Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

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Archive for 2018

(via Jillian Hayes, NMRT Resume Review Service Committee Chair)

The ALA New Members Round Table Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 20189 ALA Midwinter Meeting!  This is a free in-person service that will be located in the ALA Job Placement Center on Saturday, January 27th & Sunday, January 28th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. Visit our informational website for more details, to access volunteer forms, or to sign up for an appointment: https://sites.google.com/view/nmrtresumereview2019midwinter/

If you have any questions, please contact NMRT Resume Review Service Committee Chair Jillian Hayes at jillian.k.hayes@gmail.com or Assistant Chair Rachael Clukey at rclukey@delawarelibrary.org. Thank you!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University of America)

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium that will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019. Registration will close on January 25 or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first. To ensure your place, please go to: cua.irisregistration.com/Form/LIS2019

***Note: If you cannot access the form from the link, please copy the link to your browser***

You will need to create an Iris account and add username and password to register.

The registration fee is $25.00 which helps to defray expenses of the event, including morning continental breakfast and lunch. All attendees and presenters must pre-register; no on-site registration will be accepted. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register. Contact the Symposium Planning Committee at: cus-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information profession for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program are available at: lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2019/index.html

This year we are excited to have Mr. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress as our keynote speaker! Please visit the symposium website to learn more.

In addition, a panel of cataloging experts from the Library of Congress will discuss the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project and its implications for LC cataloging practices and the Bibframe editor.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will sell out quickly too.

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium!

 –The Symposium Planning Committee (Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sue Yeon Syn and Dr. Jane Zhang)

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

The MLA ’19 site for poster and lightning-talk submissions is open as of today: Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The site will remain open until Friday, January 25, 2019.

Submit <https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/LoginSSO.asp?EventKey=CIIMKJMV&UserEmail=&UserPassword=&User=&memberID=> your poster or lightning talk structured abstract with a description of a research project or program using the guidelines on MLANET<https://www.mlanet.org/page/structured-abstract>

You now have information about acceptance on any paper or immersion sessions you submitted. Time to turn your attention to your poster and lightning talk ideas! Submit new ideas or consider reformatting and submitting any ideas that were not accepted for paper presentations-perhaps the poster/lightning talk format will be a better fit!

More Information:

*   The MLA Research Section awards individuals with the best research-based posters.
*   Criteria and FAQ: Papers, immersion sessions, posters, and lightning talks<https://www.mlanet.org/mla19_contributed_content>
*   Questions: Contact the Contributed Content Planning Group<mailto:mla19ccwg@gmail.com>

Contributed Content Planning Group

*   Papers: Jamie Conklin, Kathy Kwan, and Hannah Schilperoort
*   Posters: Carol Seiler, Ahlam Saleh, and Lindsay Blake
*   Lightning talks: Meaghan Muir and Brenda Faye Green, FMLA
*   Immersion sessions: Lisa A. Marks, AHIP, and Dan Burgard

See you at MLA ’19 in Chicago!

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Registration is now open for Reaching Forward 2019! This conference will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

The conference will include a full day of programming as well as morning coffee, lunch, and the Performers’ Showcase. Early bird registration is $150 (by Friday, April 19, 2019). For additional information, visit the ILA website<https://ila.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=2d8c940362&e=6c7f1a78dd>.

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Health Literacy Begins at Your Library
January 8th, 2:00-3:00pm CST
Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami, Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Learn more and register here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Reaching Forward Performers’ Showcase. The annual showcase is designed to introduce the work of performers to library staff who book outside performers for library events throughout the year.

Four showcases will be held, two for youth programming and two for adult programming. Preference will be given to performers who have not participated in past showcases. To be considered, performers must submit an application by Friday, February 15, 2019. 

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This 16-week, self-paced Moodle course, from January 14 – May 3, 2019, reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Registration closes Monday, January 7, 2019.

