Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Jennifer Schwatz, DePaul University)

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is Open<>

Keynote Address:
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)
You may either pay by credit card or send a check payable to Moraine Valley CC Library to the following address:
Moraine Valley CC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
* Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
* Academic, school, public and special librarians
* Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
* Professional Development Credits available

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Don’t miss this webinar: Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis

When:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:  1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

Concerns about the reproducibility of scientific studies are well known, but you may not know that many recommendations to improve reproducibility require services and expertise that librarians have, especially in relation to transparency, sharing, and publishing. Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis shows you how to improve science and the status of your library.

Don’t miss out on this important webinar. Register now!

Also, interested in improving the usability of your research guides or creating a welcoming environment and communicating clearly with people with disabilities? Then be sure to check out these upcoming webinars.

March 14, 2019: Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great

April 17, 2019: Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic

Space fills quickly, so be sure to register now for these compelling webinars!

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(via Laura Barrett, Dartmouth College)

2019 Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) 

Applications Now Open!

When is the last time you were able to spend several days focused solely on your teaching?

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that applications are open for the annual Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) and the Archives and Special Collections track (LALI-ASC). By exploring evidence-based practices that advance student learning, you will come away with new approaches and ideas to incorporate into your teaching. Your students will have more fun, learn more, and maybe even change their minds–and yours–about what library instruction can accomplish.

Reinvigorate your practice in a community of peers!

2019 applications are now open. Visit the LALI websitefor more information and scroll down to the Application & Selection section for the application links:


This year, there are two offerings of each program.

LALI, July 8-10

LALI, August 5-7

LALI-ASC, July 17-20

LALI-ASC, August 14-17


Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH03755


Cost per participant is $500 for LALI and $575 for LALI-ASC.

The comprehensive tuition includes the following:

·     Full program participation

·     Single occupancy on-campus room with internet service

·     All instructional materials

·     All meals beginning with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on the final day of each program

·     Parking

·     Use of athletic facilities


LALI offers scholarships to cover all or part of the cost of the program depending on the needs of the applicants and the funds available. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage attendance by participants with limited professional development support. In determining awards, the scholarships committee evaluates both the applicant’s financial need and the potential impact attendance would have on the applicant’s career development. LALI follows a need-blind admissions process, and scholarship applications are reviewed only after attendees for each session have been evaluated and accepted into the program.

To apply for a scholarship, visit the LALI website and click on the Tuition & Accommodations section.

For more information, contact Joshua Dacey, Teaching & Learning Program Assistant, or (603) 646-0794.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Registration is now open for the 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium!

 – Six Pre-conference Workshops:

– Collections as Data: Digital Collections for Emerging Research Methods by Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania
– Two Peas in a Pod: On Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources by Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington
– Text Mining with HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research by Eleanor Dickson Koehl, HathiTrust

– Results-Driving OER Programs by Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University
– Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute and UCLA

-Strategies and Tools for Digital Repository Selection and Migration by Todd Crocken and Anne Washington, University of Houston

– Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception held on Day 1

Register at:

Keynote speakers:

  Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
“Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access”

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

“Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure”

Featured speaker:

Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator / Associate Professor, James Madison University
“Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship”

Deans’ Panel:

David Lewis, Dean Emeritus, IUPUI University Library

“Digital Infrastructure: Paying for the Pipes”

with responses from:

Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair, University of Oregon Libraries

Alexia Hudson-Ward, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Shan Sutton, Dean of University Libraries and Katheryne B. Willock Endowed Chair, University of Arizona

-10-Minute “Lightning Talks”:

“Cross-Institutional Collaboration on Digital Initiatives between the Museums and Archives of the Atlanta University Center” by Gayle Schecter, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

“Re/Mapping the Archives: Repository Content for the Digital Humanities and Cartographer” by Michael R. Howser, SDSU

“Can This Be Redacted? Developing an Institutional Repository and Addressing Privacy Issues” by Pamela Pierce, OHSU

“The Language Archive: Migrating to an Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution” by Jeroen Geerts, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen

“Pushing PCP and Dismissing Diversity: Platforms, Competition, and Profit” by Paige Mann, University of Redlands

Plus, 12 Concurrent Sessions and 4 User Groups (Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora and Islandora)
See the full program at:

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Nominations Deadline for RUSA Achievement Awards Extended to 2/15

(via RUSA)

The deadline to submit nominations for Achievement Awards has been extended to February 15, 2019.

RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference and user services with the continued support of industry sponsors. Here are some achievement recognition awards for individuals and groups. (Please click on each category for a link to the awards that fall under it, including instructions for nominating someone.) The full list of awards is also available here.

RUSA Division Level Awards

BRASS Awards

CODES Awards

ETS Award

History Section Awards

RSS Award

RSS Service Achievement Award is presented annually to a member of the Reference Services Section (RSS) of RUSA in recognition of exceptional contributions to the section. The winner receives a citation.


The annual RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award Sponsored by Atlas Systems is $1440* and a citation presented to librarians or library staff to highlight and encourage excellence in publication in STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) areas, including interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection-development, remote storage and other shared library services.

