Vol. 3 No. 1, February 2010

News & Events

e-HLbc provides an update on STAT!Ref negotiations; Shannon Long is announced as the new Management Committee health sector representative; the Training Committee holds a Training Materials Contest; and much more.

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Success Story: Supporting Evidence in Practice & Research

“We call the workshop we offer to practitioners ‘How to find the best evidence in 5 minutes or less’,” laughs Deborah Collette, the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for Nursing at Northern Health Authority (NH). “Of course, finding good information often takes much longer than that.”

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Using RSS Feeds to Create a Targeted Current Awareness Website

The Vancouver Coastal Health library team serves a large georgraphic area in southwestern British Columbia.  We wanted to reach out to allied health professionals in our health authority as we noticed that they were not heavy library users. In order to support their work and promote the use of library resources, the library created a special website comprised almost entirely of content from RSS feeds in order to help allied health professionals keep up to date on what’s new in their discipline.

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Member Profile: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is a unique public post-secondary institution. It’s governed by First Nations, and its educational programs and services are reflective of Aboriginal perspectives, values and beliefs. NVIT is also e-HLbc’s newest affiliate member.

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Notes from the Chair

Best wishes for 2010 to e-HLbc partner libraries and colleagues. As we begin a new year of collaboration, it is important to celebrate the successes we’ve experienced over the last year while recognizing the challenges that lay ahead.

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