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What can be done to improve Canadian consumer and public involvement and how can the consumer representatives by assisted in standards work?
The MLA Benchmarking team is in the final stages of tweaking programming for the Benchmarking survey, completed earlier in 2008. They expect to run some initial tests in the last part of December. Testing of the reports will follow. Once the testing in complete we will be able to see our Benchmarking data.
Thanks to all who participated in the Benchmarking project, and thanks for your patience!
CHLA Benchmarking liaison
Ottawa's Margaret Sampson is in the November 10, 2008 Ottawa Citizen, page D5 in an article about
The Library and Information Technician program at Mohawk College will be offering LIBR10004 Health Libraries and Resources, an online course, in the Winter 2009 term.
Penny Logan is the 2008 Recipient of the Nova Scotia Library Association's Norman Horrocks Award for Library Leadership in the Nova Scotian Library Community. Penny is Manager of Library Services, Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The award was announced and presented 4 October 2008 at the Annual Conference of the Nova Scotia Library Association, in Greenwich, Nova Scotia.
The new CHLA/ABSC posters were unveiled and available for sale at the Halifax Conference. The posters were such a big hit at the conference that we decided to offer the posters for sale via the Board Office.
It's simple, fill out the order form, fax it to the specified number and you will receive your poster(s) in the mail.
Click here to order!
There are also a few t-shirts left (mediums only).
Pictures of the board members are now up on the Board of Directors web page so you can put names and faces together. See http://www.chla-absc.ca/?q=en/node/32
Also visit our page on the CHLA/ABSC Representation to Accreditation Canada
CHLA/ABSC recommendations for inclusion in Accreditation Canada’s Effective Organizational Standards:
Just a reminder of the upcoming deadline of Dec. 15, 2008 for the submission of your abstracts for contributed papers and posters for the CHLA/ABSC 2009 Conference in Winnipeg.
The Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada invites you to submit contributed papers or posters for its 2009 annual meeting, to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 30-June 3. Papers and posters may describe innovative programs/practices or new research findings and should relate to the overall conference theme - "The Sky's the Limit / Horizons illimités."
The University of Victoria has just announced it will be offering a Graduate Professional Certificate in Library Sector Leadership which has been designed for mid-career librarians. This five course, part-time graduate program is a partnership with the School of Public Administration, the Division of Continuing Studies and the UVic Libraries.
Would you please circulate the attached flyer to librarians or library associations you think might be interested in this program?
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CHLA/ABSC now has two new membership rates available for Regular Members. The Introductory and Prorated membership options are for new members or lapsed members to take advantage of when they join. For further information please see the Regular Member page.
Using the input provided in the January 2008 Membership Survey, the board developed an exciting new vision, mission and strategic plan. 124 CHLA/ABSC members responded to the survey. Your responses and comments gave us a clear picture of your needs and what the board should do now and into the future. Thank you all for taking the time to respond to the survey and providing your thoughtful and thought-provoking feedback.
Spring forward into action! At its spring meetings during the May
The Spring 2008 issue of JCHLA is out. Happy reading!
Publication Alert - Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries
LINK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR
Volume 29, Number 2, Spring 2008
On June 12, the Government unveiled is much-anticipated copyright reform bill. Libraries will be negatively affected. For example, library materials can be distributed in electronic form, but must not extend beyond five days. Another example, copying and pasting materials from a digitally-locked book. There are major implications for libraries and our users.
Reaction is coming fast and furious. Read up on the bill and the coverage. Then speak out! Canadian Copyright expert Michael Geist’s blog http://www.michaelgeist.ca/ is updated minute by minute.
The whirlwind that was CHLA/ABSC 2008 is over and the 2008 Conference Planning Committee hoped you were able to navigate your way through the conference offerings at the National Conference in Halifax.
Thank you for having us in Halifax! For those of us who were fortunate to have attended the 2008 CHLA/ABSC Conference, we experienced the best of the Maritimes - hospitality, new friendships, reconnections with colleagues, a fabulous conference venue, blue sky, the lilt of bagpipes, refreshing sea breezes, and lots of good food - I could go on and on. We were also re-energized with new ideas, new knowledge and new skills, thanks to an inspiring program.
Merci a l’équipe pour tous les expériences de 2008!