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Latest Shoosh Podcast – Librarian Laura

Latest Shoosh Podcast – Librarian Laura

Listen to the Podcast Laura Hurd is librarian at Rockhampton Hospital. Rockhampton is a city of 80000 people in Central Queensland, about 8 hours north of Brisbane. This is a fascinating and most enjoyable chat, ranging across a wide array of topics and solving them...

Winner – Anne Harrison Award 2022

Winner – Anne Harrison Award 2022

The administrators of the Anne Harrison Award take great pleasure in announcing that the winner for 2022 is Keren Moskal with her project EBP Training Syllabus for Health Libraries Design and implementation of an overarching evidence-based practice (EBP) syllabus that...

Hot off the press: New Issue of JoHILA now available

Hot off the press: New Issue of JoHILA now available

Vol 3 No 1 (2022) has been published. Articles available on Gratisnet, literature searching, starting a new health library, intercontinental relocation and more Browse our journal: JoHILA Connect with HLA: Facebook    LinkedIn    Twitter    aliaHEALTH...

Courses / Events linked to HLA Competencies (Jun 22)

Courses / Events linked to HLA Competencies (Jun 22)

An extensive list of courses and events in 2022 that map to the eight HLA Competencies are now available (updated Jun 2022). These are useful for continuing professional development. Browse our journal: JoHILA Connect with HLA: Facebook ...

Presentation on new health library guidelines

Presentation on new health library guidelines

Watch this 12 min video on the upcoming 2022 guidelines, presented by Ann Ritchie Browse our journal: JoHILA Connect with HLA: Facebook    LinkedIn    Twitter    aliaHEALTH e-list

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Getting a job in a health library (03 Aug)

Getting a job in a health library (03 Aug)

ALIA HLA Lunchtime Seminar: Getting a job in a health library – how to maximise your chances through ‘work integrated learning’ programs  This session will include a panel of recent graduates who will talk about their student placements and graduate cadetships in...

Health Library Innovations – Session 1 (30 Aug)

Health Library Innovations – Session 1 (30 Aug)

Health libraries are adept at changing practices and processes to ensure they pivot to meet changing technological and organisational needs that enhance processes and clinical decision-making abilities. Come and hear from four different speakers to learn about an...

Visual design made easy – with Canva (14 Jul)

Visual design made easy – with Canva (14 Jul)

This hands-on workshop will show you the basics of how to use the online tool Canva to create engaging and professional visual graphics for the healthcare environment. This session covers: •            ...

About HLA

 

Health Libraries Australia (HLA) is the national professional organisation representing librarians and information professionals working in all health sectors including: hospitals and other clinical facilities, research institutes, regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government departments, regional health services, professional colleges, universities, cooperative research centres, not-for-profit and community organisations, and parts of public library services. The vision of Health Libraries Australia is that all Australians benefit from health library and information professionals’ expertise that is integral to evidence based health care.

Who are Health Librarians

 

Health Librarians are health information professionals who focus on the services and systems that deliver research-derived data, information and knowledge to healthcare clinicians, managers, policy-makers, educators and researchers. They contribute to the development of knowledge through research services, from reference consultations and literature searching to advanced forms of evidence synthesis. They manage the research knowledge base published in all formats, as well as grey literature. Their responsibilities extend to advancing the application of evidence-based practice through health literacy and teaching, knowledge management and translation services, facilitating the links between clinical decision-making, policy/guideline/protocol development, and health research, i.e. translating evidence into practice. Health librarians are responsible for the delivery of services that are the only dedicated, secure, permanent and trustworthy source of authoritative information, critical and fundamental to an organisation’s information governance structures.

ALIA Health Libraries Advisory Committee

 

The Health Libraries Advisory Committee brings the work of ALIA Health Libraries Australia Group to the fore at Board level. The members of the committee advise the ALIA Directors about topics of interest and concern to health libraries and nurture relationships with allied associations in Australia and internationally.

Chair: Gemma Siemensma (gemma.siemensma@bhs.org.au)

HLA Advisory Committee Annual Report 2020

HLA Executive Terms of Reference 2018

L-R: Rolf Schafer, Ann Ritchie, Rob Penfold, Catherine Voutier, Kieran Hegarty, Taryn Hunt, Diana Blackwood, Tina Lavelle, Jane Orbell-Smith, Gemma Siemensma, Angela Smith