Health and Bioscience Libraries: Satellite Meeting 2014

Health librarians and the changing information landscape


15 August 2014


Lyon, France, Université Claude Bernard Lyon - Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences - Domaine de La Doua



The capacity of new data analytical tools and services to interrogate massive datasets presents both opportunities and challenges for health services. It is a relatively new challenge for librarians but in facing it they can learn from their experience in adapting to enormous changes in information production, management and distribution over the past couple of decades. 


Time Programme details
10:00-10:20 Registration and coffee
10:20-10:30 Welcome and introduction
Brian Galvin, Chair, IFLA Health and Biosciences Section 
10.30-11.00 Keynote speech: The concept of information in medicine; EBM or not; Dr Yves Zerbib, General Practitioner and Coordinator of the pedagogy for GP trainees, Department of general practice, Faculté de Médecine Lyon Est, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
11.00-11:30 Challenges, trends and changing roles; Elizabeth Chapman, Research assistant, Information School, University of Sheffield Dr Barbara Sen, Information School, University of Sheffield, (UK)
11:30-12.00 Transforming our Professional Identity – Leveraging New Roles with RealitiesJudy Consales, Associate University Librarian for Sciences, Director, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region Los Angeles, CA USA;  Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA USA, President – Medical Library Association (USA)
12.00-12.30 Health Librarianship and Health Informatics: Natural Convergence or Managed Change? Dr Jacqueline MacDonald, District Manager, Library, Knowledge and Research Services, Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, Southwest Health and Dalhousie School of Nursing, Yarmouth Site Adjunct Faculty, School of Information Management, Dalhousie Faculty of Management and Medical Informatics, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, USA, Canada
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13:30-14.00 The role of health librarian as a knowledge manager in data managing cycle: an exploratory study in health colleges' libraries at University of Dammam.- Dr Amal Wagih, Associate Professor, Library and information Science, Girls colleges University Librarian, University of Dammam, (KSA)
14.00-14.30 Information for drug policy:  librarians working in drug monitoring systems and data management. Brian Galvin, Senior Information Specialist, National Documentation Centre on Drug Use, Head of Irish Focal Point to the EMCDDA, Health Research Board (Ireland).
14.30-15.00 Health(y) libraries? Challenges and chances for health librarians.David Benoist, librarian at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Santé (BIU Santé) in Paris.
15.00-15.30 Questions and concluding remarks
15.30-17.00 Social Event at university library


The session will be held in the library building and there will people there to direct you to the theatre. The address of the library is:

Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences Lyon 1
Domaine de la Doua
20 avenue Gaston Berger
69622 Villeurbanne

La Doua campus map

This is very close to the convention centre where the main conference is being held.  You can find your way there by:

  • Tramway:  T 1 ou T 4 : "la Doua Gaston Berger" station.
  • Bus: 38, 69 : "la Doua" stop.
  • Car : There is a free car park nearby the library.

Additional information

Please contact: Brian Galvin

This session is open and free.

Satellite Meeting, Health and Biosciences Libraries

Last update: 11 August 2014