HSLI Annual Conference

2020 Conference Cancellation

The HSLI 2020 conference scheduled for Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center has been cancelled and has been rescheduled for October 27th through October 29th, 2021, at the same location.

The many uncertainties surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our membership as well as our educational and healthcare institutions, have made a face to face conference impractical for this September. The HSLI board will be making an announcement later this summer regarding an online fall business meeting, likely to be scheduled for September or October. Our conference committee will be investigating the possibility of hosting some sort of online continuing education, also for some time in the fall.

Royden Jones
HSLI President
11 Jun 2020

waterfall at Staraved Rock State Park

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.

2021 Conference: October 27th through October 29th

Join us at beautiful Starved Rock State Park for a unique and beautiful meeting experience. You’ll see amazing canyons and seasonal waterfalls when you’re not busy networking with your colleagues or gaining continuing education credits.

Conference Hotel


Starved Rock Lodge

Address: 2688 E. 873rd Road. Oglesby, IL 61348
GPS: 41.3191202, -88.996302
Mailing: PO Box 570, Utica, IL 61373
mailto:inquiries@starvedrocklodge.com
(815) 667-4211 or toll-free 1-(800) 868-7625

Arrive/Depart

Check in begins at 3:00 pm and is guaranteed at 4:00 pm. Check out is at 11:00 am. Early check ins are not offered.

Parking is free at the hotel

Dogs are not allowed in hotel rooms. A limited number of cabins allow dogs.

Conference Room Rate

$125.00 per night plus tax. One night with tax is $138.30
Please mention HSLI to get the conference rate. The group number is 17689.


Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Application

Application materials will be posted Summer 2021

Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship winners will receive funds to cover registration fees, and other expenses. If awarded a scholarship, hotel arrangements and registration are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Applicants must be current members of HSLI (2020 dues paid). Applicants must write a short essay entitled, "I would like a Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship because..." Each scholarship recipient must write an article for the HSLI Newsletter discussing the plan to implement knowledge gained at the conference in his or her institution. If awarded a scholarship, hotel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Reimbursement expenses will be processed upon submission of receipts and after submission of the Newsletter article to the HSLI Newsletter editors.