HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for 2016

Opening for Research and Instruction Librarian at IIT

(via Devin Savage, Illinois Institute of Technology)

The Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, is pleased to announce a great opportunity for an early-career librarian who would like to work in information literacy, reference, and instruction. This position provides service to faculty, students, and staff at IIT’s Main campus, while demonstrating a commitment to service excellence to users of a multicultural academic and research environment, both on campus and online. This position is responsible for delivery of a broad range of research and instructional services in support of the university’s curriculum and mission. Reporting to the Head of Research and International Library Services, the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide and promote high quality and innovative services to a diverse community of IIT users and beyond.

Sunday shifts are required during the academic year. Other occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. This position requires a master’s degree in library and information science. For more information, and to apply for this position, go here. If you have any questions, please e-mail Devin Savage, Associate Dean for Assessment and Scholarly Services at Galvin Library, at dsavage@iit.edu.

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(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Training Office (for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine) is now offering six sessions of the “PubMed for Librarians” webinar course in January and February. Details and registration links for each session are below. Note that all sessions take place from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CST.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMedThursday, January 19

PubMed for Librarians: MeSHWednesday, January 25

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)Wednesday, February 1

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your SearchWednesday, February 8

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search FeaturesThursday, February 16

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBIThursday, February 23

Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module, designed for each user to determine how many, and in what sequence, to attend. The segments are designed to take 1.5 hours each. Individuals who attend the live session will earn 1.5 hours of CE credit from MLA. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

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Recording and Links for December 19 GMR Update Now Available

(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

A recording of the December GMR Update (recorded Monday, December 19) is now available on YouTube. Below is an annotated list of the topics discussed with links to each talking point in the video.

2:30 — new NNLM director

3:29 — digital storytelling competition for Native American Heritage Month

4:21 — NIH Request for Information on data management strategies

5:02 — NLM seeks input on strategic plan

7:00 — new NN/LM website

7:47 — new website: members database and user accounts

11:03 — new website: give us your input!

12:27 — education needs assessment, communication report

15:42 — professional development on the new website

17:58 — upcoming training opportunities

18:38 — Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

20:42 — Coming soon: new courses, new blog, webinar series, journal club

23:25 — Professional development awards

Additionally, here are all the sites referenced during the presentation.

Native American Digital Storytelling Competition

NIH Request for Information: Data Management

NLM seeks input on strategic plan

MCLS: Fix your stats, stat!

MCLS: Focus on your users

MCLS: Writing for the web


Don’t hesitate to contact the GMR Office, at molly-olmstead@uiowa.edu, if you have any questions about the content covered in this presentation.

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Illinois Librarians Present at Brick & Click 2016

Two Illinois librarians presented at this year’s Brick & Click Libraries Conference. Melissa Burel and Sarah Park, both from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, were part of a panel for the session “Snap, Click, Chat: Investigating the International Student Experience”. The presentation covered the strategies Lovejoy Library staff used for learning about the needs of the growing international student population at SIU-Edwardsville. These methods included interviews, surveys, and photo diaries. Staff chose the strategies after an extensive literature review of what approaches had or had not worked at other libraries. To see the full description of the presentation, go here.

The 16th annual Brick & Click meeting took place at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, from November 3 to 4.The conference is intended for both on-campus and online students and library staff. It covers the latest tools, including technology, for meeting the information requirements of today’s college students. For more information about the conference, click here.

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Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences, was the ACRL Member of the Week for September 26 to October 2. In her interview with ACRL, Dr. Cooke discusses her engagement with the organization, including participating in the Immersion program (the program and intentional teaching tracks) and encouraging her students to use ACRL resources and documents. Regarding her work at UIUC, she describes the benefits of collaborating with faculty outside of the library on such issues as accessibility, copyright, and microaggressions.

To read the full interview, go here.

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IIT Chosen for ACRL’s October “Organizational Spotlight”

The Illinois Institute of Technology’s Paul V. Galvin Library was chosen for ACRL’s October “Organizational Spotlight” feature. Galvin Library has been a member of ACRL since 1986 and strongly values the organization’s efforts to promote the services and resources of academic libraries. The Library views collaboration with other departments on campus as one of its main goals, and it encourages cross-disciplinary research and scholarship among students, faculty, and other members of the campus community. In facing the challenges of librarianship in the twenty-first century, Galvin Library takes pride in its versatility in meeting the changing needs of its various stakeholders.

