Welcome to CHLA/ABSC

Welcome to the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada website!  

Established in 1976, CHLA/ABSC grew out of the efforts of the Canadian Group of the Medical Library Association and the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services. Today, CHLA/ABSC is a professional organization of approximately 250 individuals in the health sciences library field in Canada. Our members consist of hospital librarians and information professionals in various health-library related fields affiliated with academic institutions, government, and special libraries.

Our mission is to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy.


With the advent of COVID-19, we are once again reminded of the power of information and its ability to help - or hinder - the ...

Introducing the new CHLA/ABSC Conference Grants, and the restructured Chapter and Interest Group Initiative Grant, Research Gr...

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CHLA/ABSC letter to Premier Wall regarding the elimination of funding for public libraries in Regina and Saskatoon.

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