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ALA Conference Sessions of Interest to HSLI Members, Part II

Additional sessions (held between Saturday afternoon and Monday) at ALA that might be of interest to HSLI members are listed below. Sessions that are starred are being presented by current or former HSLI members. For more information on a particular session, click on the title.

Saturday, June 27 (afternoon)

12:30 – 2:00 PM

“Mapping Buried Treasure: Visualizing a (Re)Design of Evidence-Based Library Services”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 12)

1:00 – 2:30 PM

“Aligning Learning Spaces with Pedagogy: The Instruction Librarian’s Role in Classroom Re/Design”

Moscone Convention Center, 3014-3016 (W)

“Look into the Crystal Ball: Future Directions for Higher Education and Academic Libraries”

Moscone Convention Center, 3003 (W)

2:30 – 4:00 PM

“Evidence-Based Collection Management in Psychology: A Comprehensive Analysis of PsycBOOKS”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 21)

“Great Diseases to Great Partnership: Promoting Information Literacy Skills in an Open Access Science Curriculum”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 1)

“The No-Space Makerspace: Geeking Out with Students in Their Own STEM Learning Environments”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 20)

“Ready, Aim, Outreach: Outreach Targeted to User Groups”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 8)

“User Engagement and Outreach in Scholarly Communication Issues in the STEM, Education and Behavioral Sciences”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 13)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 4


Sunday, June 28

8:30 – 9:30 AM

“Is Technical Services Dead?: Designing Our Future”

Moscone Convention Center, 2003 (W)

8:30 – 10:00 AM

“Engaging, Encouraging and Enabling Middle and High School Students to Explore Health and Science from the National Library of Medicine”

Moscone Convention Center, 2004 (W)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

“New Spaces, New Learning Behaviors, Results of an Unobtrusive Study”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 13)

12:30 – 2:00 PM

“Engaging Students Through Opportunistic Outreach”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 18)

“Health Happens in Libraries through Community Engagement”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 14)

1:00 – 2:00 PM

“Resource Discovery in the Age of Wikipedia”

Moscone Convention Center, 3010 (W)

2:30 – 4:00 PM

“The ABCs of Strategic Assessment: Building Blocks for Creating a New Plan in Challenging Times”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall–Poster Session (Poster 7)

***“The Role of Chinese American Librarians in Library and Information Science Diversity”***

Westin St. Francis, Tower Salon A

3:00 – 4:00 PM

“How Others View Us: Insights from Librarian Engagement in Higher Education Associations”

Moscone Convention Center, 2018 (W)


Monday, June 29

8:30 – 10:00 AM

“Unlocking the Sciences: Collaborative Research with Community Engagement through Citizen Science”

Moscone Convention Center, 2014 (W)

10:30 – 11:30 AM

“Library of the Future – Learning with Steelcase’s Learning-Optimized Library”

Moscone Convention Center, 2009 (W)

1:00 – 2:30 PM

“Library of the Future – Learning with Google’s Daniel Russell”

Moscone Convention Center, 2009 (W)

“Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders”

Moscone Convention Center, 131 (N)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

“Library of the Future – Learning with the Long Now Foundation”

Moscone Convention Center, 2009 (W)

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ALA Conference Sessions of Interest to HSLI Members, Part I

The following sessions at this year’s ALA conference might be of interest to HSLI members who are attending. (Sessions being given by current or past members of HSLI are starred.) For more information on a particular session, click the title.

The list below includes sessions through Saturday morning. I will post a list of the rest of the HSLI-related sessions tomorrow.


Friday, June 26

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Taiga Forum Meeting: “The Art & Science of Building Lasting Partnerships Across Your Institution”

Moscone Convention Center, 2004 (W)


Saturday, June 27 (morning)

8:30 – 10:00 AM

“How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age”

Moscone Convention Center, 124 (N)


Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS)

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Imperial A


10:30 – 11:30 AM

College Science Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL STS)

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 1


“The Continuous Voice of the Customer”

Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Yerba Buena Salon 05


Health Sciences Interest Group Continuing Education Meeting

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 17 and 18


“Intentional Teaching Online: Using Instructional Design to Enhance Distance Library Instruction”

