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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, 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


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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, 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.


  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!


Passing the Gavel: Daneen and Stacey


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



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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