Emerging from SHeLLI– one year onAoife Lawton, Chair, HealthResearch GroupAnne Murphy, Chair, SHeLLIWorking GroupHealth Science Libraries Group AnnualConference 11thApril 2013
Outline BackgroundScope, context SHeLLI Working Group Framework for Implementation Call to action
Context Previous reports MacDougall (1995)& Standards (2005) Four areas of concern:• Professional development• Advocacy• Research• Networking and cooperation
Origins HSLG Strategic Action Plan 2010-2013Goal 4: “To research the development of the healthlibrary professional and health library using an evidence-based approach. “ WHY? Oct. 2006 67.26 Oct. 2008 55.47 Oct. 2010 49.93HSE Library FTEs example “Losing 1/3 of our staff in 4 years”A profession under threat
The implementation processDate EventQ1 2010 First meeting of HSLG Research GroupQ2 2010 Information gathering & sharingQ3 2010 First draft of tender documentQ4 2010 Tender published & sent to 4 LIS schoolsQ4 2010 Interviews held, contract awardedQ1 2011 HSLG Conference 1 day on future proofingQ2 2011 LAI/CILIP conference 2011 Interim reportpresentation
Continuous Buy-in 2011-methods of research including survey,focus group, interviews= buy in fromlibrarians. LAUNCH – Jan 2012 Dissemination of results 2012 - Conference SHeLLI workshop.
Dissemination Advocacy May 2012 EAHIL presentation best practice inour field (Australia doing it too) & leadership-willing to expose strengths & weaknessesopenly. May 2013 Medical Library Association USpresentation
“Alice came to a fork in the road. ’Which road do I take?’ she asked.‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat.‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered.‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”--Lewis Carroll
International trends/best practice “Without recognizing and measuring their own productivity,librarians cannot capably defend themselves against chargesof inefficiency and dysfunction, or against incursions by otherinformation services vendors into their once-protected turf.(Hammer, 1990) Libraries and organizations that have engaged in seriousstrategic planning over the past decade will find it easier toapply the principles of re-engineering than will thoseoperating in the “business-as-usual” mode. (Florance &Matheson, 1993) “Streamline services and establish new partnerships withindividuals and groups.” (Bayley & McKibbon, 2012) Australian health librarians, could play a role in supportingthe introduction of electronic health records integrated withevidence-based information for the clinician and theconsumer at the point of care. (Browne, 2012)
Emerging from SHeLLI Establishing the Working Group The Implementation Challenge Recommendations: build framework Outcome Framework for Implementation You!
About Me... 2011 Focus Group participation Jan 2011 Survey of health librarians Jan 2012 SHeLLI Launch Feb 2012 HSLG Committee Mar 2012 UKSG 2012
Establishing a Working Group Principles of good governanceFirebreak between the group whocommissioned the research and the groupwho would implement the Reportrecommendations Working GroupSet the Terms of ReferenceReport to HSLG CommitteeCall for expressions of interest First meeting 4thSept 2012
Terms of Reference Objective is to implement the SHeLLIrecommendations Prepare a communication plan to informabout work of the WG Membership and roles Current LAI member Took time to convene and settle Chair and Secretary Term of Service Two years
SHeLLI Working Group Anne Murphy, Chair Niamh Lucey, Secretary Louise Bradley, IPH Jane Burns Michelle Dalton Brian Galvin Aoife Lawton Jean McMahon
The Implementation ChallengeHow to convert the list ofrecommendations into aprogramme of work?
