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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

Registration is still open for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2019 Conference, “Going Forward, Looking Back”, at the iHotel in Champaign, IL, from September 11 to 13. Don’t delay – early-bird registration ends Friday, August 23.

The Conference keynote speaker will be Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University Library, University of Illinois, and also Affiliate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Lisa’s talk is titled “From One Big Deal to Another? Libraries in an Open Access Age”. Lisa is professionally active in many organizations, a recipient of a number of awards, and a productive author. As ACRL President in 2010/2011, Lisa led the launch of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. She is currently Editor of Library Trends; a chef for the Society for Scholarly Publishing blog,”The Scholarly Kitchen”; and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section.

And did you know that, when you register for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference, you can attend two CEs of your choice as part of your registration fee?

The following continuing education sessions will be offered on Thursday afternoon, September 12.

(Note: There are no MLA CE credits for Thursday sessions.)

  • “Citation Management Software: Advancing your Expertise with Freely Available Tools”

Presented by Kirstin Duffin

  • “Issues in Scholarly Communication for the Health Sciences”

Presented by Dan Tracy

The following continuing education sessions will be offered on Friday morning, September 13.

  • “Making Your Library Positively Accessible” (4 MLA CE)

Presented by JJ Pionke

  • “Teaching Critical Appraisal to Students in the Health Sciences” (4 MLA CE)

Presented by Laura Menard

For more information on CEs, see http://hsli.org/conference/#CE.

Register by mail or online: http://hsli.org/conference/#Registration.

We hope to see you there!

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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

There’s still time to register for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference at the early-bird rate, as the deadline is now Friday, August 23.  This year’s theme, Going Forward, Looking Back, celebrates HSLI’s 40th anniversary. The Conference will take place September 11-13 at the iHotel in Champaign, IL.  Highlights of the Conference include lightning talks and poster sessions, Nancy’s Reception, a silent auction, and your choice of 2 CEs. (The cost of the CEs is included in Conference registration.)

Details can be found on the Conference website (http://hsli.org/conference/).

Register by mail or online: http://hsli.org/conference/#Registration.

Need a hotel?  The Conference rate is now guaranteed through Friday, August 16.  See hotel information here: http://hsli.org/conference/#hotel.

We hope to see you there!

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(via Miranda Shake, HSLI Past President)

The HSLI Conference is almost a month away. We hope to see you there! For more information, please check the Conference website.

In the meantime, if you have not registered yet or are still waiting on approval, please consider getting your hotel room reserved. The group rate was set to expire on Aug 11, but it is now extended through August 16.

From the website:

Reservations

Phone: 217.819.5000

“Guests may book their reservations here. Click on the orange “attendee code” button Enter the “Attendee Code” which is HSLI19.

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Also, if you haven’t registered, please do so as soon as you can. Use the PDF form on the Conference website or the PayPal widget embedded on the site.

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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Silent Auction Subcommittee)

Join us at the HSLI Annual Conference’s Silent Auction, where you will be able to bid on many interesting and unique items.

Available in the Silent Auction will be gift baskets and bags (with books, toiletries, Illinois beer, a pet mug, and other goodies), travel technology, jewelry, pottery, home decorative items, homemade jam, and much more. (Please see below for a photo of a few Auction items.)

Starting bids will be posted near each item. Thanks to all donors and all bidders! All proceeds will benefit the HSLI Scholarship Fund.

Please direct any questions to Ramune Kubilius, Silent Auction Subcommittee. More information on the 2019 HSLI Annual Conference (September 11-13 in Champaign, IL) is available here.

(Click on the photo for a larger and clearer image.)

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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

Registration is now open for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Conference for 2019.  This year’s theme, Going Forward, Looking Back, celebrates HSLI’s 40th anniversary. The conference will be held September 11th-13th at the iHotel in Champaign, IL.  Highlights of the conference include lightning talks and poster session, Nancy’s Reception, silent auction, and your choice of 2 CEs.

Details can be found on the conference website.

Register by mail or online:  http://hsli.org/conference/#Registration.  Take advantage of early bird registration until August 9th.

Need a hotel?  The conference rate is guaranteed until August 11th.  See hotel information here:  http://hsli.org/conference/#hotel

Deadlines have been extended:

  • Friday, August 2nd: Poster or Lightning Talk
  • Sunday, August 4th at midnight: Syed Maghrabi (conference) Scholarship
  • Friday, August 9th: Call for student volunteers
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The deadline to apply for this years Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship has been extended until Sunday, August 4, at midnight.

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The Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Committee would like to welcome HSLI members to submit their applications for the 2019 Scholarship.

  • Applicants must be current members of HSLI (2019 dues paid).
  • Applicants must write a short essay entitled, “I would like a Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship because…”.
  • Each Scholarship recipient must write an article for the HSLI Newsletter discussing the plan to implement knowledge gained at the Conference in his or her institution.
  • If awarded a Scholarship, hotel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Reimbursement expenses will be processed upon submission of receipts and after submission of the Newsletter article to the HSLI Newsletter editors.

The Word doc of the application is here: http://hsli.org/conference/scholarship_form_2019.docx

PDF is here: http://hsli.org/conference/scholarship_form_2019.pdf

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, August 7.

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(via Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University)

Are you in the Illinois area and have ideas to share? Consider sharing those ideas at the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois annual meeting in Champaign, Illinois, on September 11-13, 2019. This year you have the option of presenting your ideas as a poster or lightning talk.

Lightning Talks:
The afternoon of Thursday, September 12, has been set aside for sharing experiences, best practices, or how lemonade was made out of lemons! Each presenter will be allotted 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of abstracts that are accepted. There will be ample time afterward for Q&A and lively discussion.

Posters:
Ideas can include but are not limited to, any area of librarianship such as instruction, leadership, program development, communication, collection development, outreach, and evaluation.

Posters from last year included such topics as collaboration, technology programs, data fluency, disabilities, bookplates, and even tattoos. If you have presented, or plan to present, a poster at another meeting this year (such as MLA or Midwest Chapter/MLA), please consider also submitting it for HSLI. Let our members who can’t travel have the opportunity to see the work you’ve been doing! The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on Thursday evening, September 12, starting at 6:00 PM. Setup will be available later Thursday afternoon, as the poster session is that evening. Poster authors need to be present Thursday evening to discuss their posters with conference attendees.  Posters can remain up until the break after breakfast on Friday morning.

Stipends available! Each poster presenter will receive a stipend to help offset printing costs or other meeting expenses. Stipends are limited to only one presenter per poster, and an individual presenter can receive a maximum of only one stipend, even if submitting multiple posters.

How to Submit:
To apply for lightning talks, fill out the HSLI 2019 Lightning Talk Proposal Form or submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Charlotte Beyer at charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu by Friday, August 2 (please note the new deadline).

To apply for posters, fill out the HSLI 2019 Poster Proposal Form or submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu by Friday, August 2 (please note the new deadline).

For either submission type, it is expected that presenting author(s) must register for, and plan on attending, the conference. More information about the conference can be found here.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu.

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(via Miranda Shake, HSLI Past President)

The Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Committee would like to welcome HSLI members to submit their application for the 2019 Scholarship. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 26. More information is below.

  • Applicants must be current members of HSLI (2019 dues paid).
  • Applicants must write a short essay entitled, “I would like a Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship because…”.
  • Each Scholarship recipient must write an article for the HSLI Newsletter discussing the plan to implement knowledge gained at the Conference in the person’s institution.
  • If awarded a Scholarship, the attendee must take sole responsibility for hotel arrangements. Reimbursement expenses will be processed upon submission of receipts and after submission of the Newsletter article to the HSLI Newsletter editors.

The Word doc of the application is here: http://hsli.org/conference/scholarship_form_2019.docx

Winners will be notified by Thursday, August 1.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College)

As a member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference Planning Committee, I would like to invite your graduate students to attend the Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois this fall.  Can you please pass this invitation on to them? It will be held in Champaign, IL at the iHotel on Wednesday, September 11, to Friday, September 13.  This conference will feature continuing education, invited speakers, and networking opportunities for Library Science students to learn about health sciences librarianship from professionals in the field.

We would also encourage your students to consider volunteering at the conference.  We are currently seeking two volunteers to help with registrations, take photos of events, take down displays, and be a communication runner between sessions.  In return for their assistance, students will receive a waiver for the conference registration fee and be able to add this to their professional resume.  To apply, students need to fill out this form (https://library.methodistcol.edu/hsli-student-volunteer-application) and attach their resume to the form.  Applications are due Friday, August 9, 2019.  Applicants will be informed of the decision soon afterwards. If lodging may pose an issue, applicants can apply for the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship (more information is available at http://www.hsli.org/newsletter/2019/07/11/call-for-applicants-syed-maghrabi-scholarship-to-attend-hsli-2019-annual-conference-deadline-july-26/).  HSLI membership is a requirement of the scholarship and applications are due Friday, July 26, 2019.

Should you have any questions about our annual conference, the HSLI organization, or the student volunteer opportunity, please contact me, Michelle Nielsen Ott (mnieslenott@methodistcol.edu), or explore the HSLI website (http://hsli.org/ ).

Best Regards,

Michelle Nielsen Ott, MLIS

Director, Library Services

Methodist College

7600 N. Academic Drive

Peoria, IL  61615

Phone: (309) 672-4937

Fax: (309) 671-3141

Website: www.methodistcol.edu

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College)

As a member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference Planning Committee, I would like to invite your graduate students to attend the Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois this fall.  Can you please pass this invitation on to them? It will be held in Champaign, IL at the iHotel on Wednesday, September 11 to Friday, September 13.  This conference will feature continuing education, invited speakers, and networking opportunities for Library Science students to learn about health sciences librarianship from professionals in the field.

We would also encourage your students to consider volunteering at the conference.  We are currently seeking two volunteers to help with registrations, take photos of events, tear down displays, and be a communication runner between sessions.  In return for their assistance, students will receive a waiver for the conference registration fee and be able to add this to their professional resume.  To apply, students need to fill out this form (https://library.methodistcol.edu/hsli-student-volunteer-application) and attach their resume to the form.  Applications are due July 26, 2019.  Applicants will be informed of the decision by August 5, 2019. If lodging may pose an issue, applicants can apply for the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship http://hsli.org/conference/  HSLI membership is a requirement of the scholarship and applications are also due July 26.

Should you have any questions about our annual conference, the HSLI organization, or the student volunteer opportunity, please contact me, Michelle Nielsen Ott (mnieslenott@methodistcol.edu<mailto:mnieslenott@methodistcol.edu>) or explore the HSLI website (http://hsli.org/ ).

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