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Kirstin Duffin, MS, MLIS, is a reference librarian in Booth Library of Eastern Illinois University.  Her report about her experience at the HSLI annual conference is shared.
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As a recipient of the 2018 Syed Maghrabi Scholarship to attend the HSLI conference this year, I would like to offer my thanks: to the scholarship review committee, to those who donate to the scholarship fund, and to the memory of Syed Maghrabi. HSLI 2018: Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge was the third HSLI conference I’ve attended. To me, the highlights of HSLI Annual are: (1) the ease with which I am able to connect with librarians, and (2) the programming that is relevant across sectors – as an academic science liaison librarian, I feel like I fit right in. The theme of this year’s conference – data management – proves this cross-sector relevance.

Librarians, myself included, are needing to add familiarity with data management to our jack-of-all-trades skill set. To this end, Dr. Kristi Holmes’ keynote address discussed ways librarians can assist in the research life cycle. Her suggestions both to set incremental goals (today, next week, this year) to advance one’s awareness about data management and to develop a communication plan resonated with me. I am a firm believer in articulating goals to help focus my work. Today, I might read an article about data management; next week, I might talk with a science faculty member about how they manage their data and whether our institutional repository would be of use to their needs.

In both break-out sessions that I attended, participants were asked to write down our goals. (Yay, more goal setting! I have found that this time for self-reflection really helps in my ability to bring home what I learn at conferences.) In Data Management in the Wild, Erin Foster asked us to consider where there are gaps in the data services we provide and what resources we might need to develop the services we provide. For a more comprehensive view of data management services, I will be browsing the book she recommended, Margaret Henderson’s Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2017).

In Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and Other Stakeholders, Gwen Wilson helped attendees develop an action plan to take back to our own institutions. Participants brainstormed opportunities for partnerships and considered suggestions for overcoming barriers and sustaining partnerships. The goals I set for myself are to be strategic and intentional in fostering partnerships. Our teaching faculty are overwhelmed by their workload. Not everyone has the time to devote to developing a relationship with their librarian. By serving on relevant committees, making myself visible by roaming the halls of the departments or attending departmental events, and reaching out to new faculty and faculty developing new programs and courses, I see where I can target my efforts to improve my successes in building partnerships. By engaging faculty in conversations, I can offer more targeted recommendations for appropriate library services for their needs. I also valued our discussion about self-care and recognizing when we’ve burned the candle at both ends; as librarians, we don’t have to overburden ourselves with outreach, but we do need to participate.

New to the conference program this year, four librarians provided quick tips in rapid succession during their lightning talks. Thanks to Cynthia Ehret Snyder, Liesl Cottrell, Emily Gilbert, and Ramune Kubilius for energizing us late in the day on Thursday. I especially enjoyed hearing Emily’s experience in working exclusively with online programs and her suggestions for reaching out to faculty.

This year, I presented a poster, “Improve ILL Workflows with this OA Search Tool,” and I was grateful to have the chance to talk with so many colleagues who stopped by to learn about this research. I will be using feedback from our discussions to inform the manuscript that I’ll be writing on the same topic. As the Legislative Committee co-chair, I presented this year’s legislative report during the board and business meetings. Tracking legislative news isn’t something I’m naturally inclined to do, so serving as co-chair has been a nice incentive to intentionally browse headlines every few weeks and report on pressing legislative issues.

Thanks to the members of the conference planning committee. Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge was yet another enjoyable HSLI conference.

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2018 HSLI Conference Program Now Available

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference is less than a week away! This year’s event will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28, at Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center (also known as Riverview Inn & Suites) in Rockford, IL. There is still time to register. (The early-bird deadline has passed.)

If you are already planning to attend and want to schedule your time at the Conference (or, if you haven’t decided yet, but want to see what professional-development and networking opportunities are available), the program is now on the website, and it is also available for download as a PDF. Some of the highlights of the Conference schedule are listed below.

  • keynote address on Thursday morning: “Thirsting for Knowledge: Opportunities for Librarians in the Age of Data” (speaker is Kristi L. Holmes, PhD, who is the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine)
  • four CE sessions, two apiece on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning (cost is included with registration)
  • NEW!: Lightning Talks, featuring brief discussions of issues related  to health sciences librarianship (Thursday afternoon)
  • on Thursday evening, take a break from attending formal sessions to enjoy Nancy’s Reception, featuring food, exhibitors, poster presentations, and a silent auction

For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee: <EEdwards@ilsos.net>. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI  website.   

Again, we hope to see you in Rockford from September 26 to 28! 

–The HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee   

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Early registration for the 2018 Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference ends Wednesday, September 12th. After that date, there will be a $25 late fee assessed to register.   

Please follow this link for online Conference registration using PayPal, or you may download the PDF form from the registration page and mail it, with a check payable to HSLI. You will be able to sign up for your Conference CEs, the mentor/mentee program, food choices, and dietary restrictions. Please refer to the registration form for the various rates and options. Notes: Continuing-education courses are included in the cost of registration, and there is a $6.00 surcharge for registering online. 

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and lightning talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike. To book your hotel stay at The Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center (also known as Riverview Inn & Suites), please call 1-815-282-3033 or visit the website.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference website. 

-HSLI Annual Conference 2018 Publicity Subcommittee 

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Did you know that the 2018 HSLI conference registration includes continuing education courses? Attendees are able to select one Thursday afternoon two hour course and one Friday morning four hour course at the time of registration.

Spotlight on the Thursday afternoon course: Managing your Scholarly Identity

One’s online scholarly presence can be critical for work and scholarship; it is also time-consuming, however, and, sometimes, we are not fully aware of how we are represented on the Internet. In this workshop participants will learn about options for managing one’s online identity, using tools such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, ORCID, and more. We will share strategies that can help you make decisions about which tools will best fit your needs and workflow.  Not only will this be useful for one’s own work and scholarship, but it will also be helpful for those who support other professionals engaged in research and scholarship.

The instructors will be Peg Burnette, Erin Kerby, and Amanda Avery. Peg is Assistant Professor and Biomedical Sciences Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is actively engaged in the supporting the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, in addition to a robust campus-wide program of interdisciplinary health sciences research, and she is also a member of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Planning Committee.  Erin is the Veterinary Medicine Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erin enjoys being able to combine her experience as a health sciences librarian with her passion for animal health and welfare.  Erin holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.  She is an avid horseback rider, and in her spare time trains her horse in dressage. Amanda, a graduate student at the University of Illinois iSchool and a graduate assistant at the Grainger Engineering Library, is interested in pursuing a career in health sciences librarianship.

CE options

Thursday [do not offer MLA CE credit]:

1) Data Management in the Wild *

2) Managing your Scholarly Identity *

Friday [do offer MLA CE credit]:

1) Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and other Stakeholders *

2) Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World

*The Conference Planning Committee acknowledges support of the Professional Development Award through the GMR (National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region) Office for these courses.

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HSLI members and colleagues are invited to attend the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference which will be held September 26-28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member].  The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature a keynote talk, updates, lightning talks, Nancy’s Reception, a poster session, a vendor showcase and silent auction, as well as continuing education and networking opportunities.

Date to remember:  

*September 12: Early-bird registration deadline

For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee: <EEdwards@ilsos.net>. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI website.

We hope to see you in Rockford from September 26 to 28!

–The HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 keynote speaker, Dr. Kristi Holmes. In her talk, “Thirsting for Knowledge: Opportunities for Librarians in the Age of Data” on Thursday, September 27th, she will discuss intersections between libraries and data, and will offer a range of practical ideas that align with the core mission of the library.

FSM Staff headshots on 9/6/17. Photos by Nathan Mandell.

Kristi Holmes, PhD, is the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Director of Evaluation for Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also co-director of the new National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), where she works with the other directors and with the larger translational informatics community to help guide the cultural and technological changes necessary for data and informatics, to improve research and health care. She is enthusiastic about the cultural and technological changes necessary for data and informatics to improve research and health care – and the role that libraries can play to help make this happen.

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The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member]. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, sessions for posters and lightning talks, d a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike. 

Deadline to remember:

  • Wednesday, September 12: Early-bird registration deadline

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference Website. 

-HSLI Annual Conference 2018 Publicity Subcommittee 

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Although most of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference will consist of CE sessions and other formal activities, there will also be opportunities to relax and network, especially during the evening of the Conference’s first full day, Thursday, September 27. 

After the end of the day’s CE sessions and lightning rounds, meet in the hotel for a sunset walk. The walk will last 20-30 minutes. Watch the Conference website for more details on where walkers will meet at the hotel. 

Nancy’s Reception will follow the walk. (Check the Conference program for details on the start and finish times as they are posted.) Enjoy food, visit your fellow attendees’ poster presentations, learn about a local museum from a staff member, visit exhibitor booths, and bid on items in the Silent Auction. See below for more information on each. 

Interested in what projects or research your colleagues have undertaken recently? The poster session lasts from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. During this time, attendees will be able to speak with the posters’ authors. The posters will remain up through breakfast on Friday morning. If you are interested in learning about the posters ahead of time, the abstracts will be up on the website shortly before the Conference, and they will also be included with the materials attendees will pick up when they sign in on-site. 

Never visited Rockford before, or have been but missed an opportunity to see the Burpee Museum of Natural History? Betsy Carlson, a member of the Museum’s Education staff, will present on the state’s geological history over the past 450 million years, including the state fossil, the Tully Monster. The Burpee Museum has been a vital part of the Rockford community since 1942 and is known for, among other things, the most complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world, nicknamed “Jane”.  

Interested in learning more about some of the latest databases and other products that the Conference exhibitors and sponsors offer? Stop by their tables during the Reception. Exhibitors and sponsors based in Illinois or the Midwest include the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region (NNLM – GMR) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). There will also be several commercial vendors, including Wolters Kluwer, Thieme, and Elsevier.  

