Save the Date for the 2023 HSLI Annual Conference!
The 2023 HSLI Conference will take place on Friday, September 22, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT (with a “happy hour” event from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM), at the Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville (28351 Dodge Dr. in Warrenville).
The HSLI Planning Committee is currently arranging speakers and activities for this IN PERSON one-day event.
For all in-person HSLI events, Health Science Librarians of Illinois does not require, but strongly encourages, mask-wearing for everyone. Please respect those who continue to wear masks, while interacting in person with HSLI colleagues and others.
2023 Syed Maghrabi Scholarship
The application period is closed and the scholarship has been awarded.
Times and events are subject to change
9:00 AM – Registration and Check-In
10:00-10:15 AM – Opening remarks
10:15-11:15 AM – Lightning talks
11:15-11:30 AM – Break
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Lunch and keynote
- Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC, MS – “Health Scientists, Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health”
1:00-1:15 PM – Break
1:15-3:15 PM – CE sessions
- Tina Griffin, MLIS – “Developing an Evidence Synthesis Service: Determining Scope and Needs“
- NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series
- Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization
- NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization
3:15-3:20 PM – Break
3:20-3:30 PM – Closing remarks (Silent Auction)
3:30-4:00 PM – Nancy’s Reception – Exhibitors/Vendors
4:00-5:00 PM – “Happy Hour” event
Thank you to our keynote sponsor, Ovid/Wolters Kluwer
Health Scientists, Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health
This interactive session will focus on how libraries can promote community/public health by creating healthy social and physical environments through cross-sector collaboration to address topics such as disease prevention, health misinformation, digital literacy, expansion of broadband, and wellness.
Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC, MS
Dr. Smith is the Director of Community Health and Programs at Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA). She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a focus on health literacy and a masters in community health nursing with a minor in multicultural nursing.
She has been involved in healthcare in numerous roles over the past 30 years allowing her to build skills to engage multiple types of health care providers and customers. She has led programs providing support services to local police systems, schools, healthcare clinics, and community-based organizations through the integration of community health workers into interdisciplinary teams.
Scheduled from 1:15PM to 3:15PM (2 hours); sessions running concurrently
Developing an Evidence Synthesis Service: Determining Scope and Needs
Instructor: Tina Griffin, MLIS, Associate Professor and Information Services Liaison Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences Chicago.
*There is no MLA CE associated with this session*
CE Session Description and Objectives:
Evidence synthesis is an important part of clinical research that can have a high impact on clinical care. The demand for this research is increasing and health science libraries have the skills and expertise to support this research in a meaningful way. However, starting and evidence synthesis services can be daunting because of the complexity of the work. A successful evidence synthesis service needs to address stakeholder needs while providing infrastructure (including potential software support), training, data management and documentation, among other tasks. Using aspects of the Knoster Model for Managing Complex Change, participants in this workshop will develop a map toward implementing an evidence synthesis service by identifying their skills and needs in these areas. Experience with evidence synthesis projects will help but is not necessary.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Identify their vision, skills, motivation, and resources that support evidence synthesis work
- Identify the gaps in their vision, skills, motivation, and resources that are missing from being able to provide evidence synthesis support
- Use these discoveries to create an action plan and timeline for an evidence synthesis service.
Tina Griffin, MLIS, is an Associate Professor and the library liaison to the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her previous experience in molecular biology included the entire research lifecycle from experimental design through data management to publication. Leveraging her background and professional experience, she currently provides evidence synthesis support with an eye toward total project management and developing support systems in a holistic manner.
Pre-recorded Webinars CE option:
Two webinars will be offered as an alternative to the synchronous CE session at the conference. Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization and The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization are about 45 minutes each and are part of the NNLM Research Data Management Webinar series.
Participants will receive a document about how to view at the conference, claim CE from MLA MedLib-Ed, discussion questions to review with other participants, and further Data Visualization resources. To view the webinars at the conference, you must bring your own computer/tablet device and headphones to watch and participate. We also suggest having your Medlib-Ed username and password if you would like to claim MLA CE Credit at the conference.
Each offers one MLA CE credit and can be applied towards the Data Services Specialization (DSS) credentialing program. If interested, NNLM is providing sponsorship for the DSS credentialing program after you complete the necessary coursework.
Lightning Talks and Posters
Literature review to determine the state of research on the topic of whether reading is preserved among people living with dementia and its impact on their lives.
