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Archive for 2011

HSLI 2011 Conference – Not Too Late To Register

You can still register to attend the HSLI 2011 Conference! All information is on the conference web site http://hsli.org/conference/. We are offering 3 MLA CE courses (you may attend 2), a nationally recognized keynote speake, Michelynn McKnight, a fun-filled Nancy’s Reception, one-on-one time with exhibitors http://hsli.org/conference/exhibitors.shtml, and a spectacular conference location.

If you are attending the CE “Citation Management on the Cheap”, visit conference web site for a list of recommended software to download to your laptop. http://hsli.org/conference/ce.shtml

It’s still road construction season, so do visit the Starved Rock & IDOT web sites for the latest news on construction and recommended alternate routes.


Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday & Sunday: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Phone: 815-667-4211 ext.358
Email: cafe@starvedrocklodge.com

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HSLI 2011 Conference – Shhhh! A Silent Auction!

A silent auction to benefit the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship fund will be held on October 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm during Nancy’s Reception at the HSLI 2011 Conference.

To donate any items for auction, please contact Jerry De Witt, Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Committee Chair or Fran Kovach, Silent Auction Coordinator.

Winners do not need to be present when the winning drawings are made and announced at the end of the auction.

Some of the prizes include: gift cards from restaurants, Scheels, Starbucks, Matthews Medical Bookstore, Applebarn candles, and a bed & breakfast package for a stay at Starved Rock; a 2012 poster calendar from the Library Resources Group; and a book, The Agile Librarian, authored by the conference keynote speaker, Michelynn McKnight.

Please come to the auction display and support this worthy cause. Payment by check will be accepted.

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President’s Message

HSLI President, Fran Kovach, M.L.I.S, is the reference and education librarian at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

As we enter the final quarter of 2011, we continue to reflect on our value, and October is National Medical Librarians Month. Let’s raise our voices by conducting elevator speeches about our services, find creative ways to communicate, sharpen our intellectual skills by participating in continuing education classes, and network with colleagues by attending the annual conference.

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HSLI 2011 Annual Conference: Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Recipients

The Maghrabi Scholarship recipients for 2011 are:

  • Karen Douglas, Passavant Area Hospital Jacksonville
  • Eric Edwards, Benedictine University at Springfield
  • Carol Jeuell, Children’s Memorial Hospital Chicago

Congratulations to our recipients.

–Jerry DeWitt

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HSLI 2011 Conference Star Fish Thrower Award – Call for Nominations

The Star Fish Thrower Award is presented to a HSLI member who made a difference to the organization. The winner receives a trophy and is honored at the awards ceremony held during the HSLI 2011 Annual Conference in October.

Any HSLI member is eligible to nominate any other HSLI member for the award. The guidelines and nomination forms are at http://hsli.org/awards

To Submit a nomination, complete this official form and submit by mail, fax or email attachment to
Fran Kovach HSLI President
SIUSM Library
801 N. Rutledge
Springfield, IL 62794-9625
Fax: 217.545.0988
Email: fkovach@siumed.edu

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HSLI 2011 Conference – Business Meeting and Call for Agenda Items

The HSLI Business Meeting will conclude the 2011 conference and will be held Friday, October 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Please submit any agenda items to Fran Kovach, at fkovach@siumed.edu. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Starved Rock!

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HSLI Conference 2011 – Syed Magrabi Scholarship – Deadline September 16

Good Day All,

It is one month to the Annual Conference, and the deadline to apply for a Maghrabi scholarship is September 16.  Just go the HSLI web site and click on the link to the scholarship flyer from the Annual Conference link or click on the link below.

Hope to see you at Starved Rock.

Jerry De Witt


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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

The MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant is awarded annually to support projects that will promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. Grants range up to $1,000 and more than one grant may be awarded in a year. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2011. For questions, contact Ellie Bushhousen, Jury Chair, at ellieb@ufl.edu.

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HSLI Conference 2011 – Join the Fun Post-meeting Excursions

All HSLI Fall Conference attendees, speakers, and exhibitors are invited to join fellow HSLI members and friends for a guided hike through Starved Rock or a historic mule-pulled boat ride. These activities are scheduled to follow the meeting closure.

To register, just print, complete, and mail the Scenic Excursion Registration Form at http://hsli.org/conference/excursion.pdf and a payment for the boat ride and/or a donation for the hike to Laura Wimmer by Sept. 23 to be on the list for a fun autumn Friday afternoon excursion!

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HSLI 2011 Conference – Syed Magrabi Scholarship

Good day, all.

September is almost here, and so is the cut-off date, September 16th, to apply for the Maghrabi Scholarship. To access the scholarship flyer, click on the link below.


Hope to see you at Starved Rock.

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