This year the American Library Association Annual Conference will be hosted in Washington D.C., from June 20-25. The event will be attended by over 25,000 librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators, and students (basically anyone who is eager to learn and shape the future of the industry or passionate about books and libraries). If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians presenting their research at one of the sessions listed below or attend one of the other ALA-related events.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe has been elected as a member of the board of directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).
“It is an honor to contribute to SSP in this way. I envision myself with a dual-facing role: (1) working closely with the President and Executive Director and (2) connecting with and understanding the needs of the general membership. As a librarian, I will bring that vantage point to the Board’s discussions and decision-making,” said Hinchliffe.
The J. Frederick Miller Award is given for distinguished volunteer service by a staff or faculty member of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or a member of the Religious Workers Association of Urbana-Champaign. The Miller Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions as a volunteer during his or her life in the local community. The award recognizes direct public service to the campus or local community and efforts of organizing and delivering community service. The award honors volunteer participation which, in the judgment of the Board of Governors of the University YMCA, reflects an expression of moral understanding and civic responsibility and stands as a model of such service to students and others in this community.