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Are you a new health sciences librarian looking to connect with a seasoned librarian for mentorship and future career development? Or are you further along in your career and want to give back to the profession by mentoring a new librarian? If so, join your fellow colleagues in the CHLA Mentorship Interest Group!
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The deadline to submit a paper, poster or lightning talk for CHLA/ABSC 2013 has been extended until Friday January 11th, 2013.
For more information on how to submit, please visit http://www.chla-absc.ca/2013/node/46
Season’s 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. It has been a good year for the Association due in no small part to the strength and commitment of our members.
You are invited to participate in a study benchmarking Canadian health facility libraries. Your answers to survey questions may ultimately provide you and your fellow Canadian healthcare librarians with statistical data to support library management decisions and future directions.
According to Michael Geist, changes to Canada's copyright legislation have come into force today and are now the law. Lots of implications for libraries. For more information see his post here: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6692/125/
In a few days an important opportunity will be coming your way. We will be sending you an invitation to participate in an online survey benchmarking Canadian health facility libraries. Your answers to these survey questions may ultimately provide you and your fellow Canadian healthcare librarians with statistical data to support library management decisions and future directions.
Celebrate Canadian Library Month by checking out the tools at the Canadian Library Month website!
Let us know how you celebrate Canadian Library Month in your library.
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Welcome to the CHLA/ABSC 2012 Continuing Education Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. We need your input to ensure that our CE programming is as relevant and responsive as possible:
FYI - IX Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information and the VI Regional Coordination Meeting of the Virtual Health Library
Join us for the IX Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9) and the VI Regional Coordination Meeting of the Virtual Health Library (VHL6)
Topic: eHealth: Getting closer to universal access to health
For those of you who might be near Michigan there is a continuing education opportunity coming soon:
Congratulations to Patrick Ellis, long-time and distinguished CHLA/ABSC member and Past President, for being awarded as the 2012 Outstanding Alumni by Dalhousie University School of Information Management.
From the Dal Alumni Blog:
For anyone interested in what CIHI is publishing in the next month.
Congratulations to all winners of 2012 CHLA/ABSC Awards
Press releases for the 2012 CHLA/ABSC Award Winners are now available at the CHLA/ABSC Website.
Use these press releases “as is”, or customize them to publicize your local award winners achievement.
Stop by the CHLA/ABSC Board Table at the upcoming conference in Hamilton to stock up on our line of Hospital Librarian merchandise, including t-shirts, notebooks, and playing cards!
Hope to see you there!
The CHLA/ABSC 2011-2012 Annual Report is now available. Please see the attached document.
The CHLA/ABSC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a CE Special Committee.
CHLA/ABSC has added its voice to protest the cutbacks at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), as well as the closures and downsizing of many federal libraries. See our letter to the Hon. James Moore attached. CAUT has launched a campaign to Save Libraries and Archives - go to their site and see how you can become involved.
Are you a hospital librarian? Do you have experience with your organization’s accreditation process with Accreditation Canada? Are you looking to become more involved in CHLA/ABSC?