Vol. 5 no. 1 June 2012

News and Events

e-HLbc announces the new Management Committee;  Welcome to the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and the Health Employers Association of BC; and more.

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Notes from the Chair - Summer 2012

I have been elected Co-Chair for the Health Sector and after 5 years on the Management Committee and more working in the background, I feel I have something to offer.

As the manager of Interior Health’s library service for the Okanagan and West Kootenay communities, I have long been a strong advocate for the e-HLbc. Without it so many of our smaller communities would have little or no access to health library resources. We have made such a difference in supporting patient care.

The spring of 2012 was a time of hard work and change for the e-HLbc Management Committee and your Co-chairs.

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Member Profile: Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is Western Canada’s only accredited medical school providing a naturopathic education, and is also e-HLbc’s newest affiliate member.

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Success Story: Removing Perceived Barriers to Reading Health Literature

The Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC) is the only physiotherapy association in Canada providing a virtual library and the services of a part-time professional librarian to its members.  Deb Monkman, librarian for PABC, highlights, “Having access to e-HLbc's high-quality databases and journals, and training on how to use them, is critical to [a physiotherapist's] evidence-informed practice.”  The library service is one of the top reasons physiotherapists say they join the association.

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CVHL Update

The Canadian Virtual Health Library / Bibliotheque virtuelle canadienne de la santé (CVHL/BVCS) is delighted that the Electronic Health Library of BC (e-HLbc) has become its latest Network Subscriber, thus ensuring a truly pan-Canadian network. The CVHL/BVCS emerged out of a conceptual framework developed and validated over the past ten years by the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliotheques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) with the ultimate vision of ensuring that “all Canadian health professionals have access to high-quality health information resources to improve health outcomes and patient safety.” Thanks to a three-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the CVHL/BVCS was launched in April 2011 and is continuing to develop and evolve.

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