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HLABC CE Event Registration – February 22nd, 2019

Join us on Friday February 22nd for workshops on using the PRESS Checklist to peer-review search strategies, search filers, patient-orientated research and talks from HLABC members and SLAIS Students on “that changed my practice.” HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information. Don’t forget, you must be a current HLABC member to register!
To become an HLABC member or to renew your membership, simply go to http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/membership/join-hlabc/

Location: UBC Woodward Library, Sherrington Room (2198 Health Sciences Mall V6T 1Z3)
Payment: Fill out the form below the agenda and follow the payment link (if attending in-person)

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Schedule for the day:

9am-9:30am: Coffee and some snacks and welcome

9:30am-11am: PRESS and PRESSforum: Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies – presented by Douglas M. Salzwedel, MLIS, Information Specialist & Assistant Managing Editor Cochrane Hypertension

11am-11:15am: BREAK

11:15am-12:15pm: “The Value of Participant Engagement in Research” by Linda Warner, Clinical Research Coordinator for the CHILD Study and Maureen Mooney, Research Nurse for CHILD Study

12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch – delicious Syrian cuisine (back by popular demand)

1:15pm-2:15pm: Validation of several filters for retrieval of two types of study designs: “overviews of systematic reviews” and clinical practice guidelines – Carole Lunny, MPH, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Methodology and Research Synthesis, Cochrane Hypertension Group and the Therapeutics Initiative

2:15pm-2:30pm: BREAK

2:30pm-3:30pm: iSchool Students from LIBR534 and HLABC members “This Changed my Practice”

3:30pm –> social gathering

To register and indicate your lunch preferences please go here: Registration Form

$30 members




$10 students




If you wish to pay by cheque, please write the cheque to HLABC and send to the following address:
Broadway Library (attn: Kristina Oldenburg)
VCC Broadway campus
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5

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Save the Date – February 22, 2019 Spring Continuing Education Event

Dear Colleagues,

Please Save the Date for the upcoming HLABC spring continuing professional development day on Friday, February 22nd 9:00am-3:30 pm at Woodward Library Sherrington Room and also available online.

Some of the offerings for the day:

  • PRESS Checklist workshop presented by Douglas M. Salzwedel MLIS, Information Specialist & Assistant Managing Editor Cochrane Hypertension
  • Lightening talks from Dean Giustini’s UBC iSchool class, LIBR 534 Health Information Sources and Services <https://slais.ubc.ca/libr-534/>
  • Health Librarians “This Changed my Practice”. You may be familiar with the physician blog, “This Changed my Practice” <https://thischangedmypractice.com/> which provides quick summaries of impactful clinical studies, clinical pearls and practice tips. The blog articles take 2-3 minutes to read and share 1. What I did before 2. What changed my practice 3. What I do now. For HLABC members “This Changed my Practice” we will share with colleagues a tip, handout, process, strategy, etc. that we now use that has made a difference to our practice (~5 minutes each). These ideas can be simple tidbits that you have found valuable. We warmly encourage you to share an idea/process/worksheet. We need speakers! Please contact Katherine Miller <http://directory.library.ubc.ca/people/view/740> by February 8th to reserve your spot.We warmly encourage you to share an idea/process/worksheet with colleagues
  • Lunch and socializing with colleagues

More details and registration closer to the date.
Cheers,
Colleen, Katherine, and Vanessa
On behalf of the HLABC Executive

Health Libraries Association of British Columbia
http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/

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Getting Hired in Health Libraries Event – October 9th, 2018

Getting Hired in Health Libraries

Join on us October 9th, 2018 for HLABC’s “Getting Hired in Health Libraries” Event! We will provide free pizza and drinks, so please fill out the following registration form so we know how much to buy.

https://goo.gl/forms/bM4o2wooiXHmoEdK2.

5:00-5:55pm: “Getting Hired in Health Libraries” Panel – Listen to 3 recently hired health librarians share their experiences and tips on how to get hired in health libraries. You can decide what we ask! Submit questions on the registration form.

Panel Members:

  • Vanessa Kitchin – MD Undergraduate Librarian, Woodward Library, UBC
  • Chantalle Jack – Librarian, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Terri McKellar – Knowledge Services Manager, Physiotherapy Association of BC

6:00-6:30pm: Speed “dating” with HLABC Members – Ask questions of HLABC members from a variety of different jobs and places in their careers.

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HLABC AGM and CE Reminder

HLABC CE/AGM Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Please join us on Thursday July 12th, 2018 for a half-day workshop on using Tableau to visualize library data and an in-person journal club. HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information.