Finding SHeLLI Knowledge gap What recommendations are mostimportant? Consideration as to WG remit to [t]askresponsible entities with implementing therecommendations But, start with the HSLG Committeeformally adopting the SHeLLI Report inSept 2012
SHeLLI Chapter 5 5 goals“The recommendations are ... a route forachieving the goals outlined ... in Section 5.2” 30 recommendations 22 in the Executive Summary - differ in wording andextent 3 dimensions 3 strategic areas – and 9 subthemes 5 responsible entities 3 time frames Anomalies 3 assigned to more than one entity 2 unassigned by theme or timeframe
The Full Turtle Establish a body of evidence – 11 Body of Evidence - 9 Standards - 2 Identify champions and promote visibility - 8 Dialogue with government - 1 Identify champions - 2 Promote visibility - 5 Staff and Service Development - 11 Body of Evidence - 1 Electronic resources - 5 Services - 1 Staff development – 4 Unassigned - 2
Constructing our SHeLL(i) Break into 3 Subgroups: A, B, and C Each took 1 strategic theme Criteria for turning into a programme of work Achievable Not achievable Identify gaps Suggested timeframe Desired outcome SubGroups report back to Working Group Working Group review SubGroup work andconsensus on review outcome HSLG Committee ratifies the WG proposal
SHeLL Up...Establish a Body of Evidence Identify champions andpromote visibilityStaff and Service DevelopmentShorttermMediumTermLongTermShorttermMediumTermLongTermShorttermMediumTermLongTermLibrarians Libraries HSLG HIQA DoHC Not assigned and no timeframe HSLG Conference 2012 Workshops
Shell-ter and (Scale) ClusteringEstablish a Body of Evidence Identify champions andpromote visibilityStaff and Service DevelopmentShorttermMediumTermLongTermShorttermMediumTermLongTermShorttermMediumTermLongTermLibrarians Libraries HSLG HIQA DoHC New Not to be pursued by the SHeLLIWG HSLG Conference 2012W/shops
A Scale’d View Establish a body of evidence – 7 of 11 Body of Evidence – 7 of 8 Standards – 0 of 2 Identify champions and promote visibility –8 of 8 Dialogue with government – 1 Identify champions - 2 Promote visibility - 5
Shaken, not SHeLLI’d Services Development - 9 of 10, + 2 newClinical Librarian Services – 2 of 2Research Support Services – 1, + 1 newElectronic Resources – 3 of 4Apps and Web 2.0 - 1 Staff DevelopmentLIS Education for health sciences librarians -1CPD – 1 newMentoring Scheme - 1
Scales for Librarians Identify champions2 short term Promote visibility3 short term Clinical Librarian1 medium term Research Support Librarian1 medium term
Librarians Sing the Scales:Identify champions Health librarians should seek to identify one ormore senior clinical or managerial staff withintheir organisation with whom partnerships couldbe built, to raise the profile of the library anddemonstrate its worth in practical applications.Recommendation 3.4.1. All health librarians should identify both a clinicaland a corporate champion in their workplace,and engage with these individuals to promotethe value of their service more widely throughouttheir institution. Recommendation 2.1.2
Librarians Scale the Heights:Promote visibility Health librarians should undertake marketing ofspecialist information and search services toIrish hospital managers and health carestakeholders Recommendation 2.2.4 All health librarians should promote and markettheir information literacy skills to otherprofessions within the academic health andhealth service environments. Recommendation3.3.2 Health librarians should market their expertise inEBM to clinicians, managers and otherstakeholders. Recommendation 2.2.1
Librarians Polish Their Scales:Clinical Librarian Hospital librarians should consider how such servicesmight operate in their own circumstances, and whetherredefining roles to allow for greater involvement inclinical meetings and ward rounds would be possiblewithin existing financial parameters. Recommendation2.2.3Research Support Librarian Irish health librarians should identify clinical researchopportunities in all sectors, and pro actively offer theirinformation and knowledge skills to the research team.Recommendation 3.5.1
Libraries MarSHeLL their Energies Establish a Body of Evidence 4 short term Promote visibility: online presence 1 short term Clinical Librarian 1 medium term Research Support Librarian New 1 medium term CPD support for new roles: teacher ; researcher New 1 short term Electronic Resources 3 medium term
HSLG Committee – Sure and SHeLLI Establish a Body of Evidence 3 short term 3 medium term Dialogue with Government 1 short term Promote visibility 1 short term Clinical Librarian 1 short term Electronic Resources 1 medium term 1 long term - not to be implemented by WG Staff Development 1 medium term CPD support for new roles: teacher ; researcher New 1 short term
Scale’d Down HSLG should look to the academic library sectorinternationally for best practice exemplars of datacollection and monitoring Recommendation 4.2.1. Health library standards in Ireland should be reviewed inlight of the changing health care and informationenvironments, and the more recent standards publishedin other countries, notably Canada, Australia and theUSA. Recommendation 4.1.1 The reviewed LAI standards should be adopted by theDoHC, and library performance against them monitoredby HIQA, in line with other developments in the healthservices where outcomes are being measured routinely.Recommendation 4.1.2.
Turtle’d Out The hospital sector and the university sectorshould go further than merely forming apurchasing consortium and conduct a feasibilitystudy of the provision of integrated informationservices within defined geographical areas.Recommendation 3.4.3. HSLG should work towards defining a corecollection, to be promoted and available in allhealth libraries. Recommendation 3.2.3.
Waxing, not Waiving... Health libraries to provide advisory services forresearchers in getting published, open accesspublishing issues, article processing fees,researcher id, copyright, raising profiles usingsocial media, lodging research publications inInstitutional Repositories HSLG and health libraries to continue to supportthe CPD needs of health librarians to equip themwith the knowledge and skills to provide servicesin new/developing roles including, but not limitedto, the teacher librarian and the researcherlibrarian.
Ready, SheLLI, Go! We have the SHeLL Implementation planning begins May 2013EngageOrganiseAssignCo-ordinateReport / Communicate Communicate