Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2019 WHSLA Election

Dear WHSLA Members,

In the absence of an Elections Committee, one of my responsibilities as WHSLA President is to run an election.  This simple task brings new blood to our WHSLA Leadership, and keeps the organization  running well into the future. 

For 2019, we are voting on
1 President Elect
and 2 WHSLA Board Members. 

The bylaws say we are allowed to go ahead with the election even if we have only one candidate for each office.    Thank you to our candidates for their willingness to serve.  Let’s make it official, WHSLA!

President Elect – 2019   Candidate – Vote for 1

  • Holly Egebo, MLIS, BS

Current experience:  Medical Librarian at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay

Past experience /degrees:   I have a background in Library work including University and other Hospital Libraries.  I have also taught English and worked in bookstores.  My education includes the University of South Dakota (Bachelor of Science, Library Science Education), the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (Master of Science in Library and Information Science.) and various courses at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Information about myself:  I love attending conferences and taking the CEs offered there, doing literature searches, reading, planning and sleeping at the end of busy days.

At Large WHSLA Board Members 2019-2020 Candidates – Vote for 2

·        Diane Giebink-Skoglind, MLIS, BBA, RT(R)
Current experience: Medical Librarian at ThedaCare
Past experience/degrees: I have a background in healthcare (radiology) and pharmaceuticals (women’s health).  My education consists of an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology (RT(R)(ARRT)), Mercy Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology – Oshkosh), Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh) and Master’s in Library and Information Studies (MLIS, University of Wisconsin – Madison).
Information about myself: I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking and traveling with my husband Mike and my daughter Rebekah.

·        Deb Knippel, M.S.

Deb Knippel, M.S. is a Reference Librarian with the Marshfield Clinic Health System.  Previously, she was a Library and Information Consultant with Ministry Health Care (Ascension) for 12 years.  Deb’s primary duties include assisting employees with copyright permissions, reference questions and literature searching.  Deb lives in Stevens Point. She is married, with two daughters and six grandchildren. 

Cast your votes here (It will only take about 30 seconds) : 
WHSLA 2019 Election 

Only current WHSLA Members are invited to vote.  Therefore, I will be emailing current members separate from the much larger WHSLA Listserv with the survey link where they can cast their votes.  If you are a current WHSLA Member and did not receive my invitation to vote, please check your spam folder, and then contact me for an invitation.

Voting will be open until November 21, 2018, at 5 pm. 
Official announcements will be made at the Annual Business Meeting in December (TBD).

Thank you for your participation.

Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP
WHSLA President
Michele dot Matucheski at ascension dot org

The importance of critical thinking

Every day, we're faced with a deluge of information coming at us from all sides. This article from Wired discusses how we can use critical thinking to distinguish between reputable and non-reputable information.  I know that as library people, most of you probably already have a good handle on this.  But it's an interesting read all the same.

US military fought venereal disease through comics? A true story

I know what you're thinking. This blog post title must be a bait and switch. Surely the US military didn't create comics to wage "war" on venereal disease? Ah, but we did. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well these WWII cartoons cut straight to the chase in trying to keep soldiers free of disease and being smart about sexual activity.

"Going into WWII, troops were told what their main enemies would be: Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito, and … gonorrhea. In order to prevent the type of rampant venereal disease that plagued the U.S. military during WWI, in the late 1930s, the government commissioned a series of colorful PSAs aimed at warning troops of the dangers that lurked with randy pleasures. From disease-riddled French prostitutes to Nazis dancing arm in arm with sexy skeletons, these ads were both fascinating and frightening. Initially drawing inspiration from ads created by the Works Progress Administration under FDR’s New Deal, artists used a wide range of techniques to get the message out, from dramatic comic book pamphlets to funny slogans like “Fool the Axis — use Prophylaxis!. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

What are you listening to?

Thank you to everyone who shared so many great reads with us!  Since I got such an enthusiastic response, here's the next question I'd like you to answer:

Heard any good podcasts lately?  What are they about?  Why are you enjoying them?

Here's one to get you started.  I've been enjoying The Lazy Genius Collective.  Kendra's all about helping you figure out how to be "a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't."  Sometimes I get caught up in all the things I "should" be doing, and feel terrible about not getting to them, despite working/attending college full time.  This podcast is great for helping me manage that stress.

Please send your answers to annie dot lipski at aurora dot org* and I'll compile them into a blog post.


*Did you know that bots can find your email address in blog posts and send you tons of junk mail unless you write it in a weird format they can't read?  Someone just learned this the hard way!