Beyond the previously covered elected positions they fill, Illinois Library Faculty serve the profession through appointments to task forces and planning groups that address pressing issues in library and information science. They are shaping changes to the revised information literacy competency standards, creating research agendas for science librarians, and more. What follows are highlights from the ways our library faculty is moving the profession forward.
University of Illinois Library faculty shape the profession not only through their research but through their service to state, national, and international organizations. This service includes elected offices that reveal the high regard other library and information science professionals have for the work of our librarians.
Here are just some of the Illinois librarians trusted by their colleagues to lead the profession forward. Each has provided a brief description of their organization’s mission and their role within it.
Librarians at Illinois continued to present worldwide during the Fall 2013 semester. If you missed the Library Research Showcase, hopefully you had a chance to see one of the following presentations from the past several months: