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HSLI Annual Conference 2017: Prepping for Your Travels to Bloomington!

Bloomington-Normal are the host cities for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference this year, October 25th to 27th.  As you are planning out your library budget for the new fiscal year, think about requesting travel funds to attend this fall’s conference.  The conference will host many professional networking and presentation opportunities, as well as continuing education sessions for health sciences librarians.  Below are some important numbers and links in helping you plan your trip.

 

The HSLI Conference fee is set to be $200 for full conference registration for members of HSLI. The conference hotel will be the Chateau in Bloomington, with a room rate of $78 plus taxes and fees.  Activities are scheduled for conference attendees from Wednesday evening to early Friday afternoon, so please make your hotel reservation accordingly to partake in all that the conference has to offer.

 

The Constitutional Trail in Bloomington-Normal

Bloomington-Normal is located off of the major interstate highways of 39, 55, and 74.  There is also an Amtrak station located in downtown Normal with quick bus, taxi, Lyft, or Uber access to the hotel.  For transportation travel reimbursement rates to estimate your budget,  check the Illinois CMS Reimbursement Schedule for mileage, per diem rates, etc.

 

Finally, Bloomington and Normal are beautiful cities with many activities, shopping spots, and events. Think about attending a tour of the Beer Nuts factory, taking a walk on the Constitution Trail, or enjoying shopping in the area’s many boutiques.  To learn more, take a look at the Bloomington-Normal Visitors Bureau website to help in planning your trip to the area.

 

For any questions about the HSLI Annual Conference, please contact Emily Johnson, emj11@uic.edu, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee.

 

 

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ILA Election Results Released

The results of the Illinois Library Association’s elections are in! In a close contest for President-Elect, Cynthia L. Fuerst, Vernon Area Public Library District, received 374 votes (52 percent) to 344 for Amanda McKay, Effingham Public Library. Also, two of the races for Director-at-Large included librarians from academic or research libraries. Anne Slaughter, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, received 513 votes (72 percent) to 199 for Tina Louise Happ, from the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. In another race, Reina Williams, from the Library at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, received 444 votes (63 percent) to 262 for Sue Franzen, Illinois State University.

The full election results are available here. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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IACRL Election Results Released

The IACRL election results are in! Eric Edwards of the Illinois State Library was elected Vice-President/President-Elect, receiving 55 out of 55 votes. (He ran unopposed.) Ariel Orlov from Adler University won the race for Secretary, receiving 32 out of 58 votes cast. Tara Wood, University of Illinois at Chicago, received the remaining 26 votes. Congratulations to the newly-elected officers!

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UIUC Disability LibGuides Now Available

(via JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The new disability LibGuides have finally launched!

  • guides include topics such as autism, depression, and traumatic brain injury
  • features many different resources, from popular books and movies to reference materials and databases
  • includes brief descriptions of materials with images where applicable

A table of contents guide can be found here.

Please distribute the news widely, and feedback (send to pionke@illinois.edu) is welcome.

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Illinois Librarians Who Presented at MLA 2016

A number of librarians from Illinois academic and medical libraries gave presentations at the 2016 Medical Library Association conference. This year’s meeting took place in Toronto, Canada, from May 13 to 18 and was held jointly with the Canadian Health Libraries Association’s annual conference and the International Clinical Librarian Conference. The theme of “Mosaic” explored ways in which libraries can go beyond providing just conventional products and services, in order to make themselves a vital part of the broader communities to which they belong.

The sessions are listed below. For those including presenters who are not from Illinois, or who are from Illinois but are non-librarians, just the Illinois librarians are listed. To see a full list of sessions, including descriptions, go here.

