Panel Discussions


Friday, June 7th, 2019.  

Health Consortia Across Canada: Challenges and Opportunities

Health consortia across Canada have a major impact on the ability of libraries to provide information to patients, health professionals, researchers, policy makers and students. Panel members will describe the value of their consortia to their members, and discuss how they create opportunities out of the different challenges they face.  To provide context, the panel will also outline their business and governance models, whom they serve, and the services they offer within their jurisdictions.  Tony Horava will moderate the panel discussion and will provide a look at the potential future big ideas or trends that will impact health consortia in the future.

Tony Horava is the Associate University Librarian (Content & Access) at the University of Ottawa. He has worked in various roles over many years, such as reference, document delivery, distance education, and electronic resources coordination, before assuming his current role in 2010. As AUL, he has management responsibility for collection strategy, acquisitions, cataloguing, and resource discovery. He is cross-appointed to the School of Information Studies where he has taught courses on collection management and related areas. He was a member of the CRKN Content Strategy Committee and  served on the OCUL Information Resources Committee for many years, where he lived the issues, opportunities, and challenges experienced by library consortia. He is a member of the University of Ottawa Press Editorial Board. His interests include collection management, consortial issues, open access, scholarly communications, and the future of reading in a digital age.  He is retiring on July 1st after 32 years as an academic librarian, and is very happy to be participating in CHLA to moderate a panel on health consortia in Canada

Health Data in the future:  big ideas, big impact

We live in a data rich society with new technologies rapidly evolving to manage, combine and access data.  To leverage this data, we need to understand more about it.  What are the trends in data in the healthcare field, what technologies are emerging to deal with and make use of data? What are the challenges and what opportunities will have the biggest impact? How can we leverage data and technology to enhance our services?  Join us to hear a diverse panel of experts discuss the big ideas and trends in health data and technology.