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A new Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be appointed in the near future.
The Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be selected to carry out the legal obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Library and Archives of Canada Act.
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The 2012-2013 CHLA/ABSC annual report is now available for review ahead of our AGM on May 24, 2013. I encourage all members to read this report and bring any questions or comments to the AGM.
If you are unable to attend please send your questions or comments to email@example.com.
The report is available here: http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/1043.
Have you ever thought "I just don't get to see enough of my colleagues while also having a pint?" If you answered yes I would like to invite you to the first meeting of the Unofficial Drinking Interest Group at CHLA/ABSC 2013!
CHLA/ABSC 2013 in Saskatoon
It’s just a few more weeks until our 37th Annual Conference in Saskatoon. Early Bird registration closes on Friday April 19th. Register before the deadline for your chance to win an iPad Mini! I look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon in May.
Follow the 2013 Conference on Twitter @chlaabsc13
You still have a chance to present at the CHLA/ABSC 2013 Annual Conference!!
Have a new program or innovative approach to an old problem that you would like to share? A project hot off the press? Want toshare your experiences about a project, a service, or a product?
Stat!Ref Talks– a talk of 5 minutes or less. This provides delegates with an opportunity to contribute to the content of the conference in a less formal manner than a traditional contributed paper.
Please submit an abstract by April 26, 2013 in electronic form to the Program & Posters Committee Co-chair, Catherine Boden (2013.Program@chla-absc.ca)
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada and all our members we would like to extend our friendship and support to MLA, its members and all of Boston after the shocking and tragic events of this past week.
Many of our members are attending the OneHealth conference next month and we have every confidence that MLA and the people of Boston will welcome everyone to the city and conference with open arms.
Our thoughts are with you and we wish nothing but success for your upcoming conference.
There’s still time to get the early bird registration rates for CHLA/ABSC 2013! Register today to save money and to be automatically entered to win an iPad Mini courtesy of Unbound Medicine. Save on registration and have a chance to win an iPad? Wow! Register today: http://tiny.cc/chla2013registration. See you in beautiful, sunny Saskatoon!
April 9, 2013
If you are going to the CHLA/ABSC 2013 Conference in Saskatoon, please plan to attend the CHLA/ABSC 2013 Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday May 24th.
The AGM & Breakfast will be taking place 7:30 am - 9:15 am at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel.
In advance of the AGM, please review the minutes from the 2012 AGM held in Hamilton on June 14th, 2012 available at 2012 AGM Minutes at http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/
Information Literacy in the curriculum across Disciplines
Special Session in the 5th QQML Conference, June 4-7, 2013, Rome, Italy- http://www.isast.org
A Post-Doctoral Fellow from McMaster University, being supervised by Maureen Dobbins, is investigating public health professionals’ perceptions of their information-seeking behaviours and problem solving abilities, and perceptions of how evidence is used in the practice environment. The purpose of this study is to advance the understanding of public health professionals’ information needs and to identify more effective knowledge translation strategies for evidence-informed practice. If you would like to participate in this 30 minute electronic survey, please go to:
All CHLA/ABSC members in good standing as of March 1, 2013 are now invited to vote on a Special Resolution to adopt new Articles of Continuance and By-Laws for the Association.
For information on why we had to update our by-laws and how they differ from our current by-laws visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/
To cast your vote please visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/
To cast your vote please visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/
What we did
The CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors has reviewed and updated the Association’s Letters Patent (our original document of incorporation) and By-Laws.
Why we did this
CHLA/ABSC is legally required to update its Letters Patent and By-Laws to conform to the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (S.C. 2009, c. 23) (NFP Act) which modernized and simplified the by-laws of not-for-profit organizations.
Registration for Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians is opening soon. We look forward to seeing you in Calgary this year!
Register here starting at Noon EST, Monday Feb. 25! http://libguides.ucalgary.ca/institute2013/registration
Enrollment is limited
Explore the global interdependency of health information at a federated international meeting, incorporating MLA '13, the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference. Registernow and reserve your hotel reservation at the Sheraton Boston, the official conference headquarters hotel. Non-MLA members who are members of an affiliated organization may register at discounted rates. View the ‘Invitation to MLA’13’for an exciting video tour of what Boston has to offer annual meeting attendees!
Membership renewals have just gone out. Please make sure to check your spam/junk mail folders if you don't receive the renewal in your inbox.
Thanks for your continued support of CHLA/ABSC.
The deadline to submit a paper, poster or lightning talk for CHLA/ABSC 2013 has been extended until Friday January 11th, 2013.
For more information on how to submit, please visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/2013/node/46
Season’s Greetings from your CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors
On behalf of the CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors I would like to wish all our members and their families a safe and happy holiday season. It has been a good year for the Association due in no small part to the strength and commitment of our members.
According to Michael Geist, changes to Canada's copyright legislation have come into force today and are now the law. Lots of implications for libraries. For more information see his post here: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6692/125/
In a few days an important opportunity will be coming your way. We will be sending you an invitation to participate in an online survey benchmarking Canadian health facility libraries. Your answers to these survey questions may ultimately provide you and your fellow Canadian healthcare librarians with statistical data to support library management decisions and future directions.
Veuillez prendre note que la version française fait suite au texte anglais.
Welcome to the CHLA/ABSC 2012 Continuing Education Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. We need your input to ensure that our CE programming is as relevant and responsive as possible: