HLG75 – Speakers

Hayley Chevell

Hayley Chevell is a Senior Information Assistant within the Academic Liaison Team at Coventry University Library. She recently graduated from the University of Sheffield after successfully completing the MA Library and Information Services Management programme and has a strong interest in student engagement activities and wellbeing initiatives.

Hayley Chevell

Hong-Anh Nguyen

Hong-Anh works in the King’s Fund’s Library team. Alongside managing the day-to-day running of the library space and public enquiry service, she also leads on current awareness services and social media for the team. Her role includes cataloguing, training and providing research support to the Fund’s policy and leadership and organisational development staff.

Hong-Anh joined the Fund in 2010 with more than ten years’ experience in different sectors, including higher education; services for children and young people; museums; and public libraries. She is a fully qualified librarian and graduated from the School of Information at the University of Sheffield in 2010 with a MA in librarianship.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us/whos-who/hong-anh-nguyen

Hong-Anh Nguyen

Jenny Craven

Jenny Craven is an Information Specialist at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. Her work involves providing information expertise for a range of evidence-based products, including health technology appraisals, clinical guidelines and interventional procedures. She is involved in the information skills training programme for staff at NICE and is also joint editor of the book, Systematic searching: practical ideas for improving results, published by Facet in 2019. Previously, she worked at the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM) at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK; this was on practical projects, with a particular focus on improving access to information for people with visual impairments. During this time, she was on the standing committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities group and, for the FORCE Foundation charity, ran a series of workshops in developing countries on providing accessible library and information services. 

Jenny Craven

Jenny Kendrick

Jenny joined the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) In January 2008 as an Assistant Information Specialist. Her current role as an Information Specialist involves providing specialist information expertise which underpins the development of evidence-based guidance products at NICE mainly working on the clinical guidelines and medical technologies programmes. She is also involved in a number of internal projects, one of these involved looking at the comparison of searching the Cochrane library database via three different search interfaces. She attended the HEE/CILIP leadership programme in 2018; as part of this she was involved in creating a toolkit for Health Information Week that year.

Jenny Kendrick

Lynsey Hawker

Lynsey Hawker works in the King’s Fund’s Library team. As an information specialist she fields incoming queries to the enquiry desk, undertakes literature searches for both internal and external clients and contributes to the regular current awareness bulletins produced by the team.

Before joining the Fund in 2016, Lynsey was librarian at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust where she was responsible for providing library and information services to staff. Previously, Lynsey spent eight years working as an information professional at St George’s University of London Library in Tooting.

Lynsey also serves as the Co-chair of HLG.

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us/whos-who/lynsey-hawker

Lynsey Hawker

Nick Poole

Nick is the Chief Executive of CILIP, where he works with the Board of Trustees and Presidential Team to set strategy and lead programmes to advance the interests of CILIP Members. Nick currently represents the sector on the Government Media Literacy Taskforce and holds the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries, Information and Knowledge (APPG LiNK). Nick was previously Chair of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of the global Wikipedia Movement and is the former Chair of the Executive Board of BIC Ltd.

Nick has previously held roles in museums, central Government and corporate finance. He has been principal investigator on research-led programmes with a budget in excess of €110m and was for 7 years the UK representative to the European Commission. He studied languages at University and holds postgraduate qualifications in Historical Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, Fine Art and Illustration from London University of the Arts and the History and Philosophy of Science from Birkbeck College.

Nick Poole

Ruth Carlyle

Ruth Carlyle is a member of the Health Libraries Group committee, on which she acts as the Policy Lead.

Ruth began her career as a health librarian in the voluntary sector, setting up, delivering and advising on health information services. She ran health information services at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Eczema Society and then joined Macmillan Cancer Support to support the development of local Macmillan cancer information and support services, mostly in partnership with the NHS.

She joined Health Education England in April 2017 as Head of knowledge and Library Services across the East of England and the Midlands, extending from April 2021 to include the North of England. In this role, she provides professional advice and strategic leadership to NHS knowledge and library services based within NHS organisations.

Ruth is the co-lead nationally for NHS libraries’ work on health literacy and patient information, including collaborations to identify and address inequities in access and skills for health and digital literacy amongst members of the public. Her doctorate is on public involvement in decision making in the NHS.

Ruth Carlyle

Sharon Davison

Sharon serves as the Academic Liaison Librarian for all sports courses associated with the school of health and life sciences at Coventry University.   She has an interest in health and well-being and is keen to ensure the library supports students in maintaining a work/life balance. 

In a previous library role, she witnessed students sat at a computer, staring at a screen for many hours without taking a break.  She has also met many individuals who are balancing family life, employment, caring responsibilities, and their studies.  She believes that the library is the ideal environment for fun and creative activities and can also provide a space for quiet contemplation. 

Over the past 8 years I have been involved in running events/activities for students inside and outside the library (often working with other areas such as the Student Union and Coventry University Spirituality & Faith Centre and more recently the Student Success Coaches) to promote the importance of well-being.

Sharon Davison
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