2015 Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2015 NLHLA Conference and AGM, which will take place on Friday, April 17 at Memorial University.

We have a great program planned, and we hope you can join us! The registration deadline is Monday, April 13.

If you’re not able to join us in person but are interested in attending, please let Kristen Romme know as soon as possible (no later than Monday, April 13), so we can arrange virtual access.

Call for Presentations

We are currently seeking presentations for the NLHLA Annual Conference, which will take place this year on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Please consider putting together a presentation on a topic of your choice, whether it be a project from your workplace, your research, a current trend, or changes and challenges facing health libraries and librarians. Our conference does not have a theme—we’re interested in any and all topics that are of interest to you!

You may choose from the following formats:

  • Full presentations – a 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions
  • Lightning Round presentations – a 5-10 minute presentation
    The Lightning Round is ideal for introducing attendees to research or programs that are-in-progress, describing something you tried that didn’t work out, or getting feedback on an idea you’re mulling over.

Please send a brief abstract (1-2 paragraphs) to Kristen Romme (kromme@mun.ca) no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.

Save the Date!

The 2015 NLHLA Conference will be held in the McCann Room (Education Library, Memorial University) on Friday, April 17. A reminder that it’s never too early to start thinking about presentation topics!

More details to follow.

Call for Presentations – NLHLA Annual Workshop 2014

It’s that time of year again! Please mark your calendars for the NLHLA Annual Workshop and AGM:

Friday, May 9, 2014
McCann Room
Education Building
Memorial University
St. John’s

We are currently seeking submissions for conference presentations. Please consider putting together a presentation on a topic of your choice, whether it be a project from your workplace, your research, a current trend, or changes and challenges facing health libraries and librarians.

Presentations can be 20 minutes or 45 minutes. Please email a brief abstract and the length of your presentation to Debbie O’Reilly or Kristen Romme.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2014

Call for Nominations

The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Libraries Association is seeking nominations for one elected position to sit on the Executive Committee. The position is that of Vice-President/President Elect. The position entails sitting on the committee for two years, the first in the position of Vice-President, the second in the position of President.

Please send nominations to Alison Farrell by April 30, 2013. If necessary, a vote will be held during the AGM on Friday May 10, 2013.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in our provincial association.


NLHLA 2013 Conference

As you all know, our annual conference and AGM is fast approaching. The conference and AGM will be held in the Education Building at Memorial University on Friday May 10th, 2013.

If you haven’t yet thought about presenting at this conference, there is still time. Deadline for submissions is Sunday March 31st. Please send brief abstracts to Alison Farrell (alisonr@mun.ca) and indicate if you would like to do a 20 min or 45 min presentation.

Are you out of town and won’t be able to make it in person? Don’t worry, you can still participate via teleconference or videoconference. In order for us to have this technology set up, please let Alison know by Friday April 26th if you would like to participate.

It’s shaping up to be a great conference! Hope to see you all there.

President, NLHLA

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 (sgordon@cmun.ca).

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 (pmorgan@mun.ca) if you have any questions.

And don’t forget Nominations for the new executive … Contact Shannon Gordon (sgordon@cmun.ca).

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.