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Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, blogged about the newly renovated Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library at the University of Manitoba. Check out his blog, Postl Notes, and the entry about the library, Back to the Books.
Thank you to the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) for hosting the sixth CHLA/ABSC information session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library. NAHLA had an amazing turnout with 28 participants for this webinar!
NAHLA has posted the link on their website so you can view and listen to the recording of the webinar.
The Canadian Virtual Health Library / Bibliothèque virtuelle canadienne de la santé (CVHL / BVCS) is pleased to announce the formation of a Web Content Strategy Expert Panel to assist in the development of links to free web content for health librarians and health professionals. The panel is comprised of the following members:
Thank you to the Northern Lights Health Libraries Association for hosting the 4th CHLA/ABSC Chapter Information Session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL). For more information on the CVHL, visit their website to check out the current documents.
Contact your Chapter President for information on when your local chapter will be hosting its information session.
The fabulous Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Calgary has been selected as the official conference hotel for CHLA/ABSC 2011. In addition to its stunning rooms and highly coveted spa, rooms at the Hyatt Regency will offer free internet access for CHLA/ABSC hotel guests booking at our preferred rate.
CHLA/ABSC 2011: Enter to win a free flight on WestJet anywhere in Canada and save money while you're at it!
Book your flight on WestJet and save 10% on any West Jet flight between May 23 and June 3, 2011. For every 50 return flights purchased using the booking number below, CHLA/ABSC 2011 will receive a free return ticket to any destination in Canada! Just give us a copy of your itinerary when you arrive in Calgary so we can enter you in the draw. The more tickets sold, the more tickets we can give away!
With the year fast drawing to a close, I’d like to wish all CHLA/ABSC members a Happy Holiday and hope that 2011 will be a productive and fulfilling year for you and your families.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Renewal Time!
Nominations are invited for two (2) positions on the CHLA/ABSC Board: Treasurer and Public Relations Director, for the period of 2011 to 2013; and for the office of Vice-President/President Elect which requires a three-year commitment to the Board, 2011 to 2014.
View the complete call for more information and the nomination form.
The web-site of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (JCHLA) now includes links to the digital full text of Bibliotheca medica Canadiana (BMC), volumes 1-16, and to the tables of contents for BMC volumes 14-24. Visit JCHLA's website to check it out.
Letters of interest are invited for two (2) positions as CHLA/ABSC representatives on the CVHL/BVCS Board of Directors. The Terms of Reference for these positions are available on www.chla-absc.ca/node/652.
Two members in good standing of CHLA/ABSC will represent the Association and its members on the CVHL/BVCS Board of Directors. At least one of the representatives will be a librarian working in a hospital or health care facility. One two-year term, and one three-year term are available.
The Southwestern Ontario Health Libraries Information Network is the second CHLA/ABSC Chapter to host an information session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL). We are in the process of setting up similar events at a chapter near you. Contact your chapter president for more information or visit the CVHL website and check out the current documents.
Congratulations to the Maritimes Health Libraries Association on being the first CHLA/ABSC chapter to host an information session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL). We hope that all of CHLA/ABSC's chapters will host a similar video or teleconference before March 2011. Contact your chapter president for more information about an event for your chapter.
Organic Groups is social networking module for Drupal which allows you to have functionality similar to Yahoo Groups and Google Groups. In short, it lets you manage a group and all that you want to do with it - like send private and public messages, post public and private news, and interact with other members of your group with common social networking tools.
I am pleased to announce that accreditation applications are now being accepted for courses that are two hours in length, down from the previous minimum of three hours. Anyone considering hosting a CE session/workshop for two hours or more is encouraged to apply for CE accreditation. Why? Because it ensures high quality and credibility of the course, and might even increase attendance!
The Canadian Library Association is requesting feedback on its Proposed CLA Future Plan:
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It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dr. Norman Horrocks, Professor Emeritus at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, died on October 14, 2010, at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Norman was an outstanding colleague, mentor, and friend. Those of us who were fortunate to have worked with Norman can consider ourselves truly blessed to have shared his warmth, gentle humour, graciousness, and generosity. To quote the motto of Norman's beloved Manchester United, “We are all united” in our sadness in the passing of such a remarkable human being.
I've been experimenting with linking all of this up, so now, thanks to TwitterFeed, the web site's RSS feed is posting to Twitter, and with the Facebook application RSS Graffiti, the feed should also be hitting the group's Facebook wall.
Part of the point of this post is to test all of that!
Announcing the CVHL Project Team