Joint Holiday Social 2018

On behalf of the THLA, we invite you to attend this year’s Joint Holiday Social on Tuesday, December 11th at the Arts & Letters Club. All details and tickets available here.

Join your colleagues from special libraries and information centres across Toronto and the GTA to celebrate the holiday season! The evening will feature a professional headshot photographer, words from participating associations, awards, and door prize draws, not to mention food, drinks, and opportunities to connect with others in the Toronto special libraries community.

We are very excited to offer a headshot service with a professional photographer during the Joint Holiday Social. You can learn what is offered in the headshot service and purchase a ticket here.

Tickets:

  • Students/Retired/Unwaged: $20 (+ service fee)
  • Members of SLA, FIAA, THLA, or OLA-SLC: $30 (+ service fee)
  • Non-members: $40 (+ service fee)

This year’s Joint Holiday Social is brought to you by the FIAA (Faculty of Information Alumni Association), SLA Toronto, THLA (Toronto Health Libraries Association), and OLA Special Libraries.

Questions and more information, contact Mary Gu, SLA Toronto’s Interim Programming Director.

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THLA Student Prize Winner

The THLA executive committee is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Toronto Health Library Association Student Paper Award: Congratulations to Mr. Cecil Greenstreet of the University of Toronto’s iSchool!

The Student Paper award is comprised of a $250 prize and a 2019 THLA membership. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Greenstreet to the THLA!

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CFLA-FCAB Feedback

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations – Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) is embarking on its first strategic planning process. As such, they are seeking feedback from as large of a sampling input from individuals, organizations, and the larger library stakeholder community, as possible. This survey will help to inform the Federation’s Board of Directors and their future engagement in Canada’s library community.

For more information, and for a link to the survey, see English and French documents from the CFLA-FCAB.  Please complete the survey by Friday November 30, 2018.

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November Journal Club

Come join us for our next Journal Club meeting on Wednesday, November 21st at Pizzeria Via Mercanti!

Here is a Map to the venue located @ 87 Elm St

We will start gathering at 5:30 pm and the discussion of the article of choice will begin closer to 6:00 pm

Sharon Bailey will lead our discussion of the freely available article:

Gardner, A., Lahoz, M. R., Bond, I., & Levin, L. (2016). Assessing the effectiveness of an evidence-based practice pharmacology course using the Fresno test. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(7), 123.

All you have to do is read the article, form some opinions about it, and come for some great food, ready to talk!

Please RSVP to president@thla.ca by Monday, November 19th

To help you informally appraise the methods and findings of the study, we have put together a list of questions you can use (if you like) for most articles – with no math required! Just download and print this THLA Journal Club Assessment Sheet PDF

We look forward to seeing you there!

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THLA Late Summer Social Event

Please join the THLA in celebrating the end of Summer!

The THLA is hosting a social event to celebrate the end of Summer at the Duke of Cornwall on Wednesday September 12th 2018, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  Snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday September 10th to president@thla.ca

We hope to see you there!

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UNYOC 2018 Annual Meeting

Please consider submitting a presentation proposal for the UNYOC 2018 Annual Meeting!

Our meeting will take place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 14-16, 2018.  This year’s theme is Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries. 

Presenters will receive a reduced registration rate of $50 (CAD or USD) for the full conference – a 50% discount from the regular member package price!

We are accepting submissions for member presentations, posters, and lightning talks here. This is a great opportunity to present before a friendly group. Please consider submitting an abstract.

Member Presentations

If you have recently completed a research project or created a new program or service, think about submitting a Member Presentation proposal.  Ongoing projects are welcome too! Considering this year’s theme of “Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries,” possible topics of interest may include:

  • Collaboration with other health sciences professions
  • Ideas and services that are not typically created or offered by librarians
  • Incorporating emerging technologies into library programs and services
  • New ways to conduct library advocacy
  • Changes in program design

Posters

Posters will be on display throughout the day, Friday, November 16th.  Authors will have the opportunity to discuss their research and/or projects for approximately 45 minutes on Friday morning.

Lightning Talks

These 5 minute presentations are the perfect opportunity to share new ideas, projects, services, or research updates.  Presenters are limited to 3 to 5 slides.  Please consider submitting to this quick, easy, and fun category today!

Presentations from our members are what makes our annual meeting a success, so please consider submitting a proposal.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you at UNYOC 2018!

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Check out the new HSICT website!

After consulting with the HSICT membership via a survey, the HSICT Management Committee opted to retire the previous website, and integrate the existing information and resources into a LibGuide formatted website. This site features a resource sharing space for Consortia members to access event and committee information,  expertise, best practices, and knowledge shared by other members. We hope you find it useful! https://guides.hsict.library.utoronto.ca/Welcome

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CHLA/ABSC Strategic Plan

The CHLA/ABSC Executive Board recently published the CHLA/ABSC Strategic Plan. Please take a moment to view the Strategic Plan here for more information about the Association’s priorities for 2018-2021. 

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THLA AGM Dinner Registration Now Open!

We will be gathering at Wickson Social on Monday, May 14, at 5:30pm

Here is a Map to the venue located at 5 St. Joseph Street.

Entree options:
Sprouted Lentil Chili (vegetarian and gluten free)
with wild rice & goats cheese
OR
Pan Seared Arctic Char (gluten free)
with carrot top pesto & asparagus
OR
Hand Chopped Burger

with side salad or fries

Dessert options (includes coffee or tea):
Sticky Toffee Pudding
with vanilla ice cream
OR
Flourless Chocolate Cake

with citrus crème anglais

We are pleased to announce this year’s AGM speaker, Dr. Andrea Furlan. Her presentation is titled:

The opioid crisis: what is it and what can we do about it?

Dr. Furlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Staff Physician and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Her research focus is on treatments of chronic pain including medications, complementary and alternative therapies, and rehabilitation. She has also contributed extensively to Cochrane Collaboration reviews and as participated in the development of several pain management and opioid management-related guidelines. Dr Furlan is also a co-chair of Echo Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship.

A big thank you to those who have already renewed their 2018 membership fees. If you still need to renew your fees, please click here

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Save the Date: THLA AGM

It’s that time of year again! Save the date for the THLA Annual General Meeting and Dinner!

Monday May 14, 2018, 5:30 pmsave the date

The Wickson Social, 5 St Joseph St

Tickets and further information for this event will be available soon.

This year we are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker, Dr. Andrea Furlan, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Staff Physician and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Furlan’s research focus is on treatments of chronic pain including medications, complementary and alternative therapies, and rehabilitation. She has also contributed extensively to Cochrane Collaboration reviews and as participated in the development of several pain management and opioid management-related guidelines. Dr Furlan is also a co-chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid stewardship.

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