Health Science Librarians of Ilinois
Health Science Librarians of Illinois

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

HSLI IACRL Preconference - Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders

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Join us Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 1:00pm-5:00pm for "Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders." This continuing education session will be taught by Ruth Holst, Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region. Participants are eligible to receive 4 hours of Medical Library Association credit. This is a free session, but advance registration is required. The session will be held at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 West 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523.

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Course Description

How can we get decision makers to understand the value that knowledge managers and information professionals bring to their organizations? Measuring what matters to key stakeholders is one step in the process. This workshop will provide a framework for defining and communicating meaningful measures and offer an opportunity for participants to sample some tools that will help them demonstrate how their services make a difference to the organization.

Speaker biography

Ruth Holst is the Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region, which is located in the Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ruth manages a ten-state library network with more than 1100 member libraries, including many non-medical academic libraries. Before moving to Chicago to take her current position in 2002, she was a librarian for 32 years at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee. She is a fellow and past president of the Medical Library Association and lead editor on the 2000 edition of the MLA Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. Ruth has taught variations of this class eight times in the last 8 years.

This event is in conjunction with the 2014 Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Conference

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

This continuing education session, "Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders," is sponsored by HSLI as a preconference event for the 2014 Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries conference. Please see the IACRL Conference website for more information.

Concurrent with the HSLI preconference, CARLI is sponsoring a full-day preconference on assessment, Assessment in a Day, open to CARLI members only.

About HSLI

HSLI sponsors and supports activities which promote and develop health science library services in Illinois. Our members promote health literacy by providing reputable health related resources to Illinois health care providers and consumers through resource sharing of library collections through interlibrary loan, training in selection of and access to health related resources, and collaborative reference initiatives to respond to provider and consumer health questions.

HSLI encourages the continuing education of its membership by sponsoring appropriate education programs. We encourage dialogue among our members and promote cooperation among libraries in Illinois by strengthening cooperative relationships with academic, public, and special libraries, and with organizations which establish and promote multi-type library cooperation activities. HSLI provides a mechanism for interaction with, and communication to and from, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, the Midwest Chapter/MLA, and the Illinois State Library.