Interactive Workshops


These interactive workshops will be in-depth, engaging sessions on a specific topic relevant to health libraries. We ask that the presenters place their workshop in the context of current practice or emerging practices.

  • Please prepare for a 60-75 minute session

  • Each workshop must embody active learning principles

  • Please acknowledge any conflict(s) of interest at the beginning of your presentation.

In-Person Presenter Information

  • Please arrive at your contributed paper session 10 minutes in advance to meet your moderator and the other presenters.

  • A moderator that will introduce you, manage attendee questions, and act as the timekeeper for the session.

  • The slides will be loaded onto the laptop before the conference. It is also highly advised and recommended that you bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference.

  • The following equipment will be available in the room: a laptop (with web access), a projector, sound system. If you have any specific requirements other than those listed, please contact Ashley Farrell - or Stephanie Sanger - as soon as possible.

Virtual Presenter Information

  • Join your session 5 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure everything is working properly

  • Interactive Workshops will be conducted through Zoom.

  • A moderator that will introduce you, manage attendee questions, and act as the timekeeper for the session

  • All attendee questions will be submitted via chat and read aloud by the moderator. Please provide a verbal response. Tech support will be provided by Terry at AssociationsFirst. If you are experiencing difficulties logging in, contact Terry at the cell number that she provides you.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Important deadlines regarding dates for dress rehearsals, recordings, finalizing Speaker profiles, uploading slides, handouts, etc will be provided to presenters in the Pheedloop Speaker Profile. Specific tasks and deadlines for the specific presentation format will be assigned in mid-March.


Please consider accessibility issues when developing and delivering your presentation for CHLA/ABSC 2022. Making your presentation accessible to all helps everyone. Consider the following suggestions to improve accessibility of your presentation:

  • Use an easy-to-read font and font size

  • Ensure that there is an appropriate level of contrast between your text and background, and avoid using colour alone to draw attention to specific elements

  • Include alternative text for images in your presentation and verbally describe important charts

  • Consider including closed captioning or a transcript (eg using for your presentation

  • Speak slowly and clearly, and make sure your mic is appropriately positioned for audio capture

  • Ensure that accessibility concerns are considered in developing activities and materials

We recommend WebAIM and DLF as resources for improving presentation accessibility.

Land Acknowledgement & Positionality Statement

We encourage all our speakers to include an appropriate land acknowledgement and positionality statement in their presentation. Refer to the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association's reference document "NAHLA Land Acknowledgement, Template for Personalization, Definitions, and Speaker Protocol".

Code of Conduct

CHLA/ABSC's Code of Conduct applies to all presenters and attendees.