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.
Covid-19 Live Literature Searches
This page provides automatic PubMed searches on a range of COVID-19 topics.
- Leadership Exchange Bursary
Like to attend the CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference in Scotland, July 2020? If you have some health library management experience and a track record that demonstrates your professional commitment and leadership aspirations in health librarianship then this could be you. The bursary will be valued at approximately $6000 (covering all costs of travel, accommodation, conference attendance and additional library visits). Applicants must be ALIA/HLA members. Further information may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upcoming HLA PD day : 16-18 July in Brisbane 'Digital transformation in health - impact and opportunities for health librarians'
- Like input into the National Health Information Strategy? Send comments to email@example.com
- Updated HLA Competencies are now available
National Manager: Ann Ritchie AALIA (CP) Health (VIC), Convenor: Gemma Siemensma (VIC), Treasurer: Sharon Karasmanis (VIC), Secretary: Meena Gupta (VIC)
Committee: Jeanette Bunting (WA), Lorien Delaney (SA), Dr Kathleen Gray (VIC), Taryn Hunt (WA), Tanja Ivacic-Ramljak (VIC), Megan O’Connor (WA), Jane Orbell-Smith (QLD), Rob Penfold (VIC), Rolf Schafer (NSW), and Angela Smith (NSW)
The ALIA HLA has made the below statement in relation to COVID-19
In support of our vision, and in line with ALIA's policy direction and priorities, HLA undertakes strategic initiatives in five key areas (portfolios): Professional development, education and training; Advocacy, Research, Marketing and Awards; Partnerships and collaborations; Publishing and communication; Membership.
NSQHS Standards – live literature searches
These PubMed live searches provide updated results for 11 topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. They have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and HLI (Health Libraries Inc).
To find our list of contacts in our executive committee click here.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)