HSLI 2018 Conference

September 25-27 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

Conference News

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 Committie

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 NN/LM 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