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(via Melanie Masserant, Springer Nature)

Registration is open for the webinar “Springer Nature eBooks in the community college classroom: How libraries are innovating on supporting teaching and learning”. It will take place on Thursday, November 16, at 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Community college librarians support the full spectrum of student types-from those completing core requirements to advance to four-year schools, to others that are jumping into the workforce after completing certifications, and also those seeking microcredentials to refresh their resume. These students have different learning goals and need a variety of e-resources, such as monographs, professional books, and e-textbooks to meet them. Still, the out-of-pocket costs for course materials is a barrier to their success.

Join this webinar to discover how Springer Nature eBooks are used to overcome obstacles in the community college setting. The session will also reveal the scope of usage from a sample of community colleges. Springer Nature is a leading STM and HSS publisher-learn how book types found in Springer Nature’s eBook collections make high-value teaching and learning resources for students, librarians, and instructors.

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Melanie Masserant, Springer Nature Events Manager, at melanie.masserant@springernature.com.

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​(via Alyssa Young, James Madison University)

​Save the date for the STEM Librarians Collaborative 2022 Conference, which will take place online from Wednesday, July 20, to Friday, July 22 (exact times TBD). Come be part of this experience. Science librarianship is changing. We need opportunities for professional development and networking that change with us. Help us create these for each other!

  • We want to address the many aspects of STEM librarianship, and will focus on STEM subjects from a librarianship perspective.
  • Our STEM librarian conference focus will allow us to connect with a dedicated community of peers, combining professional development opportunities with collegiality and the energy of an unconference.
  • There will be a nominal fee to provide for closed captioning and ASL interpretation.

More details to follow soon!

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

We know planning for fall classes is taking more time than usual this year. That’s why we’re extending the OLC Innovate + Velocity 2021 speaking proposal deadline to Wednesday, October 7. Choose to present onsite in Denver (March 9-18), or as a virtual presenter (March 18-20) to a remote audience. The OLC/MERLOT Program Committee is looking for proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice – promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and digital teaching and learning.

For instructions, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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Vendors at 2019 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference

(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

Interested in learning more about some of the latest databases and products that vendors offer? Stop by the tables during Nancy’s Reception on Thursday evening. Exhibitors include EBSCO, Elsevier Clinical Key, McGraw Hill, NEJM, NNLM, Ovid, and RAILS.

EBSCO provides a discovery service, full-text and secondary databases, e-books, e-journals & e-packages, print subscriptions and related services for all types of libraries.

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is a point-of-care clinical information service for physicians and other healthcare professionals. It provides access to a unique combination of medical reference books, medical journals, drug information, and practice guidelines. ClinicalKey helps health professionals locate and use clinical information quickly to answer questions and to keep current with changing healthcare issues.

McGraw-Hill is one of the world’s premier publishers of print and digital medical content including The MD Anderson Manual of Clinical Oncology and Williams Hematology.

NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice and professional development designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge among academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, executives and others in medicine and health care. NEJM Group products include the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Catalyst and NEJM Resident 360. NEJM Group is a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society. For more information, go here.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports health information access through training, funding, and outreach and is funded by the National Library of Medicine.  The NNLM office for the Greater Midwest Region is located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. By collaborating, training, and funding over 1,100 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public, and school libraries in a 10 state region, the office supports the mission of the NNLM to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian at the University of Iowa and the director of Hardin Library, will give the GMR update at this year’s Conference.

Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is a global information solutions provider offering clinicians, professionals, students, and researchers in the medical, scientific, and academic fields customizable solutions of content, tools, and services that make research smarter, faster, and more effective. More information is available here.

RAILS creates continuing education and resource-sharing opportunities for near 1300 libraries of all types in northern/western IL, also providing delivery, e-resources, online catalogs, discounts & more! Learn more here.

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Year-End Promotion from McGraw-Hill

(Via Toya Moore, McGraw-Hill Regional Account Manager for Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Michigan)


McGraw-Hill Medical is please to announce the following 2015 year end promotions:

Bolt On Bundle where customers would receive 30% discount if customers buy all 3 ofAccess Medicine Bolt-Ons (Access Medicine Neurology Collection – Access Medicine OB GYN Collection – Case Files Collection)


Pick One Promotion


In order for a customer to be eligible for a “Pick One” product they must purchase a new product (not just renew an existing one) of equal or greater value, before December 15, 2015. For example, a customer purchasing Access Medicine before December 15, 2015 can choose any product with an equal or lower price to add to their subscription for one year at no additional cost.  At time of renewal they must pay to renew the  Pick One product or lose access to it. Access Medicine and Access Pharmacy are excluded as available Pick One products. Access Medicine and Access Pharmacy can be the new product purchased that makes the customer eligible for the promotion but those two products are not eligible to be given away for one free year.

Multi-year Pre-paid Promotion

Here is how it works: The standard renewal price for a site license subscription is 6.5%. But with the pre-paid/multi-year promotion, customers have a chance to take advantage of a lower renewal rate by paying for multiple years up front.

For example, let’s say a customer paid $10,000 this year (on 1/1/2015). For their upcoming renewal (1/1/2016), their renewal price will be $10,650. In 2017, the renewal rate would be $11,342.25 and in 2018 the rate would be $12,079.50. However, if customers pay for two years upfront, we can lower the renewal rate to 3.25%. Or if they pay for three years up front, we can lower the renewal rate to 1.50%. So, in a 3-year scenario, customers would pay a total of $30,450.00, instead of a total of $33,379 spread over 3 years, a savings of $2,929.00.

Will you please let me know whether or not you are interested in taking advantage of any of these promotions?

Thank you and I look forward to your response.

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