HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

President’s Message: Spread the Word About HSLI

Spring has finally sprung, and we are surrounded by new growth and freshness. You will also notice that the HSLI website has a fresh new look. Whether you monitor is big or small, the HSLI website will be front and center and ready to provide you with information. While all the information form the old site design is still available, in some cases page titles have changed to be better reflect the content of the page. If you are having trouble finding anything on the site, please let me know!

On the Member Resources and Forms page, you will find a link to the Digital Camera Loan Request Form. As announced in February, HSLI members can check out the digital video camera for video projects in their libraries. Video is a powerful tool for reaching out to distant library users, documenting your library’s history, and capturing workflows for training. Recording testimonials from satisfied users is a great way to show the value of your library and tell the story of how your library is making a difference.

My goal for this year is to spread the word about HSLI to more Illinois librarians. As part of this outreach effort, Jacqueline Leskovec, Daneen Richardson and I will present a program, titled “Health Information for the Public: Resources, Services, and Sparking Relationships”, at the Illinois Library Association meeting this October in Chicago. We hope many Illinois librarians will learn about all that the National Library of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and HSLI have to offer through this presentation. I am also in contact with the Steering Committee for the One for All Conference planned for 2016. The All For One Conference is planned to be a gathering of all library organizations in Illinois. I will keep you all updated as more information about this unique new event becomes available.

Saving the best for last, please spread the word about the 2013 Midwest Chapter MLA / HSLI joint meeting in East Peoria! We have an exciting schedule of activities planned with nationally known speakers Michelle Kraft and Sarah Houghton. Please make you hotel reservations and prepare to Navigate a River of Information!

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