Continuing Education

The OHLA Executive is pleased to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Ontario Library Association to provide OHLA continuing education sessions through the Education Institute. OHLA members will not require access to OTN to attend. Attendees will only require a computer, internet connection, and an internet browser with Adobe Connect supported. To ensure that your browser is supported, conduct the following test.

OHLA Education Institute sessions are free to OHLA members. Non-members may attend by becoming OHLA members or by paying an individual session fee. To register or inquire about fees, contact CE Coordinator, Caitlin Carter


Registration has opened for the upcoming Ontario Health Libraries Association (OHLA) webinars:

February 2018

Survey Success:10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Presented by: Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Wayne State University, School of Information Sciences.

$45 for members

$55 for non-members

Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked

Register here!

Surveys are among the most popular means of collecting data to assess and improve library services and operations. If you are considering doing your first survey or have one or two under your belt, this introductory webinar will help you identify common issues, avoid pitfalls, and do high-quality survey research. You will learn simple rules for constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire that yields useful, actionable information. This webinar distills years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating survey research into ten essential and easy tips for creating a successful survey!

1 MLA CE Credit available.

March 2018

Don’t Panic: You CAN Find Health Statistics ( 2-part webinar)

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 @ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 @ 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Presented by: Liza Chan, Research Librarian, cross-appointed with Alberta Innovates & the University of Alberta, and Dagmara Chojecki, Research Librarian, cross-appointed with the Institute of Health Economics & the University of Alberta.

$45 for members

$55 for non-members

Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked

Register here for Part 1

Register here for Part 2

Finding health statistics can be daunting and time consuming. This two-part webinar is designed to introduce participants to a variety of statistical resources and their appropriate use. Participants will also learn systematic approaches and effective methods for answering health stats reference questions. The session will consist of lecture, online interaction, practical exercises, and some hands-on searching. Each session will be 1.5 hours in length and we encourage participants to have a mobile device handy for class interaction if possible.

Continuing Education Credit Available:  3 CHLA CE Hour Credits


*NEW* Please complete our Continuing Education Survey, so that we can plan CE sessions which are important to you!

CE Coordinator

Caitlin Carter