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Congratulations to Patrick Ellis, long-time and distinguished CHLA/ABSC member and Past President, for being awarded as the 2012 Outstanding Alumni by Dalhousie University School of Information Management.
From the Dal Alumni Blog:
The CHLA/ABSC Nominating Committee, chaired by CHLA/ABSC Past President, Orvie Dingwall, is pleased to announce that there will be an election to the 2012 Board of Directors for three positions, Secretary and Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator, each for two-year terms, 2
Please contribute a poster to the Cascade of Knowledge at CHLA/ABSC 2012. Topics will not be restricted to a theme.
One presenter will be allowed a brief (5 minute) oral introduction of their poster at the "Opening of Posters" on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Presenters are required to staff posters for the duration of the Opening (1:30-3:30pm). Posters will be open to viewing by conference delegates for two days of the conference (June 13-14).
Volume 32, Issue 3 of JCHLA is now available and includes:
Congratulations to the Manitoba Association of Health Information Professionals (MAHIP) on 35 great years as a Chapter of CHLA/ABSC!
Congratulations Andrea Szwajcer - Community Choice Grand Prize Winner of the Apps for Library Idea Challenge
Congratulations to Andrea Szwajcer for winning the Community Choice Grand Prize of the Apps for Library Idea Challenge!
Nominations are invited for three Board positions: Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator for the period of 2012 to 2014; Secretary for the period of 2012 to 2014; Vice-President / President Elect which requires a three-year commitment to the Board, from 2012 to 2015.
The composition of the 2011-2012 Board of Directors:
The Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC) has launched a new website: http://chla-absc.ca/hlabc/
Stop by the CHLA/ABSC Board Table at the upcoming conference in Hamilton to purchase our line of Hospital Librarian merchandise, including t-shirts, notebooks, and playing cards!
Hope to see you there!
Don't miss Canadian Patient Safety Week from October 31 - November 4, 2011. Join over 1,000 healthcare teams and organizations across the country to participate in this free event.
The website for the 2012 CHLA/ABSC Conference in Hamilton, ON, June 11-15 is now live!
Visit the website at: http://chla-absc.ca/2012/
You'll find info on conference venues, speakers, the program so far, as well as a call for papers and information for presenters. To contact our conference planning committee, please email: email@example.com
Andrea Szwajcer is one of ten finalists in the Apps for Library Idea Challenge! Andrea is a Clinical Librarian, Carolyn Sifton-Helene Fuld Library at the St. Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries.
The latest issue of JCHLA, Vol 32 (2) is now available.
Contents of this issue include:
Fall is in the air, school is back in session and many of us are looking for a new challenge, engaging activity, and fresh perspective on their career. The CHLA/ABSC Mentorship Interest Group offers all these things and more! We are currently accepting applications from librarians and library technicians at all stages of their career, and are in particular need of new applications in the mentor role.
As many of you know, the University of Western Ontario’s (UWO) Librarians and Archivists (L&A) have been on strike since September 8, 2011. Both the Faculty and L&A’s are in the same association (UWOFA) but have two separate bargaining units.
Though not specific to health libraries, you might want to check out this article from Maclean's magazine:
Thank you to the Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association for hosting the 13th and final session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library / Bibliotèque virtuelle canadienne de la santè.
Jennifer Bayne, Acting CVHL/BVCS Director, and Orvie Dingwall, CHLA/ABSC Past President, connected via Skype to provide the chapter with an update on the project. Nearly 20 members were present for the session.
The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques (CLA/ACB) is pleased to announce that October has been designated as Canadian Library Month! to help raise public awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians.
This year's theme is "Your Library: A Place Unbound / Votre bibliothèque : un peu, beaucoup, à l’infini
For more information visit: http://www.cla.ca/clm11/index.html
After putting out a call for nominations in June for Treasurer, we are very pleased to announce that Taryn Lenders has been acclaimed for the position of Treasurer for 2011 – 2013.
Did you miss the opening keynote at CHLA/ABSC's conference in Calgary?