HLG News announcement - CILIP Health - Libraries Group Conference 2020: Coronavirus update from the HLG Committee

13 March, 2020

​​​​​Apologies for cross-posting

We are pleased to see that registrations are continuing to flood in for the biennial HLG Conference 2020. However, we are mindful that many of you will be wondering whether the conference will go ahead in the current circumstances.

Currently, gatherings like HLG2020 are classed as low risk for Coronavirus by the UK Government, the NHS and the World Health Organization. Today we have heard the Prime Minister state that the government currently believes that to ban large events will have little effect on the spread of Coronavirus. We are also mindful that our event is still some four months away. Of course this advice may change over time, but for now, in line with CILIP’s current policy, we are continuing with the planning of HLG2020 as normal. We will of course continue to monitor the situation and will update you accordingly if plans need to change.

We do however need to bring your immediate attention to the fact that the onsite accommodation that we have secured for our delegates must be confirmed by us to the venue by the end of this month. Any rooms that are not booked will be released for resale by the venue from April onwards. We are offering the early bird discount (10% off the Gold package before 27th March 2020), and we strongly advise you to register before this date. Please don’t put off your registration if you want guaranteed onsite accommodation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the conference in July.

HLG Committee

To book your place

Welcome drinks reception: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Main Conference: Thursday 23rd � Fridayy 24th July 2020,

Venue: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Scotland

Early bird discount of 10% off the Gold Package before 27th March 2020 (subject to availability)

Gold Package tickets include:

· 3 nights in 4★ accommodation with breakfast (Check-in Wednesday, check-out Saturday)

· Full conference pass with lunch and refreshments on both days

· Drinks reception on Wednesday

· Gala dinner on Thursday

· Dinner on Friday in a resort restaurant of your choice

All this for just £585+VAT for HLG members (usual price £650+VAT). This Early Bird discount makes the Gold package cheaper than any other package but it must end on 27th March 2020 and is subject to availability.

Register here now! https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?alias=HLG2020

Please note, because we are using CILIP’s own registration system, you need to book your breakouts at the same time as your overall registration and these cannot be changed. So please view the final programme here before submitting your registration.

View the programme: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.cilip.org.uk/resource/group/12a7a632-bba2-4306...

As a biennial conference designed for so many different sectors, the programme will encompass a multitude of areas but most notably will feature:

· The role of the librarian in ever-changing technological landscapes

· Partnership working with other sectors

· Wellbeing and resilience

· Improvement and innovation

· Patient and public involvement

· Summarising and synthesising

· Health information literacy

· Quality, impact and metrics

· Costing and streamline services: doing more with less

· Building networks, relationships and influence

Sponsorship opportunities

The exhibition hall is almost full so if you are thinking of your 2020 marketing strategies at the moment, get in touch straight away. Click here for further information on sponsorship opportunities.

For any further information, please contact our event manager Carol Stevenson, of Novus Marketing and Event Management, at contact@novusmem.co.uk. You can follow #HLG2020 for updates on Twitter from either @NovusMEM or @CILIPHLG.

Potenza Atiogbe​

HLG Communications Officer

CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our strength is our diverse and active membership covering all health and social sectors, and geographical areas in the UK. Members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. Students with an interest in health and social care information are also welcome. Several HLG members live and work abroad.

Website: www.cilip.org.uk/hlg

Email: hlg@cilip.org.uk

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HIFA profile: Potenza Atiogbe is the Multiprofessional Education and Library Services Manager at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. She is also the Marketing and Communications Lead for CILIP Health Libraries Group. potenza.atiogbe AT nhs.net