HSLI 2018 Conference

September 26-28 Rockford, IL

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Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) serves as the primary statewide organization meeting the needs and interests of all information professionals who focus on the area of health and medical science.

Anyone interested in librarianship and learning is welcome to attend the conference. Information professionals working in all types of libraries can benefit from the continuing education sessions offered during the conference.

Conference Hotel

Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 700 W Riverside Boulevard Rockford, IL 61103


Phone: 815-282-3033

Hotel from River

Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Application

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The application deadline is August 3.

Conference News

Call for Applicants: Syed Maghrabi Scholarship to Attend 2018 HSLI Annual Conference (Deadline 8/3)

July 14th, 2018 by

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Conference Planning Committee is now accepting applications for the 2018 Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship.  The scholarship, named in honor of dedicated HSLI member Syed Maghrabi (1945-2000), supports HSLI members’ participation in the organization’s Annual Conference. (This year’s gathering will take place from September 26 to 28 in Rockford, IL.) The Scholarship will provide reimbursement for a free 2018 HSLI Annual Conference registration and one night at the Conference hotel, the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center in Rockford.

To apply, one must be a current member of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (2018 dues paid) and write a brief essay explaining why she or he is interested in receiving the Scholarship. Recipients are responsible for registering and making hotel arrangements on their own. After the Conference, each recipient will write an article for the HSLI Newsletter blog, explaining how she or he plans to apply the knowledge gained at the Conference to her or his professional responsibilities.

Applications are due Friday, August 3. Please fill out the application form and submit it to Miranda Shake, HSLI President, at mshake@lakeview.edu. Applicants will learn by Friday, August 17, whether or not they will receive a Scholarship. More information about previous Scholarship recipients and Syed Maghrabi himself can be found on the HSLI Awards page. Please check the Conference website for the latest updates and other information on the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference. You may contact Eric Edwards, Chair of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee, at eedwards@ilsos.net with any questions.

HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session: “Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders”

July 2nd, 2018 by

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2018 Conference will be held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. The Conference will include chances for networking with colleagues and vendors, an opportunity to present posters or lightning talks, and several options for continuing-education courses.

The HSLI 2018 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce information about one of the continuing-education opportunities that will be available on the Conference’s Friday morning.

Gwen Wilson-MLS, AHIP, Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas-will teach the course “Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders”. Conference attendees who select this CE course track will receive 4 hours of MLA CE credit. More information about the course is below.

Interested in strategies on building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This class will discuss barriers to building partnerships and detailed plans to help you overcome these obstacles. Learn some strategies that will help open opportunities for collaborative projects in both the academic and hospital settings. After four hours in a practical experience workshop, you will walk away with an action plan that fits you. 

HSLI 2018 Conference registration will begin Wednesday, August 1. Registrants will make their continuing-education course selections at that time. Registration fees include the costs of Conference sessions, meals, and continuing-education sessions. For general questions about the Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee, at EEdwards@ilsos.net. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI Conference website.

New at HSLI 2018: Lightning Talk Proposals are Being Accepted (Through August 1)

June 26th, 2018 by

(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)

New this year! Lightning talks! The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) 2018 conference will provide opportunities for attendees to not only present in the poster session (see sep. announcement). A designated timeslot on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27, has been set aside for sharing experiences, best practices, or how lemonade was made out of lemons! Each presenter will be allotted 5-10 minutes, depending on how many abstracts are submitted and accepted. There will be ample time left for Q&A and lively discussion.  

Lightning talks sessions are guaranteed to spark creative ideas that we can all consider and adapt to our own libraries. Please consider sharing your expertise or story. To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words as an application to Frances Drone-Silvers (frances.drone-silvers@carle.com) now through August 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 17 after review by the lightning talk subcommittee. Co-authored presentations are acceptable, though there should be no more than two presenting authors. The presenting author/s must register for and plan on attending the HSLI conference.  

