The University of Illinois Library strives for excellence, and this excellence is exemplified by our faculty, staff, and in the services that they provide. Recognition of their dedication took many forms in 2011-12. Many of the University Library faculty were elected to leadership positions, received awards and honors from associations and colleagues, or were invited lecturers. Here is a brief listing of some of these accomplishments. Continue reading
Students are savvy users of their mobile devices, and thanks to a Illinois Campus Research Board grant, Jim Hahn will research the ways that first-year students use these devices to find library resources. Also, he will build a software application for mobile devices to address students’ research needs. In particular, Hahn will seek to understand and build a mobile application that supports optical character recognition (OCR) for the discovery of appropriate and course-related library content. Continue reading
Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services, associate dean of libraries and
professor of library administration and library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award. Continue reading
Official announcement from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL):
Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and universitylibrarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.
Kaufman will receive a $5,000 award at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012, during the joint ACRL/ALCTS President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. Continue reading