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IACRL Election Results Announced

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Past President)

The results of this spring’s elections for IACRL office are as follows:

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College – Elected
Nestor L. Osorio, Northern Illinois University

SECRETARY
Carl Lehnen, University of Illinois at Chicago- Elected

Mallory Sajewski, Western Illinois University

On behalf of the IACRL Executive Board and the Awards Committee, I’d like thank all of the candidates for their participation, and to welcome Michelle and Carl to the Executive Board!

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(via Carl Lehnen, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies now available at UIC Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library is pleased to announce that it is now a partner site of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library. It is one of twelve partner sites in North America and the first partner site located west of the Appalachians. The Archive contains over 4,500 digitized interviews and over 10,000 hours of testimony from those with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including survivors, bystanders and liberators.

As a partner site, UIC makes these recordings available for viewing in the Special Collections and University Archives department at the Richard J. Daley Library. To prepare for a visit, researchers must first request access to particular testimonies via Yale’s library catalog, receive confirmation, and then make an appointment with the UIC Library’s Special Collections department to view. Detailed instructions for searching and requesting access can be found on the UIC Library’s guide to using the Fortunoff Archive: researchguides.uic.edu/fortunoff

About Yale University Library’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies

The Archive traces its beginnings to a grassroots project started in 1979 to gather testimonies of Holocaust survivors. In 1981, this seed collection of 183 recordings was deposited at Yale, and since then the Archive has grown from a local New Haven project into a worldwide effort involving 37 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe and Israel, including Northwestern University’s Holocaust Educational Foundation. Excerpts from the testimonies have appeared in award-winning documentaries; “Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory” (1995), which was named one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century by the New York Times Book Review; and the Grammy-award-winning “Different Trains” by Steve Reich. In 2016, the Archive completed a multi-year digitization project that ensured the long-term preservation of the testimonies.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives houses rare books and printed materials, manuscript collections and university archives, specializing in the history of Chicago. For more information, visit uic.library.edu/special-collections-university-archives or call (312) 996-2742.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

RAILS published a new edition of our periodic e-newsletter for academic libraries on December 4. If you are not currently subscribed, you can view the issue here: http://mailchi.mp/railslibraries/news-for-academic-libraries-december-4-2017.

The e-news has the latest information about e-resources especially for academic libraries, including open educational resource collections (OERs) available for unlimited use and download through RAILS’ partnership with BiblioLabs. You’ll also learn about continuing education offerings for academic libraries (including recorded webinars), and much more!

If you would like to receive future issues of the e-newsletter, you can subscribe here: https://www.railslibraries.info/newsletters.

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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 Associations 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 LibGuideshave 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 topionke@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 years meeting took place in Toronto, Canada, from May 13 to 18 and was held jointly with the Canadian Health Libraries Associations 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
Its the Law: Impact and Response to an Unfunded Open Access Act at a Small Public University
Paul M. BlobaumUniversity Library, Governors State University

Mining for Gems: Gathering Research Impact Metrics with a DIY Approach
Karen E. GutzmanGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Pamela L. ShawGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

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

Research Impact and Evaluation Services in the Library: One Piece at a Time
Kristi L. HolmesGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Karen E. GutzmanGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Poster Sessions
Analysis of a Textbook Program at a Multi-Campus Library System
Estelle HuLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rebecca RaszewskiLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Creating a Dedicated Consultation Suite for Collaboration
Debra WernerCrerar Library, University of Chicago

Leveraging Development to Build a Foundation for the Future
Kristi L. HolmesGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Margarita ChungGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Looking Backward to Go Forward: Five Years of Health Sciences Library Practicums: What Have We Learned?
Joanna PetersonGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Rebecca RaszewskiLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Narratives of Access
JJ PionkeUniversity Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New Service Rollout: Marketing, Outreach, and Assessment
Debra WernerJohn 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. JohnsonLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)
Carmen HowardLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)
Rebecca RaszewskiLibrary of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Putting the Pieces Together: Designing Online Instruction for a Family Medicine Clerkship
Gail Y. HendlerHealth Sciences Library, Loyola University Chicago
Elizabeth Q. HugginsHealth Sciences Library, Loyola University Chicago

Special Considerations in Podiatry Collection Development
Samantha N. MosbyBoxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Scott ThomsonBoxer Library, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

The Mosaic of Translation: An Analysis of Translational Medicine Publications
Karen E. GutzmanGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Kristi L. HolmesGalter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Pamela L. ShawGalter 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 years election!

 

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JJ Pionke Wins ALAs Carnegie-Whitney Grant

(Note: This post is an article that appeared in the Spring, 2016, issue of theIACRL 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 Associations Carnegie-Whitney Grant. The grant funds the development of reading lists, webliographies, and other resources that can benefit broad user groups. Pionkes project focuses on annotated research guides covering particular disabilities.

To read the full announcement on Pionkes 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 Associations 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 ifI 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 thinkabout howyou wouldbuild whatyou want to create. Part of my application was a detailed exem- plar structure of what the LibGuides could look like. It doesnt 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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