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Hello everyone,

As you might remember from an announcement in early January, our proposal for a program about applications in the health sciences was accepted for annual 2013 with the provision that we join STS who also proposed a program on this topic. Great minds do seem to think alike!! I have communicated with the STS program commitee and we have decided that we will have a panel of three speakers on the following topics:

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Discussion Hello from your new convener and news about ACRL Communities of Practice

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 01:59 pm

Hello everyone,

As the new convener for the HSIG I wanted to say hello to you all and invite you to email me with questions, concerns, ideas, and plans you may have for our membership.  We have several projects underway in our group at this time. Loree reported on a number of these at our business meeting in June. These are also included in the minutes of the meeting which is linked in ALA Connect on the HSIG page, (below this message), so you can catch up if you were not able to attend the meeting in Las Vegas.

Hello everyone,

As the new convener for the HSIG I wanted to say hello to you all and invite you to email me with questions, concerns, ideas, and plans you may have for our membership.  We have several projects underway in our group at this time. Loree reported on a number of these at our business meeting in June. These are also included in the minutes of the meeting which is linked in ALA Connect on the HSIG page, (below this message), so you can catch up if you were not able to attend the meeting in Las Vegas.

As you may or may not know the ACRL Board of Directors, along with the Leadership Council, has been discussing changes to the formation and structure of the Communities of Practice, which includes interest groups and sections. The Board has made some decisions that affect the Health Science Interest Group that I want to pass on to you.

  • First a previous decision to discontinue Interest Groups in August of 2013 has been rescinded. This means that we, the HSIG will continue as an interest group.
  • It also approved the following policy for Section formation:

(The following is from http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter4#4.7.1:%20Section%20formation)

After June 30, 2013: Interest Groups that have successfully renewed after reaching their initial sunset date and maintain a membership of 400+ members for three consecutive years after their initial renewal (years four through six) are eligible to submit a Petition for Establishing a Section (ALA e-petition) signed by a simple majority of the members of the Interest Group. The Interest Group also submits a Board Action Form to Establish a Section by May 1 of the seventh year for Board consideration at the ALA Annual Conference. The Board Action Form requires the following information:  

  • a charge for the section
  • a statement of how the Section will support ACRL’s Plan for Excellence
  • a process for developing a slate for elected leadership positions
  • identification of an initial standing committee structure
  • proposed initiatives and projects.
  • The membership of the HSIG has exceeded the 400 member mark and could be eligible to petition to become a section in next year if we maintain or increase our membership and if we choose to do so. There are pros and cons to becoming a section that we will begin to talk about next year. A comparison grid that displays the differences between sections and interest groups is located online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/copa-group-breakdown

I am expecting a productive and exciting year ahead,

Julie Planchon Wolf

jwolf@uwb.edu

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File HSIG_Annual_2014_Minutes_FINAL

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 01:18 pm

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Event Health Sciences Interest Group Membership Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Membership Meeting and Breakfast for all HSIG members. This event will include the business meeting, member news, plus a welcome for new members.

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Event Health Sciences Interest Group Continuing Education Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Please join the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group for a continuing education session on "Scholarly Communication in the Health Sciences".

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Online Doc 2014 Annual HSIG Meeting Agenda

by Loree Hyde on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Agenda, 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, Las Vegas

Welcome

  • Introduce Incoming Convener and Current Executive Board
  • Member introductions
  • Is this your first meeting?

Approve minutes from 2014 Business Meeting

Agenda Building

Announcement/Business from ACRL

  • Membership Report
  • Financial Report
  • 75th Anniversary Campaign

Updates from NLM - Michelle Malizia

Updates from MLA – TBD

Reports of Working Groups

Agenda, 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, Las Vegas

Welcome

  • Introduce Incoming Convener and Current Executive Board
  • Member introductions
  • Is this your first meeting?

