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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association has announced the results of its 2021 Executive Board elections. Several academic librarians won seats on the Board. Congratulations to Heather Jagman, DePaul University, who won the contest for President-Elect. She served as IACRL Secretary from 2019 to 2020. Her opponent, Michelle Nielsen Ott of Methodist College, is the current IACRL Past President. Michelle is a member of HSLI.

Additionally, Michelle Oh of Northeastern Illinois University won one of the Director-at-Large seats. Her opponent was Northwestern University’s Qiana Johnson, who is the current Secretary of IACRL.

To see the full list of results, please go here.

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(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Health Science Librarians of Illinois member Eleanor Truex, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Library, is a 2021 recipient of the Medical Library Association’s Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant. According to MLA’s website, the purpose of the grant is “to provide support for research, development, or demonstration projects that will help to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences”. More information on criteria to receive the grant is available here.

Truex is one of nine members of MLA’s Hospital Library Caucus to receive an MLA award this year, and the only one from Illinois. One other member of the Caucus received the Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant.

Congratulations!

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(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

Several HSLI members have been collaborating on the Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) project to provide continuing education modules for nurses. These modules are now available, are free, and provide seven units each of continuing-education credit for nurses.

We are asking that you share news of this opportunity with the nurses that you know. Here are a few more details.

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.

For full details and to access the modules, please go here for population health and school nurses and here for acute and ambulatory care nurses. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa.

Thank you,

Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (choward4@uic.edu)
Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System
Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
Nicky Nickum, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Cynthia Reynolds, UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region)

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This is a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. The event will take place from March 24 to 26 (Wednesday through Friday).

The symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.

Speakers

Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why attend?

  • re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals
  • learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately
  • gain burnout-mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library
  • decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff
  • participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future
  • the event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend. For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please e-mail nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Member News, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the 2021 candidates for election in the spring of 2021. (The names of HSLI members are in bold.)

President-Elect Candidates
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
Michelle Nielsen Ott (Methodist College)
Heather Jagman (DePaul University)

Board of Directors (candidates in each pairing listed below)
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024)
A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.

Director at Large
Mary Jo Matousek (Aptakisic-Tripp School District, retired)
Kara Thorstenson (Chicago Public Schools)

Director at Large
Michelle Oh (Northeastern Illinois University)
Qiana Johnson (Northwestern University)

Director at Large
Julie Milavec (Downers Grove Public Library)
Andrea Telli (Chicago Public Library, retired)

Director at Large
Jordan Neal (Champaign Public Library)
Randi Sutter (Normal Public Library)

ALA Councilor
Paul Mills (Fountaindale Public Library)
Aaron Skog (SWAN Libraries)

Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the Nominating Committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested.

Nominations by petition for an elective office shall be proposed in writing by at least one hundred (100) personal members of the association and delivered to the Executive Office by Monday, March 1. Candidates nominated by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliation of the petitioner. The determination of placement on the slate is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.

The polls will open electronically April 1, 2021. In addition, paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one. The return deadline is thirty days after the ballot is postmarked. The electronic polls will close April 30.

Serving on the Nominating Committee are Molly Beestrum (chair), Karen B. Brown, Deborah Campbell, Edith G. Craig, Paul Mills, M.C. Neal, and Susan Palmer.

Information on each candidate will be available on the ILA website in March. Please e-mail the ILA office at ila@ila.org or call 224-698-1728 with any questions.

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(via IACRL)

The ACRL Chapters Council just released the Fall issue of the Chapter Topics Newsletter, available here. The Newsletter includes updates from ACRL chapters around the country, along with a message from Chapters Council Chair Ali Larsen of Siena College.

The Illinois chapter has two articles in this issue, one of which is the “Spotlight on” feature. That article, “IACRL: Illinois Chapter Holds Its First-Ever People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing”, is available here. The recipients were HSLI Secretary JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library; and Tina Griffin, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago. The other article is  “Illinois Chapter Holds Annual Meeting and Other Activities During Illinois Library Association Virtual Conference”, which includes a summary of the speech that ACRL President Dr. Jon E. Cawthorne gave for the IACRL President’s Program. To read the article, please go here.

The Illinois chapter was one of only five chapters nationally to contribute articles for the Fall issue. To view past issues, some of which also include articles on IACRL activities, please go here.

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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.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Member News, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

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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