Our upcoming event is SAHLA Holiday Social (Online) – happening on December 19, from 12-1 pm.

Past Events

Prairie-wide Project Exposition (Online)

Date: August 29, 2023

Guest Speaker Event (online)

Date: August 8, 2023

Exploring the impact of automated indexing on completeness of MeSH terms Presented by Alexandre Amar-Zifkin (coauthored with Virginie Paquet, Taline Ekmekjian and Tara Landry).

SAHLA Journal Club

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Article: Bradley-Ridout, G., & Epworth, A. (2020). Library technicians collaborating with librarians on knowledge syntheses: a survey of current perspectives. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada41(3). You can find it here (via DOAJ)


Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Topic: This was a collaborative, trivia-based social event for members of the Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association, Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association and Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association.

SAHLA Journal Club

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

Article: Fleerackers, A., Riedlinger, M., Moorhead, L., Ahmed, R., & Alperin, J. P. (2021). Communicating scientific uncertainty in an age of COVID-19: An investigation into the use of preprints by digital media outlets. Health Communication. Advance online publication.

Summer 2020 SAHLA Lunch and Learn: “Journeys through a Grey World”

Date: Friday, June 26, 2020

Presenters: Marcus Vaska and Rachel Zhao (AHS librarians)

Topic: This online lunch and learn session included a few key facts on what is meant by grey literature, as well as personal experiences and anecdotes from Marcus’ past 12+ years of research and work in this field. Grey literature resources relating to COVID-19 were also briefly discussed by Rachel Zhao.

Session Recording

2020 NAHLA Online Project Exposition

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Topics and Presenters:

  • Assessing the Quality of Literature Search Methods and Reporting in Systematic Reviews: A Post-Publication Peer Review by Victoria Eke
  • Data Discovery in a Canadian Context: An Analysis of CIHR-funded Research Data Sharing Practices by Heather Ganshorn
  • Community Authorship on Inuit Health Research Publications by Connie Winther and Sandy Campbell
  • COVID-19 Infodemic: Ad-Hoc Librarian Group to Support WHO Researcher by Janice Kung

Session Recording

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program for First Nations and Inuit: What Do Health and Information Professionals Need to Know?

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Speakers: Candace Bird and Jessie Loyer

Topic: The federal Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides First Nations and Inuit people with coverage for a limited range of medically necessary goods and services. This Leading Edge session will provide historical background on the NIHB, perspectives on the legal and treaty requirements for service provision, health literacy implications, and the role of NIHB Navigators in service delivery.

Session Recording