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Reminder: HSLI Conference Dine-Arounds on Wednesday, Nov. 9

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

For HSLI conference attendees who will be arriving in St. Charles on Wednesday night, November 9, you are invited to join a dine-around. This will be a casual dining experience to join your fellow attendees for a nice meal and conversation. We will be meeting in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM to travel to the restaurants for dinner at 7:00 PM.

The following restaurants have been selected for their unique offerings.

Taste of the Himalayas
In the heart of downtown St. Charles, this unique restaurant offers the cuisine from the countries bordering the Himalayas, India and Nepal. Check out the menu for the delicious offerings plus the spice levels and ingredients.

Jambalaya
This popular St. Charles restaurant is located right in the hotel! The menu features traditional American cuisine with some Cajun additions.

Salerno’s on the Fox
An Italian eatery that has been serving the Fox Valley Community for over 40 years. Their menu offers a variety of pasta specialties, steaks, seafood, and pizza.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Emily Johnson, at emj11@uic.edu, by Friday, November 4, with your restaurant preference, so that we can make appropriate reservations for each location and coordinate car pooling for off-site restaurants.

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HSLI Conference Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, November 4

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

There is still time if you want to attend the 2016 HSLI Conference. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, November 4.

The 2016 HSLI Conference, themed “Running With It: Library Trends in 2016”, will take place at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11. The Resort offers an indoor and an indoor/outdoor pool, spa services, four on-site restaurants, and a beautifully-landscaped setting. To register for the conference itself, go to the website. Contact information for the hotel, including a link for registering online, is below.

Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Phone: (630) 584-6300 | E-mail: info@pheasantrun.com
Register online

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Hotel Reservations at HSLI Conference Rate Extended to October 26

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

We have been able to extend the deadline for hotel reservations at the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference rate to Wednesday, October 26. After that date, there is a $25 late fee. More information about this year’s HSLI Conference is below, and you may also visit the conference website.

The 2016 HSLI Conference, themed “Running With It: Library Trends in 2016”, will take place at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort (located at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles, IL, 60174) from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11. Please mark your calendars, arrange the time off, book your hotel room, and register to attend! The Resort offers an indoor and an indoor/outdoor pool, spa services, four onsite restaurants, and a beautifully-landscaped setting. For more information, you may contact the resort by phone (630-584-6300) or e-mail (info@pheasantrun.com), or you may visit its website.

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(via Miranda Shake, Lakeview College)

Applications are now being accepted for the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship, for the 2016 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference. The scholarship provides up to $320.00 in reimbursements for conference registration and one night at the conference hotel. Recipients are responsible for registering and making hotel arrangements on their own. To apply, one must be a current member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (2016 dues paid) and write a brief essay explaining why she or he is interested in receiving the scholarship. (There is no set length.) After the conference, each recipient will write an article for the HSLI Newsletter blog, explaining how she or he plans to apply the knowledge gained at the conference to one’s own institution.

All applications must be received by the end of business on Tuesday, October 11. The form is available here. Winners will be notified by Friday, October 14. Completed applications may be sent either via e-mail, to mshake@lakeviewcol.edu, or by snail mail to Miranda Shake, Lakeview College of Nursing, 903 N. Logan Ave. in Danville, IL, 61832. Any questions should be directed to Miranda Shake.

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HSLI Conference Dine-Arounds on Wednesday, November 9

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

For HSLI conference attendees who will be arriving in St. Charles on the night of Wednesday, November 9, you are invited to join a dine-around!  This will be a casual dining experience to join your fellow attendees for a nice meal and conversation.  We will be meeting in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM to travel to the restaurants for dinner at 7:00 PM.

The following restaurants have been selected for their unique offerings. (Click on the name of each one for menus and other information.)

Taste of Himalayas — In the heart of downtown St. Charles, this unique restaurant offers the cuisine of India and Nepal.  Check out the menu for the delicious offerings, plus the spice levels and ingredients.

Jambalaya — This popular St. Charles restaurant is located right in the hotel!  The menu features traditional American cuisine, with some Cajun additions.

Salerno’s on the Fox — This is an Italian eatery that has been serving the Fox Valley Community for over 40 years. Its menu offers a variety of pasta specialties, steaks, seafood, and pizza.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Emily Johnson, at emj11@uic.edu, by Friday, November 4, with your restaurant preference, so that we can make appropriate reservations for each location and coordinate car pooling for off-site restaurants.

 

 

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Alagna and Cunico to Highlight Speakers at 2016 HSLI Conference

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

The upcoming HSLI Conference at Pheasant Run Resort, “Running With It”, on November 9-11, will have two very interesting and informative speakers.

Keynote Speaker

“From Surviving to Thriving in the Digital Era”
Laura Alagna, MS

This address will focus on how health science librarians can manage the challenges of the digital revolution. I will briefly discuss how the digital era has changed the information professions, but will focus on the current state of digital resources in libraries and librarianship. Digital archives, which encompass resources, systems, and services, are necessary for the future of librarianship but present unique challenges. The address will summarize the main issues behind digital archiving, including content management, format obsolescence, security and legal issues, and access. Each of these issues is a difficult obstacle for any information professional; however, specific tools, strategies, and examples will be presented in order to help health science librarians feel confident and capable of successfully leveraging the digital revolution to serve their users better.

Plenary Speaker

“Trends in Complementary and Integrative Health: Web Resources for Health Science Librarians”
Evelyn Cunico, MA, MSLIS

Complementary and integrative health approaches include a broad range of philosophies, products, and therapies, which share the common goals of modifying health behaviors to manage chronic illness and to promote health across the lifespan. In addition to highlighting trends, this presentation will review a selected list of Web resources that health science librarians may access to meet user information needs of clinicians, medical residents, researchers, educators, students, administrators, patients, and consumers

To view the speakers bios and to register for the conference, go here.

