Call for Nominations – President-Elect

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

Duties of the President-Elect: “The President-Elect shall 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 (one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past-President). The term starts in May 2022 after the THLA AGM.

If you need more information please review the THLA Constitution or contact the current Past President:

You can nominate yourself or a colleague who is a THLA & CHLA member in good standing (written consent of the nominee is required) and include the names and contact information of two THLA members.

Please send in your nominations by Feb 28, 2022 to

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SLA Canada Holiday Social

Please feel free to register here: for this holiday social event.  Please note that you do not have to be a current SLA member to join.

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THLA LIT Subcommittee Fall Event

Please join us for “Emerging & Non-Traditional Roles for Library Technicians in 2021: A Panel Event” on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 1-2pm via Zoom. Please click on the poster below for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Membership Renewal 2021


Following our AGM, THLA has made the decision to go fee-less! Membership will be maintained through an opt-in form for 2021-2022:

Please fill out this form to indicate your continued membership.

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Thanks everyone for your patience as we work to re-shuffle our plans for our Annual General Meeting!

Please save the date for the Toronto Health Libraries Association (THLA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), held via Zoom on Wednesday September 30, 12:00-1:30PM . News and updates will be shared, along with results from the member engagement survey, and your new THLA Executive Team will be introduced (vacancy information below). Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Executive Team vacancy: President-Elect

Interested in joining the THLA Executive Team? There is a vacancy for the President-Elect position (3-year term). If interested, please contact the THLA Secretary ( before September 18th

Lastly, did you know the THLA Newsletter has been digitized? Issues of our Newsletter are now available online from 1982! With thanks to Aaron Cain (Digitization Volunteer):

More details regarding the AGM will be shared closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you on September 30th!

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THLA Member Survey

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe!

In these interesting times, the THLA executive is taking the time to evaluate our organization, and to understand member needs, participation, and the future of the chapter.

We’ve developed a survey to get your feedback. When you get the time, please fill it out – your participation is very valuable and greatly appreciated.


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Joint Library Associations Holiday Social

Inside it’s warm and delightful…

…at the Joint Library Associations Holiday Social!

Join TALL, SLA, THLA, OLA-SLC, FIAA and Apra Canada members across Toronto and the GTA to celebrate the holiday season at Hart House! The evening will feature awards, words from participating associations, games and raffle draws, not to mention food, drinks, and opportunities to connect with others in the Toronto special libraries community.


Thursday, December 5th, 2019

5:30 PM-9:00 PM


Hart House, East Common Room (1034), 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3


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

Hors d’oeuvres and 1 drink ticket included.

This year’s Joint Holiday Social is brought to you by the SLA (Special Libraries Association) Toronto, TALL (Toronto Association of Law Libraries), THLA (Toronto Health Libraries Association), OLA (Ontario Library Association) – Special Libraries Committee, APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) and ( FIAA (Faculty of Information Alumni Association).

Register at

Questions and more information, please contact the planning committee (

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THLA is co-hosting CHLA/ABSC 2020 with our colleagues from the Golden Horseshoe Health Libraries Association in Niagara Falls (June 12-15, 2020). 


This year’s theme is 20/20 Vision and the call for abstracts is currently open: Consider submitting an abstract for this year by December 15, and keep your eyes on this space for further details as planning moves forward!


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Medical Librarians Month


Happy upcoming Medical Librarians Month! The Toronto Health Libraries Association would love to hear about how you are celebrating your medical library, and how you promote awareness throughout your organization.

We will be hosting a virtual event on October 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm via Zoom to showcase the different activities going on in our GTA area health and medical libraries. We invite you to submit your ideas for lightning talks or other short presentations (5-10 minutes maximum) to by October 4th, 2019. This is a great opportunity to get a quick snapshot of what your colleagues are doing and see all the different ways we advertise our programs and services!

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact any of the THLA executive committee members.

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THLA End of Summer Social

The summer is almost over (we can’t believe it either!) and to celebrate, THLA is hosting a get together at the Firkin! We would love to celebrate (or mourn?) the end of summer and the start of fall with all our Toronto area colleagues. 

If you’d like to attend, please let our Secretary know before September 11th so we can ensure we have enough space for you and your crew. Bring your health, library, Toronto-area and/or social loving friends!



What: THLA End of Summer Social

Where: Firkin on Bloor (81 Bloor St. East, @ Bloor & Yonge)

When: Thursday September 19, 5:30-8:30

Who: All GTA health sciences, hospital, health library folks! Non-THLA members are welcome and encouraged to join.

How: RSVP to before September 11

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