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(via the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries)

The polls for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who received the highest number of votes, for his article “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowermentʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, finished third, and her article is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys”, from College & Research Libraries.

Thank you to the three other entrants, all from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library. They are Anne Rebecca Armstrong (“New models for instruction: Fusing the ACRL Framework and Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians to promote the lifelong learning of teaching librarians”, in College & Research Libraries News), Abigail Goben (“A Comprehensive Primer to Library Learning Analytics Practices, Initiatives, and Privacy Issues”, in College & Research Libraries), and Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas (“Using Assessment Tools to Develop a Workshop for Library Staff: Establishing a Culture of Assessment”, in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice).

The three winners will present on their articles either at future meetings of the IACRL Journal Club or in a separate webinar. Please watch the IACRL listserv, website, and social-media pages for more details.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s contest. Thirty people, total, cast ballots. To view the vote breakdown by submission, please go to the IACRL website.

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HSLI Members Presenting at MLA 2020 vConference

A number of current HSLI members are presenting at the Medical Library Association’s 2020 vConference. This event is taking the place of an in-person annual meeting. For sessions with more than one presenter, the names of just the HSLI members are listed.

To view descriptions of the individual sessions, and to see a full list of vConference events, please go here.

Friday, July 24

10:30 AM

“All Working Together: Incorporating Library Staff in Instructional/Marketing Services” (poster)

  • Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • KatieRose McEneely, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

“Focusing on Nursing Point-of-Care Tools: Developing Criteria for an Evaluation Rubric” (poster)

  • Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
  • Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago

“Preserving and Honoring the Legacy of World War II Medical Efforts” (poster)

  • Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Project META: Aligning Medical and Engineering Vocabularies for Topic Mapping and Content Extraction” (poster)

  • Margaret (Peg) Burnette, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Users in Focus: Challenges and Strategies for Data Collection in Website Surveys” (poster)

  • Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
  • Deborah Lauseng, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria

Monday, August 10

3:15-4:30 PM

“Envision Yourself in the Electronic Health Record: What You Need to Know to Embed Library Services” (panel discussion)

  • Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System

“Envisioning Diverse and Inclusive Library Programming and Outreach” (panel discussion)

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, August 12

1:30-2:30 PM

“An Analysis of the Training Needs of the Profession Regarding Accessibility and Disability” (paper)

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:15-4:30 PM

“Safe Zone Training for LGBTQIA+ Awareness & Inclusivity” (panel discussion)

  • Jacqueline Leskovec, NNLM – Greater Midwest Region
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HSLI Secretary JJ Pionke Named Library Journal Mover & Shaker

(via Library Journal)

Health Science Librarians of Illinois Secretary Katharine “JJ” Pionke, who is Applied Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus, is a 2020 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. JJ is the only academic or research librarian in Illinois to receive the honor this year, out of 46 awardees nationally. He is recognized under the “Advocates” category for his ongoing work to highlight and remove barriers to accessibility in libraries.

An excerpt from the announcement on the Library Journal website is below. To read the full announcement, please go here.

Congratulations, JJ!

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Pionke takes a holistic approach to disability, interviewing people with cross-disabilities and evaluating their responses in terms of both library spaces and services. He has written numerous papers on disability and improving accessibility in libraries for employees as well as patrons, including one on his experience seeking accommodations for PTSD, and he has given multiple presentations at national conferences. Recently, he used a $25,000 University of Illinois grant to survey library and information science graduate students, graduate programs, and library employees nationally about how well they interact with people with disabilities and what kinds of training would help. Now, he says, he’s writing up a secondary analysis of his survey data. ‘After that, I will start working on creating a training intervention using emotional intelligence to improve how library employees interact with people with disabilities.’

“Using a 2016 ALA Carnegie Whitney Grant for $5,000, Pionke also created more than 20 LibGuides highlighting various disabilities, some of which are not covered well by other sources, such as chronic illness and limb difference. Meant to be a broad introduction rather than a comprehensive overview, they. have been adapted widely by other libraries. In addition to his work on disability, Pionke has created a series of library exhibits on veterans that have gotten national media coverage as well as inspired similar projects elsewhere.”

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association has released the results of its 2020 Executive Board elections. Congratulations to HSLI members Marielle McNeal, Hines Medical Library and Veterans Health and Information Library, who won the election for the academic libraries Director-at-Large seat, and Laura, Barnes, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), who is the newly-elected Director-at-Large for special libraries. The full list of results is below.

