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

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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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HLABC Social Gathering – Wednesday, December 7th 5-7pm

Please join us on Wedneday December 7th from 5-7pm at Steamworks Brewing Company, downtown Vancouver, for a chance to connect with HLABC members and others interested in health library services. Register here to help us know how many people will attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hlabc-vancouver-gathering-tickets-29705770760

 When: Wednesday December 7th 2016 from 5-7pm

Where: Steamworks Brewing Company at 601 West Cordova, Vancouver (by Waterfront Station) – mention HLABC at the door

Who: HLABC and others interested in health libraries

If you are interested in arranging a similar event at another location, please feel free to email Helen at helen.l.brown@ubc.ca

Spread the word amongst your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you all there!


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Winter HLABC Meeting and CE

HLABC is happy to announce that award-winning journalist Chad Skelton will be joining us to discus best practices in data visualization.

This presentation will cover best practices of data visualization, how to find datasets through open-data portals, and an introduction to how you can incorporate some of the most popular data visualization tools in your daily work (including Tableau Public, Datawrapper, Google Fusion Tables). A 30 min Q&A will follow. See the full description for the session below my signature.

Prior to Chad’s exciting session, we will have our annual “Speed Dating” session with interested SLAIS students, as well as an HLABC meeting with a catered lunch. This CE session and lunch will be supported by CHLA funds shared with our Chapter for its work organizing last Summer’s conference.

The schedule for the day follows:

Day: February 5, 2016

Time: 10:45am – 3:00pm

Location: UBC, Woodward Library, Sherrington Rm

10:45am – 12:45pm – HLABC Meeting, Speed Dating Session, & Catered Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Chad Skelton CE Session

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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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BCLA Meet and Eat – April 2, 2014

Date: Wed, 2014/04/02 – 5:30pm9:00pm

Address: Elephant & Castle Pub | 385 Burrard Street

City: Vancouver

Email: hlabc.exec@gmail.com

Come join us at the Elephant and Castle Pub on Wednesday evening, April 2 following the BCLA Conference.

The pub is walking distance of the conference hotel.

Come & mingle with your colleagues whether you are attending BCLA or not!

More details to come.

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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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