HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Center for Data Services (NCDS) at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a course titled “Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management”. The class will run from Monday, June 13, to Monday, August 8, in Moodle.

This class is designed to provide information professionals working in health sciences with an introduction to research data management.

This eight-week course will have participants undertake the following tasks.

  • ​read foundational texts in research data management
  • engage in discussions with other participants
  • complete assignments designed to improve knowledge and skills
  • develop a final project of teaching a concept from the course or delivering a presentation on library roles in research data management

Enrollment will be capped at 60 learners, and we are also searching for 10 experienced community experts to assist learners in this course.

For more information, and to apply as a learner or community expert, please visit here.

Applications will close on Sunday, May 22, at 10:59 PM CDT.

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(via Isabella Baxter, University of Maryland)

Registration is now open for the webinar “Scientific Publishing and the Pandemic”. This webinar is part of the ACRL Science & Technology Section’s Hot Topics series. Please see below for more information.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rapid proliferation of scientific output, with the release of many pre-prints, datasets, and scholarly articles, as well as the popular articles that discuss them. With the output of articles retractions and misinformation also followed. The STS Hot Topics Committee will host a discussion session to examine changes to scientific publishing and communication practices during the pandemic.

The discussion session will feature brief talks and multiple breakout sections for participants to discuss impacts to our own work. Our speakers will be the following.

  • Ms. Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian at the University of California Irvine. She will be speaking on “STEM Publishing Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: New Practices for Libraries & Publishers”.
  • Dr. Jodi Schneider, Assistant Professor of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will be speaking on retractions in publications during the pandemic.

Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday, June 7, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT. Register in advance for this meeting here. Speaker presentations will be recorded. Breakout room and general discussions will not be recorded.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions regarding this event, please e-mail the ACRL STS Hot Topics Committee Co-Chairs, Isabella Baxter (ibaxter@umd.edu) and Mike Goates (michael_goates@byu.edu).

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(via the American Library Association)

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a free presentation and discussion where presenters will walk through the logistical details to consider when planning hybrid programs at your library. This webinar, “A Step-by-Step Guide to Hybrid Programming”, will take place on Wednesday, June 8, from 1:00 to 1:30 PM CDT.

Using two examples from the Boston Public Library’s recent hybrid programs, presenters Gianna C. Gifford and Kristin Motte will discuss the many decisions to make about staff roles and responsibilities, registration, managing the online and in-person audience engagement, and leveraging AV and technology in planning hybrid programming.

Participants will learn the following.

  • how to manage the logistical elements for two different hybrid program setups
  • how to prepare to keep the in-person and online audiences engaged
  • best practices gleaned from the having transitioned from in-person programs to all virtual programs during the COVID-19 lockdown period and then to hybrid programs when the library reopened

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) on Wednesday, July 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, for a 60-minute webinar called “From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health”. This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process, such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to introduce the world of evidence-based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

This class is approved for 1 MLA CE and is CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) approved, also.

Registration is open here. To register, you will need to have  an NNLM account. Set one up here.

Want to signup for new class notifications, in the form of a weekly digest? Here are the steps.

​Log in to your NNLM user account (or create a free account, if you don’t already have one–see link above).

  • After logging in, click on “Update My Profile”.
  • Scroll down the page and click the button labeled “Edit Account and Time Zone”.
  • Scroll down the page until you see the “Digest Subscriptions” section.
  • Check the box next to New Classes from the NNLM”.
  • While you’re there, set your time zone, so that event information on the NNLM website will display in your local time.
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(via Rikke Ogawa–University of California, Los Angeles)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Sign up for information sessions where you can learn more about the Program, hear about experiences from prior Fellows and Mentors, and ask questions. Register for Zoom sessions on Wednesday, May 25 (1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT) or Wednesday, June 8 (1:00-2:00 PM CDT) here.


Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The Program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations” as well as nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information:  Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com, (919) 619-6906.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via Katie Houk–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please join the Health Equity & Global Health Hub, in partnership with the Social Justice/Health Disparities and Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Libraries Caucuses, on Thursday, May 26, at 1:00 PM CDT, for a free presentation from Gupreet Rana.

