News of the discovery in B.C. of even more children lost to the residential schools has a devastating impact on all of us. The SHLA wants to highlight mental health and crisis resources for anyone struggling at this time.
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line
1-866-925-4419 – telephone line that has been set up to provide support to former students and those affected by the recent news out of Kamloops/Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. People can access emotional and crisis services.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310 or online chat at hopeforwellness.ca Offers immediate help for all Indigenous peoples in Canada 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Counselling and crisis intervention are offered in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports that are accessible near you.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group is starting a series of webinars on inclusion perspectives.Their first lecture “will feature a panel of Black librarians discussing their perspectives on the state of Canadian librarianship and how we can affect change.” This event is open to all (not just CARL institutions).
The Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) and specifically Black and Indigenous communities in Canada, the United States and all over the world who are experiencing racism, police brutality, and the effects of colonialism.
The SHLA executive is looking for members who are interested in sitting on the Constitutional Review Working Group. The SHLA is preparing to conduct a focused review of the 2015 Constitution of the Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association, in accordance with item 11 which states that “The membership shall review the Constitution every three years”.
At the Fall meeting, a brief discussion occurred and it was determined that a small sub-committee will conduct the review. At least one board member will sit on this committee.
Responsibilities will include:
• Working collaboratively with the Working Group
• Reviewing the Constitution in a detailed manner
• Ongoing membership consultation
• Developing proposed amendments
Time commitment for this committee should be minimal with a possible timeline of January to May. The recommended revisions will be presented to the Board prior to the AGM so that any final adjustments can be made and the work can be presented to members to vote on amendments at the spring AGM. The Executive will support the group in communicating and consulting with the membership.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact usby Friday, December 1, 2017.
The SHLA 2017-18 executive is looking forward to seeing everyone at the SHLA Fall Meeting on November 3rd, 2017. We will be having a change of scenery this year and meeting in the Alexandria Room at the Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina.
Call for Presenters As in past years, we have time available for 2 short member presentations of approximately 10 to 20 minutes. If you are working on a project or publication and are seeking a chance to practice your presentation skills and share your findings, we encourage you to consider presenting at the meeting. Please contact Caroline Monnin at before October 13th to make arrangements.
Agenda & Schedule A more detailed schedule and agenda will be forwarded closer to the meeting date.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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).
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 www.cadth.ca.
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 http://shla.chla-absc.ca/?page_id=29!
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.