HLA  Advocacy, Research, Marketing and Awards

 

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.

 

Awards

 

Anne Harrison

HLA - Medical Director Digital Health Innovation

Research and Projects

 

ALIA HLA is currently working on a number of projects including updating the HLA Competencies and the HLA Guidelines. They are also looking into running some Consumer Health pilot projects with Public Libraries.

International health library associations (including HLA) urge the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis publications, June 2020.

 

 

Marketing and Promotion

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10 ways that library and information services power the health sector handout

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Library and Information Week poster 2020

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Library and Information Week poster 2019

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Library and Information Week banner 2019

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Library and Information Week poster 2018

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Library and Information Week banner 2018

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Library and Information Week poster 2017

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HLA Poster 2017-1

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HLA Poster 2017-2

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HLA Poster 2017-3

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HLA Poster 2016-1

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HLA Poster 2016-2

Advocacy and Submissions

 

HLA works to develop a highly skilled and professional workforce with the capacity to deliver services and resources that support safe and quality clinical practice.

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Submission in response to the Australian Government National Preventative Health Strategy consultation, April 2021

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International health library associations (including HLA) urge the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis publications, June 2020

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Response to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) National Health Information Strategy online consultation, March 2020

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Submission in response to the Digital Health Agency consultation discussing the value of Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and Health Libraries Australia (HLA) as partners in the provision of access to authoritative health information. April 2018

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Submission in response to the Teaching, Training and Research Costing Study Public Consultation Paper - Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) - December 2014, January 2015

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Submission to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, July 2008

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Submission to the National e-Health Strategy, June 2008

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Submission to the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review, April 1998

Reports, Publications & Presentations

 

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    Health Librarianship Competencies Review, 2018 RAILS Conference, 28th November 2018

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    Australian health libraries’ contributions to hospital accreditation: results of a national research project. (2018) Poster presented at the 17th EAHIL Conference, Cardiff, July 2018.

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    Health Librarianship Workforce and Education: Research to Plan the future.

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    The Census of Australian HealthLibraries and Health LibrariansWorking Outside the Traditional Library Setting

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    Census Infographic

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    Health libraries return on investment report

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    HeLiNS: health libraries for national standards - outcomes of a national research project

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    Census poster presentation at ICML/EAHIL 2017 and overview