President-Elect
Jeanne Hamilton, Bloomington Public Library – Elected
David Seleb, Oak Park Public Library

Director-at-Large
Karolyn Nance, Bartlett Public Library – Elected
Carmen Patlan, Highwood Public Library

Director-at-Large
Rick Meyer, Decatur Public Library – Elected
Amy Byers, Chatham Public Library

Director-at-Large
Marielle McNeal, Hines Medical Library and Veterans Health and Information Library – Elected
Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University

Director-at-Large
Laura Barnes, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – Elected
Laura Turner, Caterpillar, Inc.
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The results of the 2020 IACRL elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are now available. Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice-President/President-Elect, HSLI member Emily Gilbert of Rasmussen College, and the newly-elected Secretary/Treasurer, Qiana Johnson of Northwestern University! Their terms will start at the conclusion of the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting at this fall’s ILA Annual Conference.

The vote totals and percentages are below. Thank you very much to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s elections.

Vice-President/President-Elect
Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College–39 out of 75 votes (52.0%)
Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System–36 out of 75 votes (48.0%)

Secretary/Treasurer
Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University–24 out of 75 votes (32.0%)
Amanda Musacchio, College of DuPage–20 out of 75 vo?tes (26.7%)
Kim Tipton, McHenry County College–16 out of 75 votes (21.3%)
Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University–15 out of 75 votes (20.0%)

Out of 154 IACRL members, 75 cast ballots, for a turnout of 48.7 percent. Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s elections.

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(via Miranda Shake, HSLI Past President)

Illinois Heartland Library System recently featured two HSLI members, Nina Pals and Anieta Trame (both of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon), in its “Member Services: Site Visits at Special Libraries” update. Anna Yackle, Membership Coordinator at IHLS, visited Sarah Bush Lincoln HC to learn about the services it provides and recent projects Pals and Trame, who share director responsibilities, have undertaken. The part of the report covering Sarah Bush Lincoln HC is below.

Next I visited the Nina Pals and Anieta Trame at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Nina is listed as the Director, but she says Anieta and she share the position. They actively encourage members of the public to come in and use their library and do outreach within the hospital to help staff, patients and their families keep current with the latest medical advancements as well as any general questions they may have.  These smart and creative women were able to create a one-page annual report that using infographics to provide an accurate and engaging illustration of the dynamic asset the library is to the hospital.

To view the full update, which also covers SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and Giertz Education Center at Krannet Art Museum on the UIUC campus, please go here.

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EIU’s Stacey Knight-Davis Receives ILA Reference Services Award

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Stacey Knight-Davis, Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library, receives the 2019 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Reference Services Award, which is awarded annually for excellence in providing assistance to library users as they seek and use information. The award is sponsored by Ancel Glink.

One example of Knight-Davis’ dedication to assisting users is her work with STEP (Students with Autism Transitional Education Program), a specialized support program for students with Autism. Knight-Davis began this project by interviewing Autistic students to learn if the library was effective in assisting them with their informational needs. She then took the feedback provided in those interviews to improve library services and spaces.

Providing cultural and educational value, Knight-Davis has spearheaded a number of exhibits, including a Quidditch display for “Twenty Year of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon” and “Designs of Duty,” a traveling exhibit on Illinois veterans and theirservice-related tattoos that received national recognition.

Students, faculty and community members rely on Knight-Davis technical acumen to assist in troubleshooting software, equipment and other technology-related services. Furthermore, she routinely visits courses to ensure students are locating the information they need, and she is always eager to provide support.

Knight-Davis has published a chapter in the book The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment on faculty-library collaboration without assigned textbooks. This publication speaks to the campus-wide program she plannedand developed called “The Flu Then and Now.” Professional roles include committee work for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Great Midwest Technology Working Group and serving as president of Health Science Librarians of Illinois. Because of her commitment to providing specialized services for library users, Stacey Knight-Davis is extremely deserving of this year’s ILA Reference Services Award.

The Reference Services Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Tinley Park.

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UIUC’s JJ Pionke Receives ILA Crosman Memorial Award

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UICU), as the 2019 Crosman Memorial Award Winner. The Crosman Award is named in memory of Alex Crosman, director of the Peoria Public Library at the time of his death in 1986. The award recognizes the achievements of library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. Other awards honor those who have accomplished a great deal over a long period of time; this award honors someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.

JJ has worked at the UIUC libraries since 2014 and prior to that worked at Wichita State University. In the last six years Mr. Pionke’s accomplishments have been many, making him a great choice for the Crosman Award. Mr. Pionke’s work has had an impact on thelibrary, campus, regional, and national level. Since 2013, he has received numerous grants and awards including the Arnold O. Beckman Research Award and an American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie Whitney Grant. He has co-edited a book, written or co-written ten chapters in other books, published or co-published thirteen peer- reviewed articles in journals, and has numerous other presentations and publications to his name.

He has worked tirelessly in support of diversity and inclusion. Mr. Pionke is currently the secretary of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois and serves as the chair of both, the Annual Meeting Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Medical Library Association. He has previously served on two ALA committees and numerous other committees and task forces in other professional associations for people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and veterans. He has done this by working with the University Facilities department to improve accessibility in library facilities; creating library resource guides on disabilities; developing, in conjunction with the University Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, an LGBT Ally Network; and working closely with the campus Veteran Center to improve library collections to better reflect veterans’ needs.

The Crosman Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday October 22, during the 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Tinley Park.

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UIUC’s Lynne Thomas Wins Two Hugo Awards

(via the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences)

Lynne M. Thomas (MS ’99), head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library and an iSchool adjunct professor, has won two Hugo Awards-science fiction’s most prestigious award. Thomas, now a seven-time Hugo Award winner, joined the University Library in July 2017.

Hugo Award winners were announced at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, CA, on August 19, 2018. Thomas won for Best Editor, Short Form and Best Semiprozine (a non-professional periodical publication) for Uncanny Magazine. Thomas is the co-editor-in-chief and publisher of Uncanny Magazine with her husband Michael Damian Thomas.

Past Hugo Award wins for Thomas include Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (Best Related Work) in 2011; SF Squeecast (Best Fancast) in 2012 and 2013; and Uncanny Magazine (Best Semiprozine) in 2016 and 2017. A comprehensive list<http://www.sfadb.com/Lynne_M_Thomas> of her awards is found in the Science Fiction Awards Database.

The fan-nominated Hugo Awards<http://www.thehugoawards.org/> are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces Emily Johnson, Regional Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries as the 2018 Crosman Memorial Award winner. The Crosman Award is named in memory of Alex Crosman, director of the Peoria Public Library at the time of his death in 1986. The award recognizes the achievements of the library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. Other awards honor those who have accomplished a great deal over a long period of time; this award is to honor someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.

Emily Johnson has been working at the UIC Libraries since 2013 and demonstrated her leadership skills when she served as Interim Head of the Library of Health Sciences in Peoria from May 2015 to January 2016. Both at the UIC Libraries of Health Science and in her previous position at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Johnson has taken the lead in building relationships with faculty in order to improve access to library resources while also developing innovative, curricular design programs, such as the NExT Target Outreach Project. Ms. Johnson has volunteered or been appointed to professional leadership positions at the state, regional, and national levels. Her enthusiasm and commitment to users, colleagues, and health sciences librarianship continues to be recognized by professional colleagues outside UIC, opening the door to increasing levels of engagement throughout the profession. Ms. Johnson has contributed to and furthered the knowledge base of the profession, publishing on topics of audience response systems, mobile point-of-care tools, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Crosman Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, October 9, during the 2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria. The luncheon starts at 12:00 PM.

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association. Congratulations, Emily!

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HSLI 2017 Annual Conference Report: Daneen Richardson

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sponsoring my attendance to the 2017 Health Science Librarians of Illinois conference: The Times are Changing. Attending the conference is generally my one opportunity for health science continuing education where I can interact with those presenting as well as other attendees. I find it hard to express the value that I have received through the HSLI conferences over the years. I hope that I have been able to express that through my work on the planning committee to assist with the organizing so others can benefit as I have through the years.

I found a number of interesting technologies that Gabe Rios discussed in his session on Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian. The afternoon session Infographics: Communicating Information Visually introduced the concept of infographics. I personally find pictures to often assist in trying to teach and understand a concept. “A picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind as an accurate portrayal of why we should include infographics in our presentations or displays. While totally not related to the instruction we did an exercise: Genie stretch which I have shared many, many times among colleagues, friends and family. While we provide access to information to any that request it I think anytime we can also provide information to assist the person holistically we should.

Nancy’s reception is my busy time with being involved with the vendors/exhibiting, food and entertainment as part of my responsibilities with the planning committee. I believe that the reception and all events including the silent auction were well received among the attendees. The addition of Marg Jones and her wit and science were not only entertaining but informative as well.

Friday morning was filled with information. I missed part of the keynote speaker as I was busy networking in the breakfast room and lost track of time. I thoroughly enjoy the updates from RAILS, Illinois Heartland Library System, GMR, Illinois State Library and ICRL. It is good to know what is new and reminded of services that they provide that sometimes we forget about in our busy professional lives. It is also uplifting to see how many organizations there are that continue to assist us as librarians and in general the population of Illinois and beyond.

Thank you again for the financial assistance that assisted me in attending so I could not only have the opportunity learn new skills, network with colleagues but to also oversee my conference responsibilities.

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