Approve minutes from 2014 Business Meeting

Agenda Building

Announcement/Business from ACRL

  • Membership Report
  • Financial Report
  • 75th Anniversary Campaign

Updates from NLM - Michelle Malizia

Updates from MLA – TBD

Reports of Working Groups

  • Public Relations/Marketing Working Group
  • HSIG blog (under consideration)
  • Events Working Group
  • Web Programming Working Group

Task Group Report

  • Information Literacy Competencies for Nursing
  • HSIG Manual Review

Goals for the Coming Year

  • Membership Building
  • New Working Groups
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Online Doc New Convener and other Announcements

by Sue Phelps on Tue, May 21, 2013 at 03:25 pm

Hello everyone,

I wanted to thank everyone who voted in the recent HSIG election and announce that Julie Planchon Wolf,  Research & Instruction/Nursing Librarian, Campus Library at the University of Washington Bothell, and Cascadia Community College, was elected with 79% of the vote as the Incoming Convener of  Health Science Interest Group, 2014-15. We will all look forward to meeting her in Chicago! Congratulations, Julie!

Hello everyone,

I wanted to thank everyone who voted in the recent HSIG election and announce that Julie Planchon Wolf,  Research & Instruction/Nursing Librarian, Campus Library at the University of Washington Bothell, and Cascadia Community College, was elected with 79% of the vote as the Incoming Convener of  Health Science Interest Group, 2014-15. We will all look forward to meeting her in Chicago! Congratulations, Julie!

As we are looking forward to annual, please put the HSIG meeting on your calendar. I have applied for two consecutive timeslots in one room so we can have a 1 hour MLA CE workshop  on Medical Statistics on the Web taught by Karen Vargas followed by our annual business meeting. Though it looks like the two meetings have a break of 30 minutes, they will not.

And while you are filling in your Conference Calendar, don’t forget the HSIG Happy Hour sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine.  Please join us for free food and drinks at Fado Irish Pub (http://www.fadoirishpub.com/chicago/) at 100 Grand Avenue on Saturday, June 29th 5:30pm-7pm. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in Chicago!

Sue

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Event Accessible Online Learning: Making online learning opportunities available to ALL students

by Shannon Johnson on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 03:38 pm

This workshop will introduce a variety of resources that instructors can utilize to make their online instruction more accessible to all users.  Not only will we talk about tips and tricks to making webpages, pdfs and online tutorials more accessible, we will also briefly discuss teaching models that prepare instructors to teach will all students in mind and where to find more information.

 

This workshop will introduce a variety of resources that instructors can utilize to make their online instruction more accessible to all users.  Not only will we talk about tips and tricks to making webpages, pdfs and online tutorials more accessible, we will also briefly discuss teaching models that prepare instructors to teach will all students in mind and where to find more information.

 

Presenter - Christina Wray
Christina Wray joined the Center for Disibility and Information Referal (CeDIR) staff in August of 2006 with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Fine Press Publishing as well as a Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. Since her appointment as the Librarian at CeDIR, Christina has provided disability-related information services to patrons throughout the state of Indiana as well as providing training in this area to other librarians at the local, state, and national level. When not at the library, Christina enjoys sailing, hiking, adventuring with her dogs and, of course, reading.

 

To register for this free webinar please go to http://schedule.library.ipfw.edu/event.php?id=295136

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Christina Wray
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Discussion HSIG Vice-Chair nominations

by Shannon Johnson on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 01:37 pm

Are you interested in shaping the direction of the Health Sciences Interest Group? Do you know someone who is? Consider running for Vice-Chair of the Health Sciences Interest Group.

 

The Vice-Chair responsibilities include:

 

Are you interested in shaping the direction of the Health Sciences Interest Group? Do you know someone who is? Consider running for Vice-Chair of the Health Sciences Interest Group.

 

The Vice-Chair responsibilities include:

 

  • Chair of the Programming/Events Group
  • Coordinating and submitting proposals for ALA and ACRL conferences (with the help of the Programming/Events Group, of course)
  • Review HSIG Procedures and update them as needed (with the current Chair)
  • Collaborate with the Chair on various events and programs as needed

 

 

 

You will have lots of help from the current Chair and all of the people on our working groups. Candidates must be current Health Sciences Interest Group members to run for office.

