HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Member News

New Members


Kirstin Duffin


Frances Drone-Silvers

JJ Pionke

Thomas Dennis

Julie Dietrich






Karen Douglas, Passavant


Royden Jones, OSF


Ruth Holst, UIC/GMR

Marie Burns, Lutheran

Fran Kovach, SIU-COM

Arlis Dittmer, Blessing

Rhona Kelly, SIU-COM

Beth Robb, Provena

Cleo Pappas, UIC


Jerry DeWitt, Carle

Karen Stoner, DMH

Elissa Cochrane, Provena

On the Move


Molly Horio moves to OSF St. Francis


JJ Pionke, Wichita State University, moves to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JJ is the Kinesiology, Recreation, Sports & Tourism, Speech and Hearing Science Librarian at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library.

Eleanor Truex, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, becomes Medical Librarian, Lakefront Region when Presence Saint Francis Hospital Library is regionalized.

Estelle Hu, University of Illinois – Chicago LHS-C, becomes Health Sciences Bibliographer and Assistant Professor.

Paul Blobaum, Governor’s State University, becomes Head of Reference and Scholarly Communications at GSU.

Mary Schultz, University of Illinois – Chicago LHS-U, moves to University of Nevada School of Medicine. [Read More]

Ryan Rafferty, University of Illinois – Chicago LHS-U, becomes Interim Regional Head Librarian at LHS-U.

Frances Drone-Silvers, Parkland College, moves to Carle Foundation Hospital. Frances is the Biomedical Information Specialist.

Julie Dietrich moves to Blessing Health Professions Library.


Emily Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth University, moves to University of Illinois – Chicago LHS-P. Emily is the Regional Assistant Librarian and an assistant professor. [Read More]

Estelle Hu, Silver Cross Hospital, moves to University, moves to University of Illinois – Chicago LHS-C. Estelle is a Visiting Assistant Information Services Librarian and Visiting Instructor.


Daneen Richardson, Grahm Hospital, moves to Western Illinois University. Daneen is the Health Sciences/Sciences Librarian.

Greg Youngen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, moves to Indiana State University. Greg is the Associate Dean of Library Services.

Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, becomes Head of Library Technology Services at EIU.


Library Changes


Greater Midwest Region office moves to Iowa


Traditional undergraduate programs close at Benedictine University, Springfield [Read More]



Decatur Memorial Hospital Library closes

Provena Covenant Medical Center Library and closes


Sanford-Brown University announces it is closing Illinois locations