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New Live Literature Searches Available – Health Library Guidelines

New Live Literature Searches Available – Health Library Guidelines

As well as NSQHS and COVID live literature searches, there is now a set of automatic PubMed searches related to the new Guidelines for Australian Health Libraries (5th Edition, 2022) Access the Guidelines Live Literature Searches. Suggestions / Corrections related to...

Courses & Events linked to HLA Competencies

Courses & Events linked to HLA Competencies

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

Latest Shoosh Podcast – Librarian Laura (on left …)

Latest Shoosh Podcast – Librarian Laura (on left …)

Listen to the Podcast Have you heard about Hurd? She is the one on the left above. 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...

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...

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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 

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