At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bethany Anderson (Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist, University Library), in collaboration with Christopher J. Prom (Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University Library) and Jenny Davis (Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology and Chancellor’s Fellow of Indigenous Research and Ethics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences), have been awarded the Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives: Revitalization and Community Building Grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
This two-year grant of $196,000 will support the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project, in which the University of Illinois Archives will digitize and enhance access to its Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives. Furthermore, this project hopes to build and strengthen respectful relationships between the project personnel, the university, the University Archives, and the Native Nations documented in the Doris Duke Oral History Program Archives. The University of Illinois is one of seven institutions participating in The Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project.
Two University of Illinois Library colleagues have received separate HRI Research Cluster Grants. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services, was awarded a $2,500 grant for her proposal “AI & Society: Privacy, Ethics and (Dis)Information.” Dr. Spencer Keralis, Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian, also received $2,500 for their proposal “Critical Practice in Text Data Mining.” Continue reading
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Kyle Jones, Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at the Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) have received the ALISE Best Conference Paper Award for “New Methods, New Needs: Preparing Academic Library Practitioners to Address Ethical Issues Associated with Learning Analytics.” Continue reading
MS/LIS student Annabel Pinkney has been awarded a grant from the Caxton Club, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study and promotion of the book arts. The grant will support her project, “Advanced Studies of the Book Structure,” in which Pinkney is creating a portfolio of at least ten book repair treatments of varying difficulty.