Friday, Nov.  3, 2006  9:15-10:30


Merging into the Fast Lane:

Integrating Library Services

within Healthcare Systems


Eileen Stanley

Director of Library/Media Services

Allina Health System

Minneapolis, MN

Special Events

Special Events

Key Note Speaker

Nancy’s Reception

at the

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 6-9 pm


Come for dinner, wine, vendors, talking and an entertaining program with live owls / raptors presented by Mark Spreyer



   To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom.  Join ornithologist Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls.  Owls' amazing hunting adaptations are explained.  Slides and special feathered guests illustrate just who's who!


Bio:  Mark did his graduate work in Minnesota on Great Gray Owls and then went on to organize and direct Chicago's Peregrine Falcon release program. In 1989, he returned to Minnesota where he worked with the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and other conservation organizations. In early 1995, after completing work on a 5,000 square-foot raptor exhibit with the Science Museum of Minnesota, Mark migrated back to Illinois to become Executive Director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington. He co-authored the life history of the Monk Parakeet, published in 1998, for the Birds of North America series. His articles on birds of prey and introduced species have appeared in various publications including Birder's World and the Journal of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. During his career, Mark has also worked with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, National Audubon Society, and Chicago Academy of Sciences plus he has taught courses for the College of Lake County and Northeastern Illinois University.

Health Science Librarians of Illinois

Consortia Program


Wednesday, Nov. 1,  1:00-3:00


The HSLI 2006 Planning Committee has arranged space for consortia in the state to hold their fall meeting in the early afternoon of Wednesday, November 1, 2006. Consortia meeting here include: Chicago & South, Metropolitan, and Northern Illinois Libraries.


Wednesday, Nov. 1,  3:30-5:00


Ruth Holst, Associate Director NN/LM-GMR will facilitate

a gathering of all consortia groups to explore the “future or re-invention of consortia in Illinois”. All conference

attendees are welcome to attend.