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.
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
10 ways that library and information services power the health sector handout
Library and Information Week poster 2020
Library and Information Week poster 2019
Library and Information Week banner 2019
Library and Information Week poster 2018
Library and Information Week banner 2018
Library and Information Week poster 2017
HLA Poster 2017-1
HLA Poster 2017-2
HLA Poster 2017-3
HLA Poster 2016-1
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.
HLA, ALIA and Australian Indigenous communities urge NLM to update their indigenous MeSH term (Jul 2022)
Submission in response to the Australian Government National Preventative Health Strategy consultation (Apr 2021)
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 (Jun 2020)
Response to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) National Health Information Strategy online consultation (Mar 2020)
Submission 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 (Apr 2018)
Submission to the Teaching, Training and Research Costing Study Public Consultation Paper; Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) (Jan 2015)
Submission to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (Jul 2008)
Reports, Publications & Presentations