The HSLI 2018 Annual Conference will be held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The Conference theme is “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”.  For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee: <EEdwards@ilsos.net>. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI website.  

The HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee  

Call for Proposals: Poster Sessions at HSLI Annual Conference (Deadline August 17)

June 20th, 2018 by

(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem) 

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee invites poster proposals for the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference, be held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. The Conference theme is “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”. We encourage you to take a literal or figurative approach to our theme (use your productive imagination).    

Ideas can include, but are not limited to, any area of librarianship, such as instruction, leadership, and program development, in addition to communication, collection development, outreach, and evaluation. Posters from last year covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from collaboration, technology programs, and data fluency, to disabilities, bookplates and even tattoos.  

If you have presented a poster at another meeting this year (MLA), or plan to present one (Midwest Chapter/MLA), that you have not shown at a past HSLI Conference, please consider submitting it here, also. Let our members who can’t travel have the opportunity to see the work you’ve been doing!  

The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, September 27, starting at 6:00 PM. Presenters may set up their posters starting at 5:00 PM.  Posters can remain up until the break after breakfast on Friday morning. The actual poster session will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday evening, during which time the poster presenters need to be present to discuss their posters with Conference attendees.    

Please submit a proposal abstract, no longer than 300 words, describing your poster.    

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and e-mail address on all submissions.  
  • Poster sizes – let us know which one you will be using (we need to know this for spacing considerations during our review – if not sure, give an estimate)
    • poster board 24″ x 36″
    • tri-fold poster 36″ x 48″ (for setup on a table)  
    • wall posters – various sizes allowed (including 45″ x 45″)  
  • E-mail your abstracts to Linda Feinberg (Lfeinberg@northshore.org).  
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, August 17 
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made Labor Day week, after review by the poster committee.  
  • Posters must be made available to post electronically on the HSLI website after the meeting.  
  • Each poster presenter must register for the HSLI conference (which includes each author attending)  
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Each poster will receive a stipend to help offset printing costs.  One presenter per poster will receive a stipend, and an individual presenter can receive a maximum of only one stipend, even if submitting multiple posters.   

Want another opportunity to present? Also new for HSLI 2018 are Lightning Talks, which are short presentations, 5-10 minutes in length, on various topics. Watch for the call for proposals.   

For more information on the HSLI meeting, see the Conference website. Please refer to the “Posters” section for more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards, Publicity Subcommittee Chair on the HSLI Conference Planning Committee, at eedwards@ilsos.net.

Call for Applicants: Student Interns at Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2018 Annual Conference (Deadline August 20)

June 11th, 2018 by

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, on behalf of Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College)

Hello,

If you are a library hosting a graduate assistant this semester, or if you know of a graduate student interested in health science librarianship, we hope you will forward this e-mail to that person. We are accepting applications until Monday, August 20.  Applicants will be informed of the decision by Monday, August 27.

Thank you!

HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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Dear Student:

As a member of the HSLI Annual Conference Planning Committee, I invite you to attend the 2018 Annual Conference of the Health Science Librarians of Illinois this fall. It will take place in Rockford, IL, at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science students to learn about health sciences librarianship from professionals in the field.

We also encourage students to consider volunteering at the Conference. We are currently seeking two volunteers to help with registration, taking photos of events, taking down displays, and delivering messages between sessions. In return for their assistance, students will receive a waiver for the Conference registration fee, with the added benefit of being able to include the experience on their professional resume.

To apply, students need to fill out this form and attach their resume.  Applications are due Monday, August 20.  Applicants will be informed of the decision by Monday, August 27.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact me, at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.  For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee, at EEdwards@ilsos.net. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI website.