General Sessions
“It’s the Law: Impact and Response to an Unfunded Open Access Act at a Small Public University”
Paul M. Blobaum—University Library, Governors State University

“Mining for Gems: Gathering Research Impact Metrics with a DIY Approach”
Karen E. Gutzman—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Pamela L. Shaw—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Lightning Talks
“Reaching Out on a Dime: Using Inexpensive Webinar Technology to Reach Faculty”
Charlotte Beyer—Boxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

“Research Impact and Evaluation Services in the Library: One Piece at a Time”
Kristi L. Holmes—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Karen E. Gutzman—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Poster Sessions
“Analysis of a Textbook Program at a Multi-Campus Library System”
Estelle Hu—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Creating a Dedicated Consultation Suite for Collaboration”
Debra Werner—Crerar Library, University of Chicago

“Leveraging Development to Build a Foundation for the Future”
Kristi L. Holmes—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Margarita Chung—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

“Looking Backward to Go Forward: Five Years of Health Sciences Library Practicums: What Have We Learned?”
Joanna Peterson—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Rebecca Raszewski—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Narratives of Access”
JJ Pionke—University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“New Service Rollout: Marketing, Outreach, and Assessment”
Debra Werner—John Crerar Library, University of Chicago
Ricardo Andrade, Jr.—John Crerar Library, University of Chicago

“NeXT: Comparing the Effectiveness of Public Health Nursing Evidence-Based Practice In-Person Education to an Online Asynchronous Tutorial”
Emily M. Johnson—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)
Carmen Howard—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)
Rebecca Raszewski—Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Putting the Pieces Together: Designing Online Instruction for a Family Medicine Clerkship”
Gail Y. Hendler—Health Sciences Library, Loyola University Chicago
Elizabeth Q. Huggins—Health Sciences Library, Loyola University Chicago

“Special Considerations in Podiatry Collection Development”
Samantha N. Mosby—Boxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Scott Thomson—Boxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

“The Mosaic of Translation: An Analysis of Translational Medicine Publications”
Karen E. Gutzman—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Kristi L. Holmes—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Pamela L. Shaw—Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

If I missed anyone, please let me know.

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IACRL Election Results

(results via Cyndi Robinson, ILA)

The results for the 2016 IACRL election are in! Carolyn Ciesla, Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Prairie State College, was elected Vice-President/President-Elect. She ran unopposed and received all 69 votes cast. She will serve one year as Vice-President, to be followed by a year as President. Eric Edwards, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at the Illinois State Library, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. He also ran unopposed and received all 69 votes cast. He will serve one year. Carolyn and Eric will both begin their terms at the conclusion of the IACRL luncheon and business meeting (during the ILA annual conference) on Thursday, October 20. At that time, current Vice-President Lindsay Harmon will become President, and current President Gwen Gregory will move into the position of Past President.

Congratulations to the new officers, and thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s election!

 

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JJ Pionke Wins ALA’s Carnegie-Whitney Grant

(Note: This post is an article that appeared in the Spring, 2016, issue of the IACRL Newsletter.)

Katharine (“JJ”) Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2016 recipient of the American Library Association’s Carnegie-Whitney Grant. The grant funds the development of reading lists, webliographies, and other resources that can benefit broad user groups. Pionke’s project focuses on annotated research guides covering particular disabilities.

To read the full announcement on Pionke’s winning the grant, go here. Below, she answers some questions on how she came up with the idea for the grant project and on the ways in which libraries can better serve disabled students.

Congratulations on receiving the American Library Association’s Carnegie-Whitney Grant! What was your reaction to learning the news?

Thank you! There might have been a very loud whoop, followed by delighted laughter. The second thought was, now I get to do this really cool thing and have to get ready for it!

Have you known, or had a chance to work with, any of the previous recipients?

No, I have not. Though, as I was preparing my application, I checked out several of the past recipients’ projects. What struck me the most was how uncomplicat- ed they were. Looking at the projects made me feel like I could actually put in an application, and if I was awarded the grant, then I could achieve it.

How did you come up with the idea for creating a group of research guides covering specific disabilities?

My research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign re- volves around disability in the library. There are a lot of websites out there that provide resources for specific disabilities, but there is no one place that provides resources for many different types of disabilities, assistive technologies, or disability theory. Instead of scrambling all over the Internet, what if there was a nice compact place to at least get started on learning about a disability? Each disability will have a resources list that falls under a variety of categories–for instance, government/official organizations, popular books, popular film, medical, historically important works, etc.

What is the most significant chal- lenge academic libraries face in providing services to students with disabilities?

There are so many answers to this question. A top one for me is creat- ing an environment where function- ally-diverse students are empow- ered to ask for help and to point out when we get it wrong and, more importantly, help us make it right. We need to move our profession away from pride in ADA compliance, especially because compliance means minimum. Instead, we really need to embrace accessibility and universal design, so that all of our patrons–regardless of ability, gender, race, sexuality, age, etc.–can use the library.

