L’ABSC/CHLA recrute un ou une webmestre pour la gestion du site Web de l’association

L’ABSC/CHLA recrute un ou une webmestre pour la gestion du site Web de l’association, ainsi que de sa présence virtuelle, dans le but de créer des améliorations là où c’est possible.  Le site Web de l’association est au cœur de la communication entre l’ABSC et ses membres, de même qu’un outil important de relations publiques concernant les thématiques pertinentes aux bibliothèques de santé et à la bibliothéconomie au Canada. Le site Web fournit également un service d’hébergement et une plateforme de listes de diffusion pour les sections et les groupes d’intérêt de l’association.

Library Value Toolkit Launch

October is Canadian Library Month (and National Medical Librarians Month in the U.S).  This is a time for us to celebrate and promote the value of the work we do.

 The Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT) is therefore very pleased to be launching their Library Value Toolkit  on October 2nd, 2014.

A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Four

Thursday was my fourth day in Northern Manitoba and I was excited about my first day in The Pas.  However, the day didn’t get off to the greatest start.  The Super 8 Hotel doesn’t have a gym, and it was too dark first thing in the morning to go for a run in a strange place.  I didn’t think that I was experiencing any adverse effects from travelling to three communities in four days, but after realizing that there wasn’t a shower curtain in my bathroom (at a time too late for the front desk to bring me one), I then mixed up my toiletries bottles and accidently used lotion in my hair

A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Three

Day three of my tour of Manitoba’s Northern Health Region started in the gym of the Victoria Inn.  For breakfast I was invited to the Executive Leadership Council of the region.  Unfortunately there was some miscommunication about what and when the food was arriving, so one of the executives went to the McDonald’s drive through for egg McMuffin’s for the group.  She was there and back in less than 13 minutes.  This is one of the extreme advantages of small town living – it does NOT take a long time to get around!


A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day Two

Day two of my travelling road show to Northern Manitoba started with some time in the hotel’s fitness facility, then a lovely hot breakfast which was included in the stay of the hotel.  Casey, from the Office of Continuing Professional Development, joined our entourage and is travelling with us to do training sessions throughout the region on oral-systemic health for non-dental healthcare professionals.


A Week in the Life of an Outreach Librarian: Day One

This week I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to four communities in northern Manitoba where I will be promoting Manitoba’s Health Information and Knowledge Network (MHIKNET)(pronounced “my net”).


First Month as your President

It is now just over a month after the 2014 CHLA Conference and earlier today I found myself still going to look at the photos on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/117477725@N06/sets/  to remember the many great moments delivered to us (in two languages!) by the most excellent planning committee for Montréal 2014.   This year’s conference was busy for me but I still got to enjoy what I love most about our annual conference—getting to see so many friends from across Canada and always managing to meet a few new

Passing of Audrey Kerr

Audrey Kerr passed away on Monday June 23, 2014. For thirty years Audrey headed the Medical Library of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Her dedication and service to the Faculty of Medicine, to the University, to her staff and to the medical and health community at large, provincially and nationally, were widely acknowledged and earned her the highest esteem.

Posters Promoting Health Librarians 2014

Here are three newly-branded posters a collaboration between the Medical Library Association (MLA) & the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC). Note the TWO logos at the bottom of each poster. As your CHLA/ASBC Public Relations Director, I am currently looking into printing these posters professionally. Would you be interested in buying one and how much would you be willing to pay?

Alternatively, you can copy the poster yourself locally. Stay tuned. ~Dean

Le rapport annuel de l'ABSC 2013-2014 est disponible en ligne!

La version plus récente du Rapport annuel 2013-2014 de l'ABSC est maintenant disponible en ligne pour nos membres. Il est un excellent moyen de voir en un coup d'oeil (seulement 20 pages!) ce qui s'est passé avec votre association durant l'année écoulée.  Une partie du document est traduit en français.

Un peu de lecture agréable à lire pendant que vous voyagez au congrès cette semaine ou une excellente façon de commencer votre semaine de travail si vous ne parvenez pas à vous joindre à nous à Montréal.

CHLA Annual Report 2013-2014 now available online!

The most current draft of the 2013-2014 CHLA Annual Report is now available online for our members. It is a great way to see at a glance (just 20 pages!) what has happened with your association over the past year.