 

This is actually a three year commitment, the first year is vice-chair (or convener elect). Second year is chair (convener). Third year is past chair (past convener.)

If you’re interested, complete the candidate statement (attached) and send it to Sue Phelps at asphelps@vancouver.wsu.edu

We will complete our election in May and meet our new convener in Chicago!!

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Discussion Social for HSIG at ACRL

by Shannon Johnson on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 01:36 pm

The Indiana Health Sciences Librarian Association would like to invite the ACRL Health Sciences Special Interest Group to attend an informal meet and greet the night before the opening of the ACRL Conference in Indianapolis. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, membership in HSIG not required. Light refreshments will be available. (Pass the word to any HS interested person you know that is going to ACRL!)

The Indiana Health Sciences Librarian Association would like to invite the ACRL Health Sciences Special Interest Group to attend an informal meet and greet the night before the opening of the ACRL Conference in Indianapolis. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, membership in HSIG not required. Light refreshments will be available. (Pass the word to any HS interested person you know that is going to ACRL!)

When: 6-8pm April 9th (Tuesday)

Where: Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Room 317 3rd floor 975 West Walnut Street IB 100, Indianapolis Indiana 46202

RSVP is not required but would be appreciated. (sfjohnson13@gmail.com)

Walking Directions from Convention Center (1.4 miles):

Head North on West St. to New York. Turn left (west) on New York. Turn right (north) on University Blvd. Turn left (west) on Walnut.

Public Transit options: http://www.indygo.net/pages/local-service-fixed-routes#schedules

Driving directions are available at: http://library.medicine.iu.edu/about/hours-and-location/

If anyone would like to attend but needs assistance getting from the convention center hotels to the medical library, please drop me an email. There are several of us in the area and I’d be happy to arrange for a carpool. Sfjohnson13@gmail.com

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Online Doc January Update for the HSIG

by Sue Phelps on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 04:27 pm

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Since there is much emailing and planning for mid-winter right now, I wanted to remind you that the Health Science Interest Group will not be meeting in Seattle -- so you will not find us in the program.  There is planning going on however!!

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Since there is much emailing and planning for mid-winter right now, I wanted to remind you that the Health Science Interest Group will not be meeting in Seattle -- so you will not find us in the program.  There is planning going on however!!

First, Laura Friesen, current chair of the Events Committee, has recently posted this message about a social at the ACRL Conference in Indianapolis. If you are attending the conference this looks to be a very fun and interesting time.

HSIG has organized a tour of the Indiana Medical History Museum (http://www.imhm.org/) for 2:00 pm on Friday, April 12 during the upcoming ACRL conference in Indianapolis.  It will cost $7.00 per person, and transportation is yet to be determined, but we will send details as the conference time approaches.  Sign up here for some fun with fellow HSIG members at ACRL:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHQwZ2l0NWNQUWpTSlI2T0piaHVITGc6MQ

There are also plans underway for a combined program in Chicago with the Science and Technology Section titled “There's An App for That: The Use of Mobile Devices, Apps and Resources for Health and Sci-Tech Librarians and Their Users”. It is also sponsored by the Instruction Section.  It will be Monday morning July 1st 8:30-10:00 at McCormick Place. Please put it on your calendars.

Though time and room assignments have not been made for our Annual Business Meeting I can tell you that we will have as a part of our meeting a presentation by Karen Vargas on finding medical statistics. She will present her hour long program that will result in one MLA CE contact hour for all who attend.

Until then, please contact me with issues and ideas for the HSIG and we will build an agenda for the business meeting at annual or begin to address them virtually.

The best to you in 2013,

Sue Phelps, asphelps@vancouver.wsu.edu

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This interest group provides an opportunity for academic librarians with health sciences responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects relevant to the academic health sciences. The group also works to promote interest in the health sciences to potential and current academic librarians and to improve information literacy specifically in the area of the health sciences.  Please join our listserv at: http://groups.google.com/group/acrl-health-science-interest-group

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