PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Education and training
Become a Health Specialisation Certified Professional.
HLA aims to help health library staff to identify courses and learning programs that will contribute to their professional development, and if desired to gain recognition as a Certified Professional (Health). The Health Specialisation Skills Audit will help you identify gaps in your knowledge and provide guidance for choosing your most appropriate continuing professional development activities. The Competencies Review project was undertaken in 2018 by Ann Ritchie, and reported at the RAILS Conference (Melbourne, 28th November, 2018)
Health librarianship courses and PD mapped to HLA Competency Areas
The Competency Mapping work has produced a list of approximately 110 health-related courses, events and programs offered in 2020 that are relevant to health librarians and technicians in Australia. The courses are also mapped to HLA's eight competency areas.
We welcome your feedback on the list, and suggestions of new items to add. Please send these to BuntingJ@ramsayhealth.com.au.
This fully online subject will be run again in semester 2, 2019.
Applications Now Open: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/56y6. Apply before 1 June; places are limited.
Please direct any queries to Cecily Gilbert: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a rigorous and rewarding 12-week fully online program for aspiring health information professionals, or for experienced health librarians wanting to update their skills in the contemporary digital health setting. Modules include essential content on e-health in Australia, digital health information sources, evidence-based practice, and knowledge management and health data technologies. The course is led by a team of experienced educators and industry professionals. You can complete the optional assessment for academic credit, or choose to receive a Certificate of Completion. PD points for professional accreditation are also awarded as is a 10% fee reimbursement for participants from the library sector who are ALIA members, on completion of the subject.
To view the flyer click here.
PD Calendar 2019
Events to support your professional development – 2019
|Medical Library Association, 119th Annual Meeting and Exhibition||Chicago, USA||3–8 May|
|Health Libraries Group (CILIP UK)||UK||3-4 July|
|EAHIL 2019 (European Association for Health Information and Libraries)||Basel, Switzerland||17 - 20 June|
|HLA PD Day||Melbourne
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
|IFLA World Library and Information Conference (Including Health and Biosciences Libraries Section)||Athens, Greece||24-30 August|
|16th HLinc. Conference||Melbourne||13 September|
|ICLC - 10th International Clinical Librarians Conference||Manchester, UK||3 - 4 October|
|HLA sponsored Julie Glanville Workshops||Sydney, Melbourne, others TBA||TBA November|
If you are looking for conferences that you can link in with you travels, keep eye on the site “International Library Related Conferences” maintained by James Thull, Associate Professor, Specials Collections Librarian, Montana State University Library and Marian Dworaczek, Librarian Emeritus University of Saskatchewan Library.
HLA PD – Program and Presentations
- 2015 (Satellite event for the EBLIP8 Conference, Brisbane, July 9th)
- 2014 (Joint Collaboration Conference, HLA News Special Edition)
- ALIA/AGLIN Forum ‘Change, challenges and opportunities: recasting your library skills’, 9th Sept 2015: Creating the health librarian professional workforce for the future presented by Ann Ritchie, HLA Convenor presentation and notes