HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information.

Month: January 2013

HLABC and SLAIS CHLA-SIG Speed Dating Brunch

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 11:00am1:00pm

Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC

Contact: Tricia Yu

Phew! What a long title with lots of acronyms!! Must be a library event!

What is it? The HLABC annual Winter Brunch this year will be a mentoring event held in conjunction with the CHLA Student Interest Group at SLAIS.

The format of the event will be based on a speed dating format where an HLABC librarian/information specialist will be paired with a SLAIS student for 5 minutes at a time on a rotating circuit. It will allow SLAIS students to ask questions of a group of practicing librarian/information specialists but in a one-on-one situation.

Cost: $20 per person

If remote members are interested, we may be able to use Skype to connect.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 25.

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Call for Editor (Guest) JCHLA Theme Issue on Aboriginal Health & Librarianship

The Editorial Team of the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association <http://pubs.chla-absc.ca/journal/jchla> seeks a guest editor with knowledge and expertise in the area of aboriginal health and librarianship. The guest editor will work in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief to coordinate production of a special issue on the topic theme.

The role of the guest editor has three main stages:

1. Commissioning and collecting three to four articles for the theme issue – This phase may include preparing and circulating a call for papers, and inviting authors with known areas of expertise to submit manuscripts for consideration.

2. Coordinating the double-blind peer review process – This phase involves soliciting at least two peer reviewers for each submitted manuscript, and communicating with authors about decisions and needed revisions. The guest editor is responsible for accepting or rejecting manuscripts on the basis of these peer reviews. 

3. Production – The guest editor is responsible for preparing an introduction to the special issue as well as submitting the final, revised manuscripts to the Editor-in-Chief. He/she will be required to review the final page proofs, and have the authors review proofs for their submissions, to ensure that the issue is published without factual or typographical errors. 

The guest editor will have full support and assistance from the JCHLA Editorial Team. It is anticipated that work on the special issue will begin immediately, with an expected publication date of April 2014. Please send your expression of interest in this position, as well as a brief statement about your qualifications for assuming this role, off list to JCHLA Editor-in-Chief Vicky Duncan at editor@chla-absc.ca by Feb 7, 2013.

If you know of someone who might be interested in this temporary position, please forward this call to them. Guest Editors are not required to be members of CHLA/ABSC.

The Editorial Team will review all expressions of interest received and respond to all applicants by March 1, 2013.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Sincerely yours,

Vicky Duncan

Editor-in-Chief, JCHLA
Health Sciences Library
University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 5E5
(306) 966-6023

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