Moscone Convention Center, 3010 (W)


***Hearing on Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dementia***

Moscone Convention Center, 133 (N)


Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group Meeting

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 6


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

ACRL President’s Program: “The Power of Mindset: Fostering Grit on the Way to New Roles”

Moscone Convention Center, 3018 (W)


“Are Ebooks for Everyone? Evaluating the Accessibility of Academic Ebook Platforms”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall-Poster Session (Poster 13)


“E-books: R We on the Same Page?”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall-Poster Session (Poster 7)


“Nine Campus Libraries Transforming Circulation to Reflect Shifting Library Use Behaviors”

Moscone Convention Center, Exhibit Hall-Poster Session (Poster 15)

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Seeking Applicants

The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with the AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries), has announced that the application process for the 2015-16 class of leadership fellows is now open. The deadline is July 20. Candidates should have a serious interest in eventually becoming the director of a health-sciences library and should already have experience working in a health-sciences library, a hospital library, or another library environment. The program is also seeking mentors among current library directors who have at least five years’ experience leading a library. The deadline for applying to be a mentor is July 15.

The program lasts for a year and requires participating in three in-person leadership institutes, attending the AAMC annual conference, and being part of a yearlong mentoring relationship that will include both webinars and an on-site visit to the mentor’s library. Through these activities, fellows will learn the best theories and strategies for implementing change, become familiar with the main issues impacting academic health-sciences libraries, develop a strong professional bond with mentors and other fellows that lasts long beyond the fellowship year, and familiarize themselves with the career paths to becoming a library director.

The Leadership Fellows Program, which began in 2002, has seen 67 fellows and 57 mentors participate. A significant number of past fellows have succeeded in becoming library directors or landing positions with even greater responsibility.

For more information on the program, including directions for applying to be a fellow or a mentor, go here.

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HSLI Members, Present and Past, Presenting at ALA

One current member of HSLI and one past member will be presenting at this year’s American Library Association conference, to be held in San Francisco from June 25 to June 30.

Current member Mary Beth Riedner, of the Gail Borden Public Library District in Schaumburg, is one of the organizers for the session “Hearing on Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dementia”. Attendees will have the opportunity to make suggestions for how to improve library services for people with dementia, a group that is too often overlooked. The session will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Saturday, June 27, in Room 133 (N) of the Moscone Convention Center. More information is available here.

Immediate-past member Lian Ruan, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Illinois Fire Service Institute, will be giving a poster session titled “The Role of Chinese Americans in Library and Information Science Diversity”. The poster will discuss a project, funded by the 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant, studying the ways in which Chinese-American librarians have contributed to services for diverse populations, and it will also examine strategies for improving recruitment and promotion of Chinese-American LIS professionals. The poster will be on display from 2:30 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 28, at the Westin St. Francis hotel’s Tower Salon A. For more information, click here.

Congratulations, Mary Beth and Lian! If there are any other current or recent HSLI members who are presenting at ALA this year, please let me know.

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ACRL Report on Library Trends, Part III

A summary of the remainder of ACRL’s 2015 Environmental Scan is below. The full report can be read at


Discovery Services

Shared Integrated Library Systems (ILS)/Resource Management Systems (RMS)

*         In an effort to make all parts of the collection as accessible as possible, regardless of the type of item (print, electronic, media, etc.), libraries are increasingly putting “discovery services” into place, which will require having staff with the relevant training. Additionally, with the growth of consortia, institutional repositories, and other forms of sharing across institutions, opportunities abound for sharing of resources on an ever-larger scale. (The Illinois Heartland System is an example.)

*         Since this sharing of resources involves many stakeholders (individual libraries, the institutions of which they are a part, consortia, individual patrons), the differing expectations and information-seeking habits among users need to be taken into account when designing discovery services. In particular, options for sorting and organizing results should be flexible enough to accommodate various types of users.


*         With discovery services becoming increasingly common and diverse, resource-sharing is occurring on an even larger scale than before, with partnerships between national organizations and private companies substantially increasing the amount and variety of information that is available to the public. This includes sources that are not in “traditional” format, such as tweets; an agreement between the Library of Congress and Twitter will create a searchable database of them.

