Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) News

Academic journal article Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) News

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2008 / 2009 NAHLA Executive

An exciting year of events began for NAHLA on September 23 with the Annual General Meeting. A new executive was elected by NAHLA members and consists of:

* Trish Chatterley, President

* Dagmara Chojecki, Vice-President

* Orvie Dingwall, Past President

* Dale Storie, Treasurer

* Jessica Knoch, Secretary

Events

In October, a NAHLA subcommittee was created to develop a proposal for an additional Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC) award. Since a hospital librarian award was already in place, this new award would honour experienced librarians doing exceptional work in health information environments other than hospital libraries. The CHLA/ABSC Award for Innovation was approved by the CHLA executive at their November board meeting.

The year's first Leading Edge Workshop (NAHLA's signature professional development series) was held in mid-November with 14 attendees. Librarians and information professionals from outside traditional library settings spoke about the type of work they do and the challenges and rewards of their roles. Speakers included Stuart Drozd, Connie Winther, Liza Chan, and Dagmara Chojecki.

The annual NAHLA Christmas Luncheon was held at festive Rutherford house in December, and a second Leading Edge Workshop was held in January, in partnership with the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA). …

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