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Information About Outings During This Week’s HSLI Conference

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

We all know how much sitting goes on during a conference and it might be nice to get out for some physical activity during your time at HSLI. Here are a few things to consider:

There will be a Sunrise Walk Thursday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 am and Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 am. Meet in the iHotel lobby if you would like to participate.

After a long day of attending talks and CEs, wouldn’t it be nice to get out and stretch your legs before Nancy’s Reception? Join us for the Sunset Walk from 5:00 to 5:45 pm. This walk includes a tour of the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Lending Library. Meet in the iHotel lobby if you want to join in.

After lunch on Friday, join us for a tour of the new Carle Clinic Library! Sign up at the registration desk. Transportation is not provided but see Frances Drone-Silvers for directions and parking information, etc. Look for Frances at the conference!

The iHotel is located just on the south end of campus. If you want to venture onto campus, here is a map that will help you find your way. You might to check out the Historical Markers Virtual Campus Tour as well.

If people want one last walk before leaving town, consider the UI Arboretum. The Arboretum is a public garden, located south of the corner of Florida and Lincoln Avenues at 1800 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801.  It is open daily, between the hours of sunrise until sunset and admission is free. Parking is available in the lots near the Noel Welcome Garden. Metered parking along South Lincoln Avenue is also available and is free after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends. Additional parking is available in the lot north of Japan House. And, it’s easy to get to the interstates from there.

And if you plan to stick around town, the undefeated Illini play Eastern Michigan at 11:00 am at Memorial Stadium!

The Mass Transit District offers bus service to the campus and beyond. The four primary campus routes are the Gold, Yellow, Teal, and Silver, creating a box pattern and connecting the four corners of campus with the Champaign and Urbana downtown areas. These are high-frequency routes with 10-minute service. The Illini route and the Green route also serve campus with 10- and 15-minute service frequencies. If you see “hopper” on the bus name, you can hop on and off those buses free of charge. Otherwise, the fare is $1.00.   How to Ride the MTD

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Vendors at 2019 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference

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

Interested in learning more about some of the latest databases and products that vendors offer? Stop by the tables during Nancy’s Reception on Thursday evening. Exhibitors include EBSCO, Elsevier Clinical Key, McGraw Hill, NEJM, NNLM, Ovid, and RAILS.

EBSCO provides a discovery service, full-text and secondary databases, e-books, e-journals & e-packages, print subscriptions and related services for all types of libraries.

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is a point-of-care clinical information service for physicians and other healthcare professionals. It provides access to a unique combination of medical reference books, medical journals, drug information, and practice guidelines. ClinicalKey helps health professionals locate and use clinical information quickly to answer questions and to keep current with changing healthcare issues.

McGraw-Hill is one of the world’s premier publishers of print and digital medical content including The MD Anderson Manual of Clinical Oncology and Williams Hematology.

NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice and professional development designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge among academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, executives and others in medicine and health care. NEJM Group products include the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Catalyst and NEJM Resident 360. NEJM Group is a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society. For more information, go here.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports health information access through training, funding, and outreach and is funded by the National Library of Medicine.  The NNLM office for the Greater Midwest Region is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a 10 state region, the office supports the mission of the NNLM to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian at the University of Iowa and the director of Hardin Library, will give the GMR update at this year’s Conference.

Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is a global information solutions provider offering clinicians, professionals, students, and researchers in the medical, scientific, and academic fields customizable solutions of content, tools, and services that make research smarter, faster, and more effective. More information is available here.

RAILS creates continuing education and resource-sharing opportunities for near 1300 libraries of all types in northern/western IL, also providing delivery, e-resources, online catalogs, discounts & more! Learn more here.

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

Are you considering a career in health sciences or medical librarianship? Interested in learning more about the latest trends in the profession? Looking for an opportunity to meet and network with new and experienced library practitioners, while helping the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) organization celebrate its 40th birthday? HSLI would like to extend a warm invitation to students, including those at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool, to attend the 2019 HSLI Conference! This year’s event, themed “Going Forward, Looking Back”, will take place from Wednesday, September 11, to Friday, September 13, at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

Some of the benefits you will gain from attending include the following:

  • registration at the student rate ($100 for the full Conference, only half of what regular HSLI members pay and less than half of what non-members pay)
  • an opportunity to learn from experts in the field, including UIUC’s very own Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (keynote speaker) and Daniel Tracy and JJ Pionke (continuing-education sessions)
  • plenty of chances to make valuable professional connections, including at Nancy’s Reception the evening of Thursday, September 12

Please register by Wednesday, September 4, to reserve your spot at the Conference. More information about the Conference is available here.

We hope to see you there in a few weeks!

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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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