A bit of light reading as you travel to the conference or a great way to start off your week at work if you are unable to join us in Montréal.

The page you are looking for is here .  



Googling the Grey Literature MLA Online CE Course

OHLA and the Partnership are co-sponsoring an online CE opportunity worth 4.0 Medical Library Association CE credits. Any member of a provincial or territorial can attend at the member rate.

When: July 15, 17, 22 & 24 @ 10:30 am ET

Googling the Grey Literature: Resources to augment your health research Four-session online course accredited by MLA

Individuals: $150 for OLA members/$180 for non-OLA members

4 MLA (Medical Library Association) CE credits. (Need to attend all 4 sessions for credit)

NAHLA Chapter Report May 2014

Our Spring report.


Chapters, are you ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Laws

On July 1, 2014, the Federal Government will proclaim new Anti-Spam legislation affecting anyone who sends "commercial" electronic messages. This includes non-profits like CHLA/ABSC and you, our Chapters.

This is not a very easy piece of legislation to interpret, but, it is very likely all chapters will be affected by this new law. 

For more infomation on how and when you have to comply try these sites:

Having trouble registering for the CHLA/ABSC 2014 conference?

Here are some quick tips to help if you are having trouble registering for the conference:

ABSC/CHLA Nouvelles électroniques – Avril 2014

ABSC/CHLA Nouvelles électroniques – Avril 2014

  • Présentation des nouveaux membres du conseil d’administration
  • Congrès de l’ABSC / CHLA 2014 – Montréal
  • Assemblée générale annuelle 2014
  • Date limite pour les demandes de bourses – Vendredi 6 juin 2013
  • Prochaine réunion du conseil d’administration – 17 juin 2014
  • Postes à pourvoir et opportunités
  • Rédacteur adjoint ou rédactrice adjointe pour le JABSC / JCHLA.

Présentation des nouveaux membres du conseil d’administration


eNews April 2014

CHLA/ABSC eNews – April 2014

  • Introduction to new Board members
  • CHLA/ABSC Conference, Montreal 2014
  • 2014 Annual General Meeting
  • Grant Application Deadline – Friday June 6th, 2014
  • Next Meeting of the Board of Directors – June 17th, 2014
  • Positions and opportunities
  • Upcoming JCHLA/JABSC Deadlines

 Introduction to new Board members


IFLA Marketing Award Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) Health Sciences Library

Congratulations to the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) Health Sciences Library who won the second place prize in  IFLA's International Marketing Awards (2014) for their innovative YouTube program, Standby…Action! Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Experience Using Commercials to Market the Hospital Library.

2014 Login Student Paper Prize Winner Announced

On behalf of the Board and the Editors of the JCHLA/JABSC, I am pleased to announce this year's winners of the Login Paper Prize. The Login award is sponsored by Login Canada and administered through the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC). The winning paper was co-authored by three UBC MLIS students.

Résultats de l’élection et annonce des nouveaux membres du conseil d’administration pour l’exercice 2014-2015

J’ai le plaisir de dévoiler les résultats de l’élection de 2014 au poste de secrétaire de l’ABSC / CHLA.

75 bulletins de vote ont été reçus. Avec 48 % des votes, Natalie Clairoux a été élue secrétaire pour le mandat de 2014-2016. Félicitations Natalie !

Maintenant que l’élection est terminée, je peux souhaiter officiellement la bienvenue aux membres suivants du conseil d’administration qui entreront en fonction en juin 2014 :

  • Vice-présidente / présidente élue – Jeanna Hough, Halton Healthcare Services, Oakville, Ontario
  • Trésorière – Linda Slater, Université de l’Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Secrétaire – Natalie Clairoux, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
  • Directeur, et coordonnateur de la formation professionnelle continue – M’hamed Belkhodja, Hôpital régional Dr Georges-L-Dumont, Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick.

Merci à Patrick Ellis et Penka Stoyanova pour leur participation au comité de cette année des mises en candidature et des élections ; à Kathryn Ranjit et Tim Tripp pour avoir organisé le processus d’élection et de scrutin ; ainsi qu’à tous les membres qui ont voté lors de l’élection au poste de secrétaire.  


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