Upcoming Event: A Crash Course in AI So That You Can Understand ChatGPT

CHLA, HSCI and THLA members are invited to register HERE for:

A Crash Course in AI So That You Can Understand ChatGPT

Monday June 19, 2023

(9-10am Pacific, 12-1pm EST, 2-3pm Atlantic)

·         Presenters:  Co -Editors of The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries.

o   Sandy Hervieux she/her, Head Librarian, Nahum Gelber Law Library, McGill University

o   Amanda Wheatley she/her, Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship, McGill University

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Virtual AGM 2023

The THLA Annual General Meeting will occur this year on Wed, May 31, 2023 @ 12pm-1pm EDT on Zoom.

Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/4800837293?pwd=WmpmWjM0L3BWWTJXZW91VkN0SjdIQT09
Meeting ID: 480 083 7293
Meeting Passcode: 1Ufyir

The agenda will be as follows: 

1. Approving 2022 Minutes & Approving 2023 Agenda
2. Report of Annual Activities
a. CHLA Updates, Social
b. Library Month Event
c. Meet our Mentors
d. LTSC Update
e. Treasurer Update
3. Upcoming Events
4. Membership Updates
5. Executive Updates
a. Farewell
b. Welcome to new Executive
6. Questions & Adjournment

Looking forward to seeing some of you virtually for the 2023 AGM at the end of the month! 

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THLA PD event: Teaching & Facilitating with Neurodiversity in Mind

In honour of Medical Librarians Month, THLA is happy to offer this free PD event (open to THLA members).

Not a THLA Member? No problem! Register for free THLA membership.

Thanks in advance for considering joining us for this interactive learning experience! We think it will be valuable as we seek to meaningfully integrate inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility in our work.

Teaching & Facilitating with Neurodiversity in Mind

with Kate Klein

Monday, October 24, 2022


via Zoom – please register in advance:


It is such a gift to get to facilitate other’s learning. It can sometimes feel challenging, though, to account for all the ways in which learners’ brains work differently. If there are as many minds as there are people, is it even possible to “get it right”? In this hands-on workshop, we will explore some essential things to keep in mind when teaching towards learner complexity and neurodiversity. Using your own ‘sticky’ teaching practices as a jumping off point, we will explore how these practices might be received by different kinds of learners. We will then brainstorm how to make these practices more accessible for neurodivergent learners without leaving your own needs behind.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

1.     Be familiar with a Universal Design for Learning framework of education and acquainted with useful UDL resources to support your facilitation practice.

2.     Understand how to approach facilitating towards neurodiversity as a “life-long learner” with needs of your own, rather than as a perfectionist.

3.     Have new strategies for: 

·         Building choice into your facilitation practice;

·         Taking a second look at commonly-held ideas of normaland 

·         Becoming a safe place for feedback and suggestions for adaptation.

TO ATTEND, please register in advance:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See the flyer here.

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THLA Summer Social

We are excited to share that we will be hosting a THLA Summer Social, as this was a most requested activity at our Annual General Meeting!

When:   Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 6pm

Where: Restaurant in downtown Toronto, likely on a patio (exact location TBD)

Please RSVP to the meeting invite so we have a sense of how many people will be joining the event

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THLA Annual General Meeting

The THLA Annual General Meeting will be virtual again this year and will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 12pm-1pm EDT.

We hope you will consider joining us to hear updates from the Executive and plans for the upcoming year. 

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 695 3003 0283

Passcode: 638461

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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 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: naz.torabi@utoronto.ca.

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 naz.torabi@utoronto.ca.

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SLA Canada Holiday Social

Please feel free to register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sla-canada-holiday-social-tickets-217021817097 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 (Mellisha.McKenzie@uhn.ca) 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): https://thla.chla-absc.ca/?page_id=2568

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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