Medical libraries

Newsletter (August 1972)

Contents: membership = 44; report on wages case for the Association of Hospital and Health Services Librarians; report on Anne Harrison's visit to Sydney Branch where their meetings have speakers giving lectures rather than the workshop-type approach; proposed submission to the forthcoming Committee on Medical Schools of the Australian Universities Commission stressed the need for the provision of funds for library support to the medical schools' teaching and research functions, to the emerging concept of continuing education for medical practitioners, and the provision of trained personnel

Newsletter (May 1972)

Contents: The group now has 41 members; Miss Harrison and Mrs Baillie reported that New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia had formed state branches; slides (courtesy of the National Library) shown by Anne Harrison on the formation and work of MEDLARS; Miss Quilter reported on the application of the Association of Hospital and Health Services Librarians to the Wages Board, it was expected an interim award would align the salaries of medical librarians with those of medical photographers; inter-libary loans procedures and protocol is to be the subject of the next m

Newsletter (February 1972)

Contents: A workshop of stationery forms used in medical libraries was planned for the meeting on 16 May 1972; inter-library loan procedures will be discussed during the August meeting; Judith Quilter presented a report on an application to the Wages Board hearing; the Medical Librarians' Group  information card was discussed and samples circulated; John Vaughan hopes to establish a group in Canberra; Miss Harrison and Mrs Baillie as co-conveners of the National Steering Committee were asked to report to the Australian Library Journal about the formation of the group and the conveners of th

Newsletter (November 1971)

Contents: 1st meeting called Report of Meeting, 23rd Nov, 1971; formation of a Victorian Branch of the Medical Librarians' Group; the following resolutions were made: that such a group be formed, eligibility, subscription cost $2 per annum, frequency of meetings and no committee was formed, Fay Baker and Enid Meldrum were appointed as joint conveners of the Group. 
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Submission in response to the teaching, training and research costing studying public consultation paper - independent hospital pricing authority (IHPA) - December 2014

This paper is submitted as feedback to the IHPA (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) public consultation paper prepared by Paxton Partners ‘Teaching, training and research costing study’ issued in December 2014.

The Executive of HLA is greatly concerned at the omission in the public consultation paper of the role performed by health libraries, and by information technology in general, in the paper prepared by Paxton Partners on the creation of an appropriate classification (costing study) for teaching, training and research (TTR).

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia. Summary

Health Libraries Inc (based in Victoria) and Health Libraries Australia (a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association) commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics and Planning to survey health libraries across the nation and from this to assess the return on the annual investment in these services to their organisations. 

Worth every cent and more: an independent assessment of the return on investment of health libraries in Australia

The purpose of this report is to assist library and information professionals to present the business case for health libraries within their organisation. By doing so, we hope health libraries will be able to maintain their excellent service to medical practitioners; a service which impacts directly on positive health outcomes for patients.


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