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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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(via Molly Horio, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center)

The HSLI Program Committee invites proposals for posters for the HSLI 2016 Annual Conference: “Running with It: Library Trends in 2016,” to be held November 9-11, 2016, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. We encourage you to take a liberal approach to our theme, and present on any of a variety of topics, such as teaching or education, administration, practical problem-solving, collaborative efforts or outreach activities, innovative programs, or research, just to name a few ideas. Posters that have been presented at other conferences are welcome.

The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception, Thursday evening, November 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Setup will start at 6:00 PM. The reception will be from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, so posters may be kept on display during the entire event.

Poster sizes – please let me know which one you will be using.

  • Poster board 24” x 36” (for setup on an easel)
  • Tri-fold poster 36” x 48” (for setup on a table)
  • For other sizes, please contact Molly Horio for approval

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

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address on all submissions.
  • Email your abstracts to Molly Horio (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 opens Monday, August 15.

More information on the HSLI Annual Conference is available here.

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Registration for 2016 HSLI Conference Opens August 15

(via Roberta Craig, HSLI Conference Publicity Chair)

There are only a few months until the  2016 HSLI Conference: “Running With It: Library Trends in 2016”, which 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 it by phone (630-584-6300) or e-mail (info@pheasantrun.com), or you may visit the website.

Conference registration opens on Monday, August 15. Please check the conference website for regular updates on the continuing-education courses and other programs and activities planned for this year’s conference. If you have any questions, please contact Roberta Craig, at Roberta.J.Craig@osfhealthcare.org.

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Illinois Academic Librarians Who Presented at ALA 2016

A number of Illinois academic librarians presented at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida, from June 23 to June 28. This year’s conference was tied in with ALA’s “Libraries Transform” campaign and focused on the future of libraries, particularly in terms of the impact they can have on building a diverse, inclusive community. Over 16,500 people attended the event.

The presentations are listed below, by type. Click on the title for more information. For instances in which librarians not from Illinois academic libraries were among the presenters, just the Illinois academic librarians are listed.

Preconference
Making Sense of Data Through Visualization
Elizabeth Cox—Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Programs and Panel Discussions
Budgeting with Scarcity
Paul Go—Illinois Institute of Technology

Digital Preservation Education: Choosing the Options That Are Right for You
Jaime Schumacher—Northern Illinois University

Effectively Managing Change
Elizabeth Cox—Southern Illinois University Carbondale

From Vietnam to Syria: Refugees, Their Stories, and Needs
Laila Hussein Moustafa—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How Libraries and Librarians Can Act as Community Resources in Building Bridges Between Different Communities
Laila Hussein Moustafa—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Improve Services and Create Value: Using Data to Guide Your Library’s Strategic Planning Process
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Micro-assessments of Public Services Usability
Terry Taylor—DePaul University
Ashley McMullin—DePaul University

Preservation Showdown
Jaime Schumacher

Forums
Lessons from IMLS Funded Communities of Practice
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Conversation Starters
“Can’t I Just Google It?” Working Together to Prepare Teens for College Libraries
Gretchen Madsen Webb—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcoming Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Dr. Clara M. Chu–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susan Schnuer–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posters
Do You See What I See? International Student Library Experience
Melissa Burel—Southern Illinois University Edwadsville

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Call for Posters–HSLI 2016 Annual Conference

(via Molly Horio, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center)

The HSLI Program Committee invites proposals for posters for the HSLI 2016 Annual Conference: “Running with It: Library Trends in 2016″, to be held from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. We encourage you to take a liberal approach to our theme, and present on any of a variety of topics, such as teaching or education, administration, practical problem-solving, collaborative efforts or outreach activities, innovative programs, or research, just to name a few ideas. Posters that have been presented at other conferences are welcome.

The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception, Thursday evening, November 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Setup will start at 6:00 pm. The reception will be from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, so posters may be kept on display during the entire event.

Poster sizes–please let me know which one you will be using

  • poster board 24” x 36” (for setup on an easel)
  • tri-fold poster 36” x 48” (for setup on a table)
  • for other sizes, please contact Molly Horio for approval

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

  • include your name, position title, address, phone number and email 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 opens Monday, August 15.

More information on the HSLI Annual Conference is available here.

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Call for Poster Sessions–2016 ILA Annual Conference

(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2016 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Friday, July 1, 2016, and selected applicants will be notified by July 31, 2016. To submit an application and view tips for an effective poster session, go here. Please note that only library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall.

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(via Deborah Rhue, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center–Peoria)

Join us for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) annual conference, from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, in lovely St. Charles, Illinois!

This is your chance to present your latest project in our poster session and network with other librarians. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Running with It: Library Trends in 2016″. Continue to look for additional information in your email about how to register, continuing education opportunities, invited speakers, and cost to attend the conference in the upcoming weeks.

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