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.




Continuing Education

Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Data Management in the Wild

1:00pm -3:00pm | no MLA CE credit

This presentation will give an overview of current national initiatives related to data management and, more broadly, data science. We'll discuss how these national efforts offer opportunities to incorporate data management best practices into reference, teaching, and consult opportunities in a variety of library settings.

Erin Foster is the Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In this position, she is responsible for developing a data services program out of the medical library to help students, faculty, and staff manage, share, and preserve research data at her institution. Erin is a former National Library of Medicine fellow and a current co-convener of the MLA Data special interest group.


Your Online Professional Identity – Using Professional Profile Systems to Your Best Advantage

 

1:00pm -3:00pm | no MLA CE credit

One's online scholarly presence can be critical for work and scholarship, however it is also time consuming and sometimes we are not fully aware about how we are represented on the Internet. In this workshop participants will learn about options for managing one's online identity using tools such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, ORCID and more. We will share strategies that can help you make decisions about which tools will best fit your needs and workflow. Not only will this be useful for one's own work and scholarship, it will be useful for those who support other professionals engaged in research and scholarship.

Peg Burnette/ Erin Kerby / Amanda Avery
Peg Burnette is an Assistant Professor and Biomedical Sciences Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Peg is actively engaged in the supporting the Carle Illinois College of Medicine as well as a robust campus-wide program of interdisciplinary health sciences research. Peg's own research is grounded in the convergence of Knowledge Management and Library and Information Science (LIS) with an emphasis on the concept of the expert, the role of tacit knowledge in expertise, and tacit knowledge transfer and transformation. Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Peg was at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine-Peoria where she built expertise in the areas of medical informatics, evidence-based practice, knowledge management, health literacy, and curriculum integrated instruction.

Friday Morning Concurrent Sessions

Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and other Stakeholders

8:00am - Noon | 4 MLA CE credit

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.
Learning Outcomes

  • Develop detailed plans for building partnerships
  • Refine strategies to start collaborative projects via these partnerships
  • Recognize opportunities to develop partnerships

Gwen Wilson is the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She received her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2012. I have been an active member of MCMLA since 2012 and a member of MLA since 2014. I am currently serving MCMLA as the Immediate Past Chair. Previously I have served as Chair of MCMLA, MLA Credentialing Liaison, and chair of the Education Committee. My passion for medical librarianship began when I was hired as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Nursing Library. I love the challenges of being a health sciences librarian and how I never know what research question a student/faculty will ask. Today my research interests' focus on the role information literacy has in Evidence-Based Practice, the role of librarians in inter-professional education and the challenge of reporting meaningful metrics in relation to research impact.

Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World

8:00am - Noon | 4 MLA CE credit

Attendees of the course should have a laptop computer (or one to share, if two people want to pair up) and access to Wifi. No photocopies of materials are needed. All necessary materials and slides will be made available to all attendees through Google Drive during the course.

Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking research dissemination and impact. The instructors will provide a solid background on dissemination and demonstrate the practical applications of a variety of tools. We will equip participants with the knowledge to help their patrons create better dissemination strategies and inspire compelling impact statements. Join us for this dynamic learning opportunity, which will include lecture, demonstrations, and large and small group activities.

The session will include:  

  • Exploring social media platforms commonly used to disseminate research 
  • Writing plain language summaries of research
  • Exploring tools that track alternative metrics 
  • Identifying institutional and open repositories, and the importance of archiving outputs 
  • Optimizing outputs for discoverability by search engines 
  • Crafting research impact statements 

Karen Gutzman is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library where she works with the Metrics and Impact Core. Her responsibilities are to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

Registration


Register by Mail

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Online registration includes a $6.00 processing charge

Registration Type
Registration Type
Thursday CE, 1pm-3pm - Choose 1
Friday CE, 8am-noon, Choose 1
Mentor/Mentee opportunities
Nancy's Reception
Special Dietary Needs:
First and Last Name of Person Attending
Library and Institution of Person Attending
City and State of Person Attending
Email of Person Attending

Keynote

Thirsting for Knowledge: Opportunities for Librarians in the Age of Data

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 supports the library's strong mission to advance leading-edge patient care, research, and education through integrated partnerships, dedicated services and resources, and a deep commitment to innovation and excellence. She and her team have built operationalized workflows for the library and beyond, including a robust evaluation infrastructure for the campus built on a foundation of informatics and data, that supports several NIH-funded programs as well as a range of local needs. 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. In her talk, “Thirsting for Knowledge: Opportunities for Librarians in the Age of Data,” Holmes will discuss intersections between libraries and data and offer a range of practical ideas that align with the core mission of the library.

 

Nancy's Reception

Posters, Exhibitors, Silent Auction, and Food

Presentation by the Burpee Museum of Hatural History

The presentation will delve into the fossil record of Illinois and explore our geological history from 450 million years ago in the Ordovician period through the forests of the carboniferous to our state fossil, the Tully Monster. The Burpee Museum has been a vital part of the Rockford community since May of 1942. The museum is known for, among other things, Jane, the most complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world.

Betsy Carlson has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Museum's Education Staff since 2003. She has a Master's in Education from Ohio University and has been an integral member of the home school community in the Rockford area for many years.

Poster Session

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.   

