Games Night

Sorry, we have to postpone this activity.

I’d like to send out a big thank you to all who attended our last social outing. We had a great night out at Quintana’s: good food, good company, good fun!

We all seem to enjoy getting together so we’d like to continue the fun and try something a little different. Debbie has graciously offered to host a GAMES NIGHT at her place. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, but if you would like to imbibe in something a little stronger, please BYOB.

What: Games Night – bring along any games you’d like to play
When: Friday April 12th, 2013, 7:30pm – ???

We look forward to seeing you all for this evening of fun.

Please RSVP to Alison by Wednesday April 10th so we know how much food to arrange.

(for the NLHLA executive)

NLHLA 2012 Conference

2012 Workshop and AGM

The Annual Workshop and General Meeting will take place on Friday, May 4 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Boardroom (Room 3001) of the Inco Centre (Building 13 on the map), Memorial University of Newfoundland. Please RSVP to Shannon Gordon (

PARKING – We have arranged parking with security – you may freely park in Lot 18 (in front of the QEII Library) and security will not ticket you that day.

Campus Map

COST – Members – our conference is included as part of the annual membership fee of $20.00. A membership form is available on the web or you can register at the conference.
Non-Members – the cost for a half-day is $15.00.(lunch is excluded).

Also a reminder that memberships are now due for the new year. Please print off the membership form and either bring it and your money to the meeting, or mail it to the address specified. Contact Pam Morgan ( if you have any questions.

And don’t forget Nominations for the new executive … Contact Shannon Gordon (

Our new Professional Development Grant is now open for applications … See membership section for details.


8:00 – 8:30 Meet & Greet – Registration


8:30 – 12:00 Medical Apps and Mobile Devices: Integrating Point of Care Tools into Your Health Sciences Library by Robyn Butcher and Kathleen Gadd


10:00 – 10:15 Ebsco Update, with Shelley Singh.


10:15 – 10:45 Nutrition Break generously provided by Ebsco


12:00 – 12:15 Ovid Update, with Doug Murdoch


12:15 – 2:00 Lunch generously sponsored by Ovid


2:00 – 3:00 Annual General Meeting


3:00 – 3:30 Medicine, Maps, and GIS: An Overview by Dan Duda



3:30 – 3:00 Break


3:40 – 4:00 Exceeding your grasp: Using outreach tools and opportunities to expand your audience Jenny Seeman and Stephanie Harlick



3:30 – 4:00 Fourth Year and Beyond Karen Hutchens and Debbie O’Reilly



Robyn Butcher is the Health Sciences Librarian at the Horizon Health Network-Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Kathleen Gadd is an Information Services Librarian at University New Brunswick Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Shelley Singh is the Biomedical Field Sales Representative – Eastern Canada for Ebsco Publishing.

Doug Murdoch is the Sales Manager for Quebec and Atlantic Canada, Ovid Technologies.

Danial Duda is the Map Librarian at the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Jenny Seeman is the Archival Assistant, Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Stephanie Harlick the Archivist, Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Karen Hutchens is the Coordinator/Reference Librarian for the Learning Resource Centre, Centre for Nursing Studies, Eastern Health.

Debbie O’Reilly is the Librarian for the Computer Lab of the Centre for Nursing Studies, Eastern Health.

NLLA Conference

The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association’s 2012 Conference and AGM – In the Information Watershed, will be held at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, May 14, 2012.

We have a wonderful collection of speakers including:

·         Patrick Miskell “The Past is only a click away: What the Digital Archive has to offer”
·         Jing Xiao “Capelin OPAC: A Case Study of a Home Grown Bibliography Search Application”
·         Krista Godfrey “QR Codes: Best Practices”

Plus fabulous Lightning Round sessions* on:

·         Trends in the St. John’s Public Libraries

·         Community Engagement

·         LibraryThing and Special Libraries

·         Archive and Special Collection Control System

·         Working in the Cloud

·         Dealing with the Flood at the Health Sciences Library

·         Targa Technical Centres Initiative – Assistive Technology Solutions for Persons with Autism

*What’s a Lightning Round??  A series of under 10 minute sessions presented back to back with questions saved til the end.  Excellent for afternoon attention spans!

Please register  as soon as you can and send any questions you may have to me.