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.
This page provides automatic PubMed searches on a range of COVID-19 topics.
COVID-19 Key Resources provides core resources for busy clinicians, along with reasons they might be useful.
ALIA HLA has made the below statement in relation to COVID-19
- Free 1 hour online event – 2pm Thu 16 July
Now, Next, Beyond COVID-19 – Health Librarians Experiences. Register here.
International health library associations (including HLA) urge the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis publications
- HLA PD Days 2020 *New dates*
Visit the new HLA journal JoHILA (replaces HLA News).
Contributions and suggestions welcome
- Leadership exchange bursary
Congratulations to Helen Baxter (Austin Hospital Library) who has been awarded the HLA Leadership Exchange Bursar
- 2020 HLA/MedicalDirector Innovation Award
Congratulations to Daniel McDonald (Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service) who has been awarded this for his podcast initiative: Shoosh : a podcast about health libraries (coming soon)
- Like input into the National Health Information Strategy?
Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
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 (email@example.com)