Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, Associate Professor and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian at the University Library, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Anthology award by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The NASSH celebrates research and publications in sports history through the NASSH Book Prize every year.
Kelli Trei, Biosciences Librarian at the University Library and Associate Professor for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Biodiversity Heritage Library Executive Committee. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives.
Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been nominated for the Hugo Award, which is considered science fiction’s most prestigious award. Thomas is already a nine-time Hugo Award winner, most recently taking home a Hugo Award last year for Best Semiprozine (a non-professional periodical publication) for Uncanny Magazine. Thomas has been a Hugo Award finalist nineteen times in the past decade.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has awarded, the MLA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, of which JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UICU), is a member, the 2021 MLA President’s Award. This award celebrates and recognizes those individuals who have displayed a noticeable impact on the association in the past year and who have furthered the purposes of health sciences libraries and health sciences librarianship.