Medical librarians

New Digital Health Literacy online training program

The Digital Health Literacy – Empowering your community to manage their own health future online training program includes information that will enable public library and health library staff to support and guide the community to navigate and understand the Federal Government digital health initiatives, such as My Health Record and how to access online health and well-being resources through libraries.

ALIA HLA competencies

This document identifies and describes the ALIA Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA) eight competency areas. Health librarians, from novice to expert, need a basic understanding of each competency area:

  1. The health environment
  2. Reference and research services
  3. Resources
  4. Leadership and management
  5. Digital, ehealth and technology
  6. Health literacy and teaching
  7. Health research
  8. Professionalism


HLA News (Winter 2019)

HLA News: National News Bulletin of Health Libraries Australia - The national health group of the Australian Library and Information Association
Contents: About CHIA: Certified Health Informatician Australasia -- HLA PD Days highlights and registration link -- Convenor's focus -- Storytime delights: National Simultaneous Storytime report -- Australian library research: polyglot on the world stage -- 2019 HLA and Medical Director Digital Health Information Award announcement -- Member spotlight: Michele Gaca -- 2019-2020 professional development opportunities.


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