SHLA Fall Annual Meeting, 2016

Invitation: SHLA Fall Annual Meeting 2016

Greetings from your SHLA President – Lukas Miller!

On behalf of the SHLA 2016-17 executive, I’m pleased to announce that the SHLA Fall Meeting will be taking place on October 21, 2016 in Regina, SK. We have booked space (once again) at Sask Polytechnic’s Wascana Campus in their beautiful 11th floor boardroom (the same location as last Fall).

Call for Presentations

We have time available for 2 short (approx. 10-20 minute) member presentations. If you are working on a project or publication and seeking a chance to practice your presentation skills and share your findings, we encourage you to consider presenting at the meeting! Please contact Michelle Dalidowicz ( to make arrangements. Also, please try to let us know at least a month in advance (September 21st).

Continuing Education

CADTH’s knowledge mobilization liaison officer(s) will be providing a workshop on critical appraisal to the membership. This session is aimed at familiarizing non-researchers with aspects of evidence-based research and assessing the quality of papers and studies. This should be a valuable session for anyone providing information services to medical professionals. For more information about CADTH and their programs and services, visit their website at

Location, Schedule & Agenda

A more detailed schedule and agenda including time, location, and a summary of the day’s events will be forwarded via email to all members closer to the meeting date. If you have any items you feel should be covered at the meeting, please forward them to the Executive. In the meantime, stay tuned! (Minutes for the previous meeting will also be forwarded).


Have you renewed your membership for the 2016-17 term? Be advised we now accept PayPal for membership payments. Renew today on the SHLA website at!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other members of the executive. I’ve included our details and contact information below.

Lukas Miller
SHLA President 2016-17



At the Spring AGM (May 6th 12.30 – 2.00pm, at Picasso Room, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon) we will have elections for the 2016-17 year for President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer. SHLA members are strongly encouraged to consider these opportunities for professional service and leadership. Members may self-nominate.

Please respond with your nomination and a brief (50 word) biography by 5 pm Thursday, March 31st.

Duties of the President-Elect:
1. a) Act in the absence of the President;

  1. a) Act in the absence of the President;
  2. b) Act as correspondent to the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association;
  3. c) Assist the President in arranging for speakers for the Spring and Fall meetings.
  4. d) Arrange food and beverage for Fall and Spring meetings

Duties of the Secretary-Treasurer

  1. a) Publicize all meetings;
  2. b) Record and distribute the minutes of all meetings;
  3. c) Have charge of all correspondence;
  4. d) Prepare and distribute the ballots for the annual election of officers;
  5. e) Hold alternate signing power in the disbursement of the Association’s funds;
  6. f) Maintain a current registry of all members;
  7. g) Collect fees and issue receipts;
  8. h) Present annual statement of accounts based on SHLA’s fiscal year: June 1- May 31.

SHLA members who are also CHLA/ABSC members in good standing are eligible to be nominated or to self-nominate.

Please submit your nomination(s) to the SHLA President by email:
Maha Kumaran
SHLA President, 2015-16

SHLA Fall Meeting on Dec. 4th

Our next SHLA Fall Meeting is approaching. This season Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be hosting us at the Regina Campus on December 4th. The agenda will be sent out to the membership soon; here is the line up we have put together for you:

Morning CE:
A Systematic Method for Selecting Search Terms
Presented by:  Charles Wessel, and Mary Lou Klem, University of Pittsburgh.

Afternoon Member Presentations:
Development of guidelines for synthesis review services at the Leslie and Irene Dube Health Sciences Library: A pilot project.
Presented by:  Catherine Boden and Lukas Miller, University of Saskatchewan

Consumer Health Information & Education in the Saskatoon Health Region.
Presented by:  Ashley Booth, Colleen Haichert, Caroline Monnin, and Catherine Young, Saskatoon Health Region


Welcome to our new SHLA WordPress site. We have added a Resource tab with links and tools useful to Health Librarians in Saskatchewan. There is a new Members Only section for SHLA members to access archived documents, the membership list and more. If you do not have an account or if you have anything you would like to contribute to the site, contact the Web Manager.