Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Do you have a great idea for a continuing education event but don’t know where to get the funding to make your idea a reality? Are you willing to offer the event to other RAILS member libraries? A RAILS Continuing Education Event Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=731f372c01&e=6883f1b9eb> may be your answer!

A big part of RAILS’ mission is to offer continuing education (CE) to the staff at our member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special). To help us provide additional CE opportunities, RAILS provides grants to individual RAILS libraries, RAILS networking groups, and RAILS consortia to offer CE events that are made available to all RAILS member libraries and are of interest to a wide range of library staff. The deadline for the next grant award period is November 30. See more information<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=1d61ae3abe&e=6883f1b9eb> and grant conditions.<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=f34aa4a6e7&e=6883f1b9eb>

In FY2018, RAILS awarded grants for 10 events and 1,206 RAILS members attended these events. Examples of award-winning grant projects include:

*   Librarians Working Together networking group staff development day, featuring sessions on safety and difficult patrons, collection development, programming, and technology
*   RSA Day, featuring keynote speaker, Miguel Figueroa from ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, and other breakout sessions
*   Library UX Chicago workshop on effective storytelling with data
*   LACONI program: Strengthening the Virtuous Circle: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to Library Service

If you are from a RAILS library, networking group, or consortia and have an idea for a CE event that you can make available to other RAILS library staff, apply for a grant today! If you have questions about this grant offering, contact Joe Filapek<mailto:joseph.filapek@railslibraries.info>, RAILS Director of Consulting and Continuing Education, 630.734.5132.

Apply for a RAILS Partnership Grant by November 16
RAILS is offering grants to encourage RAILS members to pursue partnerships featuring creative solutions that address community needs and further RAILS goals and strategic initiatives. RAILS member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) can apply for up to $5,000 for programs and services that involve a collaboration with other libraries, businesses, nonprofits, and/or government agencies.

Applications are due on Friday, November 16. For more information and conditions, please see the RAILS Partnership Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=5821de13ac&e=6883f1b9eb> web page.

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(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

The 18th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions.

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18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape

Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Proposals

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019

Some possible topics for sessions include:

·         News and Media Literacy

·         Social Justice and Information Literacy

·         Critical Information Literacy

·         Critical Pedagogies

·         Service Learning

·         Student Curiosity and Creativity

·         Student Centered Teaching and Learning

·         Students as creators

·         Reflective Practice

·         Communities of Practice

·         Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy

·         Programmatic assessments

·         Instructional design

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(via Dr. Clarence Maybee, Purdue University)

Do you know the next recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award?

The Dudley Award subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, which honors a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. Read an interview with Sharon Mader, the 2018 Dudley recipient.

More information about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear.

For more information about the award criteria, please see the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/miriamdudley.

To nominate someone for the Dudley Award, send nominations to Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu.

• Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee.

• Include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

• Additional letters of support (up to three) are encouraged and will be considered as part of the nomination packet.

• Nominators should include their name, mailing address, email address, and phone number

• Nominations must be submitted electronically

• Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

Questions?  Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu.

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(via Laura Mondt, Northern Essex Community College)

The Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to now be accepting nominations for the annual EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award and EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award!

Awards sponsored by EBSCO Information Services:  Winners will receive a citation and $750 cash sponsored by EBSCO Information Services at a special ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 2019.

Submissions must be received by December 7, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome!

For complete information about these awards, the application form and past winners, please visit:

·         http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/learningresourcesaward

·         http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/libraryachievementaward

The applicant for the Learning Resources Leadership Award should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

·         Significant achievement in advocacy of learning resources/library programs or services, or

·         Leadership in professional organizations that are associated with the mission of community, junior, or technical colleges.

The applicant for the Learning Resources Program Award should demonstrate achievement in the following area:

·         Significant achievement in development of a unique and innovative learning resources/library program.

