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What can we learn from comedians?

This article from College & Research Libraries popped up earlier this week.

Renouvelez votre adhésion maintenant!

Le temps est venu de renouveler votre adhésion à l'ABSC / CHLA pour la période du 1er janvier au 31 décembre 2014.

NOTA : L'ABSC / CHLA a récemment migré vers un nouveau système pour la gestion de ses effectifs.

Si vous avez déjà  un compte pour le site web de l’ABSC / CHLA, veuillez entrer dans votre compte du site web avant de renouveler votre adhésion. Si vous n’avez pas de compte pour ce site ou que vous avez oublié vos identifiants, vous pouvez tout de même renouveler votre adhésion sans vous connecter.


Renew your membership now!

It's time to renew your membership in CHLA/ABSC for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2014. 


Regina Holliday, Patient Advocate - Recorded Presentation

The Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network (SAHSN) recently brought influential patient advocate and artist Regina Holliday to Saskatoon to share her story and talk about the role interprofessional collaboration plays in the patient experience.

I've watched the first half of Regina's talk so far and her story and passion are amazing. I encourage you all to take some time out of your day (or days, it's long) to watch as well.

Extended deadline for CHLA/ABSC conference Montreal 2014

The deadline to submit a contributed paper, a poster or a lightning strike for CHLA/ABSC Montréal 2014 has been
extended until Friday January 17th, 2014.

For more information on how to submit, please visit http://chla-absc.ca/conference/content/call-submissions

Happy Holidays!

ABSC/CHLA 2014 : prolongation de l'appel de propositions

L’appel de propositions de communications pour la conférence ABSC/CHLA Montréal 2014 a été prolongé jusqu’au 17 janvier 2014. Les propositions en français pour les communications libres, affiches et présentations éclair sont les bienvenues !

Pour plus d’information, consultez le site de la conférence: http://chla-absc.ca/conference/fr/content/appel-de-propositions

Joyeuses Fêtes à tous !

MLA - Daniel T. Richards Prize - Nominations Due Jan. 15

The Collection Development section of MLA is currently seeking nominations for the Danial T. Richards Prize for "authored work, in any format...related to collection development in the health sciences." The award is a cash prize of $250 USD.

So, You Want to Be a Hospital Librarian?

A great post on what it's like to be a hospital librarian was posted on Letters to a Young Librarian yesterday. Check it out and take a look at the discussion that ensued on CanMedLib (topic 14 on this list).

New Free iSchool @ Toronto MOOC

Library Advocacy Unshushed: Values, evidence, action


Learn how to be a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, courageous, passionate, and unshushed!

Rappel -- Appel de propositions ABSC/CHLA 2014, date limite : 20 décembre

Un mot pour vous rappeler que la date limite pour l'envoi de propositions (communications libres, affiches et présentations éclair) pour la conférence 2014 de l'ABSC/CHLA est le 20 décembre 2013.

Pour plus de renseignements : http://chla-absc.ca/conference/fr/content/appel-de-propositions

Reminder -- CHLA/ABSC 2014 Submission deadline December 20th

A quick reminder that the deadline to submit your paper/poster/lightning talk for CHLA/ABSC 2014 in Montréal is Friday December 20!

For more information on how to submit, visit the website:

Appel de mises en candidature pour 2014

Des candidatures sont sollicitées pour quatre (4) postes au sein du Conseil d’administration, Coordonnateur(rice) de la formation professionnelle (C.F.P) pour la période de 2014 à 2016; Secrétaire pour la période de 2014 à 2016; Trésorier pour la période de 2014 à 2015; Vice-président(e) / Président(e) désigné(e) pour un mandat de trois ans, soit de 2014 à 2017.

Call for Nominations 2014

Nominations are invited for four (4) Board positions: Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator for the period of 2014 to 2016; Secretary for the period of 2014 to 2016; Treasurer for the period of 2014 to 2015; Vice-President / President Elect which requires a three-year commitment to the Board, from 2014 to 2017.

Study Demonstrates Value of Libraries in Support of Patient Care

Results from the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study, a study done by Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, and Julia Sollenberger, FMLA, are available on the Middle Atlantic Region, Natio


Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association /
Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada

SPECIAL ISSUE, Volume 35, Issue 1, April 2014
Aboriginal Health Information / L’Information de la santé autochtone


Health library return on investment study - $9 for every dollar

A study released on November 4th, 2013 suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organizations involved in healthcare gain a $9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries.

And the winner is.....

Congratulations to Janice Russell at Niagara Health!  Janice is the lucky winner in the Membership Survey draw and has won the iPad mini.  Thank you to all who participated in the survey.  Your input and thoughtful comments contributed to and guided the Board's strategic planning at its fall Board.

Did you know? MLA rates for CHLA/ABSC Members

CHLA/ABSC members can participate in Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education (CE) and attend the annual meeting (conference) at MLA member rates and vice versa thanks to an agreement between the two associations.

2016 Joint MLA / CHLA/ABSC / ICLC Planning Committee - Update

The following CHLA/ABSC members were appointed to the 2016 Joint MLA / CHLA/ABSC / ICLC Planning Committee (JPC) team at the CHLA/ABSC Board meeting last week:

  • CHLA/ABSC Representative
  • Local Assistance Committee Co-Chairs
    • David Lightfoot, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
    • Vanessa Kitchin, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


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