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CHLA/ABSC has surveyed health librarians and information professionals in Canada in 2001, 2008 and most recently in 2010.
In 2001 the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Crawford DS. CHLA/ABSC 25 years on. Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana, 2002; 22 (2): 71-73.
It was determined that this was an appropriate time to learn more about the Association’s membership and the landscape of health information professionals in Canada. This was the first time since the founding of CHLA/ABSC that a survey of health librarians in Canada had been conducted.
In 2008, the CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors administered a survey to its members to guide the creation of a strategic plan, and to understand the value of CHLA/ABSC as it was perceived by its members and why members join CHLA/ABSC.
In 2010, the Board wanted to gain a better understanding of the full spectrum of health information professionals in Canada, including: CHLA/ABSC members, health information professionals who are members of their local chapters but not CHLA/ABSC, as well as those who are not members of a Canadian health library association. The objectives for this survey were to:
Results from this survey were published in the 2011 Spring Issue of JCHLA:
The full results of the survey are available on the Members Only Publications section of the website.