Invitation to publish your innovations and good practice work

Perceptive colleagues will have realised that there has been no call for Sally Hernando Innovation Award applications during 2019. The reason for this is HEE Library Leads are keen to focus on the dissemination, spread, and uptake of innovations and good practice into the wider profession.

To this end we have worked in partnership with the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) to agree a themed issue in the Library and Information Research Journal on innovation and good practice from healthcare libraries serving the NHS.

In order to help build skills and confidence around writing for publication, and thereby to improve the likelihood of papers being accepted, HEE has commissioned LIRG to provide two webinars to support NHS Library and Knowledge staff interested in contributing to this issue. The session will be delivered by experienced LIRG staff and will focus to building confidence and developing skills through peer review.

If you have an example of good practice or innovation which you would like to publish in this themed issues we would be keen to hear from you.

You are invited to complete an expressions of interest form and return by Friday 12th April 2019. Authors whose entries are accepted for the next step of the process will be expected to attend both of the two writing for publication webinars. These will be held:

  • 23rd May 2019
  • 11th July 2019

We expect the deadline for the final submission of articles to be around the end of August 2019.

We encourage you to consider taking this first step to getting your work published.

Clare Edwards, Deputy Head of Library and Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning, HEE Midlands and East

Dominic Gilroy, NHS LKS Development Manager, Yorkshire and the Humber

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