Deadline to register is b>

    July 9, 2018

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Don’t forget, you must be an HLABC member to register! The current membership cycle runs from June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. If you’ve renewed within this time period you are a current member. To become an HLABC member or to renew your membership, simply go to http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/membership/join-hlabc/. It just takes a minute to renew!

Looking forward to seeing you there,

– HLABC Executive

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When: Thursday July 12th, 2018

Location: UBC Woodward Library, Sherrington Room (2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3

Cost: $25 in person, for the cost of lunch and coffee and tea throughout the day (PayPal link on the registration form) / $0 Online

Schedule:

8:45am-9:00am – Welcome (Coffee and tea)
9:00am-12:00pm – Exploring and presenting library data with Tableau by Jeremy Buhler
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm – AGM (Agenda to follow)
2:00pm-3:00pm – In-person Journal Club led by Chris Vriesema-Magnuson
3:00pm-4:00pm – Social Gathering at Mahoney and Son’s (right next door to Woodward Library) – will make a reservation based on interest

For more details about this event and payment information please go to our upcoming events page:

http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/events/upcoming-events/

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Pilot Journal Club – Thursday May 24th, 2018 at 10am

Dean Giustini will be leading a discussion on the following article:

Pardo-Hernandez H, Urrútia G, Barajas-Nava LA, Buitrago-Garcia D, Garzón JV, Martínez-Zapata MJ, Bonfill X. BADERI: an online database to coordinate handsearching activities of controlled clinical trials for their potential inclusion in systematic reviews. Trials. 2017 Dec;18(1):273. https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-017-2023-3

Please read the article beforehand and be ready to discuss.

We will be using join.me to hold this discussion online or by phone:

Join the meeting: join.me/HLABC-CHLA.ABSC

24 May 2018 10:00
Baja California
To dial in by phone:
Canada – Vancouver
+1.778.654.8779
Conference ID: 955-806-551 #


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January 31, 2018 Continuing Education Event

January 31, 2018 HLABC Continuing Studies Event:

Location: UBC Woodward Library, Computer Lab and Sherrington Room (2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3)

Cost: $35 in person (PayPal link on the registration form) / $0 Online

Schedule:

  • 9:00-9:15 – Welcome (coffee and tea in the Sherrington Room)
  • 9:15-10:15 – Personal Oncogenomics and Brain Cancer – Dr. Yaron Butterfield (Sherrington Room)
  • 10:15-10:30 – Break
  • 10:30-11:30 – Communicating by design – Chantalle Jack (Computer Lab downstairs from Sherrington Room)
  • 11:30-11:45 – Break
  • 11:45-12:30 – Predatory journal tools (Computer Lab downstairs from Sherrington Room)
  • 12:30-1:30 – Lunch and HLABC Meeting (Sherrington Room)
  • 1:30-2:00 – What’s in a Library Catalogue? Maximizing Corporate Value – Ruth Rochlin
  • 2:00-2:30 – Canadian Health Librarianship and the TRC: Responses and Responsibilities – Lara Maestro
  • 2:30-3:00 – What is old becomes new again: discoveries among the medical rare books – Charlotte Beck
  • 3:00-4:00 – Social gathering at Mahoney & Sons

For more details about this event and payment information please go to our upcoming events page:

http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/events/upcoming-events/

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HLABC AGM: Reminder and Agenda

This year’s annual general meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from approximately 10:50 am to 11:30 am. The agenda is available for download here.

Join the meeting virtually:

A microphone will be used during the AGM so that virtual participants can hear everything discussed. Follow the directions below to virtually participate in the meeting.

  1. Join the meeting: join.me/coppulmeeting
  2. To dial in by phone: +1.778.654.8779 (More phone numbers)
  3. Conference ID: 460-437-388 #

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

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June 22, 2017 HLABC CE Event and AGM

Please join us for presentations from clinical researchers on the appraisal of systematic reviews and guidelines, presentations from HLABC members on recent innovations and new resources, and, of course, our AGM.

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: UBC Woodward Library, Sherrington Room (2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3)

Don’t forget, you must be an HLABC member to register!

To become an HLABC member or to renew your membership, simply go to http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/membership/join-hlabc/. It just takes a minute to renew!

Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 9:15: Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10:40:  “Eyes Wide Open: Thoughtful Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses” by Dr. Aaron Tejani
  • 10:40 – 10:50: Break
  • 10:50 – 11:30:  AGM ***Please note: The new HLABC Executive will be announced at this time. If you’re interested in nominating yourself or a colleague, please contact Fiona at fchiu08@gmail.com.***
  • 11:30 – 12:30:  Lunch, soft start based on timing of AGM (lunch provided with in-person registration)
  • 12:30 – 1:30: “We Should Stop Using Clinical Practice Guidelines When it Comes to Teaching Health Care Providers – or Should We?” by Dr. James McCormack
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Lightning Presentations from HLABC Members
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Social Gathering at Mahoney and Son’s (right next door to Woodward Library)

To register:  

  1. Fill out the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/BPr3FSPj3DhR9bx52
  2. If attending in-person please follow the PayPal link to complete registration. In-person= $15 (includes lunch and coffee), online= $0. Please only pay once! Link is available here or through the form.
  3. Please renew your HLABC membership here prior to June 22 as this event for current HLABC members.  (Click here to our membership renewal page.)

