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

Month: May 2017

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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Save the Date: June 22-23, 2017: HLABC AGM and Continuing Education Event

Please save the dates for the HLABC AGM and Summer Continuing Education event on Thursday June 22nd and Friday June 23rd. The location will be Woodward Library @ University of British Columbia Vancouver.  Options for online participation will also be available.

We are trying something a little different this year and we hope some of the members outside of the Lower Mainland will be able to join us in person for this special two-day educational opportunity.  Following the HLABC-specific events and AGM, HLABC members are warmly invited to join an in-depth workshop on systematic reviews, to be given by Mimi Doyle-Waters of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation.  We expect the cost for HLABC members to be minimal, thanks to Woodward Library’s generous sponsorship of this event.  Our thanks to Woodward Library for opening this event up to all HLABC members!

Please let us know if you are interested in presenting!

We have reserved time for some very quick 5 min presentations in order to help us kick off our AGM with updates from members. We’re leaving the theme broad so that we can hear back about a range of experiences, but some ideas include innovative teaching and learning techniques, new or effective service models and projects, interesting resources and tools, and updates to library spaces. We would love to hear about what you’ve tried, what has been successful, what has failed (and any useful outcomes), and hopeful plans for the future. The format is 5 slides (maximum) in 5 minutes. Timing will be strictly kept (and may involve jingle bells and noisemakers). Please let Helen Brown (helen.l.brown@ubc.ca) know by Friday May 19th if you are interested in presenting!

Tentative schedule

Thursday June 22nd


  • Dr. Aaron Tejani, researcher with the UBC Therapeutics Initiative
  • 5 min presentations from members


  • Lunch and AGM
  • Systematic review workshop with Mimi Doyle-Waters, hosted by UBC’s Woodward Library

Friday June 23rd

All Day (continuing from Thursday):

  • Systematic review workshop with Mimi Doyle-Waters, hosted by UBC’s Woodward Library

We look forward to seeing you! Registration and accommodation information for those who are considering traveling to Vancouver for this event will be coming soon.

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