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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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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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Online Doc Proposals for Posters in Chicago

by Sue Phelps on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 03:57 pm

You only have a week remaining to submit a proposal for a poster session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago! The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 18.

 Start your application process now at http://ala13.ala.org/how-to-submit-a-poster-session.

You only have a week remaining to submit a proposal for a poster session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago! The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 18.

 Start your application process now at http://ala13.ala.org/how-to-submit-a-poster-session.

 The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

 Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years, and pictures of sample posters, are available at the old poster session website: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year's posters, go to: http://ala13.ala.org/poster-sessions).

 The deadline for submitting an application is January 18. Applicants will be notified in March, prior to the early bird registration deadline, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2013 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 29 and 30, 2013 (the Saturday and Sunday of the conference), at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

 Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to:

 Luke Vilelle, chair of the ALA poster session committee, lvilelle@hollins.edu

Or

Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, cbenefie@lib-gw.tamu.edu

 Email: ala.posters@gmail.com

Website: http://ala13.ala.org/poster-sessions

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Event Evidence Based Practice: Principles and Impact on Libraries Webinar - Connie Schardt, Duke University Medical Center Library

by Shannon Johnson on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 03:55 pm

Evidence Based Practice: Principles and Impact on Libraries - November 16th, 2pm - 3 pm

Evidence Based Practice: Principles and Impact on Libraries - November 16th, 2pm - 3 pm

  • Connie Schardt, Duke University Medical Center Library
  • Description: The webinar will provide an overview of evidence based practice, from patient problem to reviewing the evidence, and a discussion of how EBP can impact and enhance library services.
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend the Webinar, but the phone call may be long-distance for some (thus phone charges). The phone number and access code will be sent to registrants prior to the Webinar.
  • Registration is required for this event. Space is limited, so please register today! http://tinyurl.com/8jyne2z
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Discussion Speakers for the 2013 Annual Program

by Sue Phelps on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 03:45 pm

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:

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:

  • Teaching with mobile devices and apps.
  • Range and functionality of mobile and tablet applications available to librarians and end users.
  • Evaluation of apps.

This is very much like our original proposal so everything worked out great.  We are now at the point where we need to find speakers. Are you or do you know of anyone who will be attending annual in Chicago that is experienced in any of these areas that might be a good speaker? Our program will be on Monday morning July 1st. We need to submit the names of the speakers to ACRL fairly soon so please send your ideas to me at asphelps@vancouver.wsu.edu

I am requesting that our annual meeting will be on Sunday so I hope you will be able to attend both of these events.

Thank you so much for your help!!

Sue

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Discussion Resource Wiki goes live!

by Shannon Johnson on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 02:45 pm

The Web Programing Working Group is happy to announce that the resource wiki is finally available!  This is meant to be a resource we all share, so we encourage everyone to add content and comments. This resource is starting off small, but if we all take a moment or two to add our fav content, it should grow quickly.

http://healthsciencesinterestgroup.wikispaces.com/

Pages and topics included are:

The Web Programing Working Group is happy to announce that the resource wiki is finally available!  This is meant to be a resource we all share, so we encourage everyone to add content and comments. This resource is starting off small, but if we all take a moment or two to add our fav content, it should grow quickly.

http://healthsciencesinterestgroup.wikispaces.com/

Pages and topics included are:

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Event Health Sciences Interest Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

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Annual business meeting and open discussion for the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group.

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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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