Be inspired to think how you can be an architect of a health information landscape that responds to the challenges of growth and an ever-evolving environment. How will you design your blueprint for the information future? What tools will you need? What skills will be required? How will you know if what you construct is useful? The Medical Library Association's 2014 Annual Meeting will offer you an opportunity to plan and style an information future that reflects expanding roles to reach new heights.
Are you an energetic, creative, and organized CHLA/ABSC member? Do you like working on big, exciting projects with colleagues from around the world? If so, the 2016 Joint MLA/CHLA/ABSC/ICLC Planning Committee wants you to help plan our 2016 Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON.
Elizabeth "Liz" Bayley, retired director and health sciences librarian, was born in Essex, England in her grandparents' home. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French & Russian from McMaster University, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her career began at the Department of Finance/Treasury Board of Canada and later she moved to the Bank of Canada. In 1982, Bayley began her long career at McMaster University, transferring to the Health Sciences Library in 1986. She is now retired from her position as director of the McMaster Health Sciences Library.
In June 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced very heavy rainfall levels that triggered catastrophic flooding in the southern half of the province along main rivers and tributaries. To help with cleanup and much-needed health and flood-related information, Robin Featherstone and Dean Giustini have created three pathfinders for others to adapt as necessary:
CHLA/ABSC facilitates and enables access to the best available health information and knowledge. Our mission is to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy.