Join us for this year’s Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference–https://hsli.org/newsletter/conference. REGISTRATION IS OPEN on the conference website–https://hsli.org/conference/#Registration. Registration deadline is Monday, September 18th.
Continuing Education sessions running concurrently include “Developing an Evidence Synthesis Service: Determining Scope and Needs” presented by 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.) 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.
Two pre-recorded 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.
The conference will take place in person on Friday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 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). Doors open at 9:00 AM for check in. Lunch is included with the conference. Guests and conference attendees will pay for their own beverages and food during “happy hour”.
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.
(via the HSLI Conference Planning Committee)