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2022 HSLI Starfish Thrower Award Goes to Laura Wimmer

Announcement from Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President (2020-2022):

For those of you who were unable to attend the HSLI 2022 Conference, I wanted to share with you the recipient of the Starfish Thrower Award.

This year’s recipient is Laura Wimmer of Ascension Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Four different HSLI members nominated Laura for this award. She was instrumental in reestablishing HSLI’s non-profit status and resolving our unpaid taxes issue. This took many hours of extra work which was not a regular part of her role within HSLI. Laura worked tirelessly to find and review documents and ensure that all required information was delivered to the accounting firm. Her willingness to carry out this work for the organization, as well as writing up procedures to ensure that we maintain tax-exempt status certainly “makes a difference” for HSLI.

Congratulations, Laura!

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(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

We have a few nominations for the Starfish Thrower Award, but there is still time to nominate someone. The Starfish Thrower Award is presented to an HSLI member who has made a difference to the organization. The winner receives a trophy and is honored at the Awards Ceremony held during the Annual Conference in the fall.

Any HSLI member is eligible to nominate any other HSLI member for the award. Please use the link below to nominate someone who has made a difference. Submissions are due by Wednesday, August 31.

Please note that you do not need to sign into Google to complete the form, which you may access here.

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(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

The Starfish Thrower Award is presented to an HSLI member who has made a difference to the organization. The winner receives a trophy and is honored at the Awards Ceremony, held during the Annual Conference in the fall.

Any HSLI member is eligible to nominate any other HSLI member for the award. Please use this link to nominate someone who has made a difference. Note that you do not need to sign into Google to complete the form.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, August 31. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President, at cmreynol@uic.edu.

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Nominations Sought for 2017 Starfish Thrower Award

(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President)

Annually, we nominate a member of HSLI for the Starfish Thrower Award. The Award recognizes the efforts and contributions of an HSLI member toward the success of the organization. The Starfish Thrower Award is based on the story of the child who “makes a difference” by throwing stranded starfish back into the ocean, one at a time.

The nomination form can be found on the Awards page. Any HSLI member may nominate any other HSLI member. Nominations are due by Friday, October 13.

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2013 Starfish Thrower Awardees Recognized

2013 Starfish Thrower Award recipients Roy Jones and Deborah Rhue were recognized at the 2014 conference for their work on the 2013 joint meeting with the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association. Roy serves as the HSLI Membership Committee Chair and Deborah served on the Publicity sub-committee fore the 2014 conference. Thank you Roy and Deborah!

 

Stacey Knight-Davis and Roy Jones

Stacey Knight-Davis and Roy Jones

Stacey Knight-Davis and Deborah Rhue

Stacey Knight-Davis and Deborah Rhue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric Edwards Wins the 2014 Starfish Thrower Award

Congratulations to Eric Edwards for receiving the 2014 HSLI Starfish Thrower Award. This award recognizes HSLI members who have made a difference withing the organization. Eric’s nomination recognized his enthusiasm and effort that go “above and beyond” in keeping us informed on legislative issues. Congratulations, Eric, and thank you for your service to HSLI.

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Submit Nominations for the 2014 Starfish Thrower Award

Do you know someone who has made an important contribution of time and/or talent to our organization? Would you like to recognize a fellow member for their participation in HSLI? Nominate them for the 2014 Starfish-Thrower Award!

This award is based on the story of the child who “makes a difference” by throwing stranded star fish back into the ocean one at a time. Thus, the award recognizes the efforts and contributions of an individual HSLI member toward the good of the organization.

If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, please download the Star-Thrower Award nomination form from the HSLI website.

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The Starfish Thrower Award for 2013 was jointly awarded to Roy Jones and Deborah Rhue at the HSLI Business Meeting on October 7, 2013.

Roy and Deborah were instrumental in the success of the 2013 joint Midwest Chapter MLA/HSLI conference. Between them, they organized all of the people, resources, time, and talent needed to provide education, entertainment, and comfort for over 160 people. We applaud their work and thank them for their service to HSLI.

In his nomination, Roy was also recognized for the promotion of health sciences librarianship, being a teacher, and a mentor. The nomination letter closed with “Roy has helped so many of us like the starfish being saved from the beach.”

The Starfish Thrower Award was first given by HSLI in 2000. The name of the award refers to a story written in 1967 by Loren Eiseley. In the story, a man is walking along the beach picking up live starfish stranded by the tide and throwing them back into the ocean. Another character asks why such a daunting and never-ending task would be undertaken. The star fish thrower replies that he can make a difference for each starfish he saves. The starfish thrower exemplifies caring and generosity of spirit.

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Submit Nominations for 2013 Starfish-Thrower Award Deadline Oct 3rd.

Do you know someone who has made an important contribution of time and/or talent to our organization? Would you like to recognize a fellow member for their participation in HSLI? Nominate the person for the 2013 Starfish-Thrower Award!

This award is based on the story of the child who “makes a difference” by throwing stranded star fish back into the ocean one at a time. Thus, the award recognizes the efforts and contributions of an individual HSLI member toward the good of the organization.

If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award, please download the Star-Thrower Award nomination form from the HSLI website: http://www.hsli.org.

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2012 Starfish Thrower Award Winner: Jerry DeWitt

031413132829Jerry DeWitt, director of the Carle Foundation Hospital Library, won the Star Fish Thrower Award in 2012. Jerry was unable to attend the conference, and the award was presented at a meeting of the East Central Illinois Consortium. Jerry was recognized in his nomination for his work with HSLI, his promotion of health sciences librarianship, and his outreach to new librarians. Jerry has served on several HSLI planning conference planning committiees and has served as the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Committee chair for many years.


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