Questions and nominations must be emailed to:  Laura Mondt, Northern Essex Community College, lmondt@necc.mass.edu

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(via the Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

RAILS is offering grants to encourage RAILS members to pursue partnerships featuring creative solutions that address community needs and further RAILS goals and strategic initiatives. RAILS member libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) can apply for up to $5,000 for programs and services that involve a collaboration with other libraries, businesses, nonprofits, and/or government agencies.

Applications are due on Friday, November 16. For more information and conditions, please see the RAILS Partnership Grant<https://railslibraries.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c51285b8d63e23716bce030f&id=5821de13ac&e=6883f1b9eb> web page.

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(via Paul Kelsey, Southeastern Louisiana University)

Call for Papers: New Research in Collection Management and Development ALA Annual 2019

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the “Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum”) at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., from June 20-25, 2019.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Completed research as well as research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20-minute presentation, with a 10-minute open discussion following each presentation.

Criteria for selection:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practice
  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology
  • Research published or accepted for publication after December 13, 2017 will be considered. Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2017, will not be accepted.

Application:

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

  • The title of your project
  • A clear statement of the research problem
  • A description of the research methodology used
  • Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2019.

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions by email to Co-Chairs:

Paul Kelsey, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

paul.kelsey@selu.edu

Nancy Poehlmann, Co-Chair, ALCTS CMS Publications Committee

npoehlmann@albany.edu

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(via Ted Schwitzner, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

The next session in the Voyager Skills Webinar series will take place this Friday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. Our topic this week is Patron Data Maintenance.

Join the session at http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/reports_webinar/, or catch the recording later.

Would you like some tools for finding inconsistent patron data, particularly data that may hinder a patron’s ability to log in to the catalog or place a request, or that may prevent the library from removing obsolete data in the future. In this session, we’ll examine some reports and maintenance workflows for identifying and correcting problematic patron data.

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Legislative Update, 11/06/2018

Today is election day!

In celebration, a story from Science magazine:

The ‘political’ scientists: Dozens of scientists ran for U.S. Congress. On the eve of the general election, 18 are still standing (including representation in the health sciences!)

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

ILA is planning a series of focus groups to understand what creates value for its members and stakeholders. The input received will be factored into creating a dynamic strategic plan with goals that will shape the future of ILA. Reservations to attend the focus groups are now OPEN<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=30dda4dccd&e=6c7f1a78dd>.

Members, non-members and others interested in offering their input are encouraged to attend one of the focus groups. The questions to be discussed will be the same at each session:

*   November 14 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. at RAILS Burr Ridge (intended for those in RAILS’s service area)
*   November 19 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (open to anyone)
*   November 26 – Noon-1:30 p.m. Online Session (intended for ALA ethnic affiliates: AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA.) Affiliate members may choose to attend this or any other session.
*   November 28 – 9:00-10:30 a.m. IHLS Carbondale (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 28 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   November 29 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. IHLS Edwardsville (intended for those in IHLS’s service area)
*   NEW DATE: November 30 – 8:30-10:00 a.m. IHLS Champaign
*   December 5 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. ILA Office Chicago (intended for Chicago-area participants)

For questions regarding the focus groups, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at (312) 644-1896 or tjenkins@ila.org<mailto:tjenkins@ila.org>.

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(via Miles Dietz-Castel, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The 2019 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI)<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1333&source=5> applications are open through December 1, 2018. The institute is a weeklong residential workshop held in Chicago, July 15-19, 2019, with follow-up activities and support, mentoring, and membership in an ongoing research community. Check out the application instructions<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1334&source=5> and the online application form<https://www.mlanet.org/e/sx/tk/eid=67&source=5>. Read more in the MLA News article<https://www.mlanet.org/blog/apply-for-the-research-training-institute?source=5>. For questions regarding the institute, application process, or scholarships, please contact Project Director Susan Lessick<mailto:slessick@uci.edu?subject=MLA%20RTI>, AHIP, FMLA.

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