HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for 2020

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) is pleased to announce that Victoria Turner, Cataloging Assistant at Harper College Library in Palatine, has been selected to receive the CARLI Scholarship. CARLI is awarding this scholarship for the first time for the 2020/2021 academic year.

“My first semester at the iSchool at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has already enriched my knowledge and furthered my enthusiasm of libraries and librarianship,” Turner said. “I am both thankful and humbled by the generosity of the CARLI scholarship donors. Knowing that I have the support of the CARLI family cheering me on inspires me as I continue my studies of information organization and metadata standards and practices.”

Turner was selected based on her response to a personal essay question regarding her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career that demonstrates a commitment to the profession and the strength of her references.

“We are thrilled to award this scholarship for the first time in our history, and so pleased to be able to help support the education of one of the dedicated staff of our CARLI libraries,” said CARLI Senior Director Anne Craig. “I am grateful to the Scholarship Fund donors who have so generously supported this important new program, helping CARLI to grow the profession.”

The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CARLI established the scholarship in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of resource sharing by CARLI and its predecessor organizations. The scholarship is funded by donations. For more information about the Scholarship Fund, go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Jennifer Maddox Abbott, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign)

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks presenters for lightning talks for its session at ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12, 2020. We’re looking for quick, bite-size (5-10 minutes) talks on what creative ideas and practices you’re currently implementing or hoping to undertake soon. We welcome talks on how you’re adapting workflows or taking on entirely new projects for the rapidly-changing work environment of the covid-19 pandemic, but we also welcome non-pandemic topics, such as projects you recently wrapped up or ongoing maintenance efforts.

Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the evolution of technical services. The group is especially interested in exploring the interdependency between departments and the ways in which technical services affects, and is affected by, technology and publishing trends.

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Jenny Maddox Abbott (maddox5@illinois.edu), and vice-chair, Sarah Hovde (sehovde1@gmail.com), by Tuesday, May 26. Include the following information in the proposal.

  • presentation title
  • short presentation summary (less than 150 words)
  • name, title, affiliation, and email address for all presenters

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 29. Specific day and time of the session TBD.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee has extended the deadline for award nominations to Friday, May 29.

We urge you to help shine the spotlight on the wonderful work of the Illinois library community and nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an award. Now is the time to celebrate our community, so, don’t wait, nominate someone today for an ILA award. If you nominated someone in 2019, and your nominee did not receive an award, please consider resubmitting the nomination this year.

To learn about the criteria for the various awards, and to submit a nomination, go here. Please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, for more information.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Julia Esparza, Medical Library Association President)

Late on May 7, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown announced the decision to limit gatherings to twenty-five people or fewer through September 2020. Unfortunately, this means that the MLA face-to-face annual meeting will not take place.

The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC)-led by Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP, and cochaired by Melissa De Santis, AHIP, with the MLA headquarters staff-is already hard at work developing a robust and exciting virtual meeting. The leadership and individuals on the NPC are innovative, and I know that they will make this an outstanding experience. Note that the proposed “virtual conference” (vConference) will include more content than any previous online offering for MLA annual meetings. The NPC and MLA staff are providing you with some preliminary details now, and much more will be coming in the future.

We know that you will have additional questions. The NPC and MLA team are working on the details of the vConference experience, and we will provide you with further details as those become available. Please watch MLAConnect communications and the MLA 2020 website for updates.

For urgent information needs, please direct your questions to Kate Corcoran, at corcoran@mail.mlahq.org.

I thank the NPC and especially the Local Assistance Committee for continuing their service well beyond the normal time and pass on that MLA regrets that we will not see the amazing in-person meeting they had planned.

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

(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Given the current impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, it is difficult to know what the fall of this year will look like for many of us. Given that travel may be difficult due to limited professional development budgets or potential risks to health, the 2020 planning committee and the slated ’21, ’22, ’23 campus hosts have decided that MDLS 2020 will be held virtually.

UW-Madison will then host MDLS on its campus in Fall 2021. Notre Dame will host in 2022, University of Cincinnati and Miami University will jointly host in 2023, and University of Kansas will host in 2024.

Please keep an eye out for further details and a Save the Date notice! In the meantime, as we begin to plan we are looking for some help from the community in a couple ways. If you could fill out this survey regarding the types of sessions and format you’d like to see in a virtual conference. (Taking the survey requires signing in to Google first.) The survey will close at the end of day on Friday, May 22.

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

(via ACRL)?

ACRL has extended the proposal deadline for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future”, to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. We know there’s a lot going on right now so we’ve extended the contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal deadline to Friday, May 22, 2020.

ACRL 2021 offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues. Review the proposal elements and consult the Conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the Conference website.

Again, contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due Friday, May 22, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Friday, October 9, 2020. Complete details are available on the Conference website.

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)

Join Library UX Chicago on Thursday, May 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT, for a conversation exploring how our institutions are preparing to return to our physical buildings over the coming months. While many of our institutions will be working within the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois, we welcome anyone interested in the topic.

Access to the Zoom meeting room will be provided upon RSVP. Devin Savage (IIT) and Abby Annala (Loyola) will facilitate this conversation. Please RSVP here. This webinar is free for anyone to attend.

Seeking Feedback and Ideas for Future Events

Contact us here with discussion questions, topics for future roundtables, or ways that we can support you and our professional community. Also, reach out to us at the same web address if you would like to become involved.

Posted in Professional Development, Webinars | No Comments »

Legislative News, 05/18/2020

Federal news
House narrowly passes $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill [Roll Call, 5/15/2020]
“Democrats’ bill would [provide, among other relief,] $100 billion for a public health fund for hospitals and other health care providers…. The Senate won’t take up the legislation in its current form, though key senators will begin discussions with Democratic leaders and the Trump administration.”

Several healthcare-related bills have been introduced this month, including: H.B.6666 COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act [introduced 5/1/2020]
“This bill authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to award grants for testing, contact tracing, monitoring, and other activities to address COVID-19. Entities such as federally qualified health centers, nonprofit organizations, and certain hospitals and schools are eligible to receive such grants.”

State news
Read the Restore Illinois plan. [Warning: this is a rather large file.]

Posted in Legislation | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

Join ILA’s Legislative Consultant, Derek Blaida, for a lunchtime update about what’s happening in Springfield, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 19. The Illinois General Assembly is slated to return to legislative session on Wednesday, May 20, and the ILGA will likely consider a very limited set of bills, primarily focused on the state budget and COVID-19-related legislation.

Registration for this free webinar is required and will close at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 19. To register, please go here. Attendance is open to all Illinois librarians, even if they are not members of ILA.

Presenters Wanted for Future Noon Network Webinars

We are seeking presenters for the Noon Network. The Noon Network is a free professional-development resource for Illinois library professionals. More information on the general content and format of Noon Network webinars is available here.

Noon Network webinars are normally held at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org. Past Noon Network webinars are available here.

Posted in Illinois Library Association (ILA), Legislation, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via IACRL)

This Friday, May 15, join your academic libraries from around Illinois for “Spark: Connect and Get Fired Up!”. The free online event, which the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) are sponsoring, will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This academic library professional development event is open to any staff from any Illinois library.

More information on the event, including the link to registration, is available here.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »