HLa Publishing and Communications
HLA produce two regular publications, HLA News and HLA Alerts.
- HLA News: National Bulletin of Health Libraries Australia, the group’s quarterly online journal. Current Issue and Archive HLA News page.
- HLA Alerts, the monthly alerting service for HLA members. Current Issue and Archive HLA Alerts page.
It's really easy to become a member of HLA and receive these services. To register please click here.
HLA Community Page
ALIA members can join here.
Advertising and Sponsorship
Sponsorship – For options contact the Publications Editor.
HLA Annual Reports
Information about health libraries in Australia.
HLA's final report for Health Librarianship Workforce and Education
The Census of Australian Health Librarians and Health Librarians Working Outside the Traditional Library Setting
On July 18 2016, ALIA's HLA released this new census report which suggests that Australia is facing a potentially critical shortage of health librarians.
HLA Census reports
Health libraries return on investment report
On 4 November 2013, ALIA, in conjunction with Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association), released a study which suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organisations involved in healthcare gain a $9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries.
Details and resources here.
Guidelines for Health Libraries (4th Ed)
Although these guidelines were published in 2008 and therefore are due to be updated, they are nevertheless a major publication of HLA and are still useful to consult.
You can access the Guidelines for Health Libraries (4th ed) at: http://www.alia.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/Guidelines.fo_.Aust_.Hlth_.reading.pdf.
The document includes a checklist with ACHS EquIP standards that you can undertake for your library.