Want to support the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship, while also bidding on unique items? Take part in the Silent Auction. Donated items include a basket of goodies related to Illinois’s 200th anniversary, a portable DVD player, and numerous pieces of artwork. All proceeds go toward the Scholarship’s fund. Watch the Conference website for a complete list of items, along with photographs. 

 

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and lightning talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike.  

Other dates to remember: 

  • August 31:  Poster proposal deadline 
  • September 3: Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at Conference rate (Note: This is an extension of the previous deadline of August 31.) 
  • September 12:  Early bird registration deadline 

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference website 

–The 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee 

 

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To book your hotel stay at The Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center (also known as Riverview Inn & Suites), you must call 1-815-282-3033.  By mentioning that you are part of the “Health Science Librarians” group, you will receive the lodging rate of $109 per night, plus taxes/fees (total: $124.26/night for double Queen or Jr. King) and be part of the HSLI official block of hotel rooms. The hotel is located at 700 W. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61103. Notes: Registering via the hotel’s online site, instead of by phone, will not guarantee the Conference room rate.

The last day for registering at the Conference rate is Monday, August 27. After that date, the rate will not be guaranteed. Update: The deadline has been extended to Monday, September 3.

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and lightning talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike.

Other dates to remember:

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference Website.

–The 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee

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The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee invites poster proposals for the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference, be held September 26-28 in Rockford, Illinois. Please note that the deadline is now Friday, August 31.

Ideas may interpret the Conference theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”. In doing so, they may include, but are not limited to, any area of librarianship, such as instruction, leadership, and program development, in addition to communication, collection development, outreach, and evaluation. Posters from last year covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from collaboration, technology programs, and data fluency, to disabilities, bookplates and even tattoos.  If you have presented a poster (at MLA or another meeting) this year, or plan to present one (at Midwest Chapter/MLA or elsewhere), that you have not shown at a past HSLI Conference, please consider submitting it.

E-mail your proposal abstract (no more than 300 words) to Linda Feinberg <Lfeinberg@northshore.org>.

  • The deadlinefor abstract submission is Friday, August 31.
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made Labor Day week, after review by the Posters Subcommittee of the Conference Planning Committee.
  • The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, September 27, starting at 6:00 PM.
  • Posters must be made available to post electronically on the HSLI website after the meeting.

Each poster presenter must register for the HSLI Conference (which includes each author attending).

NEW THIS YEAR! Each poster will receive a stipend to help offset printing costs.  One presenter per poster will receive a stipend, and an individual presenter can receive a maximum of only one stipend, even if submitting multiple posters.

For more information about poster proposals, including the submission requirements, please see the full announcement.

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The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member]. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers and updates, sessions for posters and lightning talks, a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike.

Dates to remember: deadline

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference Website.

-HSLI Annual Conference 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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Hello,

If you are a library hosting a graduate assistant this semester, or if you know of a graduate student interested in health science librarianship, we hope you will forward this e-mail to that person. We are accepting applications until Monday, August 20.  Applicants will be informed of the decision by Monday, August 27.

Thank you!

–HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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Dear Student:

As a member of the HSLI Annual Conference Planning Committee, I invite you to attend the 2018 Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois this fall. It will take place in Rockford, IL, at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center (also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member) from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science students to learn about health sciences librarianship from professionals in the field.

We also encourage students to consider volunteering at the Conference. We are currently seeking two volunteers to help with registration, taking photos of events, taking down displays, and delivering messages between sessions. In return for their assistance, students will receive a waiver for the Conference registration fee, with the added benefit of being able to include the experience on their professional resume.

To apply, students need to fill out this form and attach their resume.  Applications are due Monday, August 20.  Applicants will be informed of the decision by Monday, August 27.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact me: <mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu>.  For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee: <EEdwards@ilsos.net>. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI website.

 

Regards,

Michelle Nielsen Ott, MLIS

Director, Library Services

Methodist College of UnityPoint Health

7600 N. Academic Drive

Peoria, IL  61615

Phone:  (309) 672-4937

Fax:      (309) 671-3141

Website:  www.methodistcol.edu

<mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu>

 

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HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session

HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session: “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World”

The HSLI 2018 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce information about another of the continuing-education opportunities that will be available at the conference.

On Friday morning, Karen Gutzman, Digital Innovations Specialist at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will teach “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World.” Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking research dissemination and impact. Karen will provide a solid background on research dissemination using a variety of social media and other online tools. Participants will learn practical ways to help their patrons develop dissemination strategies and inspire compelling impact statements.

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member]. Conference registration is now open. Registrants will select continuing-education courses as part of the registration process. Fees include the costs of Conference sessions, meals, and continuing-education sessions.

For general questions about the Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee, at EEdwards@ilsos.net. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI Conference website.

-HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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