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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Call for Nominations – President-Elect

The Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) is looking for a new President-Elect. This position is great opportunity for professional development, to meet fellow librarians and to help plan activities for the THLA membership. Come lend us your talents and be a leader in the health sciences library field!

Duties of the President-Elect:
The President-Elect shall act in the absence of the President, assist the President in the performance of duties, act as Programme Coordinator and perform other duties as assigned by the Executive. A three year commitment is expected for the position. Please see the THLA Constitution for more information.
You can nominate yourself or a colleague (written consent of the nominee is required) and include the names and contact information of two THLA members. Please send in your nominations by April 27th, 2017.
If you have any questions or would like to send in a nomination, please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee by emailing: ashley.farrell@uhn.ca

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Holiday Social

Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer! You are cordially invited to the annual SLA Toronto Chapter, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) and Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) Joint Holiday Social

When: Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 6pm-8pm (registration starts at 5:30pm)

Where: Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Cost: $35 members | $45 nonmembers | $25 students & unemployed

Don’t miss this great event, register here today!

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November Journal Club

Take your sweater out of storage and join us on Wednesday, November 15th for our next meeting 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

Tim Tripp will lead our discussion of:

Expert Search Strategies: The Information Retrieval Practices of Healthcare Information Professionals. Russell-Rose, T., & Chamberlain, J. JMIR Medical Informatics. 20175(4): e33. doi:10.2196/medinform.7680

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 here

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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Save the Date – Holiday Social

Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening of holiday cheer at the joint Holiday Social with SLA, FIAA, THLA, and OLA-SLC!  
 
When: December 14, 2017, 6-8pm
Cost: $35 members | $45 nonmembers | $25 students & unemployed
 
Check back for registration details – tickets will be going on sale later in the fall!
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