I would like to thank first of all the members of the Journal of EAHIL Editorial Board and list all of them below as a tribute to their success in attracting some excellent articles this year. Also I would like to acknowledge the help of those who were at the Stockholm Workshop who worked hard to produce a really valuable memento of that innovative event in the September issue. [...]
There is more information regarding the 14th EAHIL Conference which will take place in the wonderful city of Rome from the 11-13 June. Six scholarships of 500 euros maximum, partly sponsored by the generous support of EBSCO, will be awarded by the EAHIL Executive Board only on the submission of applications. Deadline date is the 7 January 2014. There will be one more scholarship awarded for the 14th EAHIL conference by the JEAHIL Editorial Board for the best article submitted in 2012. This will be announced in the March 2014 issue.
Read the complete Editorial at the EAHIL website.
Autumn greetings to you all! I wanted to start by highlighting future EAHIL conferences and workshops: The 2014 conference will be in Rome, as I’m sure you already know; the 2015 workshop will be in Edinburgh. But events from 2016 onward are still to be fixed. The Board will next meet in February 2014, and we would be very pleased to consider notes of interest and proposals for hosting future conferences. Please send notes of interest or proposals to the secretariat email address [...] by the end of January 2014. Please also feel free to contact any Board member to discuss your ideas informally.
I was happy to see the theme of outreach for this issue of the Journal since outreach is a key element of my role as a liaison/subject librarian – I’m looking forward to reading the articles to learn how I might adopt or adapt others’ approaches. In the academic context of the university I work in, I find it easiest to create good contacts with teaching staff and students as well as postgraduate and clinicians who are conducting systematic reviews. I have found it less easy to create or maintain good communication flows with our other researchers; I suspect that is partly linked to time pressures on researchers and I admit some hesitancy on my own part since I am not an expert in the detail of much medical research.
Read the complete letter at the EAHIL website.