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Robert Holley, Wayne State University)

Nominations Open for 2019 Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustee Elections
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Nominations Committee is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for six vacant trustee positions.  The nomination deadline is January 21, 2019.  The Board of Trustees is comprised of 15 members, which include eleven (11) elected trustees and four (4) Ex-Officio trustees.
A brief description of responsibilities and minimum requirements for the vacant positions is provided below:
A candidate must be a current FTRF member in good standing.

If elected, the willingness and ability to attend regularly-scheduled meetings (in-person and conference calls) as needed.

Attendance at the 2019 and 2020 ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings.
Elected trustees are expected to make an annual donation of $500 in support of the foundation.

The donation can be a personal donation or the trustee may raise the funds via a fundraiser, or by soliciting donations or recruiting new members. .

A trustee serves a term of two years and may run for re-election to a second term of two years. There is a term limit of two consecutive terms, and a trustee must step down for a period of one year before becoming a candidate for trustee again.
Nominations for trustee positions, including self-nominations, should be sent by January 21, 2019 to: Freedom to Read Foundation, Attn: Nomination Committee, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. In addition, nominations may be emailed to ftrf@ala.org.  The Nominating Committee will select 12-18 candidates to appear on the election ballot.  The members of the FTRF Nominating Committee are: Robert P. Holley, Charles Brownstein, Val Nye, and Katie Kritikos.
Nominations by petition:
FTRF members may also be certified for candidacy by petition<http://www.ala.org/groups/files/affiliates/relatedgroups/freedomtoreadfoundation/ftrfinaction/elections/petitionnominationballot.doc> by submitting 25 signatures of current FTRF members in support of the candidate. The executive director of the Foundation must receive names of petition candidates and the required signatures to support no later than January 21, 2019.
Only current FTRF members<https://www.ftrf.org/?Membership> are eligible to seek election to the board.  To become a member, click here<https://www.ftrf.org/general/register_member_type.asp?>. To check your membership status, log in<https://www.ftrf.org/login.aspx> or contact FTRF at ftrf@ala.org or (312) 280-4226.
Please submit nominations as indicated above. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Holley, chair of the Nominations Committee, at aa3805@wayne.edu or Yumeka Brown at ybrown@ala.org or +1.312.280-4223.

Thank you in advance for your nominations.

Best Regards,

Robert P. Holley                                                            Deborah Caldwell-Stone
Chair, Nominations Committee                           Interim Director and Secretary, FTRF

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via Susan Schreiner, Pittsburg State University)

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle. The service allows a mentee to talk with a mentor for a twenty minute session, on a drop-in basis. At Midwinter 2018, we had a great turnout of people wanting to be mentored but only a few mentors. Please consider sharing your time and expertise!

We are based in the Washington State Convention Center, TCC-Tahoma 3 & 4.

The service is available during the following times.

Mentors: If you can spare an hour to mentor and help newer librarians with your experience and advice please sign up at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NyRKvtI_sYLP_rVql1FAuFKtDZCEWRihdiztKZGDQf0/edit?usp=sharing

Whether you want to talk with a mentor or provide mentorship, we’d love for you to participate!

Mentees: If you are looking for objective input or feedback from more experienced colleagues, or seeking a convenient way to connect with other librarians, sign up to participate on-site.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

For all interested librarians –

The third annual Chicago Library Legislative Meet-up will take place on February 1, 2019. Don’t miss out on this chance to talk to your legislators! You can meet them in person and talk about issues affecting libraries and higher education, including education and MAP funding and library support. Members of the U.S. Congress, Illinois General Assembly, their staff, library trustees, directors, and staff from all types of libraries within the borders of the City of Chicago are encouraged to attend and participate, as well as others concerned about legislative effects on local libraries. These include your faculty and students.

Featured speakers will include Derek Blaida, Legislative Consultant, and Jeanne Long, Executive Director of the Chicago Collections Consortium. Each legislator will be introduced.

When: Friday, February 1, 11:30 am doors open and lunch available, 12 – 1:30 program

Where: Harold Washington Library Center Winter Garden, 400 S State Street

Price: $45

Register online at https://www.ila.org/events/legislative-meet-ups

Meetups are also scheduled for other parts of the state later in February. They are listed under the link above.

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