Regards,

Michelle Nielsen Ott, MLIS

Director, Library Services

Methodist College of UnityPoint Health

7600 N. Academic Drive

Peoria, IL  61615

Phone: (309) 672-4937

Fax: (309) 671-3141

Website: www.methodistcol.edu

Rockford as a Destination: Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2018 Annual Conference (September 26-28)

April 20th, 2018 by

(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)

Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge” is the theme of the 2018 HSLI (Health Science Librarians of Illinois) Annual Conference that will take place September 26-28 in Rockford, IL at the newly renovated Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center. Visit the website to see photos of the hotel, located above the scenic Rock River, and to read about the amenities the hotel offers (complimentary WiFi, a fitness center, and an indoor pool!).

First settled in 1834, a mere 16 years after Illinois became a state, (and 3 years after Chicago was incorporated), the city was originally called Midway, because it was midway between Chicago and Galena. It later became Rockford because of the Rock River’s rocky ford bubbling near the original settlement. Home to universities and hospitals where some of our HSLI members work, Rockford is a wonderful place to visit, with much to see and do. Leave time to explore.

A number of cultural institutions share Riverfront Museum Park campus park real estate not far from the hotel.  Rockford Art Museum (RAM) houses a collection of works by Illinois artists and in 2018 began a new Pop-Up Restaurant Series. Discovery Center Museum is a family-oriented museum with a science bent, focusing on geological and life science topics relevant to the Rockford region. Burpee Museum of Natural History is home to a juvenile T. rex named Jane. Locals also recommend visiting the nearby Tinker Swiss Cottage that sits on the limestone bluff overlooking Kent Creek.

Across the Rock River, if time permits, visit Anderson Japanese Gardens, one of the top Japanese gardens in North America. Also consider visiting  Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Since it will be fall, you may also enjoy a 30-minute drive to an apple orchard, such as Edwards Apple Orchard.

More information about the aforementioned and so much more can be found in the site of the Rockford Visitors and Convention Bureau.

As it becomes available, more information about the Conference program and speakers will be posted in the Conference website. For any questions, please contact Eric Edwards, Publicity Chair for the 2018 HSLI Conference Planning Committee, at EEdwards@ilsos.net.

Save the Date: Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2018 Annual Conference (Sept. 26-28)

March 22nd, 2018 by

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

We hope you will join us for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) 2018 Annual Conference on September 26, 27, and 28 at the beautiful Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois!

This is a wonderful opportunity to present on your latest project or research and network with other librarians. Mark your calendars and stay tuned as we finalize the theme and continuing-education opportunities. Program and registration details will be coming soon. We hope to see you there!

Go here for information about the HSLI organization, and be on the lookout for our e-mails informing you of the Conference opportunities to come!

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards, Publicity Chair for the HSLI Conference Planning Committee, at eedwards@ilsos.net.

Conference Committee

Conference Co-Chairs 
Miranda Shake   Lakeview College of Nursing
Roy Jones   Retired

Continuing Education
Frances Drone-Silvers   Carle Foundation Hospital

Exhibitors
Eric Edwards   Illinois State Library
Daneen Richardson   Western Illinois University

Finance
Laura Wimmer   Presence Resurrection Medical Center

GMR Liaison
Jacqueline Leskovec NNLM GMR

Posters
Linda Feinberg   Northshore University HealthSystem - Evanston Hospital
Charlotte Beyer Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Mary Pat Gordon FHN Memorial Hospital

Program
Linda Feinberg   Northshore University HealthSystem - Evanston Hospital

Publicity
Eric Edwards   Illinois State Library
Peg Burnette University of Illinois a t Urbana- Champaign Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
Ramune Kubilius   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Reception
Daneen Richardson   Western Illinois University
Miranda Shake   Lakeview College of Nursing

Registration
Michelle Quinones   Graham Hospital School of Nursing
Cynthia Reynolds   University of Illinois at Chicago

Silent Auction
Fran Kovach   Retired
Ramune Kubilius   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Speakers
Michelle Nielsen Ott Methodist College Library
Julie Dietrich Blessing Hospital Blessing Health Professions Library
Ramune Kubilius Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Website
Stacey Knight-Davis  Eastern Illinois University