Chris Prom Selected as a BTAA Academic Leadership Fellow

Chris Prom, Associate Dean and Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at the University Library, has been chosen to participate in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) at Illinois. Prom’s leadership skills and academic promise have made him a perfect fit for this highly selective and respected program. He has a record of accomplishments in research, teaching, service and leadership. Moreover, he has demonstrated promising criteria for future leadership positions. Through this program, Prom will have the opportunity to develop leadership and managerial skills further and develop a wide variety of networking opportunities.
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UIUC’s Merinda Kaye Hensley Named Senior Fellow in Information Literacy

Merinda Kaye Hensley—Associate Professor, Digital Scholarship Liaison, and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—has been named a Senior Fellow in Information Literacy by Project Information Literacy (PIL). Her research and commitment to her work has progressed PIL’s efforts to study the experience of being a student in the digital age.

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UIUC Professor Clara M. Chu Receives IMLS Grant to Develop the IDEA Institute on Artificial Intelligence

Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, along with collaborators from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the University of Texas at Austin, have received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $208,142 grant will fund the IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI). Continue reading

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Myung-Ja “MJ” Han Selected as a Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow

Myung-Ja Han, librarian and head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services at the University Library, has been chosen as a Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow at the University of Illinois. Han’s exceptional leadership skills and her notable accomplishments have identified her as an emerging leader on campus. This program celebrates her determination and hard work.  Continue reading

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