Mary Beth Riedner, Retired (Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL)
While not a systematic review, articles on this topic have been accumulated by the author for over 15 years. Search strategies included searching databases such as Medline and Pub Med, conducting Internet searches, extracting citations from reference lists of identified articles, and seeking recommendations from colleagues/experts in the field.
From over 70 resources identified, seventeen were chosen to demonstrate:
• the fact that reading skills can be preserved,
• the impact of reading on those living with dementia,
• the identification of the most appropriate types of reading materials,
• the success of several book and reading programs designed for this population.
While those living with dementia may be reading in a different way and for different purposes than in the past, research shows that there are still valuable and important benefits from offering literacy opportunities to this population. Studies do exist that investigate the objective posed by this poster, but their number is limited. Many were conducted over a decade ago. Additional research needs to be conducted to evaluate how reading can be used to improve their quality of life cognitively, socially and behaviorally. Also, more precise instruments to measure preserved reading abilities need to be developed in order to obtain the most accurate results.
Developing a systematic review workshop for graduate students
Elizabeth Sterner and Alissa Droog, Northern Illinois University
After receiving repeated requests from graduate students working on systematic reviews in education, we developed a workshop entitled “So, you want to do a systematic review?” geared towards graduate students at Northern Illinois University. This supplements an existing systematic review series of workshops geared towards faculty in the health sciences. This newly developed workshop geared towards graduate students, but open to all, is a 50-minute workshop scheduled two times during the semester. We will explore the reasons why we felt the need to develop this workshop, the planned informational and interactive components of the workshop, and what we hope to gain from pre- and post-workshop assessments.
Preparing for “The Big Weed” in Milner Library’s Physical Nursing Collection
Laura Killingsworth, Illinois State University
During FY23, the nursing librarian at Illinois State University set out to complete a large-scale weeding project of the nursing collection. This collection contained approximately 20,000 physical items at the outset, many of which were outdated or had low use. The process went as follows:
1. Review literature/best practices for weeding a nursing/health sciences collection
2. Establish criteria for deselection
3. Get ALMA statistics from Library Information Technology Services
4. Go through ALMA statistics spreadsheet to determine what items will be withdrawn
5. Pull items from collection to send to technical services
This lightning talk will share the articles that were most useful for developing weeding criteria and the final weeding guidelines created, as well as considerations for the process and moving forward.
Local outreach: Planning institutional opportunities to enhance and engage a traveling exhibit
Ramune K. Kubilius and Gretchen Niedhardt, Northwestern University – Galter Health Sciences Library
In early 2023, Galter Library hosted the NLM traveling exhibit, “Outside/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States.” We used this opportunity to promote both the topic of immigrant health care and our health sciences library to the larger medical school community, while also engaging library staff in discussions about diverse health care needs and how our work supports migration-related health care education.
An ad hoc group of four staff members organized our events, which included: a panel on immigration status and health care; a local exhibit featuring items from institutional special collections; an internal session organized by the library’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Working Group; and staff lightning talks about their immigration and health-related team projects. The ad hoc group used the MOCHA project management workflow to plan these activities and liaised with existing groups within the library to coordinate programming. This was the first time the library had tested the MOCHA method.
We increased internal and external engagement with NLM’s traveling exhibit program. All projects were completed on time and were well attended with robust engagement. Staff reported increased knowledge in immigration-related health care and an increased awareness of the work of the library.
This was a successful endeavor. We engaged a wide audience with the traveling exhibit and used the theme to plan DEIA-related activities with strong participation. The MOCHA framework kept multiple events on target while facilitating collaboration with stakeholders outside the ad hoc group.
This lightning talk proposal highlighting the project was also submitted for the 2023 Midwest Chapter/MLA virtual meeting, authored / to be presented by Gretchen Neidhardt, one of the Galter ad hoc group project leads. At HSLI 2023, Ramune Kubilius, member of several working groups, will provide an overview of the library-wide exhibit events project, spotlighting some related staff initiatives.
Exhibitors, Sponsors and Supporters
The following organizations will have representatives on-site at the meeting:
Ovid/Wolters Kluwer–Rebecca Runyon
HSLI thanks our Keynote sponsor, Ovid/Wolters Kluwer
Doody Enterprises, Inc.
RSNA (Radiological Society of North America)