Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of CARLI)


Webinar: Building an OER Workshop For Your Campus

Day/Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


  • Why should we care about the cost of textbooks?
  • Finding an audience on your campus.
  • What OER is and what it isn’t including copyright & creative commons.
  • OER Resources:
    • Open Textbook Library
    • Other
  • The ask.
  • CARLI support for librarians:
    • Website
    • OTN resources including slide deck
    • How faculty review OTL textbooks
  • Q & A

How to Connect:

The webinar starts promptly at 10:00am.  Please connect: at least five minutes prior to the webinar start.

This webinar will be recorded and posted to the CARLI website.

  • Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only.
  • All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software.
  • The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio.
  • Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.
  • The CARLI Office has created a webpage containing information on how to connect to CARLI webinars: Participating in a CARLI Webinar with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro
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(via Jean Gudenas, Medical University of South Carolina and Editor-in-Chief of IJITLHE)

Currently, I am in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication.

The International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE) provides perspectives on the theory, development, and application of innovations in teaching and learning. Authors share ideas, case studies, and original research on pilot projects, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other innovations in teaching and learning. Targeting educators, administrators, researchers, technologists, and specialists, IJITLHE creates the opportunity to share successes and failures when reimagining teaching and learning. The journal seeks quantitative and qualitative research papers, case studies, and reflections on experiences in teaching and learning in higher education.

You can find more information about the journal here: and you can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at

I hope that you consider submitting to this new and exciting journal. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

843-792-8309 |<>

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(via Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin)

Greetings from Milwaukee!

The 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting planning committee is now accepting abstracts for poster and paper presentations.

Submit your poster and paper and paper abstracts so that others can discover and learn about your innovative programs and research findings.
Presenting at a conference is a great way to connect with your colleagues.
Your presentation may lead to opportunities to collaborate with your colleagues in the Midwest.

Papers and posters that were submitted to and/or presented at the 2019 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Chicago are welcome.

Submit your abstract online. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2019.

Registration for Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 is open.


Your 2019 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,

Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | No Comments »

(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

Submit a proposal to showcase the great work being done by your institution

OCLC is seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around library futures–more specifically, how libraries act as catalysts within their communities by providing new solutions, partnerships, and services to inspire change and innovation. Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 3, 2019.  For more information, refer to the OCLC web page: View as webpage

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College)

Are you, or do you know a new College Library Director?

If you are a new Library Director at a small college library, please consider joining the College Library Director Mentoring Program. The program, now in its 27th year, is designed to enhance leadership capabilities of new college  library directors, and to help them meet the unique challenges involved in directing libraries in small colleges.  First year directors are assigned a mentor to listen and provide support throughout the year.  There is also a series of webinars and a 3 day seminar in the spring.  Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

A previous participant said:

“Thanks to interactions with my mentor, the faculty of the program, and fellow participants I am better able to identify ways to move my institution forward in regard to assessment, policy making, and programming to better serve my college. Though it sometimes feels as if I’m scaling a mountain, it’s encouraging to know that others have similar experiences and can testify to the fact that there are moments in which I’ll be able to reach a vista and enjoy the beauty of the work that has been done.”

Applicants must be new directors at a small, college library (fewer than 3500 undergraduate FTE with at least a 4 year degree program) and cannot have previously been a director at a small college library.  Additional information about qualifications and the application process is available on the Program website:

If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020  cohort, please fill out the application form on the website.




Robert Fleming

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2007-08

Director 2007-2019

Iwasaki Library

Emerson College

617 549 3485


Melissa Jadlos

CLDMP co-director/cohort 2006-07

Lavery Library

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY


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Call for Participation: Survey on Library Teaching Anxiety

(via Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University)

The purpose of this research is to understand the extent of teaching anxiety among academic librarians and the impact of this anxiety and potential methods to help address or mitigate teaching anxiety. If you currently work in an academic library and have at least some component of teaching in your role, however small, we invite you to take the survey.

Survey Link: Library Teaching Anxiety

This research study is being conducted by Kacy Lundstrom, Head of Learning & Engagement, and Britt Fagerheim, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Utah State University (IRB Exempt – #9931). Your participation will involve completing an online survey, which is expected to take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation is entirely voluntary.

Please contact Kacy Lundstrom (435-797-2285, if you have questions about the research study or the recruitment process.