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Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Application Now Available

Applications are now being accepted for the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $320.00 in reimbursements for conference registration and one night at the conference hotel. Recipients are responsible for registering and making hotel arrangements on their own. To apply, one must be a current member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (2016 dues paid) and write a brief essay explaining why she or he is interested in receiving the scholarship. (There is no set length.) After the conference, each recipient will write an article for the HSLI Newsletter blog, explaining how she or he plans to apply the knowledge gained at the conference to one’s own institution.

All applications must be received by the end of business on Tuesday, October 11. The form is available here. Winners will be notified by Friday, October 14. Completed applications may be sent either via e-mail, to mshake@lakeviewcol.edu, or by snail mail to Miranda Shake, Lakeview College of Nursing, 903 N. Logan Ave in Danville, IL, 61832. Any questions should be directed to Miranda Shake.

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Continuing Education Offerings at HSLI 2016 Conference

(via Roberta Craig, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center)

You won’t want to miss the HSLI 2016 Conference being held on from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.  The conference has an excellent selection of continuing education courses being offered on Thursday, November 10, and there is no additional cost for the courses (your choice of 2 courses is Included in your conference registration fee).

Technology to Enhance User Experience (8:00 AM – Noon)
Description: User experience is a method of assessing libraries that is not common in health sciences libraries.  The term user assessment comes out of website design (as usability).  However, other industries have found it useful to assess how users experience their services and spaces, and the idea and use of user experience research has grown over time. There are several ways of defining “user experience” to various physical and virtual spaces and services that a library may want to evaluate.  For libraries, this can mean analyzing how users interact with your website to improve your virtual presence, observing users to improve your physical space, or interviewing how users research to improve services and instruction. This workshop will focus on defining user experience and see what other libraries are doing to improve their services.  We will talk about low-cost and simple, yet impactful activities to turn your library into a user-centered environment.

Getting Started with Outreach (8:00 AM – Noon)
Description: This interactive class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved and minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with minority communities. Topics to be covered include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency. Some basic concepts of program planning and evaluation within a culturally diverse environment will be covered. Participants will engage in group discussions to explore models for developing their own programs.

Engaging Assessment to Show Your Value & Make Decisions (1:30 – 5:30 PM)
Description: As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and the contributions they make to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective strategies for assessment. Best practice in assessment means embedding assessment into the library’s practices on a continuous basis rather than treating it as a separate and additional task. The workshop will present an integrated and systematic approach to developing and assessing library activities that includes identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities, establishing criteria, collecting and analyzing data and evidence, and using the results for improvement and telling the story of the library’s impact. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques presented.

Third Party PubMed Tools (1:30 – 5:30 PM)
Description: The freely available PubMed API (application programming interface) makes it possible for programmers from outside of the National Library of Medicine to develop alternatives to PubMed.gov for searching NLM’s vast database of biomedical journal literature citations. This three-hour workshop will introduce several popular and free third-party PubMed tools, comparing and contrasting them with the PubMed.gov interface. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become familiar with the strengths and limitations of search tools such as PubGet, Quertle, eTBlast and others. This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers.  It is highly recommended that you bring a laptop with for this course.

To register for the conference please go to the website. Also, be sure to reserve your hotel room by Wednesday, October 19.

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Final Reminder: HSLI Conference Poster Submissions Due September 2

(via Molly Horio, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center)

Poster submissions for the HSLI Annual Conference are due Friday, September 2.  If you are working on your abstract and have any questions or cannot meet the deadline, please feel free to call (309-655-2269) or e-mail (molly.a.horio@osfhealthcare.org) me.

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee is seeking submissions for poster sessions at the 2016 HSLI Conference. This is a great opportunity for you to share with your colleagues the projects you have been working on at your library over this past year. We hope also to get some student poster submissions, which will look great on your resumes.  We encourage you to take a liberal approach to our theme, “Running with It: Library Trends in 2016”, and present on any of a variety of topics. These could include teaching or education, administration, practical problem-solving, collaborative efforts or outreach activities, innovative programs, or research. Posters that have been presented at other conferences are welcome.

Please submit a proposal abstract no longer than 250 words describing your poster.

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and e-mail address on all submissions.
  • E-mail your abstracts to Molly Horio, at molly.a.horio@osfhealthcare.org.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, September 2.
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made by mid-September.
  • Poster presenters must register for the HSLI conference.  Registration opened August 15.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can go to the conference website to access the registration form and all other information about the conference. This year’s event will take place from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

 

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Reminder: HSLI Seeking Poster Submissions for Annual Conference

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee is seeking submissions for poster sessions at the 2016 HSLI Conference. This is a great opportunity for you to share with your colleagues the projects you have been working on at your library over this past year. We hope also to get some student poster submissions, which will look great on your resumes.  We encourage you to take a liberal approach to our theme, “Running with It: Library Trends in 2016”, and present on any of a variety of topics. These could include teaching or education, administration, practical problem-solving, collaborative efforts or outreach activities, innovative programs, or research. Posters that have been presented at other conferences are welcome.

Please submit a proposal abstract no longer than 250 words describing your poster.

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and e-mail address on all submissions.
  • E-mail your abstracts to Molly Horio, at molly.a.horio@osfhealthcare.org.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, September 2.
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made by mid-September.
  • Poster presenters must register for the HSLI conference.  Registration opened August 15.

Please e-mail Molly Horio with any questions.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can go to the conference website to access the registration form and all other information about the conference. This year’s event will take place from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

 

 

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