Where to Find Us: University of Illinois Librarians Presenting at ACRL 2015

The 2015 Biennial Conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries will include presentations by University of Illinois Library faculty and academic professionals on topics including reference services, data management, technical services, the digital humanities, area studies librarianship, and more.

ACRL begins with preconference activities Wednesday, March 25 and runs through Saturday, March 28. If you will be there, consider dropping by to see one of the following presentations!

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Green Awarded Humanities Without Walls “Global Midwest” Grant

Harriet Green -- English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University LibraryHarriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded $50,000 from the Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls initiative to pursue her project entitled “Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest” (HCRP). HCRP is an eighteen-month project in collaboration with Indiana University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.

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Rimkus Wins Campus Research Board Award for Work on Digital Preservation

Kyle Rimkus -- Preservation Librarian, University LibraryKyle Rimkus, Preservation Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a Campus Research Board Award in support of his project, “Advancing File Format Policymaking for Digital Preservation.” The funds will support the hiring of a research assistant for work in 2015.

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Fall 2014 Publications by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

Collaboration drives much research in libraries, and Fall 2014 publications by University of Illinois Library Faculty and Academic Professionals demonstrate the power of a good research partner whether at the same institution or elsewhere. The librarians listed below (see names in bold) published alongside researchers across the Illinois campus but also the country: they dug into questions regarding musicology research, information and digital literacies, and more. Even better? You can check out the fruits of these efforts via links to open access full text versions of articles on the publisher website or in IDEALS where available.

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