Program


Wednesday September 26, 2018

 

Registration - Dine Around List available

 

Board and Mentee Dinner & Board Meeting

 

 

Thursday September 27, 2018

 

 

Sunrise Walk – meet in front lobby

 

 

 

Breakfast

 

Keynote Speaker

 

NNLM / GMR Update

 

Updates:
Illinois State Library
Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL)
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS)

 

Lunch and Business Meeting

 

CE option 1 (2 hours - no MLA CE credit)

 

CE option 2 (2 hours - no MLA CE credit)

 

Lightning Talks - no MLA CE credit

 

Sunset Walk

 

Nancy's Reception
Hearty Refreshments – Exhibitors – Poster Session – Silent Auction

 

 

Friday September 28, 2018

 

 

Sunrise Walk – meet in front lobby

 

Breakfast

 

CE option 1 (4 hours – MLA CE credit)

 

CE option 2 (4 hours – MLA CE credit)

Noon-1:00

Lunch

 

 

Conference Hotel

Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center / Riverview Inn & Suites

Address: 700 W Riverside Boulevard Rockford, IL 61103

Conference Room Rate

$124.26 per night for double Queen or Jr. King. Posted price includes tax. Bi-level rooms not available at the conference rate.

Reservations

Online reservations are not available at the conference rate. Call the number below to make a room reservation.

Phone: 815-282-3033

Online reservations can be made as http://www.cliffbreakers.com/ The conference rate cannot be guaranteed for online reservations.

Hotel from River

Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Application

Download Application Form
The application deadline is August 3.

Conference News

HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session

August 14th, 2018 by

HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session: “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World”

The HSLI 2018 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce information about another of the continuing-education opportunities that will be available at the conference.

On Friday morning, Karen Gutzman, Digital Innovations Specialist at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will teach “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World.” Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking research dissemination and impact. Karen will provide a solid background on research dissemination using a variety of social media and other online tools. Participants will learn practical ways to help their patrons develop dissemination strategies and inspire compelling impact statements.

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]. Conference registration is now open. Registrants will select continuing-education courses as part of the registration process. 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.

-HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

HSLI 2018 Conference Reminder: Poster Proposals are Due August 17

August 10th, 2018 by

REMINDER:

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee invites poster proposals for the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference, be held September 26-28 in Rockford, Illinois. The submission deadline is August 17.

Ideas can interpret the conference theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, 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 MLA or another meeting) this year, or plan to present one (at Midwest Chapter/MLA or elsewhere), that you have not shown at a past HSLI Conference, please consider submitting it.

E-mail your proposal abstract (no more than 300 words) 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.  

·         The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, September 27, starting at 6:00 PM.

·         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.

For more information about poster proposals, including the submission requirements, please see the full announcement.

*****

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 and updates, sessions for posters and lightning talks, a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike. 

Dates to remember:

·         17 August: Poster proposal deadline

·         20 August: Conference student internship application deadline

·         12 September: 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 

HSLI Annual Conference 2018: Early Registration Has Begun and Ends September 12th!

August 3rd, 2018 by

Early registration and hotel reservations for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference have begun and will end Wednesday, September 12th. After that date, there will be a $25 late fee assessed to register, and you may not be able to reserve a room in the HSLI block.   

Please follow this link for online Conference registration using PayPal, or you may download the PDF form from the registration page and mail it, with a check payable to HSLI. You will be able to sign up for your Conference CEs, the mentor/mentee program, food choices, and dietary restrictions. Please refer to the registration form for the various rates and options. Notes: Continuing-education courses are included in the cost of registration, and there is a $6.00 surcharge for registering online. 

To book your hotel stay at The Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center, you must call 1-815-282-3033.  By mentioning that you are part of the “Health Science Librarians” group, you will receive the lodging rate of $109 per night, plus taxes/fees (total: $124.26/night for double Queen or Jr. King) and be part of the HSLI official block of hotel rooms. The hotel is located at 700 W. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61103. Notes: Registering via the hotel’s online site, instead of by phone, will not guarantee the Conference room rate. 

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28. The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature continuing-education opportunities, invited speakers, poster sessions and lightning talks, and a vendor showcase, along with networking opportunities for library and information science professionals and students alike. 

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 

August 3 Application Deadline: the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship to Attend 2018 HSLI Annual Conference

July 31st, 2018 by

(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)

The call for applicants concludes on Friday, August 3 for the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship to Attend 2018 HSLI Annual Conference.

The scholarship, named in honor of dedicated HSLI member Syed Maghrabi (1945-2000), supports HSLI members’ participation in the organization’s Annual Conference and will provide reimbursement for a free 2018 HSLI Annual Conference registration as well as one night’s stay at the Conference hotel.

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 <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 about Syed Maghrabi can be found on the HSLI Awards page.

Other HSLI 2018 deadlines to remember:

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”.  The conference will feature a keynote talk, poster sessions and lightning talks, updates, a reception, and networking opportunities. Early bird registration will begin August 1. 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

Reminder: HSLI 2018 Lightning Talk Proposals are Being Accepted Through August 1

July 22nd, 2018 by

(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)

Hello, 

The August 1 proposal deadline is approaching for lightning talks, a new offering at the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) conference. 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 in 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.  

Attendees at the 2018 HSLI conference also have opportunities to present in the poster session (proposal deadline: August 17. See sep. announcement). Other deadlines: August 3: Conference scholarship application deadline; August 20: Conference student internship application deadline.

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”.  Conference registration will begin on August 1, 2018. 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. More information can be found on the Conference page of the HSLI website.  

The HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee  

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

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Exhibitor application packet

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

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