Congratulations to Cherie’ L. Weible for being the recipient of the 2013 Kansas State Historical Society’s Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Award! The Alfred M. Landon History Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. Weible, Head of Central Access Services and Associate Professor at the University Library, is in her fourth year as a PhD Student at GSLIS and has an interest in literacy and libraries on the American frontier.
In November, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) announced the appointment of Chris Prom as the Publications Editor of the SAA. Chris will begin his three-year term on February 28, 2013. As the Publications Editor, Chris will be responsible for setting a vision and providing philosophical direction for the program, directing the work of the eight-member Publications Board, acquiring and reviewing manuscripts, and maintaining a transparent review process. You can read the full announcement at the SAA website.
In July 2012, Dell made the University Library a Certified Technology Partner and awarded the Library a grant of $120,000 to be used in the next three years to develop software for the Library’s digital repository program. The grant was publicly announced in September. I contacted Tom Habing, Manager of the Library Software Development Group and Principal Investigator of the grant, to find out more about this project. Continue reading
Congratulations to Sue Searing for winning the ALISE 2012 Best Conference Paper Award for the second year in a row for her paper, “The Special Collection in Librarianship: Researching the History of Library Science Libraries.” Sue presented this paper at the 2012 ALISE Annual Conference which was themed “Extending Our Reach: Expanding Horizons, Creating Opportunity.” Searing’s article was recently published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Education for Library & Information Science and she will be presented with the award plaque at the ALISE 2013 Conference in January. Continue reading