CHIPIG CE Session (DEC 10): Web Presence of Hospital-Based Consumer Health Information Collections in the GTA

You are invited to join the members of CHIPIG’s next Continuing Education Session. 

Christine Marton, Adjunct Instructor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto will be speaking on “Web Presence of Hospital-Based Consumer Health Information Collections in the GTA”.

L'impact des bibliothécaires de santé sur le bien-être des patients / The impact of health librarians on patient outcomes

La Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec (CBPQ) a  mis en ligne une vidéo mettant en vedette Jonathan Laporte, bibliothécaire au CHUM. Il nous raconte comment sa recherche documentaire a permis aux médecins de cibler le traitement approprié pour une patiente. Voir la vidéo

Résultats de l’enquête 2013 auprès des membres de l’ABSC

Le dernier numéro du JABSC contient les résultats de l’enquête 2013 auprès des membres de l’ABSC: Aller en avant! Moving forward! Results of the CHLA/ABSC 2013 Membership Survey. Si vous êtes à court de temps, voici mon résumé instantané (et nécessairement biaisé).

Reminder - 2016 CE Submission Deadline is Dec. 12th

If you're thinking about submitting ideas for continuing education at the 2016 Joint MLA / CHLA/ABSC / ICLC conference you are running out of time! Dec. 12th will be here soon. Details on what to and how to submit can be found in a previous blog post

La p'tite nouvelle au Conseil d'administration de l'ABSC

Lorsque j'ai posé ma candidature au poste de secrétaire de l'ABSC il y a quelques mois, mes collègues du comité organisateur du congrès 2014 et moi étions au beau milieu des préparatifs. Je suis régulièrement à la recherche de nouveaux défis (mettez ça sur le compte de la fin de quarantaine); et comme j'ai appris beaucoup de choses en participant à cette planification, je me suis dit que je pourrais m'impliquer à plus long terme dans l'association, question d'en apprendre encore davantage.

Rapport de la Société royale du Canada sur l'avenir des bibliothèques et des centres d'archives au Canada

La Société royale du Canada a effectué une consultation à travers le pays l'année dernière sur l'avenir des bibliothèques et des archives. Nos collègues de l'ASTED3S, chapitre québécois de l'ABSC, y avaient d'ailleurs participé en présentant comment les bibliothèques du milieu de la santé se concertent pour offrir des services de qualité malgré des ressources souvent limitées.

Call for Continuing Education Course and Symposia Ideas for the 2016 MLA/CHLA/ABSC/ICLC Joint Meeting

In May 2016, Toronto will be home to the joint annual meetings of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothéques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and the International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC)

MLA is now accepting ideas for thought-provoking and innovative courses and symposia to offer at this meeting. 

Value Propositions (Post Board meeting reflections)

I had never planned to sit on the CHLA/ABSC Board.  I also never planned to be a librarian but it turns out things happen even if you don't plan them.  When the (then) Past President Miriam Ticoll phoned to convince me to throw my hat in the ring for a 3 year commitment as VP, President and Past-President I paused.  More meetings, more work....a volunteer position on top of all the other demands on my time.  I thought about how great it is to see everyone at the conference every year and figured it was my turn to do the work.  But I must admit that the value proposition eluded me...

CHLA/ABSC eNews October 2014

The Next CHLA/ABSC Board meeting
CHLA/ABSC Funding opportunity deadline extended
CHLA/ABSC is recruiting for a Web Manager to manage the association's website


ABSC/CHLA Nouvelles électroniques – Octobre 2014

Prochaines réunions du conseil d’administration de l’ABSC
Les dates limites pour les demandes de financement auprès de l’ABSC / CHLA sont reportées
L’ABSC/CHLA recrute un ou une webmestre pour la gestion du site Web de l’association


CHLA/ABSC is recruiting for a Web Manager to manage the association's website

CHLA/ABSC is recruiting for a Web Manager to manage the association's website and digital presence with the goal of creating enhancements where possible.  The association's website is a key communication vehicle for the association and its membership, as well as an important public relations tool for issues important to health libraries and librarianship in Canada.  It also provides a web hosting and mailing list platform for the association's chapters and interest groups.

L’ABSC/CHLA recrute un ou une webmestre pour la gestion du site Web de l’association

L’ABSC/CHLA recrute un ou une webmestre pour la gestion du site Web de l’association, ainsi que de sa présence virtuelle, dans le but de créer des améliorations là où c’est possible.  Le site Web de l’association est au cœur de la communication entre l’ABSC et ses membres, de même qu’un outil important de relations publiques concernant les thématiques pertinentes aux bibliothèques de santé et à la bibliothéconomie au Canada. Le site Web fournit également un service d’hébergement et une plateforme de listes de diffusion pour les sections et les groupes d’intérêt de l’association.

Library Value Toolkit Launch

October is Canadian Library Month (and National Medical Librarians Month in the U.S).  This is a time for us to celebrate and promote the value of the work we do.

 The Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT) is therefore very pleased to be launching their Library Value Toolkit  on October 2nd, 2014.

A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Four

Thursday was my fourth day in Northern Manitoba and I was excited about my first day in The Pas.  However, the day didn’t get off to the greatest start.  The Super 8 Hotel doesn’t have a gym, and it was too dark first thing in the morning to go for a run in a strange place.  I didn’t think that I was experiencing any adverse effects from travelling to three communities in four days, but after realizing that there wasn’t a shower curtain in my bathroom (at a time too late for the front desk to bring me one), I then mixed up my toiletries bottles and accidently used lotion in my hair

A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Three

Day three of my tour of Manitoba’s Northern Health Region started in the gym of the Victoria Inn.  For breakfast I was invited to the Executive Leadership Council of the region.  Unfortunately there was some miscommunication about what and when the food was arriving, so one of the executives went to the McDonald’s drive through for egg McMuffin’s for the group.  She was there and back in less than 13 minutes.  This is one of the extreme advantages of small town living – it does NOT take a long time to get around!


A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Two

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.


A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day One

This week I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to four communities in northern Manitoba where I will be promoting Manitoba’s Health Information and Knowledge Network (MHIKNET)(pronounced “my net”).


First Month as your President

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  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

Passing of Audrey Kerr

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.

Posters Promoting Health Librarians 2014

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


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