2020 OVHLA AGM

Mark your calendars! OVHLA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm via Zoom (log in details to follow).

The draft agenda is available here: http://ovhla.chla-absc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/OVHLA-AGM-2020-Agenda-.pdf

If you have any agenda items to add, please send them to me. We are also looking for fun virtual social ideas!

You can access 2019 AGM minutes here: October 2019

Please note that at the AGM we will be discussing a proposed Bylaw Amendment:

Motion to amend Article 4 – Officers: 

Current wording: 

The business of the Association shall be conducted by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Continuing Education Coordinator. There will be a two-year term of office for each position. Terms of office will begin in the fall and end in the fall of the following 2 years hence. Terms will be staggered so no more than two officers will have their term expire in the same year.

Proposed wording: 

The business of the Association shall be conducted by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Continuing Education Coordinator. There will be a two-year term of office for each position. Terms of office will begin in the fall and end in the fall of the following 2 years hence. The terms of the office of President and Secretary will end in odd-numbered years. The terms of office for Treasurer and Continuing Education Coordinator will end in even-numbered years.

Looking forward to seeing you then!

OVHLA Executive

2018 President’s Award: Shaila Mensinkai

Congratulations to Shaila Mensinkai for being nominated by her peers for the OVHLA President’s Award. Shaila was nominated for making a significant, long-lasting contribution to the OVHLA community through her leadership in health technology assessment librarianship, and her “behind the scenes” support of search methodology projects, presentations and resources. Thank you Shaila!

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.

2017 President’s Award: Cait Ford

Congratulations to Cait Ford for being nominated by her peers for the OVHLA President’s Award. Cait served for three years on the OVHLA executive as the CE Coordinator and worked to establish the successful OVHLA mini-symposium event, now held annually. She is an enthusiastic and visionary leader, and was a key player in bringing CHLA to Ottawa in 2019. Thank you for your service Cait!

OVHLA AGM – 2017

Mark your calendars! The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association will hold its AGM at Joule HQ (1031 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON Canada K1S 3W7) on Thursday October 5th, 2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm with a social event to follow.  The agenda will be posted on our website and sent out via the listserv shortly before our meeting.

Please also join us for a social event following the AGM.  The event location will be within the Lansdowne area.  Details to follow!

We hope to see you there!

– The OVHLA Executive Committee

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!!

OVHLA Annual General Meeting 2016

Mark your calendars! The Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association will hold its AGM at CADTH House (865 Carling Ave., Suite 600 Ottawa, ON Canada K1S 5S8) on Tuesday October 4th, 2016.  The agenda will be posted on our website and sent out via the listserv shortly before our meeting.

For those members who cannot attend in person, but would still like to participate, we will have a Skype session set up.  You can access it via the link below:

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(1-844)646-6564 (Toll-Free)                             English (United States)

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Conference ID: 52605

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Please note: For those members who will be attending in person, please report to the reception desk on the 6th floor and ask for Jen.  Parking is available underground as well as on the street.

*New this year!*  The OVHLA Executive Committee is introducing the “President’s Award”.  A call for nominations will go out shortly and a winner will be announced at the AGM.  The awardee will be chosen based on their contribution to the OVHLA community throughout the year.  We look forward to your nominations!

Please also join us for a social event following the AGM.  The event location will be within walking distance from CADTH.  Details to follow!

We hope to see you there!

– The OVHLA Executive Committee