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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 Health Sciences Interest Group -- Vice-Convener Election Results

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

*Please pardon duplicate messages.*

We are fortunate to welcome Sarah Sheehan as the Health Sciences Interest Group Vice-Convener for 2015 – 16!

Sarah is an Liaison Librarian for the College of Health & Human Services at George Mason University.  From her candidate’s statement:

*Please pardon duplicate messages.*

We are fortunate to welcome Sarah Sheehan as the Health Sciences Interest Group Vice-Convener for 2015 – 16!

Sarah is an Liaison Librarian for the College of Health & Human Services at George Mason University.  From her candidate’s statement:

Since the very first meeting of the HSIG, I have felt that this organization fills a gap in the professional development arena for health sciences librarians such as myself. The collegiality and quality of the programming provided by the HSIG has had a real and positive impact on my development as a health sciences librarian. ACRL and librarianship as a whole are dynamic and in this fast changing environment, staying informed professionally becomes increasingly important.  The HSIG provides a wonderful mechanism to provide quality professional development opportunities and collaboration.  As the Vice- Convener of the HSIG, this affords me the opportunity to share my leadership, collaboration, advocacy and creative skills with my colleagues in HSIG.

The ACRL Health Sciences Group Vice-Convener position is a one-year term with a three-year commitment as Vice-Convener , Convener and Past-Convener.  The candidate must be a current HSIG member to run for office.  Please consider running in the future and don’t forget about these events and meetings at ALA Annual in San Francisco and please let the group know about other programs of interest that I may have missed.

ACRL HSIG meetings of interest and locations for 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco:

  • Sat, June 27, 08:30 am 10:00 am,  HIL - Union Square 17 & 18, 65865 Health Sciences Interest Group: Membership Meeting
  • Sat, June 27, 10:30 am 11:30 am,  HIL - Union Square 17 & 18, 65884 Health Sciences Interest Group: Continuing Education Meeting

Location Abbreviation: HIL – Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Mon, June 29, 08:30 am 10:00 am, MCC - 2014 (W), 61783 “Unlocking the Sciences: Collaborative Research with Community Engagement through Citizen Science” – program HSIG is co-sponsoring with STS. Usually STS provides a continental breakfast at this event.
  • Mon, June 29, 10:30 am 11:30 am, MCC - 2016 (W), 62012 STS Program Poster Session (ACRL STS). Usually STS has nice snacks at this reception.

Location Abbreviation: MCC – Moscone Convention Center.  (Note: N, S, W after the room numbers are directional.  N=North Building, S=South Building, W=West Building)

Still needed -- We need help finding a place for an informal happy hour where we can gather. Let me know if you have any ideas at jspw@uw.edu.

Online scheduler at http://ala15.ala.org/.  

See you soon!
Julie Planchon Wolf

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Discussion ACRL Health Science Interest Group: Call for Nomination

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 02:59 pm

Hello!

Are you interested in shaping the direction of the Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG)? Then please consider running for Convener-Elect!

Convener-Elect responsibilities include:

Hello!

Are you interested in shaping the direction of the Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG)? Then please consider running for Convener-Elect!

Convener-Elect responsibilities include:

  • Chairing the Programming/Events Committee
  • Coordinating and submitting proposals for ALA and ACRL conferences
  • Reviewing HSIG Procedures and updating them as needed (with Convener)
  • Collaborating with the Convener on various activities and programming events as needed

Candidates must be current Health Sciences Interest Group members to run for office.

This is actually a three year commitment, the first year is Convener-Elect, second year is Convener and the third year is Past-Convener. Please keep in mind that the person in this position works in conjunction with and receives lots of assistance from the current and past Conveners, as well as the Advisory and other committees of the interest group.

If you’re interested, complete the candidate statement (attached) and send it to Julie Planchon Wolf at jspw@uw.edu by Tues. March 31, 2015.

We will complete our election in April and meet our new convener at ALA Annual in San Francisco!

Thank you for your interest and involvement.

Julie

Convener, ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group 2014–2015

Julie Planchon Wolf
Research & Instruction/Nursing & Health Studies Librarian
Serving Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell
(425) 352-3452
jspw@uw.edu

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Discussion Health Science Interest Group - Member Survey 2015

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 04:14 pm

Hello,

Please take our brief membership survey and let the group know the direction you’d like to see HSIG heading. The survey is located online at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZG28MY7

Many thanks!

Julie Planchon Wolf

HSIG Convener 2014–15

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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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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