Laila Hussein Mustafa and Project Team Receive DPI Funding

The Associate Professor of Library Administration and the Middle East and North Africa subject specialist in the International Area Studies Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Laila Hussein Mustafa, along with team members/colleagues Teresa Barnes (Director of the Center for African Studies) and Mauro Nobili (History Professor) have received funding for their project from Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). Continue reading

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Vasileva Awarded ACRL 2019 Student Scholarship

MS/LIS student Vera Vasileva has been awarded an Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Student Scholarship to participate in the ACRL 2019 conference, which was held April 10-13 in Cleveland, Ohio. At the conference, Vasileva attended the presentation of “We Don’t Need that Anymore, Exploring the Myths and Realities of the Impact of Digitization on Print Usage,” a paper she co-authored with her graduate assistantship supervisor Thomas Teper, associate professor and associate dean of libraries for the University Library. Continue reading

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Hinchliffe Elected Co-Secretary General of the UNESCO-GAPMIL Program

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected as the Co-Secretary General of the International Steering Committee (ISC) for the UNESCO Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). GAPMIL is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. In consultation with the international agencies, the ISC coordinates the overall implementation of GAPMIL activities. Continue reading

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