Health Libraries Australia (HLA) has evolved from the former Library Association of Australia National Medical Librarians’ Section established in 1981 to become 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.
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.
Anne Harrison AwardWould you like to know the answers to the following questions: What is the best current awareness strategy? Should information literacy training be offered Just In Case or Just In Time? How will electronic health records impact clinical libraries? More unanswered questions here.
Applications for the Anne Harrison Award 2018 are invited until 28th February 2018. This award value is $5000. For full information on the Award, past recipients and application guidelines, please visit the Anne Harrison Award page.
Please direct applications and inquiries to the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
HLA/MedicalDirector Digital Health Innovation Award 2018Have you initiated an innovative project which, through the use of digital technologies, contributes to improved health outcomes, or are you planning such a project? You could win $3000 to spend on your project or on continuing education supporting the project, plus travel and free registration to the HLA Professional Development day in Sydney on the 19th July 2018. Applications close 16th of Feb 2018. For more information visit the page. or contact Jeanette Bunting.
Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics – Strategy Development, Text Analysis and Text Mining Training Day
Presenter: Julie Glanville
10 April 2018: Melbourne
16 April 2018: Sydney
We are excited to announce our new HLA News Editor, Taryn Hunt. HLANewsed@alia.org.au
- ICML/EAHIL 2017 presentation " Australian health libraries’ contributions to hospital accreditation"
- Census poster presentation at ICML/EAHIL 2017 and overview
Census of Australian Health Librarians and Library and Information Services (LIS) by Health Libraries Australia (HLA)
- HLA PD Day 2017 Perth - presentations
- HLA was represented at the Health Information Workforce in November 2016 and this is the summary strategy and action plan that emerged from it.
To find our list of contacts in our executive committee click here.
L-R: Suzanne Lewis, Sarah Hayman, Gemma Siemensma, Kathleen Grey, Diana Blackwood, Rolf Schafer, Jane Orbell-Smith, Ann Ritchie, and Bronia Renison.
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: Ann Ritchie (email@example.com)