In the session, “Introducing Global Health Data”, we will accomplish the following.

  • explore general and selected subject-specific global health data sources
  • identify data visualization tools for in-depth disease burden research
  • consider strategic application of global health data in evidence-based practice

Watch for the link to registration soon.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Awards Committee has extended the deadline for this year’s award nominations to Friday, May 27. We urge you to visit here, view the list of awards, and nominate someone today! If you submitted a nomination in 2021 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to find out how to resubmit for this year.

Especially relevant to academic and research librarians is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Presented by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and Library Juice Academy, the Award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. For more information, including criteria, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The ILA Students and New Professionals Forum is hosting its final Career Pathway Talk Series webinar of the season, “How to Retain BIPOC Students and New Professionals in Librarianship”. It will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 18, as part of the Illinois Library Association’s Noon Network series. Library professionals will discuss key issues that present barriers for BIPOC library workers, strategies for fostering an inclusive workplace, and offer advice on recruiting and retaining BIPOC library workers. We will take questions from the audience throughout the program. As always, the Talk Series is free for all participants.

Registration is still open, here. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Anjelica Rufus-Barnes, Past Co-Manager of the ILA Students and New Professionals Forum, at rufuanje@icloud.com​. We hope to see you there!

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(via Matt Hayward, University of Texas at San Antonio)

We invite you to submit proposals covering content and services in STEM librarianship for STEM Librarians South 2022. The conference will take place online from Thursday, July 28, to Friday, July 29. Applicants can designate their presentation format as a 7-minute lightning talk or a 25-minute session.

The deadline is Monday, May 16. To submit a proposal, please go here.

STEM Librarians South, now in its 12th year, was the first conference to focus solely on STEM librarianship. The event brings together information professionals and academics to discuss current research, ideas, insights, and best practices that advance STEM research and education. Join us to present your latest work, learn from peers, and network with colleagues in a virtual setting.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at stemlib@gmail.com.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The Science and Technology Section (STS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to join us for as many of our free virtual programs in June, 2022, as you would like. Information for each of the final two sessions is below, along with registration links, where applicable. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 2:00-4:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Research Forum & Membership ‘Breakfast'”

This free program combines the STS Research Committee’s Research Forum presentations with the STS Membership “Breakfast.” The Research Forum lasts from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT, while the Membership “Breakfast” is from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. Come for part or all!

In the first hour of the program, the STS Research Forum will consist of two presentations, with time for questions and answers at the end. The two presentations are as follows.

  • “The Status of Women in STEM in Higher Education in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review for STEM Librarians”–Heidi Blackburn, George Mason University
  • “Understanding Open Access (OA) Trends in Engineering through Scholarly Assessment: A Bibliometric Analysis of Open Access Publications at the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville”–Jonathan M. Torres, Rutgers University-Newark , and Jay McAllister, University of Arkansas Libraries

The second hour of the program will be a virtual membership “breakfast” with casual discussions in breakout rooms. Learn how your science librarian colleagues are handling issues such as transformative publishing agreements and the great reshuffle/resignation or choose to talk about new things you’re learning and excited to share. This is a wonderful time to reconnect with colleagues from around the country!

Register in advance for this event here.

Thursday, June 16, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Lightning Talks”

The STS Research Committee will host its free virtual Lightning Talks session on Thursday, June 16. The session will consist of three short presentations, with time for questions and answers at the end. The three sessions are as follows.

  • “Using curriculum mapping to improve information literacy instruction in engineering”–Tracy Zahradnik, University of Toronto
  • “Incorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Framework into a Natural Resources Management Decision-making Framework”–Patricia Hartman and Robert Gitzen, Auburn University
  • “Beyond ENIAC, LO, and Reaper: Promoting DEIA in the History of Computing”–Carmen Cole, Penn State University

Register here.​

Please contact Bonnie L. Fong (STS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect) at LibrarianBonnieFong@gmail.com if you have any questions about these webinars.

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