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Thank You for Supporting the HSLI 2017 Annual Conference!

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference Planning Committee would like to express its sincere appreciation to all who contributed time, energy, financial support, etc., to the 2017 Annual Conference. This includes (and is in no particular order):

CE Presenters & Facilitators: Susan Fowler, Gabe Rios, Sarah Isaacs, Merinda Hensley

Reception Presenter: Dr. Marge Jones

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Emily Knox

Student Volunteers: Chelsea, Jeanie, and Peggy

Vendors: American Academy of Pediatrics, EBSCO Information Services, Greater Midwest Region of the NN/LM, RAILS – Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and Wolters Kluwer.

Silent Auction Contributors: Baker & Taylor, Electric Avenue, Ex Libris, Illinois Library Association, Roy & Marge Jones, Fran Kovach, Ramune Kubilius, The Library Store, Mackin, Kate Meader, Miranda Shake, Today’s Business Solutions, Inc. & More.

Hotel & Conference Center: The Chateau of Bloomington, IL

And, finally, last but certainly not least, all of the attendees! Thank you for attending the Conference, and we hope to see you next year.

Sincerely,

The HSLI Annual Conference Planning Committee for 2017

Co-chairs: Miranda Shake & Roy Jones
Members: Frances Drone-Silvers, Eric Edwards, Sandra Engram, Linda Feinberg, Emily Johnson, Stacey Knight-Davis, Fran Kovach, Ramune Kubilius, Jacqueline Leskovec, Nina Pals, Michelle Quinones, Cynthia Reynolds, Daneen Richardson, & Laura Wimmer.

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Call for Nominations: HSLI President-Elect and Secretary

(via Molly Horio, OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center)

The HSLI Board of Directors is seeking nominations of current HSLI members to be candidates for election to two offices:  HSLI President-Elect and Secretary.  The President Elect will serve a one-year term that begins after the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in October, and ends at the close of the Annual Business Meeting in 2018, and will then serve a two-year term as President.  The Secretary will serve a two-year term that begins after the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in October, and ends at the close of the Annual Business Meeting in 2019.

HSLI members are encouraged to consider running for office or nominating a colleague who is interested in being nominated.  Self-nominations are welcome!  This is a great opportunity for professional service and leadership development, and there are typically only two HSLI Board meetings per year.  The responsibilities of the HSLI President-Elect are as follows.

Duties of the President-Elect

A. To assist the President in the administration of the organization’s affairs as assigned.

B. To serve one year as President-Elect, followed by two years as President, followed by one year as

Immediate Past-President.

C. To preside and perform the duties of the President whenever the President is absent and/or unable to

serve.

Duties of the Secretary

A. To record and distribute the minutes of the business meetings of the membership and Board meetings.

B. To report HSLI activities to state and regional library organizations.

C. To deposit minutes of Board and business meetings with accompanying reports to the Archives Chair.

D. To perform other duties as assigned.

Please call or e-mail Molly Horio, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair, at molly.a.horio@osfhealthcare.org, with your nominations or any questions you may have about the above offices.  Please submit your nominations or self-nominations by Friday, September 8.  Thank you!

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Legislative Update, 05/16/2017

Federal:

Take action to support federal library funding! Contact your senators to sign each of the Reed/Collins LSTA and Reed/Grassley/Stabenow IAL “Dear Appropriator” letters. Senators have until May 19 to sign. President Trump has proposed elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and most all other library funding sources. Read the full story on the District Dispatch.

The Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force met with lawmakers in Washington DC in mid-April. They advocated for continued support in funding the NLM and NIH. Representatives were given fact sheets on NLM resource use, benefits of public access to federally-funded research, and NLM research support. For those attending MLA 2017 in Seattle, look for the Activism in a Time of Turbulence open forum. Read more about the Legislative Task Force’s meeting.

The ACRL Legislative Agenda for 2017 includes four focal issues. In priority order, these are:
(1) Federal funding for libraries
(2) Network neutrality
(3) Access to federally funded research
(4) Privacy and government surveillance
Read about each of these issues and view the Watch List of issues of “great concern” to academic and research libraries, but which have no legislation pending.

State:

Just a couple of news items of interest:

Illinois Senate OKs Internet Privacy Measure” from The State Journal-Register

Monday Bid Deadline Prompts Scramble Among Illinois Insurers, Legislators” from Modern Healthcare

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Call for Nominations–HSLI Treasurer

(via Molly Horio, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center)

The HSLI Board of Directors is seeking nominations of current HSLI members for election to the office of HSLI Treasurer.  The Treasurer will serve a two-year term that begins after the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in November, and ends at the close of the Annual Business Meeting in 2018.

HSLI members are encouraged to consider running for office or nominating a colleague who is interested in being nominated.  Self-nominations are welcome!  This is a great opportunity for professional service and leadership development, and there are typically only two HSLI Board meetings per year.  The responsibilities of the HSLI Treasurer are as follows.

Duties of the Treasurer (from the HSLI Bylaws)

A. To keep a register of the paid members.

B. To collect assessments, maintain the funds of the organization, and pay bills.

C. To submit a financial report to the membership at the annual meeting.

D. To fill out and submit federal, state, or local forms required to run the organization/corporation.

Please contact Molly Horio, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair, at molly.a.horio@osfhealthcare.org, if you would like to nominate someone or have any questions about the office of HSLI Treasurer.  Submit your nominations or self-nominations by Wednesday, October 19.

