Webinar - 8th August - 2-3pm (London time): Librarians are essential

30 July, 2019


~~~Apologies for cross-posting~~~

Please join us for our third webinar - 8th August 2019 - 2-3pm London time: Librarians are essential: Advocating for a seat at the table

Our third IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health SIG webinar will highlight practical examples from across the globe of what library and information specialists are doing in the areas of advocacy, and how these examples can be modelled for advocacy of libraries' roles in disaster situations.

More information and registration details here: https://www.ifla.org/node/92335 - please check your timezone.

The session will be chaired by Blessing Mawire, and there will be two presenters:

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell works in the National Library of Medicine Public Services Division, and will be presenting ways librarians can advocate for themselves by initiating and developing relationships with relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies, as well as with emergency responders.

Dr. Lenny Rhine, coordinator of the 'E-Library Training Initiative', a Librarians Without Borders® / Medical Library Association project, funded by the Elsevier Foundation (EF), will be presenting on his experience with the Research4Life Advocacy Toolkit and its application in different scenarios.

We hope you can join us on the 8th August 2019 - 2-3pm London time.

With best wishes, from,


Dr Caroline De Brún, DipLIS

Knowledge & Evidence Specialist - South West, Thames Valley, and Wessex

Knowledge & Library Services

Public Health England

Email: caroline.debrun@phe.gov.uk<mailto:caroline.debrun@phe.gov.uk>

Tel: 07919112501

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HIFA profile: Caroline De Brun is an Information Specialist at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, UK. Professional interests: health information literacy, information skills, knowledge management, outreach librarianship, patient information. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Libraries and Information Services.