HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Archive for the ‘Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL)’ Category

(via Christina Norton, IACRL Secretary)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) C&CE (Conference & Continuing Education) Committee announces its 1st Journal Club of the fall!

When: Friday, November 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM CDT

Article to discuss: Droog, A, Shotick, K., Swope, K., Finley, W., McGowan, B. & McHone-Chase, S. (Spring 2020). Zooming through crisis: Navigating the move to online programming freely available online with the Marketing Libraries Journal, here.

Facilitators: Co-Authors Alissa Droog (Northern Illinois University) and Sarah McHone-Chase (Aurora University)

Register here.

We hope to see you there!

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Journal Clubs, Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Past President)

Registration is now open for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing webinar. It will take place on Monday, November 7, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT.

The IACRL community recognized three scholarly works earlier this year with the People’s Choice Award. Now, hear from the winners themselves! Join us for presentations from authors Jung Mi Scoulas, Amelia Brunskill, and Gwen Gregory about their award-winning publications. Authors will each have 15 minutes to present, and an audience Q&A session will follow.

You can find links to registration and the winning scholarly works on this page.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Christina Norton, IACRL Secretary)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) C&CE (Conference & Continuing Education) Committee announces its 1st Journal Club of the fall!

When: Friday, November 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM CDT

Article to discuss: Droog, A, Shotick, K., Swope, K., Finley, W., McGowan, B. & McHone-Chase, S. (Spring 2020). Zooming through crisis: Navigating the move to online programming freely available online with the Marketing Libraries Journal, here.

Facilitators: Co-Authors Alissa Droog (Northern Illinois University) and Sarah McHone-Chase (Aurora University)

Register here.

We hope to see you there!

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Journal Clubs, Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Janis Shearer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since March of 2022
  • published since March of 2022

and would like to be included in our Fall, 2022, Newsletter, please send your career or publication information (or, if relevant, both) to Janis Shearer, at jshearer@illinois.edu, by Sunday, September 18.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

The Medical Library Association’s homepage includes an announcement on Michelle Nielsen Ott’s winning the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. She is also an MLA Research Training Institute Fellow. The article is available here.

Again, congratulations!

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Member News | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

HSLI member Michelle Nielsen Ott of Bradley University is the 2022 recipient of ILA’s Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Her involvement in HSLI includes serving as a member of the Conference Planning Committee, and she is also an active member of the newly-formed Journal Club. Among her other accomplishments, she served as an Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries officer from 2015 to 2016 and 2018 to 2021, including as President for 2019-2020. She was a member of the Illinois Library Association’s Advocacy Committee from 2017 to 2020. At the national level, she is currently a Research Training Institute Fellow for the Medical Library Association. This is hardly the first recognition she has earned, as she is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and a recipient of the Golden Gem Award from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

To see the full announcement, please go here.

Congratulations, and thank you very much for all that you do for HSLI and the broader Illinois and national library communities!

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Member News | No Comments »

(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The polls for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to Jung Mi Scoulas, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, who received the highest number of votes, for the article “Student Voice in Administrative Decision-making: Inclusive Planning during the Pandemic” in Journal of Library Administration (co-written with Elena Carrillo & Linda Naru, University of Illinois Chicago). The second-place winner is Amelia Brunskill, University of Illinois Chicago, whose article “‘Without that Detail, I’m not Coming’: The Perspectives of Students with Disabilities on Accessibility Information Provided on Academic Library Websites” appears in College & Research Libraries. Gwen Gregory of Northern Illinois University, finished third, with the book chapter, “Retreating to Advance Together: Communicating through Internal and External Retreats”, published in Edwards & Mackenzie’s Telling the Technical Services Story.

Thank you to the other four entrants. They are Tina Griffin from University of Illinois Chicago (“Centering Graduate Students’ Research Projects in Data Management Education: A Pilot Program”);  Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner from Governors State University (“Impact of Academic Libraries on Grade Point Average (GPA): A Review, Performance Measurement and Metrics”); Lisa Wallis from Northeastern Illinois University (“The Impact of COVID-19 on the Use of Academic Library Resources, Information Technology and Libraries”); and Bradley J. Wiles from Northern Illinois University (“Re-thinking Information Ethics: Truth, Conspiracy Theories, and Librarians in the COVID-19 Era”).

The three winners will present on their articles either at future meetings of the IACRL Journal Club or in a separate webinar. Please watch the IACRL listserv, website, and social-media pages for more details.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s contest.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Member News | No Comments »

(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

Voting is now open for the 2022 IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on one. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all employees of Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

Find the citations, links, and ballot on the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing page. After reading the articles, vote for ONE of the entries. Please vote just once.

The deadline to vote is Saturday, April 30. IACRL will announce the winners in May. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

Call for Volunteers: IACRL Committees

(via Dan Matthews, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Join an IACRL committee! IACRL is seeking members for all committees. This year, we are specifically in need of members to serve on the Membership Committee and to chair various committees. Serving on a committee is a great way to meet other Illinois academic library workers and donate time to the community.

To get involved, fill out the Committee Interest Form.

Committee members are appointed for three-year terms, and the time commitment is around 1-2 hours per month, sometimes less. Chairs are appointed for one-year terms and can expect a time commitment around 2-3 hours per month.

The committee descriptions are below.

Conference and Continuing Education Committee

The committee shall provide workshops, conferences, symposium, classes and other educational experiences for members.

Membership Committee

The committee shall actively recruit and promote membership engagement and retention in IACRL. The committee shall work with the Vice President/President Elect to identify volunteers to serve on committees.

Communications Committee

The committee shall publish a newsletter at least twice a year (during the Fall and Spring). The general and managing editors shall be elected by the committee. The committee shall be responsible for the maintenance of the IACRL web site.

Awards Committee

The committee shall be responsible for the award of Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and for any other awards the association deems appropriate. The committee shall submit award decisions to the Executive Committee.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The committee works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within Illinois academic libraries.

We hope that you’ll get involved! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dan Matthews, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The IACRL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the 2022-2023 Executive Board election. In April of 2022, members will vote for the IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect and Secretary. Vice-President/President-Elect is a three-year commitment (one year as Vice-President/President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past President), beginning in July of 2022 and ending in June of 2025. Secretary is a one-year position, beginning in July of 2022 and ending in June of 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All IACRL members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate. ​The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to the IACRL Bylaws and the ILA Bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination”; that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have the strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found in the IACRL Bylaws. For the 2022 election, skills especially needed include a big-picture focus and a global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to participate and serve actively for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s Strategic Plan.

The submission deadline is now 5:00 PM on Friday, March 11. To submit a nomination, please complete the online nomination form. Please direct any questions to Sue Franzen, IACRL Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at srfranz@ilstu.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations | No Comments »