Training, Education and Development Group

The Training, Education and Development for Medical Information and Library professionals (TrEDMIL) was established as a SIG at the 2017 EAHIL workshop in Dublin. It is the group that works to identify and provide training and education opportunities for our profession, both for new entrants to the profession, and for practitioners who need to update and develop their skills and knowledge.

TrEDMIL is currently subdivided into three sub-groups: Competencies frameworks, Continuing Professional Development and Graduate and Postgraduate Education
Please contact us:

Gerhard Bissels, co-chair
Sabine Buroh, secretary

Email list for the TrEDMIL Group
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Information for list subscribers

Please visit the SIG GoogleDrive folder to access SIG meeting minutes.

Communications and Events Diary

A TrEDMIL Working Group set out, in early 2021, with the aim of compiling an online diary of Europe-wide training events for medical librarians and information specialists. A calendar plug-in has been looked into, so the SIG will take a fresh look at setting up a Europe-wide diary of relevant training events. Please do contact Igor Brbre if you wish to get involved in compiling and maintaining this events diary.

Communications about the SIG via blogposts on the EAHIL website and through the official EAHIL Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts could generate more awareness and involvement. The SIG will actively explore this in 2022-2023.

Competencies Frameworks

Maintaining and further developing competencies frameworks will be essential for all work on postgrad programmes and CPD. This group will monitor trends in the education and training requirements of health information professionals and medical librarians to help inform CPD and formal qualification programme development. Contact: Chantal den Haan and Anne Madden

Competencies Frameworks:

Articles of interest:



Projects, surverys …

Continuing Professional Development

The CPD group will consider aspects of continuing professional development for health care librarians and information specialists.
Contact: María García-Puente

EAHIL CPD Pilot project phase 1 (webinars):

EAHIL CPD Pilot project phase 2 (online training platform)

project under review

Graduate and Postgraduate Education

This subgroup supports higher education institutions developing a formal qualification programme in ‘Medical Librarianship’ or similar. The group aims to articulate the educational needs and interests of medical librarians and provide input into the development of programmes on behalf of the profession. Contact: Gerhard Bissels

Learning opportunities:

Disclaimer: EAHIL and the SIG do not endorse special programmes