*         As the different organizations involved in these large-scale collaborations often have incompatible computer systems, making them “information silos”, combining their databases while ensuring ease of access is an ongoing challenge. Open-source programs are allowing searching across databases, while saving organizations the trouble of integrating their computer infrastructure.

User-Driven Research: Linked Data, Data Mining, and Analytical Tools

*         With research increasingly being directed by individual interests and skill levels, libraries need to provide users with the tools for effectively locating and evaluating information on their own. These include platforms for data mining, such as HathiTrust.

*         Libraries need to keep in mind that, for those conducting independent research, the goal is not just uncovering hard data, but making the connections necessary for creating new knowledge. Such efforts can be aided by text-analysis tools, such as Voyant Tools and Google Books N-Gram Viewer, and the new information that is uncovered can be conveyed not just in written format, but also visually.


Library Facilities

Making New Use of Space

*         Libraries continue to be seen as crucial to students’ success, but their role has changed from being repositories for information to acting as “learning commons” fostering collaboration and active learning. As print items take up less physical space in the library, it will need to be transformed into a user-friendly environment that accommodates different learning styles and provides various services, from tutoring assistance to cutting-edge technology. Creative use of space will be especially critical for those libraries that do not have the funding for a renovation, or that have limited space to begin with because they have to share the building with other departments on campus.

*         As libraries make these changes, they will need to be certain that the modifications meet curricular needs and help the institution as a whole achieve its mission. One area in which the new technology might be able to play a particularly relevant role is digital scholarship. At the same time, however, libraries will also need to ensure that they don’t disregard the “traditional” library services, such as circulating books and providing a space for quiet study and research.

3-D Services, Makerspaces, and Technology Services

*         Many libraries are going beyond just the “usual” high-tech services and are providing devices and programs, such as makerspaces (workshops for hands-on activities, such as building a robot), that have generally not been associated with libraries in the past. Having this new technology not only enhances library services, but it also increases the library’s profile on campus and makes it even more of a “hub” of student and faculty learning and interaction. Even when some students do not need to incorporate technology into their assignments, it can still act as a “draw”, since students may not have experienced the technology before and are interested in learning how it works.

*         In the process of implementing these changes, libraries will need to make certain that they have adequate support services for the new technologies, such as multimedia labs and 3-D printers. Since existing staff don’t always have the time to maintain the new technology, even with training, libraries may need to hire additional staff, or, if that is not possible, seek assistance from the IT department on campus. Given that much of the equipment is quite expensive and fragile, libraries will also need to have policies in place that clearly explain proper use and list fines or other penalties for damaging or misplacing equipment.


Scholarly Communication

Academic Library as Publisher

*         In recent years, libraries have played an increase role in scholarly publishing, and even those libraries that are not currently involved have expressed an interest in becoming so. Most of the materials that libraries have produced are journals (the majority of which are open-access), although libraries have also put out monographs and technical reports.

*         In addition to providing libraries with an opportunity to work with scholars in various fields and build campus relationships, publishing also gives different libraries another opportunity to collaborate on a project of shared interest. The Library Publishing Coalition, a member-backed organization that was formed in 2014 and provides support for research and publishing by libraries, is an example of this kind of cooperation.

Copyright Issues and Fair Use

*         Since the forms of technology and scholarly communication that libraries use are changing rapidly, copyright law is not always able to keep pace. As a result, libraries are often forced to rely on best practices, particularly the guidelines for fair use. There have been efforts in recent years to devise a universal set of rules, such as those drawn up by the CMSI (Center for Media and Social Impact) at the American University School of Communication.

*         It is necessary for libraries to have staff members (either through training existing staff or, when possible, by hiring new staff) who are conversant in the main issues related to copyright, including fair use and authors’ rights. Having this expertise available puts libraries into an ideal position to develop institution-wide policies on these issues.


*         With an increasing amount of scholarly communication taking place online, including in “nontraditional” formats (i.e., comments made on social-media websites), “alternative” metrics are being used to measure research output and keep track of scholarly communication. These measurements are in addition to the traditional ones, such as citation counts.

