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(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria campus)

The UIC Library of the Health Sciences Peoria will be hosting the ACRL Webinar Recording: “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction” presented by Jason Puckett on Wednesday, October 24th at 1 PM to 3 PM.

Please RSVP by clicking or copying/pasting this link:

The schedule will begin with brief introductions. We will then start the webinar, which will last about an hour. The other reserved time will allow for discussion and networking with your peers. Light refreshments will be served.

The Library of the Health Sciences Peoria is located on 1 Illini Dr., Peoria IL, 61605 in the University of Illinois College of Medicine building. Parking is available in the visitors’ lot for $1.

Please contact IACRL President Eric Edwards, EEdwards@ILSOS.NET, or the host, Emily Johnson,, with any questions you have about this event

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The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries is holding an ACRL webinar viewing at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria. The event will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24. In addition to watching the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to network with colleagues and also discuss the webinar’s content.

The IACRL Executive Board is seeking feedback on which webinar potential attendees would be most interested in viewing. Please take a few minutes to complete the poll that is linked to below. If you could do so by Monday, October 8, that would work well. Once IACRL has finalized the webinar choice, an official announcement, including registration instructions and directions to UIC-Peoria, will go out on the listserv.

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(via Brittany Fiedler–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an opportunity for an individual or group of instruction librarians to explore and discuss a topic related to library instruction and information literacy. This completely virtual discussion happens in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Thursday, January 17 at 2PM EST/11AM PST.

What do you wish librarians were talking about in library instruction and information literacy? You can help make that conversation happen! The steering committee welcomes proposals from librarians interested in convening this discussion on a topic of their choosing – we take care of the technology logistics and you take care of the interactive presentation and discussion questions!

The committee welcomes proposals on any topic, but Instruction Section members have specifically expressed interest in the following: active learning across different learning environments, information literacy across different learning environments, critical pedagogy/instruction/librarianship, curriculum mapping, creating relationships across campus, assessment, visual literacy, etc.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today:

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form<>.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018
To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online<>.

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Please mark your calendar for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 24, for an ACRL webinar viewing at the Peoria campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences. This will be a great opportunity to network with your fellow Illinois academic librarians, while also increasing your professional knowledge by watching the webinar and having an opportunity to discuss it with other attendees. Watch for more details soon.

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(via Dr. Troy Swanson, Moraine Valley Community College)

I am excited to send along the link to an interview I did with Dr. Nicole Cooke from the University of Illinois’ iSchool. We discuss the misinformation, higher education, information literacy, and librarianship.

This is part of a series of interviews on the Circulating Ideas podcast on libraries and fake news. I have pasted the previous interviews below as well.

·         Fake News, Higher Education, and Librarianship, Circulating Ideas episode 139, Nicole Cook,

·         Fake News and Social Media Analytics, Circulating Ideas episode 123: Nathan Carpenter:

·         Fake News and the Psychology of the Brain, Circulating Ideas episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins:

·         Fake News, Information Literacy and Teaching College Students, Circulating Ideas episode 113: William Badke:

·         Fake News, Journalism and Libraries, Circulating Ideas episode 108 Interview with Jeremy Shermak:

·         Fake News, Information Literacy and Epistemology, Circulating Ideas episode 104 Interview with Lane Wilkinson:

Please share where appropriate. Thanks for listening.

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Although most of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference will consist of CE sessions and other formal activities, there will also be opportunities to relax and network, especially during the evening of the Conference’s first full day, Thursday, September 27. 

After the end of the day’s CE sessions and lightning rounds, meet in the hotel for a sunset walk. The walk will last 20-30 minutes. Watch the Conference website for more details on where walkers will meet at the hotel. 

Nancy’s Reception will follow the walk. (Check the Conference program for details on the start and finish times as they are posted.) Enjoy food, visit your fellow attendees’ poster presentations, learn about a local museum from a staff member, visit exhibitor booths, and bid on items in the Silent Auction. See below for more information on each. 

Interested in what projects or research your colleagues have undertaken recently? The poster session lasts from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. During this time, attendees will be able to speak with the posters’ authors. The posters will remain up through breakfast on Friday morning. If you are interested in learning about the posters ahead of time, the abstracts will be up on the website shortly before the Conference, and they will also be included with the materials attendees will pick up when they sign in on-site. 

Never visited Rockford before, or have been but missed an opportunity to see the Burpee Museum of Natural History? Betsy Carlson, a member of the Museum’s Education staff, will present on the state’s geological history over the past 450 million years, including the state fossil, the Tully Monster. The Burpee Museum has been a vital part of the Rockford community since 1942 and is known for, among other things, the most complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world, nicknamed “Jane”.  

Interested in learning more about some of the latest databases and other products that the Conference exhibitors and sponsors offer? Stop by their tables during the Reception. Exhibitors and sponsors based in Illinois or the Midwest include the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region (NNLM – GMR) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). There will also be several commercial vendors, including Wolters Kluwer, Thieme, and Elsevier.  

Want to support the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship, while also bidding on unique items? Take part in the Silent Auction. Donated items include a basket of goodies related to Illinois’s 200th anniversary, a portable DVD player, and numerous pieces of artwork. All proceeds go toward the Scholarship’s fund. Watch the Conference website for a complete list of items, along with photographs. 


The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and lightning talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike.  

Other dates to remember: 

  • August 31:  Poster proposal deadline 
  • September 3: Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at Conference rate (Note: This is an extension of the previous deadline of August 31.) 
  • September 12:  Early bird registration deadline 

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, or visit the HSLI Conference website 

–The 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee 


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(via Sarah Miles, University of North Texas Health Science Center)

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar, Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management! This session is part of the new Research Data Management Webinar Series being sponsored by NNLM, and our guest speaker Amanda Rinehart has a great presentation in store. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 3rd 1pm CT / 12pm MT and be sure to register online<> to get the login information!

Full details can be found below or on our website<>. The session will be eligible for 1 hour of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Don’t forget to register to attend! You can register here:

Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management
Guest Speaker: Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Librarian at the Ohio State University
Time: Friday, August 3rd 1:00 – 2:00pm CT / 12:00 – 1:00pm MT
To register:

Description: Federal funding agencies now emphasize data sharing and re-use as part of the grant review process. However, difficulties in data sharing and re-use begin with basic data management practices. If data is not appropriately documented, organized, and readily available, then sharing cannot result in re-use. Appropriate data management may be a new expectation for many researchers, and as such, may require an individual to adopt, or invent, particular innovations. Many researchers do not know what is required to prepare their data, let alone how to incorporate more time-consuming tasks into their current workflows. Thus, researcher concerns regarding these new expectations needs to be assessed in order to provide appropriate educational interventions. This webinar will cover both work using the Concerns Based Adoption Method to identify specific researcher concerns and anecdotal experiences from working with researchers who are not yet comfortable with new data management practices.

Speaker Bio: Prior to becoming a librarian, Amanda spent eleven years as a biologist with the USDA, testing alternative agricultural methods to reduce the human impact on climate change. She draws extensively on this research experience while developing the Libraries research data management program. This program includes consultation services, workshops, development of educational materials, and teaching. She also administers Ohio State’s DMPTool software, which helps researchers create high quality data management plans that meet funder requirements. Amanda received her MLIS from South Florida University, her MS in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University and her BA in Biology from Kenyon College.

For more information and to register:

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(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, on behalf of Brenda Fay, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI)

Hi everyone,

In case you are interested, Jennifer Deal and I will be speakers for a bepress/Digital Commons webinar, based on our experiences starting up an institutional repository in a health care environment. If you have time Thursday from 1-2 pm, you’re very welcome to join.


Building partnerships in a large health care system

For the past four years, Aurora Health Care Digital Repository has increased the visibility of Aurora Health Care’s scholarship while enhancing the hospital’s reputation and research credibility. As the repository initiative grows, the library continues to look for ways Aurora Health Care Digital Repository can solve organizational challenges and help build partnerships across their distributed healthcare network.

In this webinar Brenda Fay, Librarian Specialist, and Jennifer Deal, Lead Librarian, will share their experiences exploring, implementing, and growing Aurora’s repository. Brenda and Jennifer will discuss:

·  Why and how the library determined a repository was a vital investment

·  Creating buy-in throughout the organization

·  Using the repository to launch and support a new journal

·  Day-to-day workflows for managing and growing the site

Title: Starting our Health Care IR: Challenges, Unexpected Partnerships and Creative Solutions in a large health care system. Date/time: July 26, 2018/11am PDT Register:

Users will come away with a full-picture sense of what it takes to evaluate and maintain a growing, thriving repository.

Date & Time : Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm CST

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Free-Learning Conference 2018 to Be Held Online July 20

(via Kelly McAllister, Appalachian State University)

This year we’re planning a free, full-day online conference using the web conferencing tool Zoom. The Free-Learning Conference 2018 #FLCon18 will be a day of exploration designed to promote and evaluate effective uses of technology for teaching and learning while also providing opportunities to network with others in the field of higher education.

This year, we’re taking the conference online for virtual delivery via Zoom and recording sessions to be made available after the conference. This change with allow a broader range of presenters and participants beyond those who could attend in person. Registration for the one day event is free!

Sessions and Themes

The conference sessions have focused on themes concerning distance learning, using Moodle and/or other LMS platforms, emerging technologies, social media, and tools for effective teaching and learning with technology. This conference will present an opportunity for collaboration and learning among faculty, instructional technologists, and IT administrators in our area.

Zoom Meetings

Our online sessions will be powered by the Zoom web conferencing platform. You can participate in Zoom meetings from PC, Macs or Linux. In addition, free Zoom apps are available for both iOS and Andriod devices in the iTunes and Google Play Stores.

Need help or want to learn about Zoom. Click here to access the Zoom support page.

About the FLCon

Since 2011 the Free-Learning Conference has been an annual summer conference held at Appalachian State University focused on topics related to teaching and learning with technology. The conference has always been free and open to educators, instructional designers, administrators, and others using technology for teaching and learning.

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(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR invites our hospital librarians to share their feedback about NLM’s new strategic plan. In response to our first call for feedback, several hospital librarians submitted responses, which generated discussion at the annual MLA meeting. National Library of Medicine Director Dr. Patti Brennan has requested additional feedback from this group, and for this purpose our office will facilitate an informal meeting for our hospital librarians.

I invite our hospital librarians to join us for a virtual meeting on Monday, July 2, at 10:00 AM CDT. If you are unable to attend, we welcome your feedback and recommendations via e-mail instead.

You can connect to the meeting by either computer or phone using the following information.

Join from computer here.

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 970 521 545

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