What advice would you give to a librarian applying for a similar grant?

Really think about how you would build what you want to create. Part of my application was a detailed exem- plar structure of what the LibGuides could look like. It doesn’t mean that they will absolutely look like that when they are done, but the structure is a starting place. Be passionate about what you want to work on, and let that passion show in your application. I also had many people look at my application over the course of its development, from the first brain-storming phase, through the final draft and ready-to-submit phase.

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ECIC meets at VA Illiana Health Care System Library

Five members of the East Central Illinois Consortium met on 5/5/2016 in Danville, IL. As a part of the meeting, they toured the Medical Library and Patient’s Library in the VA Illiana Health Care System Library. Named one of the most patient-friendly Veteran’s Affairs libraries, this facility provides services to the medical and nursing staff at the VA as well offering a large selection of popular movies on DVD, novels, nonfiction, audiobooks, a computer lab for career development, and a consumer health collection. The library also offers comfortable seating inside for reading and a beautiful outdoor patio area with tables and bird feeders. Other amenities inside include an electric fireplace, DVD viewing lounge, and an acoustic guitar.

The library is run by Kevin McLaughlin, who started in the fall of 2015. Kevin previously worked in Government Documents at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library.  Please welcome Kevin to the health science library community, and if you are in the Danville area be sure to stop by and visit his beautiful library.

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HSLI Members Presenting at IACRL 2016

Several  Health Science Librarians of Illinois members will be presenting at this year’s Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, which starts Thursday evening and lasts all day Friday. This year’s conference will feature 15 breakout sessions, five “lightning-round” presentations, and six poster sessions. Topics will cover everything from open access and classroom instruction, to digitization and library space. The keynote speaker will be ACRL President Ann Campion Riley, whose talk is titled “Getting to the Table and Speaking Up: Effective Advocacy on Campus and Beyond”.

The HSLI members and their sessions are listed below. (For sessions that have multiple presenters, just the HSLI member is listed.) To access the full program, click here.

Breakout Sessions

10:30-11:30 AM

“Meeting in the Middle: Academic Libraries and Student Veterans”—JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (session will brainstorm ways that academic libraries can more effectively serve student veterans and their dependents, as the number of veterans on campus increases)

1:45-2:45 PM

“Digitizing History: Projects from the Blessing Health Professions Library”—Arlis Dittmer, Blessing Health Professions Library (session will cover strategies for making large digitization projects more manageable, especially in terms of time and money, with the participants sharing examples from their own work)

Lightning Rounds

10:30-11:30 AM

“Resources for Educating Yourself on Research Data Management”—Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago (session will discuss data-management resources, including conferences and online videos, that librarians can use to increase their knowledge and use it to assist patrons)

Poster Sessions

1:00-1:45 PM

“Proactive Outreach: Teaching Students How to Fish”—Liesl Cottrell, Resurrection University (poster will give overview of opportunities and resources available for solo librarians to reach out to students throughout their academic careers, including surveys and other tools for feedback)

If I missed anyone, please let me know.

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Knight-Davis Discusses Eastern’s Institutional Repository on WCIA-TV

Two librarians from Eastern Illinois University were recently featured on WCIA’s “CI Living” segment. (Watch the interview here.) Booth Library’s Stacey Knight-Davis (past HSLI President) and Todd Bruns discuss The Keep, Eastern Illinois University’s growing institutional repository. Some of the items they share are yearbooks and postcards in Booth Library’s collection that, through the digitization efforts, are now available for anyone in the world to view. Other materials that have been added are student theses and items connected to the school’s theater program. The librarians also discuss ongoing efforts to collaborate with local museums and historical societies, in order to increase the number of items in The Keep that might be of particular interest to those researching Charleston-area history.

For more information on The Keep, go here. The repository currently contains more than 61,000 papers, and there have been over 432,000 downloads, including 156,000-plus in the past year. One can also view a map showing from where in the world the most recent downloads occurred, and there are lists of the 50 most-recent additions and the 10 most-popular downloads since the site was launched in 2011.

Congratulations, Stacey and Todd!

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