Searching the HTA Database Canadian Search Interface – Webinar

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health is hosting a webinar called “Searching the HTA Database Canadian Search Interface” on September 29th, 2015 at 1pm EST. Join Caitlyn Ford to learn more about using the HTA Database search engine to find Canadian-produced HTAs. Register now at:

OVHLA Annual General Meeting

The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association will hold its AGM at CMA House (1867 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa) on September 24th, 2015. For those members who cannot attend in person, but would still like to participate, we have a teleconference number for the AGM: Teleconference Number: 1-877-234-4610 Toll Free (Canada & USA)                              … [Read more…]

Deadline for Mosaic 2016 Submissions

Only two weeks remain to submit an abstract for “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture l Mosaique: Faites partie du portrait global,” to be held May 13–18, 2016, in Toronto. The submission date is earlier this year to accommodate the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques … [Read more…]

OVHLA Executive Council Election – Call for Nominations.

The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association will be holding elections for positions on the Executive Committee. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills, broaden your professional horizons and experience, and learn from your colleagues. The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association (OVHLA) Executive is currently seeking nominations for the following positions: 1. President … [Read more…]

Upcoming Journal Club

The OVHLA will be hosting another Journal Club (in person and via teleconference), at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) on October 6th from noon – 1:00pm.   We will be discussing a few articles with similar themes around the impact of medical libraries and librarians on patient care. If you plan … [Read more…]

OVHLA History Project

The OVHLA is currently embarking on a project to collect, organize, and share our historical documents. We hope to create a digital archive with a timeline of our chapter’s key achievements and important historical documents. We are seeking donations from current and past members. If you have any items related to the history of our … [Read more…]

Mini-symposium program

Join your colleagues for an evening of socialising, networking and research sharing at the first OVHLA Mini Symposium on Thursday July 9, 2015. We will be hosting short poster presentations, that will be presented by three of your colleagues on topics ranging from Cochrane search standards, collaboration with colleagues across the world via Twitter and … [Read more…]

OVHLA is hosting a Mini-Symposium!

The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association Executive Committee is proud to host a “mini-symposium” for health information professionals in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. This is an opportunity to share our projects and ideas. We will be holding it on Thursday, July 9th 2015 at 7:00pm (location TBD). To that end, we are looking for submissions … [Read more…]

Journal club session – April 8th, 2015

Greetings from the OVHLA executive, We would like to invite you to join us for the first journal club for 2015. DATE:  Wednesday April 8, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm                                                                                       Location:   Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health,                                                  6th floor, 865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON K1S 5P1                                                                            Dial in … [Read more…]

OVHLA social event!

The OVHLA executive committee is hosting a winter social event in Ottawa at Cacao70 (located at 51-53 William Street) on March 12th, 2015 at 5:30pm. This event provides our members with an opportunity to meet in a relaxed atmosphere where we can catch up with colleagues and network with others in the profession. We would … [Read more…]