CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference

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Important Dates

June 6, 2018
Registration closed.

June 15-18, 2018
CHLA/ABSC 2018 Annual Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland! #chlaabsc18

Help Dress Jigger!
Jigger in the Stacks
Jigger is about the size of an American Girl Doll.

Calling all CHLA/ABSC crafters! The 2018 conference mascot, Jigger, is looking for an outfit to wear at the banquet and he needs your help. Design and make an outfit for him and if yours is selected you will win a prize including a skein of CHLA/ABSC yarn. Send your handiwork to the St. John’s Conference Planning Committee or bring it to the conference when you come and drop it at the Hospitality Desk. Jigger will model your creations during the conference and the winner will be announced at the banquet. Good luck! If you have questions, contact Kate Shore or Kristen Romme.

Appel à tous les artisans de l’ABSC / CHLA !
Jigger, la mascotte de la conférence 2018 est à la recherche d’un costume pour pavaner lors du banquet et pour ce faire, il compte sur vous pour l’aider à s’attriquer convenablement. Concevez et réalisez un costume pour lui et si votre costume est sélectionné, vous remporterez un prix comprenant un écheveau de laine de l’ABSC / CHLA. Faites parvenir votre chef-d’œuvre au comité de planification de la conférence de St. John’s, ou apportez-le vous-même à la conférence et déposez-le au bureau d’accueil de la conférence. Jigger exhibera fièrement votre création au cours de la conférence et le nom de la gagnante ou du gagnant sera dévoilé lors du banquet.  Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter : Kate Shore or Kristen Romme. Bonne chance !

Our full program is available here!

Conference App
  • NEW this year! We're pleased to offer all of our conference details in a convenient app.

    Simply follow these steps to get the app onto your smartphone or tablet:

    • From the App Store of your mobile device, search for "Eventbase" and download the app

    • Open the app and search for "CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference".

      NOTE: If the CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference does not immediately show up in the app search results, exit the app, wait 5 minutes, then try again.

    You may also access the conference information via the web at on your laptop or tablet.

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Conference Theme
  • The theme of the 2018 Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliotèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) Annual Conference is:

    Rant and Roar / Tempêter et Rugir

    This theme, which is inspired by a lively Newfoundland folk song, conveys passion, excitement, and great things!

    Through a series of plenary and parallel sessions, posters, and continuing education workshops, the scientific program will cover the following sub-themes:

    • Emerging Roles for Health Librarians

    • Novel Teaching Developments

    • Professionalism and Leadership in Health Libraries

    • Value and Impact Assessment

    • Innovations in Collections, Programming, and Space

    • Collaborations

    • Other topics about which to rant and roar

Slideshow photos courtesy Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism / Barrett & MacKay Photo

  • Opening Keynote: Terry-Lynn Young, PhD, a molecular geneticist in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

    Closing Keynote: Dr. Andrew Furey, orthopedic trauma surgeon and founder of Team Broken Earth

    Click here to learn more about our keynote speakers

A glimpse of St. John's to entice you to visit...

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