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Call for Submissions for the May 16-19, 2017 CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference

The 2017 CHLA/ABSC Planning Committee invites submissions for the Annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), to be held in Edmonton. The theme of the conference is “Northern Illumination/Lumières du Nord.”

The online abstract submission site is now available via the CHLA/ABSC conference website. To be considered, submissions must be received by December 1, 2016, 9:59 pm MST.

Authors are asked to rank how they would prefer to present their work: as a paper, poster, or lightning talk. Abstracts not accepted to a first choice will be considered for second and third choices.

When submitting structured abstracts, authors will note whether their abstract is a research abstract or program description abstract:

  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program Description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.

Refer to the FAQ page for additional information.

For more information, contact:

Janice Kung   janice.kung@ualberta.ca
Sandy Campbell   sandy.campbell@ualberta.ca

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CHLA/ABSC 2015: Call for Conference Volunteers

Volunteer to help us host Canada’s national health library conference in Vancouver this year! Welcome your peers from across the country, reunite with far-flung colleagues, and exchange ideas with new friends.

Whatever your interests, we have glamourous library-conference volunteering opportunities at Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 2015. Help us set up posters, facilitate sessions, or direct arriving delegates. Love early mornings? Guide a seawall walk or Robson Street saunter! More of an evening person? Help us set up for a reception, then mingle, chat, and troubleshoot. Just like to hang out? Take responsibility for a conference session room, and assist with whatever comes up.

To thank you for your help, we invite you to attend a half-day of conference sessions for free, on the same day as your volunteer shift(s). This excludes ticketed events like continuing education and the banquet. The conference planning committee will do our best to accommodate preferences, but cannot guarantee that all requested shifts will be assigned.

Friday, June 19

Registration desk (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Continuing education: Guide delegates to workshop locales, and convene sessions (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Receptions: Help us set up the rooms, or greet and direct delegates (evening shifts)

Posters: Assist with poster setup (late afternoon shifts)

Saturday, June 20

Morning seawall walk guide (Early morning shift)

Registration desk (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Conference sessions: Direct delegates, facilitate, and assist (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Posters (late afternoon shifts)

Hospitality: Coordinate and accompany delegates to local restaurants (evening shifts)

Saturday volunteers are welcome to attend conference sessions when not volunteering.

Sunday, June 21

Morning seawall walk guide (Early morning shift)

Registration desk (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Conference sessions: Direct delegates, facilitate, and assist (Morning or afternoon shifts)

Posters (early evening shift)

Hospitality: Help us set up the rooms, or greet and direct delegates (evening shifts)

Sunday volunteers are welcome to attend conference sessions when not volunteering.

Monday, June 22

Morning seawall walk guide (Morning shift)

Registration desk (Morning shifts)

Conference sessions: Direct delegates, facilitate, and assist (Morning shift)

Please let me know when you’re available, and your preferred volunteer activity. If you wish to facilitate or convene a session, please indicate your experience or comfort with public speaking. We will do our best to accomodate. We unfortunately cannot refund registration fees to volunteers who have already registered.

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CHLA/ABSC Conference: Riding the Wave of Change

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015 (All day)Monday, June 22, 2015 (All day)
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre

Contact: CHLA/ABSC Conference Committee

Contact Email:  2015.CE@chla-absc.ca

Join us in Vancouver for innovative programs, educational opportunities, and networking events. Hang ten with Canadian and international librarians discussing new initiatives, cool tools, and personal bests.

Opening Keynote speaker: Julie Angus (MSc Molecular Biology), the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean, knows more than most about succeeding in a changing environment.

Closing Keynote speaker: Jesse Hirsch’s address will focus on the challenges we face to protect personal information while sharing knowledge via eHealth.

Included in CHLA/ABSC’s Annual Conference are continuing education courses. The conference provides a forum for participants from across the country to share ideas and address issues of relevance to the health sciences information field. In addition to a varied program of panel discussions, lectures and informal meetings, CHLA/ABSC hosts an exhibit of products and services of particular interest to health science librarians.

For more information and registration, stay tuned here: http://www.chla-absc.ca/conference/

 

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