LfN ran annual study day events designed to promote an awareness of current thinking and application relevant to contemporary library and information practice and provision for the nursing professions.

Past events

Autumn Study Day 2014'Train the Trainers - Basic Skills for Delivering a Training Session'

Friday 24th October 2014; CILIP, London

The session will focus on training skills in general, using examples relating to Library and Information Skills to make it more relevant for those working in this field.

This interactive workshop is aimed at those who are new to delivering training sessions, or would appreciate a refresher of the basic skills.

On completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Deliver presentations and training sessions with more confidence
  • Manage difficult or challenging situations and behaviours
  • Design, develop and evaluate training sessions effectively
  • Acknowledge and adapt to different learning styles


Study Day 2014: 'Using Technologies in Libraries'

Monday 28th April 2014; Create Centre, Bristol

The aim of this study day is to provide participants with a unique opportunity to hear from speakers who have innovatively developed and used new technology in their libraries and teaching. In the afternoon there will be a talk and demonstration from Apache who have developedAugmented Reality apps for companies in the health industry as well as many other high profile advertising companies.


Study Day 2014 Programme



LfN @ HLG 2012

At the 2012 Health Libraries Group conference in Glasgow, LfN organised one of the parallel sessions, the centrepiece of which had committee members Bethan Carter and Gillian Siddall giving a presentation entitled "Putting Theory into Practice: How can we better support practitioners returning to education?"


Study Day 2012: 'Marketing your Service with limited time and budget'

Friday 23rd November 2012; CILIP HQ, London

In the Age of Austerity, everyone is having to do more with less. The aim of the 2012 study day is to help those running library and information services find a way of effectively marketing their service to users. Facilitator Terry Kendrick is an independent marketing consultant and former librarian.

Study Day 2012 Programme

Photos from the 2012 Study Day


Study Day 2011: 'Tried and Tested Technologies for an Integrated Library'

Friday 11th November 2011; The Source, Sheffield

Integrating technology and resource provision, what's worked, what hasn't and why. We'll look at software such as RSS feeds, social networks, blogs and mobile apps, and hardware like tablets (both Apple and Android) and Kindles. There'll be demonstrations of current media for enhanced service provision, including Q&As, and activities with a range of platforms.


Study Day 2011 Programme

Photos from the 2011 Study Day


Study Day 2010: 'Information Literacy in Healthcare'

Tuesday 5th October 2010; Royal York Hotel, York

Following the theme of information literacy in relation to health, in order to support those working with nurses, midwives and allied professionals


  • Sheila Webber - Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research at the University of SheffieldIdentifying the Information Literacy needs of our diverse users
  • Kate Clark - Information Literacy Manager at the Royal College of Nursing; New Ways of Communicating for Information Literacy
  • Susie Andretta - Senior Lecturer in Information Management, London Metropolitan University and editor of the Journal of Information LiteracyEverything You Always Wanted to Know about Information Literacy but were Afraid to Ask

Study Day 2010 Programme

Photos from the 2010 Study Day



Study Day 2009: 'Web 2.0: What It Can Do For You'

Friday 27th November 2009; Royal College of Nursing, London


Photos from the 2009 Study Day


Late Study Day 2008: 'Evidence Based Library and Information Practice for Evidence Based Nursing'

Friday 28th November 2008; King's Fund, London


  • Andrew Booth - ScHARR; Getting Started: Practical Steps for Getting Evidence into Library and Information Practice
  • Amanda Harrison, David Clarke, Angela Newton - University of Leeds; Information Literacy Assessment: Evidence for Good Practice
  • Christine Urquhart and Maria Grant - University of Aberystwyth and University of Salford; Searching for Evidence on how Nurses use Care Planning and Records Systems
  • Alison Brettle - University of Salford; The Information Specialist and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Anne Gray - Milton Keynes PCT; Journal Clubs across Primary Care



Early Study Day 2008: 'Success in Project Management'

Thursday 24th January 2008; University of Salford, Salford

A joint study day alongside HLG and IFMH, this day is aimed at information professionals from health and social care to provide an opportunity to hear from experts in the field of project management.


  • Paul Waters - Project Manager, University of Salford's "Realising Our Vision" project
  • Jacky Berry - British Medical Association; People and Project Management
  • Andrew Booth and Anthea Sutton - ScHARR FOLIO Team, University of Sheffield


Study Day 2007: 'Making Web 2.0 Work for You and Your Library'

Friday 15th June 2007; Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield