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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,, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.



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(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President)

In our conference-planning discussions, we have come up with some questions and would like your input. Please fill out a brief survey to help us plan for your needs, particularly as they relate to continuing-education offerings. You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking this link. If the link does not work, try copying a different link into your Web browser.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send them to Frances Drone-Silvers (CE Committee), at, or call (217) 383-4513. We would appreciate as many responses as possible by Wednesday, April 5.

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Save the Date: HSLI Annual Conference, October 25-27

(via the HSLI Conference Planning Committee)

Join us for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference from Wednesday, October 25, to Friday, October 27, at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois.

The theme of the conference this year is “Times are Changing”.  The conference will reflect this theme, providing programming for professional development, networking, and vendor visits, as well as poster presentations.  Sign up for mentoring or apply for a conference scholarship. More information on hotel and conference registration, the specific CE opportunities, invited speakers, and the cost to attend will be available soon. Make sure to check the HSLI website for regular updates on the conference, and also watch for announcements via e-mail.

For any questions, please contact Emily Johnson,, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.


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