Save the Date: THLA Annual General Meeting April 9th, 2019

Please save the date for the Toronto Health Libraries Association Annual General Meeting and Dinner! 

When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm

Where: The Queen and Beaver35 Elm St. Toronto

Tickets and further information for this event will be available soon

This year we are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker, Shelley Wall, AOCAD, MScBMC, PhD.  Dr. Wall is a medical illustrator, and holds a position as faculty mentor with the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health at the University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Coalition for Research in Women’s Health at the Women’s College Research Institute. Her areas of focus in research include, medical illustration, promoting health literacy and the use of plain language in medicine, and using the visual narrative as a part of health communication. Dr Wall also co-organized the July 2018 conference, Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins, held at the University of Toronto.

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CFLA-FCAB signs on as partners in UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations is pleased to announce that it has committed to partner with UNESCO International Year of Indigenous languages, as part of its ongoing work to advance the calls to action that were highlighted in the Canadian government’s Truth and Reconciliation Report, as related to cultural heritage institutions. For more information, please read the CFLA-FCAB press release from March 13, 2019.

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Volunteer opportunities CHLA/ABSC 2020 Conference

As many of you may know, the THLA is teaming up with the GHHLA (Golden Horseshoe Health Libraries Association) to co-host the 2020 CHLA/ABSC conference to be held in Niagara Falls! There will be many opportunities to hone your leadership skills and gain valuable experience organizing our annual conference. Tim Tripp and Jo-Anne Petropoulos have kindly stepped forward to act as Planning Committee co-chairs, but there are lots of sub-committees that still need volunteers to step up:

  • Program planning sub-committee: co-led by Zach Osborne and Stephanie Sanger
  • Continuing Education sub-committee: co-led by Neera Bhatnagar and Daphne Horn
  • Local hospitality sub-committee: led by Laura Banfield
  • Volunteer coordination sub-committee: co-led by Sandy Culley and Victoria Chambers
  • Partner relations sub-committee: led by Juanita Richardson
  • Publicity/PR sub-committee: co-led by Jessica Babineau and Lisa Battistella

There are lots of interesting opportunities for helping out. If you would like to contribute to building this exciting event, please contact: tim.tripp@uhn.ca or president@thla.ca

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February Journal Club

Come join the THLA for our next Journal Club meeting, on Thursday February 21st, 2019, at Pizzeria Via Mercanti!

We will start gathering at 5:30 pm and the discussion of the article of choice will begin closer to 6:00 pm. Here is a map to the venue located @ 87 Elm St.

Zach Osborne will lead our discussion of the freely available article:

Fobazi Ettarh. “Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe (2018).

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 before Monday February 18th to president@thla.ca

Have you renewed your membership for 2019? If not, you can make your payment online via PayPal on the THLA website here or fill out the membership form and pay by cheque. THLA members in good standing who are participating in Journal Club are eligible for CE credits.

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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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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