi

Regrettably IFLA's Sections do not have funds available to pay for speakers expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation.


Paivi Pekkarinen
IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section / Secretary
National Library of Health Sciences
Haartmaninkatu 4
FI-00290 Helsinki
email: paivi.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi

HIFA2015 profile: Paivi Pekkarinen is Head of the WHO Information Service Centre, National Library of Health Sciences, Finland. Professional interests include:
  • To enhance equal access to health information, in particular in the WHO European Region;
  • To enhance collaboration and networking of the Public Health Special Interest Group of EAHIL http://www.eahil.net/PHISIG-page.html;
  • and knowledge management issues.
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HIFA2015: Healthcare Information For All by 2015 www.hifa2015.org
With thanks to our 2009 Sponsors: *British Medical Association, ePORTUGUESe, Network for Information and Digital Access, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing*

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