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HSLI Annual Conference 2017: Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship.  The scholarship, named in honor of dedicated HSLI member Syed Maghrabi (1945-2000), supports Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) members’ participation in the HSLI annual conference. The scholarship will provide reimbursement for a free 2017 HSLI conference registration and one night at the conference hotel. To apply, the applicant must be a current member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (2017 dues paid) and write a brief essay explaining why she or he is interested in receiving the scholarship. Recipients are responsible for registering and making hotel arrangements on their own. After the conference, each recipient will write an article for the HSLI Newsletter blog, explaining how she or he plans to professionally apply the knowledge gained at the conference.

Applications are due: September 13th

Please fill out the application form and submit to Miranda Shake, HSLI President. More information about previous scholarship recipients and about librarian Syed Maghrabi (1945-2000) after whom the scholarship was named can be found at the HSLI site.

More information about the 2017 HSLI conference October 25-27, Bloomington, IL) can be found at the conference website.

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HSLI Annual Conference 2017: Call for Poster Abstracts

The Program Committee of HSLI invites proposals for posters for the HSLI Conference to be held October 26-27 in Bloomington, Illinois. The conference theme is “The Times are Changing.” We encourage you to take a literal or figurative approach to our theme (use your productive imagination).

Ideas can include, but are not limited to the following areas of librarianship:

  • Instruction or curricular activities
  • Leadership and management
  • Program or service implementation
  • Scholarly communications
  • Collection development
  • Outreach activities
  • Evaluation processes (surveys, statistical analysis, validation studies)

If you have presented a poster at another meeting this year (that hasn’t been shown at HSLI previously), please consider also submitting it here. Let our members who can’t travel have the opportunity to see the work you’ve been doing!

Please submit your proposal to Linda Feinberg (Lfeinberg@northshore.org), including:

  • Title of poster
  • A 300-words-or-less abstract describing your poster
  • Author information of name, position title, address, phone number and email address of all authors on poster.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday August 25th. Notification of poster acceptance will be made by mid September after review by the poster committee. Each poster presenter must register for the HSLI conference, which includes each author attending.

The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on Thursday evening, October 26 starting at 6pm. Setup will be available at 5pm. Posters will remain up until the break after breakfast on Friday morning. The actual poster session will be from 6pm-7pm on Thursday evening where the poster presenters need to be present to discuss their posters with conference attendees.

Appropriate poster sizes for display at the conference:

  • poster board 24″ x 36″
  • tri-fold poster 36″ x 48″ (for setup on a table)
  • wall posters – various sizes allowed (including 45″ x 45″)

For more information on the HSLI meeting, see the conference website.

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HSLI Annual Conference 2017: Prepping for Your Travels to Bloomington!

Bloomington-Normal are the host cities for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference this year, October 25th to 27th.  As you are planning out your library budget for the new fiscal year, think about requesting travel funds to attend this fall’s conference.  The conference will host many professional networking and presentation opportunities, as well as continuing education sessions for health sciences librarians. Below are some important numbers and links in helping you plan your trip.

 

The HSLI Conference fee is set to be $200 for full conference registration for members of HSLI. The conference hotel will be the Chateau in Bloomington, with a room rate of $78 plus taxes and fees. Activities are scheduled for conference attendees from Wednesday evening to early Friday afternoon, so please make your hotel reservation accordingly to partake in all that the conference has to offer.

 

The Constitutional Trail in Bloomington-Normal

Bloomington-Normal is located off of the major interstate highways of 39, 55, and 74.  There is also an Amtrak station located in downtown Normal with quick bus, taxi, Lyft, or Uber access to the hotel.  For transportation travel reimbursement rates to estimate your budget,  check the Illinois CMS Reimbursement Schedule for mileage, per diem rates, etc.

 

Finally, Bloomington and Normal are beautiful cities with many activities, shopping spots, and events. Think about attending a tour of the Beer Nuts factory, taking a walk on the Constitution Trail, or enjoying shopping in the area’s many boutiques.  To learn more, take a look at the Bloomington-Normal Visitors Bureau website to help in planning your trip to the area.

 

For any questions about the HSLI Annual Conference, please contact Emily Johnson, emj11@uic.edu, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.

 

 

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