Alagna and Cunico to Highlight Speakers at 2016 HSLI Conference

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

September 23, 2016

(via Roberta Craig, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center)

The upcoming HSLI Conference at Pheasant Run Resort, “Running With It”, on November 9-11, will have two very interesting and informative speakers.

Keynote Speaker

“From Surviving to Thriving in the Digital Era”

Laura Alagna, MS

This address will focus on how health science librarians can manage the challenges of the digital revolution. I will briefly discuss how the digital era has changed the information professions, but will focus on the current state of digital resources in libraries and librarianship. Digital archives, which encompass resources, systems, and services, are necessary for the future of librarianship but present unique challenges. The address will summarize the main issues behind digital archiving, including content management, format obsolescence, security and legal issues, and access. Each of these issues is a difficult obstacle for any information professional; however, specific tools, strategies, and examples will be presented in order to help health science librarians feel confident and capable of successfully leveraging the digital revolution to serve their users better.

Plenary Speaker

“Trends in Complementary and Integrative Health: Web Resources for Health Science Librarians”

Evelyn Cunico, MA, MSLIS

Complementary and integrative health approaches include a broad range of philosophies, products, and therapies, which share the common goals of modifying health behaviors to manage chronic illness and to promote health across the lifespan. In addition to highlighting trends, this presentation will review a selected list of Web resources that health science librarians may access to meet user information needs of clinicians, medical residents, researchers, educators, students, administrators, patients, and consumers

To view the speakers bios and to register for the conference, go here.

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