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Please consider nominating an outstanding CHLA/ABSC member and colleague for one of the following awards. Full criteria in English and French may be found on the web site at: http://www.chla-absc.ca/?q=en/node/130 A list of prior recipients will also be found on the web site.
CHLA/ABSC has launched a NEW Jobsite Forum! This forum is to provide members with the opportunity to post healthcare related library job advertisements on the CHLA/ABSC website in order to capture a wider audience.
What part of your district would benefit most from a literacy program? What’s the average health literacy level in the neighbourhoods surrounding your hospital? This kind of granular data on literacy and health literacy levels is now available at a glance, thanks to interactive online literacy maps created by the Canadian Council on Learning.
It feels auspicious that my first day of blogging is happening on Blog Action Day, an annual event which unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Blog Action Day focuses attention on an issue of global importance, with the aim of sparking discussion and action. This year’s theme is climate change.
Now …..what does that have to do with health?
Hello and welcome. This new blog is our way of bringing JCHLA’s consumer health information column online, to a format that’s easier to discover and retrieve and to a space that’s more conducive to links and discussion. My plan is to pre-publish column content here on a regular basis and add some juicy extra content - event announcements, topical commentary, etc. - that won’t necessarily appear in JCHLA.
Update: Sunday afternoon
Looks like the domain name servers have been updated. Now working on restoring email forwards, and distribution lists. Like packing, when travelling, I'm always relieved to figure out what one thing I invariably forgot when I get to my destination. Of course I forgot at least one thing in this whole operation too. I forgot to get the email distribution lists off the old host before the domain change happened. Oh well, I can reconstruct those... Hope that was the worst of it! (yes, I'm touching wood!)
Take the survey at http://tiny.cc/cochranesurvey to tell us how the Cochrane Library has helped you and help extend the national license. The survey will be open until the end of October 2009.
Call for Contributed Papers, Roundtable Discussions and Posters
Help promote the Cochrane Library - link these flyers to your website or download and post in your library.
M.A. (Muriel Armstrong) Flower
A number of you who attended Betsy Kelly and Barb Jones excellent "Measuring Your Impact" course at CHLA/ABSC 2009 had requested that provinces be added to the Valuing Library Services Calculator - Betsy and Barb have made this change and are looking forward to the addition of lots of Canadian data!
Dear BMC Author,
CHLA/ABSC is undertaking a project to digitize articles published in Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana between 1996-2003 (during which time copyright of articles was held by authors). That being the case, we need your permission in order to digitize the articles you published in the journal.
Monday, just over a week since the start of the 2009 conference in Winnipeg; five days since its end. Those five days went quickly by.
I have been tweeting each day some of my reflections on the conference. During presentations I take down a blend of notes on what I am hearing, and notes on where my thoughts spin off to.
So for example, during David Rothman's talk on library futures as utopia or dystopia, he said something about providing access, making the resources transparently accessible to the users. But what I thought was:
So, for those members currently active on Twitter, and there may have been a few new converts since the Winnipeg conference, there's been an interesting conversation going on, post-conference, about the role of social media and the association. You can get a sense of that conversation here.
Thing is, and I hope Dean, Karen, Dan, Jeff et al. will agree, Twitter sucks for carrying on a conversation.
From Boston Globe - View Guest Book
DALY, James A. "Jay" Suddenly in Brookline May 28, 2009. Loving father of Eowyn Daly - Griffin and her husband Tom of Dedham and devoted grandfather of Thomas. Dear brother of Kevin E. Daly of Washington, DC, Brian F. Daly of Mansfield and the late Michael G. Daly. Longtime companion of Margo Coletti ofDedham. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home 376 Washington St. BROOKLINE, Tuesday morning at 8:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Susanna Church, Dedham at 9:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday from 4 - 8. Interment Walnut Hills Cemetery. Late Veteran U.S. Navy. Graduate ofHoly Cross College Class of 1968. He was an author, librarian and creator of QUICKDOC. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jay may be made to the Autism Language Program, ATTN: Marie Duggan, Children's Hospital Boston, 9 Hope Ave., Waltham, MA. 02453.
Winnipeg - Wow! Thank you for hosting us in your beautiful city and fabulous hotel. The keynote speakers were inspiring, posters and contributed paper presenters were engaging and there were many opportunities to network and talk about issues. In fact, like the Forks, I think we really came together - consider the recommendations coming out of the Table Talks, expressions of interest to volunteer, and the lingering conversations following the banquet. We were re-energized with new ideas, new knowledge and new skills.
In their press release, the AFMC Resource Group on Libraries and Standing Committee on Research and Graduate Studies urge the Canadian Government to reconsider funding cuts to the NRC’s and Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information.
For more information, please contact: Irving Gold Vice President, Government Relations and External Affairs The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada 613-730-0687 Ext. 236 firstname.lastname@example.org