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2014 CHLA/ABSC Election - Voting Now Open!

Voting is now open for the 2014 CHLA/ABSC Election. All members are encouraged to cast their vote for Secretary before Friday April 4, 2014 at 5pm PDT.

Cast your vote now! http://www.chla-absc.ca/node/459

Élection 2014 de l’ABSC / CHLA – Les candidatures

Le comité des mises en candidature de l’ABSC / CHLA, présidé par le président sortant Jeff Mason, a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’une élection se tiendra pour le poste de secrétaire au sein du conseil d’administration pour l’exercice 2014, prévoyant un mandat de deux ans, c’est-à-dire de 2014 à 2016. Les noms des nouveaux membres du conseil d’administration seront annoncés à l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’ABSC / CHLA qui se tiendra à Montréal au mois de juin. Les membres de l’ABSC / CHLA pourront voter électroniquement du 17 mars au 4 avril 2014.

2014 CHLA/ABSC Election Candidates Announced

The CHLA/ABSC Nominating Committee, chaired by CHLA/ABSC Past President, Jeff Mason, is pleased to announce that there will be an election to the 2014 Board of Directors for the position of Secretary for a two year term, 2014-2016. New Board members will be announced at the AGM during the annual CHLA/ABSC conference in Montréal in June. CHLA/ABSC members will be able to cast their votes electronically from March 17-April 4, 2014. Watch for the call and please vote!

Candidates are presented in alphabetical order:


Prochaine réunion du conseil d’administration de l’ABSC / CHLA


CHLA/ABSC eNews - February 2014

Next CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors meeting

Nominations for awards and applications for funding extended to March 1st

Renew your membership (or join) for 2014

Upcoming election for Board position

Advocacy toolkit is available to protest the closure of Canadian Science and Health libraries

Closing date for JCHLA August 2014 issue is April 4

Make plans for the CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference in Montreal


Next CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors meeting


Nouvelles électroniques – Hiver 2013 (précédemment envoyée 20 December 2013)

Vœux des Fêtes des membres du conseil d’administration de l’ABSC / CHLA

Au nom des membres du conseil d’administration de l’ABSC / CHLA, je souhaite à tous nos membres ainsi qu’à leurs êtres chers une période des Fêtes des plus joyeuses, et santé et prospérité pour l’année 2014 !

Suggestions de résolutions pour la nouvelle année

À court d’idées de résolutions pour la nouvelle année ? En voici quelques-unes :

Renouveler votre adhésion à l’ABSC / CHLA

Winter 2013 eNews (distributed Dec 20, 2013)

Seasons 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 and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2014.

Suggested new years’ resolutions:

If you are wondering what resolutions to make, why not consider a few of these?

Renew your membership to CHLA/ABSC.  Renewal now available


L’ABSC / CHLA dénonce les compressions et les fermetures de bibliothèques de recherche fédérales


Les bibliothécaires en santé décrient la perte de bibliothèques de recherche fédérales   

Library Closures - The Health Librarian's Perspective

CHLA/ABSC was recently contacted by Erika Thorkelson, a freelance journalist with desmog.ca, to help provide a librarian's perspective on closures to Federal Government science libraries in Canada. You can read her piece here.

CHLA/ABSC members' study on iMedicalApps.com

Don't feel like reading Jill Boruff and Dale Storie's new article in JMLA? iMedicalApps.com has provided a brief summary for all you lazy readers out there.

Great to see our members (and emerging leaders) getting some press.

Incomplete trial results and the role of the medical librarian

Ben Goldacre (physician, blogger, speaker, author) recently co-authored a BMJ editorial discussing the path to improving access to clinical trial results. While this is not new information, it is something that can have a huge impact of the practice of evidence-based healthcare.

And then there were none...

Though government library closures are nothing new they certainly seem all the rage the past few weeks.

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.


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