2018 Membership Renewals

It’s that time of year again, to renew your OVHLA memberships!

Membership in the OVHLA provides you with an opportunity to attend local CE events and social activities and stay connected with your local professional community. Last year’s activities included a mini symposium to share projects, our AGM and social, and clinical rounds at CHEO with Margaret Sampson.

Check out our Membership page for more information.

2016 – 2017 OVHLA Executive

Hello everyone!

We have been slow to share some good news!  The OVHLA held its annual general meeting in October this year and we welcomed two new people to the Executive.  We are very excited to welcome Aleksandra Grobelna from CADTH as our Treasurer and Sandra McKeown from Queen’s University Library as our Secretary.  A big welcome to you both!!  Thank you for joining us 🙂

In other good news, I am very happy to announce that Cait Ford will be staying on as our CE Coordinator!

Congrats and thank you to all!

AGM Update!!

To members who planned to call into the meeting, please use the following call-in number:

Number is 1-866-991-8797

Participant PIN code is 1862769#

Skype will not be available due to technology restrictions.

Thank you!!

Call for nominations! CE Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer

Please note that there are three upcoming vacancies in the OVHLA’s Executive Committee.  The positions of CE Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer are up for election!  All three positions are 2 year terms.  A huge thank you to Cait Ford and Jennifer Skuce for all their work on the Executive Committee!  You are both awesome!

For more information, or to submit your name for consideration, please contact  Alex Hickey at alexandra.hickey@cma.ca.  All three positions will be elected at our 2016 AGM.

Please make sure to submit your name or nomination by September 30th, 2016

New OVHLA Secretary

The OVHLA recently held elections for the President and Secretary position at our AGM on September 24th, 2015. Alexandra Hickey was elected to the position of Secretary for 2015-2017 term.  Jessie Cunningham was re-elected as OVHLA President for the 2015-2017 term.  Alexandra is the Technical Liaison Information Specialist with NewCo, a Canadian Medical Association subsidiary.

Congratulations and welcome to Alexandra!

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: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=1037466&sessionid=1&key=5A9A6ADBC7C9E943CE2A223003DCFC5E&sourcepage=register

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 de la santé duCanada (CHLA/ABSC), and International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC).
The call for submissions  abstracts for contributed content that supports the theme, “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture.” New this year, authors will rank how they would prefer to present their content: paper, poster, or lightning talk. (https://www.mlanet.org/meetings/am/mla16/index.html)

Also new are special content sessions: Groups (such as sections, chapters, special interest groups [SIGs], and others) are invited to submit proposals for engaging 1.5-hour-long sessions.

When submitting your structured abstract, decide if it’s either a research abstract or a program description abstract:

*   Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

*   Program description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
The distinction is important because your abstract will be appraised using different criteria. Criteria for both Research and Program abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters

To submit an abstract or proposal use, the online contributed content submission form: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=UAAHIQOR
The due date is: September 15, 6:00 p.m., central time. Enter early to avoid the last-minute rush and allow time for assistance, if needed.

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 chapter: digital or printed documents, photographs, or other memorabilia, we would love to include them in the project.

To donate materials, share your memories of our chapter, or help with this project please send an e-mail to kellyf@cadth.ca.

Next year is CHLA’s 40th anniversary, so it’s great timing to look back at our own chapter history!