*         A standard set of altmetric measures is still in the planning stages, although several major initiatives have been undertaken, including the NISO’s (National Information Standards Organization) “Alternative Assessment Metrics Initiative”. So far, altmetrics has received broad support from the scholarly community, especially since using altmetric measures would likely increase the reputation of a journal and, by extension, the papers published in it.

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2015 ACRL Report on Library Trends, Part II

An overview of the middle section of ACRL’s 2015 Environmental Scan is below. (The full text of the document can be found here.) I’ll have an overview of the last part of the report later this week.

Research Data Services

Responses to U.S. Government and Funding Agencies’ Policies

  • Recent years have seen increased efforts by the federal government, in particular the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to provide as much access as possible to scientific research. The goal is for the public, businesses, and members of the scientific community to be able to view the direct results of federally-backed scientific research, via peer-reviewed publications and electronic data. In making such a large amount of research publically available, the government will need to take into account the confidentiality and privacy issues that will likely arise.
  • As curators of information in all its formats, libraries will have a significant role in making this research available. Collaboration will be essential for developing top-notch digital platforms that can make scholarly research available in multiple formats and to users at different institutions.
  • At the same time, libraries will need to balance institutional needs and resources with broader pressures in academia and government, not to mention international competition. With their expertise in managing and preserving information, libraries are positioned to play a key role in helping government agencies make as much of their own information available to the public as possible.

Understanding Researchers’ Data Sharing and Management Practices

  • As large a role that libraries can play in making scholarly research more-broadly available, that role will be restricted if researchers are limited by institution-wide rules affecting the ways in which research data can be managed and shared. Even if researchers are not hindered by institutional regulations, their work can still fall by the wayside, in terms of accessibility and online preservation, if individual researchers and their colleagues are not aware of the latest trends and procedures regarding data sharing.
  • At the same time, libraries and other actors within the organization do need to familiarize themselves with researchers’ specific needs. Although programs for disseminating data and research may already be in place, these may not meet the specific requirements for making work in a particular field more accessible. The ways in which data are collected, analyzed, and shared may vary from discipline to discipline, especially between the hard sciences and the humanities.

Advances in Data-Curation Services

  • Even though academic libraries are have long been a key player in collecting and preserving data, the changing amounts and types of information being produced require that libraries reach out to other departments, and even institutions, in order to manage those data as effectively as possible. Libraries may have to form partnerships with departments or institutions with which they have not collaborated in the past, especially to gain access to information on the standards used in various fields to collect and preserve data.
  • That having been said, libraries still have a major role to play in deciding which curation practices that are created or modified will ultimately have the largest impact in the long run. It will be crucial to train library staff, through continuing education and other professional-development activities, to keep them up to speed on the latest policies and programs, especially those related to specialized areas of research in the hard sciences. At the same time, library schools will need to incorporate instruction on the latest data-curation practices into their curricula.

Data Information Literacy: National and Regional Projects

  • Ensuring data literacy among students and other library users has long been one of the main goals of broader information-literacy efforts. The ongoing relevance of data literacy was recently underscored by a new list of core competencies for information literacy that includes skills in data management.
  • To make data literacy and data management a significant part of information literacy, data librarians will need to make their library colleagues aware of the vital role that data literacy plays in successful library use. At the same time, data librarians will need to familiarize themselves with broader standards for information literacy, so that they can shape data-literacy programs to match those requirements.
  • Data librarians should also educate themselves on programs that have worked at the national level. so that they can determine which aspects of those programs would be most useful at the institutional or regional level. Such broader programs include the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), among various medical and scientific libraries in the Northeast.

Data-Management Services: New Specialties for Subject Librarians

  • Libraries are playing an increasing role in locating, recording, and managing data, not just in the hard sciences, but in the humanities. With data-management services therefore becoming an area of increasing importance to libraries, it is crucial that, whenever possible, libraries hire individuals to specialize as data-management librarians, rather than assigning the duties to existing staff members.
  • Due to the broad reach of data-management services, however, some existing staff members may need to be retrained, regardless, in order to fill gaps in knowledge of the latest trends in collecting and sifting through data. Surveys show that library administrators need to become more aware that staff may not have all of the skills and experiences needed for managing such large and diverse amounts of data. Providing ongoing professional-development opportunities in this area will be critical.
  • Due to these changes, it may even be necessary for libraries to restructure themselves organizationally, so that they will be better-equipped to meet the needs of data researchers. For such a reorganization to be successful, increased collaboration among departments within the library will be essential, as librarians from different backgrounds will need to pool their knowledge into data-management projects.
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2015 ACRL Report on Library Trends

The Association of College and Research Libraries recently released the 2015 edition of its annual Environmental Scan of Academic Libraries. The report builds on the “Top Trends in Academic Libraries” report that appeared in a 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries News. (That article can be accessed here.) In addition to identifying trends that are having an ongoing impact on academic libraries, the Environmental Scan proposes the best approaches to address these challenges. Broadly, these strategies include collaboration among different departments within a library, cooperation between the library and other departments on campus, and the forming and strengthening of relationships with entities outside of the institution itself, such as consortia and publishers. The report underscores that, in planning for the future and clearly defining their role within an institution, libraries must take into account the challenges facing academia as a whole, especially increasing access to higher education while managing higher costs, in addition to embracing technology and expanding online learning.

Some of the specific trends, and the recommendations for addressing them, are below. I’ll send a summary of the rest of the report later this week or early next. (The full report is available here.)

Library Collections & Acquisitions


*         In order to increase the amount of e-book content that can be shared and preserved, libraries will need to collaborate further with vendors and each other. There are still challenges related to interlibrary loan, in particular, although some of these barriers have been overcome through direct delivery of content by individual publishers or print-on-demand services.

*         While “bookless” libraries have been touted as the wave of the future, and collection development has focused on adding e-books, print books are still widely used. As a result, libraries should plan to continue managing collections that are a combination of print and electronic resources. The extent to which a library will move in one direction or the other will depend on the degree of access to e-books, the amount of space available for a print collection, and the preferences and needs of users.

Streaming Media and Video

*         Although an increasing number of libraries are subscribing to services for streaming audio and video (in some cases using “patron-driven” acquisitions), there are still issues related to licensing, compatibility with existing servers, and restrictions on re-use of materials for classroom instruction or course reserves. The future of electronic A-V access will be shaped by ongoing conversations and negotiations between libraries and vendors.

Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA)

*         A number of libraries have had data-driven acquisition and patron-driven acquisition programs in place for some time, but tighter budgets and questions about how much use an item must receive to be added to the catalog are leading to a re-evaluation of DDA programs. In particular, libraries will need to collect and review usage statistics in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs; evidence-based models provided by publishers are still untested and will need to be evaluated especially carefully.

Textbook/Course-Adopted Readings and Libraries

*         Due to rising costs, libraries have been asked to play an increasing role in making textbooks and other course readings available, although the precise nature of that role is still undetermined. To ensure access that is as broad as possible, libraries will need to work with many other parties, particularly within the institution, that have a part in providing textbooks and e-readings.

Curating Collective Collections / Collaborative Print Management

*         Print repositories, consisting of shared works, have continued to play a vital role in allowing libraries to administer existing print collections more effectively and increase access to print works, while at the same time freeing up existing space for new uses. Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) are increasingly being used to guide decisions and establish policies, particularly regarding what materials to retain and how to handle the last copy of a particular item.

*         Providing as broad a level of access to shared collections is a continuing challenge, especially since various institutions may belong to different interlibrary loan systems. Some consortia and regional institutions have been working together to ensure cross-system access.

*         At the same time that libraries are preserving and sharing their print collections, they will need to consider how to integrate services related to print collections with those affecting digital collections. In some cases, items may need to be made available in both print and electronic format.

Collections Assessment

*         Library metrics have long been consulted to determine how useful a collection is, particularly in supporting the academic and research needs of students and faculty, and in aligning with broader institutional or curricular goals. As departmental or institutional priorities shift-especially with an increasing emphasis on digital scholarship and other online initiatives–libraries will need to re-evaluate how the numbers should be viewed.

*         Along those lines, libraries will need to broaden the types of items that are included in metrics, in order to reflect the increasing reliance on resources that are not institution-specific, such as repositories. This will be particularly important in regard to shared online resources, such as open-access scholarship, and also “non-traditional” forms of communication, such as social media.

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Via Jeanne Sadlik:

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Maywood, IL

Part-Time Reference Specialist (temporary position)

The Health Sciences Library supports the teaching and learning, research, and patient care information needs of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division.

This position would:

*             Staff the Library Service Desk to provide directional, print and copy, circulation, and customer service assistance to library guests.

*             Perform mediated literature searches and answers questions from the “Ask A Librarian” online service.

*             Provide reference and research support via onsite, online, chat, and telephone service.

*             Search PubMed to locate and verify citations for inclusion in the Faculty Publications database.

For more information, contact Jeanne Sadlik at


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MLA 2015 Poster Sessions by Illinois Librarians

Illinois librarians gave the following poster sessions at this year’s MLA conference. If I missed anyone, please let me know.

“Community College Library Support for Health Professions”–Debra Smith, College of DuPage

“Database Trial Success through Community Organizing”–JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Developing a Process to Find Alternatives for Cancelled or Discontinued Electronic Resources”–Estelle Hu, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Disciplinary Perceptions of Data and Data Management Practices”–Pamela L. Shaw, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Cunera M. Buys, Northwestern University

“DOCLINE Training: Making the Most of a Collaborative Teaching Model”–Irene Williams, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Expanding Collections with GetItNow”–Gail Y. Hendler, Loyola University Chicago; Jean Gudenas, Loyola University Chicago; Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago

“Finding the Gaps; Analysis of a Structured Faculty Outreach Program”–Richard Andrade, University of Chicago; Debra Werner, University of Chicago

“Impactful Visualizations of Bibliographic Metadata in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology”–Karen E. Gutzman, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Kristi L. Holmes, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Librarian Knowledge and Skills of Tools for Visualizing, Mining, and Managing Large and Complex Research Data: A Systematic Review”–Anne Woznica, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

“Librarians and Health Literacy: A Scoping Review”–Karen E. Gutzman, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Midwest Chapter Poster”–Midwest Chapter of MLA


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Illinois Librarians Presenting at MLA 2015

The following staff members from Illinois libraries are presenting at this year’s Medical Library Association Conference in Austin, Texas. (For those presentations that include presenters not from Illinois, just the Illinois ones are listed.) If I missed anyone, please let me know. I will include the poster sessions in a separate entry.

“A Day in the Life of a Medical Student: Applying Ethnographic Methods in Academic Health Sciences Settings”–Kathryn H. Carpenter, University of Illinois Chicago; Christine D. Frank, Rush University; Gail Y. Hendler, Loyola University Chicago; Connie Poole, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Natalie Reed, Midwestern University; Andrea Twiss-Brooks, University of Chicago

“From Talking Dogs to Personalized Medicine: The Weird and Wonderful History of Inheritance and Pharmacogenomics from Pups to People”–Pamela L. Shaw, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Put That in Writing: Perspectives from the Editorial Board” (panel discussion)–Paul H. Blobaum, Governors State University (moderator)

“The MLA Research Agenda Systematic Review Project”–Anne Woznica, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

“NExT: Creating an Interprofessional Alliance to Diminish Informational Barriers for Public Health Nurses”–Carmen Howard, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria location); Krista Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago (Champaign location); Patricia Eathington, Western Illinois University; Emily M. Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria location)

“Powerful Partners Make E-Science and Data Management a Success”–Cunera M. Buys, Northwestern University; Pamela L. Shaw, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Encouraging Scholarly Activity: The Role of the Hospital Librarian in the Formation of a Writers Club”–Patricia L. Smith, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

“The View from Here: Kristi Holmes”–Kristi L. Holmes, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Innovative Services for Enhancing Library Value” (panel discussion)–Erin E. Kerby, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“When ‘How Hard Can It Be?’ Becomes ‘a Sisyphean Task': Framing a Data-Sharing Platform for Developmental Health Outcomes”–Cunera M. Buys, Northwestern University; Pamela L. Shaw, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

CE200 – “How to Set up a Clinical Librarian Program at Your Institution” (all-day course)–Gail Hendler, Loyola University Chicago (instructor)

CE706 – “Planning, Conducting, and Publishing Library Research” (all-day course)–Jo Dorsch, University of Illinois at Chicago, Peoria location (instructor)

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