SHLA Journal Club

About the SHLA Journal Club

A Saskatchewan health libraries journal club was first proposed in October 2013 at an SHLA annual meeting.  The first journal club meeting was held on August 11, 2014.  In June of 2017, the club was officially endorsed by SHLA.

The club is a great way to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits and an informal place to discuss and problem solve around the common experiences in health science libraries.  Meetings are just 30 minutes, earn a 0.5 credit each and can hopefully inspire new ideas and projects in our respective organizations.

See articles we have read and supporting documentation at

What to expect at a Meeting:
-A reading and questions will be provided at least one week prior to the meeting
-A facilitator will introduce the article and lead the discussion – various tools may be used in guiding discussion [e.g. critical appraisal tool]

How to get involved:
-Attend as a participant
-Provide articles or topics to discuss
-Facilitate a session

Additional info:
CHLA requirements for a journal club []

  • groups of two or more individuals
  • meet regularly to discuss and/or evaluate recent articles
  • Critical appraisal tools may be used as appropriate

Contact Lance Fox for more information: