Prof Dev: HSLI Conference 2017

HSLI is requesting funding to provide an MLA-accredited CE workshop for the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Conference, on Oct 26, 201. Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian, 4 MLA CE, presented by Gabriel R. Rios, Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University, Indianapolis. This class is designed to give the busy librarian an overview of emerged and emerging technologies impacting or potentially impacting our profession. It is a survey course that will cover a variety of technology topics. Topics discussed will be updated until the month prior to the course but could include: makerspaces, augmented reality, wearable technology, the Internet of Things, quantified self, personal cloud services, privacy, ambient intelligence, virtual reality, and collaboration tools. Students, health professionals and consumers use technologies to interact with health information on a daily basis. It is essential for librarians to investigate and experiment with these technologies to improve access to timely and relevant quality health information. Educational Objective: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to: - Identify and discuss emerged and emerging technologies with potential to impact our profession - Review technology trends with an emphasis how to keep up to date - Identify technologies that can be employed in a hospital library or other potentially restrictive networks - Review privacy issues within a digital ecosystem - Apply case studies and recommendations for supporting emerged and emerging technologies at home institution

Project Details

Organization Name

Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois

Project Lead


Start Date
September 1, 2017
End Date
October 31, 2017
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional