Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for 2017

(via Meredith Powers, Brooklyn Public Library)

News You Can Use Call for panelists — deadline Wednesday, October 18!

Have you recently participated in or implemented a sustainability initiative in your organization? Do you want to share your experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly? Planning to attend ALA Midwinter? If so, you might make a great panelist for SustainRT’s News You Can Use panel session at the ALA Midwinter Conference in February 2018!

SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society. We are looking for 3-4 panelists to talk about any sustainability-related policies, practices, technologies, or projects they’ve implemented or are in the process of testing in their library or organization. We’re interested in student sustainability projects as well as professional experiences. We are also interested to hear how new research, reports, surveys, legislation, regulation, or other data has informed how you’ve adjusted or implemented projects, programs, policies, etc. We especially want to hear about how you are supporting sustainability through curriculum development, collections, exhibits, events, advocacy, communication, library buildings, or space design!

All panelists will be given ten minutes to talk about their experiences, followed by time for audience Q&A. We would like to know why you tried what you tried, what worked, what didn’t, what kinds of barriers you faced, etc.

Sustainability focused

·         Not necessarily within a library, if you explain how your work is relevant to libraries and/or the communities they serve

·         How are your sustainability efforts changing the way libraries operate and provide services?

·         How are your sustainability efforts creating new opportunities (and disruptions) culturally, socially, economically, environmentally?

·         What will this mean for our users, both in their daily lives and in the way they interact with your library or organization?

How to submit:

If you are interested in being part of this panel, please submit a short description (max 500 words) of your topic: https://goo.gl/forms/hCvELe7NMdmHk9Ru2

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HSLI Annual Conference 2017: Silent Auction for HSLI Scholarships

Each year at HSLI annual conferences, Nancy’s Receptions are unique in their own special way and also include traditional events that continue from year to year. The receptions feature the conference poster session, a brief entertaining program, an opportunity to network, and enjoy a good meal. Last but not least, attendees each year look forward to the silent auction. The 2017 HSLI conference silent auction will take place at Nancy’s Reception on Thurs, Oct. 26, 2017. There is something for everyone. Items include those with library themes or featuring items liked by many librarians.

This year’s silent auction features a book, a souvenir cup, pottery, t-shirts and leggings, a wearable Fitbit for fitness monitoring, gift baskets, a hotel stay, and a scanner… Check out the images below to see some of the auction items:

All items in the auction were donated by HSLI members and supporters. Starting bids will range from $5 – $100. Nancy’s Reception attendees are invited to participate in this year’s silent auction (cash or check only). Proceeds go to a good cause, the HSLI Scholarship Fund. We thank all, donors and participants, for your generosity!

For more information about the HSLI 2017, visit the conference website or contact Emily Johnson, chair of the conference publicity committee

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Legislative Update, 10/12/2017

Federal:

The MLA encourages sending thanks to those senators who are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Their FY2018 bill funds the NLM at $420.9 million, more than the “at least $412 million” recommended by the MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force. Contact Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to thank him for his work on the FY2018 bill.

The MLA and American Association of Law Libraries submitted recommendations concerning the Federal Depository Library Program regarding modernization of public access to government information. A summary and link to the recommendations are available from the MLA. ALA President Jim Neal also provided comments; read more about his input from the District Dispatch.

State:

There are a few acts moving through the Illinois legislature that may be of interest:

HB4109 was filed on October 6th and amends the EMS Systems Act related to stroke care and evidence-based guidelines.  More information at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB4109/2017

HB4096 was filed in September and has been adding sponsors for the past few weeks.  This bill amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code related to pharmaceuticals. More information at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB4096/2017

HB0339 was filed way back in January and has not seen much action but has just added another sponsor.  This bill amends the Salaries Act and decreases the salaries of several political offices including the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and many more.  More information at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB0339/2017

HR0631 was filed on October 10th and congratulates Dr. Sharon Smaga for receiving the “2017 Rural Physician of Excellence Award” from the Illinois Rural Health Association.  More information at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HR0631/2017

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(via Ray Naegele, Medical Library Association)

Your abstract for a contributed paper, poster, lightning talk, or special-content session that supports the theme “Adapting Transforming Leading” is due by 6:00 PM CST on Tuesday, October 10.  To submit your abstract, review the instructions and the paper and poster FAQs, then begin the online submission process. Also, the MLA ’18 Schedule at a Glance is now available.

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(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

The early-registration and hotel reservation period for the Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois will end Tuesday, October 10.  After that date, there will be a $25 late fee assessed to registration, and your hotel reservation will not be part of the HSLI hotel block. Please follow this link for online conference registration using PayPal or you may download the PDF form to mail in with a check payable to HSLI.  You will be able to sign up for your conference CE’s, the mentor/mentee program, food choices, and dietary restrictions.

To book your hotel stay at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, you must call (309) 662-2020 to make your reservation.  By mentioning that you are part of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois group, you will receive the lodging rate of $79 per night plus taxes and fees, and you will be part of the HSLI official block of hotel rooms.  The Chateau Hotel is located at 1621 Jumer Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Emily Johnson, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Committee, or visit the HSLI Conference Website.

