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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Annual THLA AGM and Dinner

Please join us for the Toronto Health Library Association Annual General Meeting and Dinner!

This year, we will be gathering at the Queen and Beaver, on Tuesday April 9th, at 5:30pm

Here is a Map to the venue located at 35 Elm St, Toronto

Why Build A Graphic Medicine Collection?

We are delighted to have Dr. Shelley Wall as our guest speaker who will introduce the field of graphic medicine (the intersection of comics and healthcare), outline its relevance to narrative medicine and health humanities, and point to some key resources for those interested in learning more.

Shelley Wall (MScBMC PhD) is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Communications Graduate Program at the University of Toronto, where she teaches courses in graphic medicine as well as pathological and neuroanatomical illustration. She has been involved in the graphic medicine community for many years—as a creator, scholar, conference organizer, and, most recently, a founding member of the Graphic Medicine International Collective. As Illustrator-in-Residence in the UofT Faculty of Medicine, she offers workshops in graphic medicine and other aspects of the visual health humanities to medical trainees and healthcare professionals.

Please RSVP before Friday April 5th by submitting payment and selecting your dinner options below. The cost to attend is $36 (members); $46 (non-members); $26 (student or retired).

Thank you to those who have already renewed their 2019 membership fees

If you still need to renew your fees, please click here.  If you prefer to pay by cash or cheque at the event, please contact Raluca Serban ( directly before April 5th with your meal choices. 

We look forward to seeing you on April 9th

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