Library Teaching Anxiety Informed Consent 


You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Kacy Lundstrom, Head of Learning & Engagement, and Britt Fagerheim, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Utah State University. The purpose of this research is to  understand the extent of teaching anxiety among academic librarians and the impact of this anxiety and potential methods to help address or mitigate teaching anxiety. Your participation is entirely voluntary.

This form includes detailed information on the research to help you decide whether to participate. Please read it carefully and ask any questions you have before you agree to participate.


Your participation will involve completing an optional 39-question online survey, expected to take approximately 15 minutes.  We anticipate that 300-500 people will participate in the survey.  You also have the option to provide contact information if you are interested in participating in a follow-up phone interview, designed to help determine supports for teaching librarians with anxiety. Providing contact information and participating in the phone interview are entirely optional and is approved by a separate IRB protocol.


This is a minimal risk research study. That means that the risks of participating are no more likely or serious than those you encounter in everyday activities, although questions in this survey include issues of anxiety, including diagnosis, feelings of anxiety, and anxiety in the context of teaching. The foreseeable risks or discomforts are that participants might be upset recalling anxiety they have experienced. You are free to exit the survey at any time if you become uncomfortable with the questions.


Although you will not directly benefit from this study, it has been designed to learn more about anxiety among librarians who engage in instruction.


The survey is confidential and no identifying information will be collected unless participants choose to provide contact information for an optional follow-up phone interview. Researchers will separate the names from the corresponding responses on the survey. Names will be kept confidential to the researchers and will be stored in Box (online filing system).

Voluntary Participation & Withdrawal

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. If you agree to participate now and change your mind later, you may withdraw at any time by not submitting the survey.


There is no compensation for your participation in the survey.

IRB Review

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human research participants at Utah State University has reviewed and approved this study. If you have questions about the research study itself, please contact the Principal Investigator at (435) 797-2285 or If you have questions about your rights or would simply like to speak with someone other than the research team about questions or concerns, please contact the IRB Director at (435) 797-0567 or

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CARLI Announces Results for 2019 Board of Directors Election

(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed.

Directors elected to 3-year terms are: Spencer Brayton (Waubonsee Community College), Karen Janke (Erikson Institute), and Pattie Piotrowski (University of Illinois Springfield). The director elected to the 1-year term is Taran Ley (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine). Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Fred Barnhart (Northern Illinois University), John Small (North Central College), and Jacob Jeremiah (Oakton Community College).

All newly elected and appointed terms will begin July 1, 2019. Please join us in welcoming these new members of the CARLI Board.

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(via Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The team from the IMLS-funded National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics is excited to share two new documents:

These documents represent the culmination of a year-long, community-based effort to shape a better analytics practice that protects our users’ privacy from unwanted third-party tracking and targeting. By pointing to a better analytics practice, the White Paper and the Action Handbook support privacy action in both academic and practitioner settings.

We invite you to read, download, share, and apply the ideas and skills represented in the documents.

More information can be found on our project site:

To talk more about this project or any of these documents, please contact Scott Young, Project Director:

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Reports | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

This workshop will take a step-by-step approach to guide participants through the process of understanding design thinking to put into practice at their library. Workshops will take place on June 12 and 13, at the IHLS Edwardsville Hub. Cost is $50 through May 15, and $60 May 16-27. For more information, visit the IHLS website<> or continue reading below.

Join us for an exciting day that will empower you to tackle challenges. From space planning in all corners of the library to redesigning services and staffing, design thinking will allow you and your staff to unleash your ingenuity and solve problems.

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library, this full-day introductory workshop draws upon the toolkit developed by IDEO, an award-winning, human-centered global design firm, to help libraries use design thinking to better understand and service library patrons. The program will take a step-by-step approach to guide you through the process of understanding design thinking, so you can put it into practice at your library.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Women in Medicine Summit – Chicago, IL – September 2019

Women In Medicine Summit: An Evolution in Empowerment will be a unification of women in healthcare, with the common goal of finding and implementing solutions towards gender equity.  At the Drake Hotel in Chicago from September 20-21, attendees will hear from nationally renowned faculty. There will be breakout sessions with a focus on developing leadership skills as well as opportunities for individual mentoring sessions and networking.  Skill building, Action Plans, Advocacy, Professional Growth, Education and Inspiration are all on the agenda.

Registration is open to physicians,  allied health professionals and others.  To find out more and register, visit the website for Women in Medicine Summit: An Evolution of Empowerment.

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