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Through the years, Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference receptions provide a venue for attendees, vendors, and guests to relax, network, and enjoy good food. This year’s Nancy’s Reception will take place on Thursday evening, October 26th. The event will follow a full day of continuing education activities at the 2017 conference, providing an opportunity to chat with vendors and poster presenters, enjoy a tasty meal, and bid on items in a silent auction. Now a tradition at the conferences, the annual reception honors Nancy Stump, a longtime, fun-loving, active HSLI member who served as HSLI president from 1990 to 1993. Each year, Nancy’s Reception is unique in its own special way.

A highlight of this year’s reception will be a presentation by experienced Illinois State University chemistry professor Dr. Marjorie Jones, which she calls “Magic Show: Is it Science or Magic?”. This is how she describes the evening’s educational entertainment segment and what attendees can expect:

Since I have always been curious of the physical world in which I live, I have enjoyed doing science as both a researcher and educator and a kid. I especially like to do hands-on experiments with a variety of groups and ages. In this event, we will probe some chemical and biochemical experiments that can have the perception of “magic”, but can be explained using our experience and knowledge of the materials used. I will do some demonstrations of physical and chemical properties of common materials (often obtained from stores), as well as materials from biological sources. For example, what do baker’s yeast and potassium iodine have in common? How can we measure the amount of vitamin C in oranges? We will do a few hands-on experiments, because science is not a spectator sport, in my opinion. I hope that this will be fun, a bit entertaining, and a bit educational. I look forward to this event…

Plan on joining HSLI colleagues and guests at this year’s HSLI Annual Conference and Nancy’s Reception in Bloomington, IL, from October 25-27. For more information, visit the conference website: http://hsli.org/conference/.

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Reminder: HSLI 2017 Conference Poster Proposals Due August 25

(via Emily Johnson, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

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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Still undecided about attending the 2017 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference, or already planning to go but not certain which sessions to attend? Information about the two CE (continuing education) sessions that will take place the morning of Thursday, October 26, is below. (Note that the sessions will run concurrently.)

Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians

This course will present what the current state of systematic reviews methods is, how systematic reviews are different from other types of reviews, and what their potential applications are. Activities and discussions will cover how to conduct a reference interview, determine feasibility of a research question, build search strategies, and report methods specific to systematic reviews.

Instructor Susan A. Fowler, MLIS, is the Library Director at Washington University (in St. Louis) Brown School: Social Work and Public Health. Her current interests include creating reporting standards for systematic review search strategies and finding a pragmatic solution for search strategy peer review. Susan designed the first library-based systematic review service at Washington University, trained librarian colleagues in systematic review search design, and integrated the library service into the Institute of Public Health’s Systematic Review and Meta-analyses yearly course.

Worth 4.0 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association

Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian

This face-to-face course is designed to give the busy librarian an overview of emerged and emerging technologies impacting our profession. It is a survey course that will cover a variety oftechnology topics, including possibly makerspaces, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, and collaboration tools. Students, health professionals, and consumers use technologies to interact with health information daily. It is essential for librarians to investigate and experiment with these technologies to improve access to timely and relevant quality health information.

Presenter Gabe Rios, MLIS, is the director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine. Gabe has worked with emerging technologies since the late 90s (remember the PDA?).  He has taught technology-related classes at state, regional, and national meetings over the past 16 years. Gabe has also served as a member of national and local technology groups for the Medical Library Association as well as community-based groups

Worth 4.0 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association.

The cost of the CE sessions is included with registration for the Conference. When registering, attendees will need to choose one of the sessions. Information about the afternoon sessions will be forthcoming.  Please check the Conference website for updates on registration, the afternoon sessions, and other Conference-related information as it becomes available.

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

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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(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 frances.drone-silvers@carle.com, 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, emj11@uic.edu, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.

 

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