HLG Newsletter – Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of the HLG Newsletter! For the first issue of 2021 there are some very exciting staffing changes to share. It is with many thanks that we say a fond farewell to Joel Kerry as our Newsletter Editor. Joel has worked hard on the newsletter for four years and is still an active member of the HLG Committee as Co-CPD lead.

Warm welcome to Sarah Denman who will be taking on the role of Assistant Editor for the newsletter; we will hear more from Sarah in the next issue.

There’s a great range of content for this issue of the newsletter below – please click on the links to read the full articles. We hope you enjoy the new format of the newsletter and welcome feedback, along with submissions for the Summer 2021 publication.


Building your repository – a ground up guide

Matt Holland and Michelle Dutton cover everything about repositories from the budget, structure, marketing, policies and even the name – and more!

Carrying the library in your heart (and your web browser): embedding learning content into the user’s path

Matthew Smith showcases his plan to deliver online guides to users exactly where they need them – when they’re browsing PubMed or healthcare databases.

The LKSS Regional Searching Guidance 2nd Edition is out now!

An update on the London Kent Surrey Sussex Regional Searching Guidance from Adam Tocock, with additions such as preprint databases, timelines of searches and COVID specific resources.

Case study: University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust Library and Knowledge Services CEBIS (Clinical Evidence Based Information Service) team evidence search on CO2 monitoring as a proxy measure for viral load and impact of this on current and future practice

Book Review

Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away

Franco Henwood reviews this essential reading for any information professional interested in public engagement of science, health literacy or countering false information.

Internet Sites of Interest


Long COVID is a term that is being tentatively used to describe the effects of COVID-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness.


Followed by ‘Your skills, your sector: Introducing the Healthcare Sector Guide to the revised PKSB’ with Jo Cornish

Thursday 10 June 2021, 12.40-2.00pm


HLG Digitisation Project ‘officers’

HLG are seeking volunteers to support the digitisation project of the HLG Newsletter and the HLG Nursing Bulletin. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a national project, and you will be fully supported with training. For details, please see the role overview and description.
Closing date: Friday 28 May


Thank you for reading the Spring 2021 issue of the HLG Newsletter.

We welcome your contributions to the newsletter, such as original articles, meeting reports or book reviews. Let us know what you’d like to see!

For further information, please contact Rachel Gledhill, Newsletter Editor: newsletter.hlg@cilip.org.uk.

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