Day two of my travelling road show to Northern Manitoba started with some time in the hotel’s fitness facility, then a lovely hot breakfast which was included in the stay of the hotel. Casey, from the Office of Continuing Professional Development, joined our entourage and is travelling with us to do training sessions throughout the region on oral-systemic health for non-dental healthcare professionals.
It is now just over a month after the 2014 CHLA Conference and earlier today I found myself still going to look at the photos on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/117477725@N06/sets/ to remember the many great moments delivered to us (in two languages!) by the most excellent planning committee for Montréal 2014. This year’s conference was busy for me but I still got to enjoy what I love most about our annual conference—getting to see so many friends from across Canada and always managing to meet a few new
Audrey Kerr passed away on Monday June 23, 2014. For thirty years Audrey headed the Medical Library of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Her dedication and service to the Faculty of Medicine, to the University, to her staff and to the medical and health community at large, provincially and nationally, were widely acknowledged and earned her the highest esteem.
Here are three newly-branded posters — a collaboration between the Medical Library Association (MLA) & the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC). Note the TWO logos at the bottom of each poster. As your CHLA/ASBC Public Relations Director, I am currently looking into printing these posters professionally. Would you be interested in buying one and how much would you be willing to pay?
Alternatively, you can copy the poster yourself locally. Stay tuned. ~Dean
La version plus récente du Rapport annuel 2013-2014 de l'ABSC est maintenant disponible en ligne pour nos membres. Il est un excellent moyen de voir en un coup d'oeil (seulement 20 pages!) ce qui s'est passé avec votre association durant l'année écoulée. Une partie du document est traduit en français.
Un peu de lecture agréable à lire pendant que vous voyagez au congrès cette semaine ou une excellente façon de commencer votre semaine de travail si vous ne parvenez pas à vous joindre à nous à Montréal.
The most current draft of the 2013-2014 CHLA Annual Report is now available online for our members. It is a great way to see at a glance (just 20 pages!) what has happened with your association over the past year.
A bit of light reading as you travel to the conference or a great way to start off your week at work if you are unable to join us in Montréal.
On July 1, 2014, the Federal Government will proclaim new Anti-Spam legislation affecting anyone who sends "commercial" electronic messages. This includes non-profits like CHLA/ABSC and you, our Chapters.
This is not a very easy piece of legislation to interpret, but, it is very likely all chapters will be affected by this new law.
For more infomation on how and when you have to comply try these sites:
Trésorière – Linda Slater, Université de l’Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Secrétaire – Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
Directeur, et coordonnateur de la formation professionnelle continue – M’hamed Belkhodja, Hôpital régional Dr Georges-L-Dumont, Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick.
Merci à Patrick Ellis et Penka Stoyanova pour leur participation au comité de cette année des mises en candidature et des élections ; à Kathryn Ranjit et Tim Tripp pour avoir organisé le processus d’élection et de scrutin ; ainsi qu’à tous les membres qui ont voté lors de l’élection au poste de secrétaire.
I am pleased to announce the results of the 2014 CHLA/ABSC Election for Secretary:
A total of 75 votes were cast. With 48% of the vote, Natalie Clairoux has been elected Secretary for 2014-2016. Congratulations Natalie!
With the election now closed I can officially welcome the following members to the Board of Directors starting in June 2014:
Vice-President/President Elect – Jeanna Hough, Halton Healthcare Services, Oakville, ON
Treasurer – Linda Slater, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Secretary – Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Montréal, PQ
Director, Continuing Education Co-ordinator – M’hamed Belkhodja, Hôpital Régional Dr Georges-L-Dumont, Moncton, NB
Thank you to: Patrick Ellis and Penka Stoyanova for serving on this year’s Nominations & Elections Committee; Kathryn Ranjit and Tim Tripp for organizing the ballot and voting process; and all the members who voted in the election for Secretary.
Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians [previously held at Dartmouth and University of Calgary] University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, Colorado July 24-27, 2014 (Thursday - Sunday).
Le bureau de vote est maintenant ouvert pour l’élection de l’ABSC / CHLA 2014. Tous les membres sont invités à exercer leur droit de vote pour le poste de secrétaire, et ce, avant vendredi 4 avril prochain, 17 h, heure avancée du Pacifique.
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