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HSLI 2018 Annual Conference: Keynote Speaker (Northwestern University’s Dr. Kristi Holmes)

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 keynote speaker, Dr. Kristi Holmes. In her talk, “Thirsting for Knowledge: Opportunities for Librarians in the Age of Data” on Thursday, September 27th, she will discuss intersections between libraries and data, and will offer a range of practical ideas that align with the core mission of the library.

FSM Staff headshots on 9/6/17. Photos by Nathan Mandell.

Kristi Holmes, PhD, is the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Director of Evaluation for Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also co-director of the new National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), where she works with the other directors and with the larger translational informatics community to help guide the cultural and technological changes necessary for data and informatics, to improve research and health care. She is enthusiastic about the cultural and technological changes necessary for data and informatics to improve research and health care – and the role that libraries can play to help make this happen.


The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member]. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, sessions for posters and lightning talks, d a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike. 

Deadline to remember:

  • Wednesday, 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. 

-HSLI Annual Conference 2018 Publicity Subcommittee 

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