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(via Alex Deeke, University of Michigan)

The ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee invites you to:

Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color

Presented online via Zoom

Tuesday, February 19th, 11 am CST

Registration Link

The lack of racial diversity within the academic librarian profession is largely acknowledged within the field and reflected in iterative conversations about the whiteness of librarianship. To address this issue, many institutions invest in diversity initiatives such as scholarships, internships, and residencies aimed to build a pipeline of specially trained librarians of color. This panel of current resident librarians will provide an overview of these diversity programs and center their experiences of these programs to suggest further avenues of exploration that build on existing structures and rethink the ways that we can build meaningful support for librarians of color. The presenters will share aspects of their respective programs that may have wider applications across librarianship and may serve as a starting point for increasing retention of underrepresented groups within librarianship. This program will be of interest to those who currently offer or are thinking of offering diversity scholarships, internships, and residencies or looking for alternative ways to support librarians of color.

Please direct questions to Laura Gariepy (, chair of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI)

Dear CARLI members:

I would like to share some pictures that exemplify CARLI’s impact at institutions throughout the state. To do so, I would really appreciate it if you could you send me one or more images that include any of the following:
1.         Your students, faculty, and/or staff with your logo clearly visible in the background (or on college apparel).
2.         A new accomplishment that depended on CARLI’s services (with the accomplishment/service/program clearly visible in the photo).
3.         A valued service that CARLI provides clearly visible in the photo. Don’t forget to include your students, faculty, and/or staff.
If sending photos of people, please ensure that you have secured permissions for CARLI to use their photos.
Please send your photos to me no later than February 25.  I can’t tell you exactly what to send, but I can tell you that a picture of a computer screen or a person pointing to a monitor may not tell a great story. I leave it to you to be your very creative selves!

Thank you so very much! Anne

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(via the American Library Association)

John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

“John Price Wilkin exemplifies the spirit of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award through leadership, risk taking, and innovation,” said Bruce Johnson, Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Committee chair and former senior library information systems specialist at the Library of Congress. “John was an early adopter of structured markup languages such as SGML and XML in his work at the University of Michigan as head of the Humanities Text Initiative and head of digital library production service, providing access to digital texts as well as a means for searchability and textual analysis. This work later inspired online publishing efforts at other institutions, including the California Digital Library.”

“John led the Mellon-funded Making of America project, and early groundbreaking effort to digitize 19th-century books, and then built upon this experience to help launch JSTOR,” continued Johnson. “He managed the partnership with Google to digitize the University of Michigan’s collection, eventually leading to the foundation of the HathiTrust. As executive director of the HathiTrust, John established a model for shared governance and large-scale collaboration that secured sharing provisions for member libraries.”

“In his current role as university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John continues to lead innovation efforts, particularly in the area of research data curation,” noted Johnson. “All of these achievements have had far-reaching impact in the library profession and beyond, providing a foundation for transformation in publishing, research, and unprecedented access to digital content.”

Wilkin received his B.A. in Literature and English from Antioch College, his M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and his M.L.S. from the University of Tennessee.

The Hugh C. Atkinson Award is jointly sponsored by four divisions of the American Library Association: the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). The award is funded from an endowment established to honor Hugh C. Atkinson.

For more information regarding the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Reporter is currently seeking submissions for the April 2019 and subsequent issues (the magazine publishes every other month). We’re primarily interested in articles that explore current issues in librarianship, and have state-wide appeal and representation.

We will consider examples of successful initiatives or programs, but encourage article authors to relate these to the larger Illinois library community: If you did a pilot, was it replicated elsewhere in the state? Consider issues you are facing in your own library community; submissions from a broad range of types of libraries and geographic locations around the state are particularly sought.

View submission guidelines<> and consider sharing your ideas! Send submissions to ILA Reporter Advisory Committee Chairs Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library<> and Jane Hanna, Skokie Public Library.<>

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Call for Proposals: IOLUG 2019 Conference (Deadline March 1)

(via the Indiana Online Users Group)

IOLUG 2019 Conference

Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities

Submit proposals at

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019

Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications – circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:  ·

  • Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,·
  • Data policies and procedures,·
  • Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,·
  • Data-driven decision making,·
  • Learning analytics,·
  • Metadata/linked data,·
  • Data in collection development,·
  • Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,·
  • Using data to better reach and serve your communities,·
  • Libraries as data collectors,·
  • Big data in libraries,·
  • Privacy,·
  • Social justice/Community Engagement,·
  • Algorithms,·
  • Storytelling, and·
  • Libraries as positive stewards of user data.

The Conference Planning Committee encourages presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and/or strategies that librarians, library staff, and information professionals can implement to improve their resources and services for patrons, students, faculty, etc.We are especially interested in hearing from presenters who would like to lead a longer workshop around the conference theme. Workshops could cover multiple session times and have use of the on-site computer lab, if desired.Presentations will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Planning Committee.IOLUG is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to inspire innovation. IOLUG strives to:·

  • Foster an environment for individuals to network and grow professionally in the area of Librarianship,·
  • Provide opportunities for members to share current technology trends in libraries, and·
  • Provide continuing education opportunities on current technologies that impact libraries.

Submit proposals at

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