To participate online:  Talks will be available live via join.me (please see the schedule above for approximate timing of events), and will also be recorded (audio/slides only).  The AGM will be available live, but will not be recorded.  Minutes will be available at a later date.

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Presentations:

  • “Eyes Wide Open: Thoughtful Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses” by Dr. Aaron Tejani

Description: The presentation will provide an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and their place in the hierarchy of evidence. Participants will be provided with some simple tools to critically appraise systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Special focus will be placed on the importance of searching for and including unpublished information in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Bio: Dr. Aaron M Tejani, is a researcher with the Therapeutics Initiative (co-chair of the Education Working Group and the Drug Assessment Working Group), an editor with the Cochrane Hypertension group, a clinical assistant professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of British Columbia), and Medication use evaluation pharmacist with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Vancouver, BC). He completed his BSc(Pharm) at UBC (Vancouver) and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska).

  • “We Should Stop Using Clinical Practice Guidelines When it Comes to Teaching Health Care Providers – or Should We?” by Dr. James McCormack

Bio: Dr. James McCormack is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, and has an undergraduate pharmacy degree (UBC) and a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He has published over 100 articles in the medical literature, mainly in the area of rational drug therapy and is the co-host of a very popular weekly podcast called the Best Science (BS) Medicine podcast (therapeuticseducation.org). Dr. McCormack focuses on shared decision-making using evidence based information and rational therapeutic principles.

Lightning Presentations from HLABC Members:

  • “Repurposing What You have: Data Extraction for Scoping and Systematic Reviews using REDCap” by Colleen Pawliuk (BCCW, Faculty of Medicine)
  • “Find Your Key Knowledge Leaders” by Karen MacDonell (College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC)
  • “Research Service Feedback: An Automated Evaluation Process for Quality Improvement and Advocacy.” by Pat Boileau, Yvette Ipsaralexi, Chantalle Jack, and Shannon Long (Vancouver Coastal Health)
  • “OpenTrials” by Ursula Ellis (University of British Columbia)
  • “Standards for Literature Searching: Research and Development” by Brooke Ballantyne Scott (Fraser Health, Royal Columbian Hospital)

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Nominations for the HLABC Executive

HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information. It’s your organization – if you’re interested in becoming involved, getting to know your colleagues better and building your CV, please consider putting your name forward for an executive position (if interested, please contact Fiona at fchiu08@gmail.com).

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Join HLABC!!

New website. Same great benefits of being an HLABC Member!

Join HLABC and you will receive these great benefits:

  • Professional networking – connect with your colleagues and peers right here in BC
  • Continuing education sessions – HLABC regularly organizes educational events for members
  • Annual general meeting – HLABC holds four meetings a year, including an AGM in the spring
  • Email discussion list – HLABC’s discussion list allows health librarians to share general news and professional expertise
  • Membership directory – HLABC’s membership directory is a listing of all members’ work positions and contact information (available to members only)

Simply go to http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/membership/join-hlabc/

  • To renew (existing members): make payment via PayPal or cheque.
  • To join (new members): Complete membership form and make payment via PayPal or cheque.

 Join by July 7 and you will be added to the membership directory!

We need you:

Are you interested in serving on the Executive, planning social or continuing education events, or supporting HLABC in other ways? It is a great way to: “give back,” pad your resume, and to be an integral part of our network of health librarians. Let me know if you are interested in helping out.

We’re looking forward to another great year!

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Call for Nominations: HLABC Executive

HLABC is your organization. Volunteers like you are what keep it going.

Are you interested in networking opportunities? Keen to spend more time with others in the health library community? Looking for a fun and easy way to build your CV? Then involvement on the HLABC executive is for you! Nominations are now being sought for the following HLABC executive positions:

  • Vice President/President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer/Membership
  • Continuing Education & Programming Director
  • Communications Director

More information on each position is available here.

Nominate yourself, or nominate a colleague, by Mon, Jun 12, 2017.  Nominations may be sent to me at: fchiu08@gmail.com.

Time commitment is minimal and most work, other than attendance of general membership meetings, can be done remotely.  Thank you to the nominees to date!

New executives will be announced during the HLABC AGM on June 22, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you; thank you!

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