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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Where to Find Us: University of Illinois Librarians Presenting at ALA Annual 2019

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.

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Heidi J. Imker Invited to Serve on the Steering Committee for AAU and APLU

Heidi J. Imker has been invited to serve on the Steering Committee as an advisor to the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to share her expertise and perspective on research data sharing and public access.

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Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe Elected to the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing

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.

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