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(via Anne Sleeman, Community College of Baltimore County)

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. The awards are sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. For both Awards, a plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $750 cash sponsored by EBSCO Information Services will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 2018.

Submissions must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017.  Self-nominations are welcome. To find more information on each Award, the link to the application form, and a list of past winners, please go here (for the Learning Resources Leadership Award and here (for the Learning Resources Program Award). Please e-mail any questions to Sandy C. McCarthy, Washtenaw Community College, at mccarthy@wccnet.edu.

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(via Patrick Labelle, University of Ottawa)

The 2018 WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use) meeting, themed “Information Into Action”, will take place from June 6 to June 8. The University of Ottawa Library–located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada–is proud to host Canada’s premier conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in libraries. The Call for proposals is now open! Share your experiences and knowledge on how we can turn information into action. Consider submitting a proposal to offer one or more of the following types of sessions. 

  • presentation (45-minute session)
  • workshop (120-minute session)
  • panel discussion (45-minute session)
  • lightning talk (7-minute session)
  • techno expo kiosk (similar to a poster session, but with computers and large screens to showcase innovative applications of instructional technology)

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 13, 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to wilu2018@uottawa.ca. Interested in hosting the 2019 meeting? Learn more about submitting a short proposal to host WILU 2019.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

The award is administrated by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS).

Award

A plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $1,200 to attend the ALA Annual Conference sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Criteria

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Application/Nomination Process

Applicants or nominators must send one completed copy of the award nomination form (fillable PDF file) to the DLS Award Co-Chairs, Rebecca Nowicki, Ashford University, E-mail: rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu or Cynthia L. Thomes, University of Maryland University College, E-mail: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Submissions must also include three letters of nomination or support (maximum two pages double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font) and a current resume/curricula vitae (CV). Completed applications and all supporting materials must be received by the specified deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Nowicki, rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu, Cynthia L. Thomes, cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu, or ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Established in 2015, this award is intended to recognize librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative or collaborative work that deserves national recognition.

Award

$1,000 cash plus a certificate for the award winner, sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Eligibility

Any individual who holds, or has recently held an appointment as a librarian, archivist or curator at a public, academic or national library, archive or museum. Award winners must be members of ACRL and ULS, or join ACRL and ULS upon receiving the award.

Criteria

At least two of the following four criteria need to be met:

  • Implementing innovative or creative professional development ideas or activities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Active participation in special projects, efforts or initiatives related to providing professional development opportunities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Evidence of service and/or collaboration over time related to providing professional development activities that clearly benefited a number of library professionals and library users.
  • Exemplary and influential research and/or scholarship pertaining to professional development for librarians.

Submissions

All nominations should be accompanied by a completed nomination form. Completed forms should be emailed to Kerry Creelman, University of Houston, E-mail: kerry.creelman@gmail.com.

Supporting documents to accompany the nomination form include:

  • A full and clear description in two (2) pages or less of the nominee(s)’ work as it pertains to the development and provision of high quality continuing education opportunities for librarians
  • One (1) letter of support from a beneficiary (may be a library professional or a library user) of the professional development opportunities detailing how the professional development has benefited the library profession
  • If applicable, a list of publications or research conducted by the candidate(s), with an explanation of how the research pertains to providing high quality professional development activities for librarians.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

View the full awards committee roster here.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Purpose

To recognize academic librarians and staff who work together as a team to develop academic libraries that are outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions.

Award

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO’s sponsorship of the program supports three annual awards of $3,000 each by type of academic library (community, college, and university). Awards will be presented by an ACRL representative at a ceremony at each institution receiving the award. Further recognition of award recipients will be made at the ACRL President’s Program at the annual ALA conference.

GOBI’s sponsorship will cover the outright awards and provide $3,000 for travel to presentation ceremonies.

Applications are kept in the award pool for two years, and an updated application is required to remain in the pool for a third year. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

Criteria

  1. Demonstrate how academic librarians and staff work together as a team to develop an academic library that is outstanding in furthering the educational mission of its parent institution.
  2. The criteria for recognizing excellence will emphasize “outcomes” rather than “inputs” as the best measures of quality. “Outcomes” are defined by the  ACRL Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes and reflected in the philosophy of  Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Potential nominees are referred to these documents. An academic library may demonstrate excellence as a team of librarians and staff in furthering the educational mission of its institution through one or more of the following, or in other ways that reflect the purpose and philosophy of this award:
    • Creativity and innovation in meeting the needs of their academic community.
    • Leadership in developing and implementing exemplary programs that other libraries can emulate.
    • Substantial and productive relationships with classroom faculty and students.
  3. Agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

Submissions

The applicant must agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org. The application form must be completed in its entirety and applications must be received by December 1, 2017, to receive full consideration. Applications will be confirmed via email.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Interested parties should feel free to contact the chair and/or the members of the award committee for additional information.

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