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HSLI Seeking Candidates for President-Elect

(via Molly Horio)

HSLI elects new leaders each year, so we can continue to provide professional and educational development and networking opportunities for Illinois librarians, information professionals, and library students in the health sciences.  This fall, HSLI will elect a new President-Elect.  The President-Elect will serve a one-year term, to commence at the close of the HSLI Annual Business Meeting in October 2015.  After serving one year as President-Elect, the incumbent will become HSLI President for two years.

Please nominate a colleague who is an active HSLI member, or volunteer to run for the office yourself!  It is a great opportunity to contribute to the profession and to grow as a leader.  Please submit your nominations and/or questions to Molly Horio, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair, by Friday August 28, 2015 at molly.horio@advocatehealth.com.

 

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Proposed HSLI Bylaws Amendment

For two years there has been an ad hoc Helen Knoll Jira Scholarship Committee reporting to the HSLI board on the Jira Scholarship fund. As this committee has a permanent role, the proposed bylaws amendment adds the Helen Knoll Jira Scholarship Committee to the list of standing committee and lists the proposed committee’s charges. Please consider the amendment below and send any comments to the HSLI Bylaws Committee Chair, Jeanne Sadlik jsadlik@luc.edu, by 12/31/2014.

 

Proposed addendum:

Actile V Committees

Section 1: Standing Committees

HSLI Standing Committees shall include a Nomination and Elections Committee, a Bylaws Committee, a Membership Committee, and a Legislative Committee, an Archives Committee, a Website Committee, a Newsletter Committee, a Conference Committee, and a Helen Knoll Jira Scholarship Committee.

ADD:

  1. The HSLI Helen Knoll Jira Scholarship Committee shall:
    1. Select the investment firm to manage the funds
    2. Develop policies and procedures for the committee
    3. Decide selection criteria for awards to support graduate education in library science or a closely related field of benefit to the profession of librarianship
    4. Submit articles/announcements to the Newsletter Committee regarding scholarship deadlines and qualifications
    5. Monitor the application procedure for candidates and brief the Board on candidates
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HSLI New Officers

Daneen Richardson, Western Illinois University, assumed the duties of President of HSLI at the close of the Business Meeting. Daneen has been at WIU since 2012 and was previously at Grahm Hospital. To offer congratulations, ask a question, or talk about HSLI, Daneen can be reached at D-Richardson2 (at) wiu (dot) edu.

Sarah Isaacs, Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Librarian, was elected as the new HSLI treasurer.  Thanks to out-going Treasurer Dianne Olson for her 4 years of service.

Congratulations to Daneen and Sarah!

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Passing the Gavel: Daneen and Stacey

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Sarah taking notes Friday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HSLI Board Meeting August 7

The HSLI Board will meet on Thursday, August 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  The preliminary agenda is as follows:

Review of Agenda

Approval of Fall 2013 Board Minutes

President’s Report                          Stacey Knight-Davis

Treasurer’s Report                          Dianne Olson

President Elect’s Report                Daneen Richardson

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Archives Committee          Miranda Shake

Bylaws committee              Jeanne Sadlik – written report

Conference 2013 Committee   Roy Jones

Conference 2014                 Stacey Knight-Davis

Consortia Purchases

Legislative Committee      Michael Wold/Eric Edwards

Listserv Committee            Linda Feinberg

Marketing Committee

Membership Committee           Roy Jones

Midwest Chapter/MLA Liaison                Daneen Richardson

Newsletter Committee    Beth Robb/Joyce Pallinger

Proposal to add additional contributors

Nominating Committee   Molly Horio

Regional Advisory Committee                 – RAC has not met, no report

Starfish Thrower Award Committee

Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Committee

Website Committee          Stacey Knight-Davis

 

Old Business                        Jira Scholarship endowment

New Business                      R2 Digital Library Offer

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Back issues added to HSLI Newsletter Archive

Fran Kovach has digitized the 1980s and 1990s issues of the HSLI Newsletter.  You can now view these back issues at

http://hsli.org/newsletterarchive/

They are also linked on the menu at the right.

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Legislative Committee Report

The Legislative Committee continually tracks legislation in both the Illinois General Assembly, which started its 98th session in January, and the United States Congress, which began its 113th session, also in January. The committee has sent out alerts to HSLI members regarding the following pieces of legislation:
Illinois Senate Bill 1900—improves open access to research conducted at public universities and community colleges in the state (sent to the Governor on June 14)
Illinois Senate Bill 1950—increases flexibility for local public bodies to invest in municipal bonds, which provide funding for public and school libraries (sent to the Governor on June 14)
Illinois House Bill 0214—appropriations bill that includes funding for library systems, especially grants for improving accessibility and technology (sent to the Governor on June 4)
U.S. House Resolution 933—general appropriations act that includes funding for LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act, the only federal program devoted exclusively to libraries) and IAL (Innovative Approaches to Literacy, which funds literacy programs for at-risk children in preschool through 12th grade)—became public law

Michael Wold and Eric Edwards, Legislative Committee Co-Chairs

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