Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Our online Master's programme in Health Informatics - places available for 2013!

For over 12 years IR staff have been involved with teaching a joint Master's programme in Health Informatics run by ScHARR and the ISchool here at the University. In 2012 our own Angie Rees took over as the course director for this innovative distance learning programme which is studied over three years. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds: library and information professionals, clinicians as well as those working directly in Health Informatics in the NHS and various healthcare systems around the world.

The course is delivered online using our virtual learning environment MOLE and live lecture software Collaborate.

Our next intake for September 2013 will close in 6 weeks time so to be in with a chance of studying part time for an MSc this year apply now or email Angie for further information. 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Calcasieu libraries to loan cake pans!

Photo by Anthea Sutton

When we're not busy delivering a top-notch information service, we're more often than not thinking about cake, so are whole-heartedly in approval of this development from an LA library:  Calcasieu libraries to loan cake pans

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Health Information and Libraries Journal and IR success!

Some great news relating to the writing activities of Information Resources Group here at ScHARR.  We were delighted to discover that 4 of our papers featured in the top 50 downloads from Health Information and Libraries Journal and 2 contributed to the 2012 Impact Factor:

Booth, A. and Beecroft, C. (2010), The SPECTRAL project: a training needs analysis for providers of clinical question answering services. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 27: 198–207.

Papaioannou, D., Sutton, A., Carroll, C., Booth, A. and Wong, R. (2010), Literature searching for social science systematic reviews: consideration of a range of search techniques. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 27: 114–122. 

Sutton, A. (2012), Increasing impact in a time of decreasing budgets [Editorial]. Health Information & Libraries Journal Virtual Issue 2012.

Sutton, A. and Booth, A. (2012), What type of leader am I?: a training needs analysis of health library and information managers. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 29: 39–46.

Sutton, A. and Grant, M. J. (2011), Cost-effective ways of delivering enquiry services: a rapid review. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 28: 249–255.

Woods, H. B. (2012), Know your RO from your AE? Learning styles in practice. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 29: 172–176. 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cakenado! A.K.A The ScHARR Library Picnic

Once again, on Tuesday this week, the library hosted the annual ScHARR Library Picnic. This Is really just an excuse for the IR team to show off their baking skills, and then eat three times their own body weight in cake. We raised over £135 for DaBKA (Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association) and a jolly good time was had by all! Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

Sunny days

We love ScHARR towers but sometimes it's nice to break out and relocate to sunnier climbs. This morning saw IR stalwarts Claire Beecroft and Angie Rees  heading to Weston Park next to the university's Firth Court building. The sun was shining the birds were singing and the ducks were… doing whatever it is that ducks do. Happy days!

Monday, 8 July 2013

ScHARR Library Charity Picnic - 16th July - 11-1pm in aid of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association

As with previous years we are proud to announce this year's ScHARR Library Charity Picnic on 16th July 11am - 1pm in the library in Regent Court.

We are pleased to announce that this year's chosen charity is the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association http://www.dabka.org.uk

We will have our usual selection of lovely cakes and bakes, alongside free teas and coffees. It would be great to see new and old faces in our library which contains a whole wealth of expertise that goes much further than physical books. So if you have any questions on everything from searching databases to critical appraisal, from Web technologies to aid research and teaching to infographics, from Creative Commons to Inter-library Loans, from MOOCs to how to bake that perfect lemon cake - come and see us and help us raise some funds for this great cause.

Thursday, 4 July 2013