To read the full interview, which also includes a summary of the history of IIT and Galvin Library, go here.

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(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, creative, and service-oriented Metadata and Digital Services Librarian. The Health Sciences Library is an all-electronic library that serves the diverse needs of clinicians, researchers, residents, faculty, and students in a variety of health disciplines. The main charge of this position is to make library and information resources more discoverable, thereby facilitating and maximizing the use of these resources. Related responsibilities include using metadata to create linked data within catalog records, exploring data management initiatives for the campus, and migrating the library’s portal for faculty research, from an open-source platform called BibApp to VIVO. The Metadata and Digital Services Librarian serves as an integral part of the library services team, providing reference and instruction to the Health Sciences Campus, and the individual will be a vital member of the library’s website committee.

The successful candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications.

  • demonstrated experience performing copy and original cataloging of electronic resources
  • working knowledge of metadata standards and practices, such as MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, and MODS
  • working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata, such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, and or OpenRefine
  • demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and be able to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both independently and as a team member or leader
  • aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail
  • excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • strong service orientation

In addition, the successful candidate should have the following preferred qualifications.

  • working knowledge of Python and SPARQL, along with an interest and aptitude for learning new languages
  • working knowledge of Ex Libris Alma and Primo ILS
  • experience with Medical Subject Headings
  • 2+ years with original cataloging and metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here. Please include the names of three references. Salary is available upon request.

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Legislative Update, 12/20/2016

Federal News

Want to participate in library advocacy? Be a voice for library funding, privacy & surveillance reform, access to government information, and other issues. National Library Legislative Day 2017 will occur May 1-2 in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open on the ALA website.

State News:

Here is an Illinois Public Media interview of Dan Hagen and his Illinois Issues commentary about fake/biased news sources, digital bubbles, and the political divide in Illinois and across the nation. Listen to the interview or read the essay. Fair warning: As librarians, I think most of us will find his comments, about fact checking, critical-thinking skills, and their effect on democracy, of interest. However, if you are a fan of Fox News, you may not appreciate his choice to target them with some of his criticisms.

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Deadline for RUSA Awards Nominations Extended to December 19

(via the Reference and User Services Association)

On Thursday, September 1, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) opened the nomination period for its annual series of achievement awards and grants. Nominations and supporting materials for most awards must be submitted by Friday, December 19. (This is an extension of the previous deadline, December 9.) RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference and user services with the continued support of industry sponsors.

The main awards are listed below.

Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award, RUSA’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of reference librarianship ($5,000)

ReferenceUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services is given to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs ($1,500)

NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award recognizes a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services. ($1,250)

Reference Service Press Award recognizes the most outstanding article published in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal, during the preceding two-volume year. ($2,500)

ETS Achievement Recognition Award is a citation presented annually in recognition of excellence in service to the Emerging Technologies Section of RUSA.

RSS Service Achievement Award is a citation presented annually to a member of the Reference Services Section (RSS) of RUSA in recognition of exceptional contributions to the section.

To see the full list of awards, including instructions for nominations, go here.

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Date Changes for Some Legislative Meet-Ups

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Due to calendar changes by the Illinois General Assembly, we have had to reschedule four of the ILA Legislative Meet-Ups to coincide with dates when the legislature is not in session and legislators are available to meet with us in their home districts. We apologize for any confusion, but want to make these events as convenient as possible, in order to encourage our legislators to attend.

Please review the following updated schedule for ILA Legislative Meet-Ups.

  • West Suburban Library Legislative Lunch-is now Monday, February 13
  • South Suburban Library Legislative Breakfast-is now Tuesday, February 14
  • Southern Illinois Library Legislative Lunch-is now Monday, February 27
  • Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast-is now Friday, March 3

The other Meet-Ups remain on the same dates as originally scheduled.

  • Chicago Library Legislative Lunch-Monday, February 6
  • Presidents’ Day Library Legislative Breakfast-Monday, February 20
  • Central Illinois Library Legislative Lunch-Friday, March 3

If you have already registered for a meet-up, your registration has been updated, and no further action is required. (Please note that the December, 2016, ILA Reporter was printed before these changes were made, so the dates listed there are incorrect.) For a complete listing of these events, and to register, please go here.

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