Dr. Clara M. Chu Elected President of ASIS&T

Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been elected President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

The mission of ASIS&T is to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology by providing focus, opportunity, and support to information professionals and organizations. ASIS&T has been in existence for over 80 years and is represented in 50 different countries.

Dr. Chu was a member of the ASIS&T International Relations Committee from 2015-2016, the ASIS&T Arts and Humanities special interest group (SIG) from 1988-1999 and the ASIS&T International Information Issues special interest group (SIG) from 1993-1999.

Dr. Chu was most recently featured on the Recognizing Excellence blog for her Beta Phi Mu award.

Portions of this post have been adapted from the ASIS&T website

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Where to Find Us: University of Illinois Librarians Presenting at ALA Annual 2018

This year the American Library Association Annual Conference will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 21-26. The theme is “Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves.” 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.

We have also included presentations by U of I librarians that will take place at the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Annual Conference, which will also take place in New Orleans from June 19-22.

Names in bold indicate U of I library employees. Links from titles lead to ALA schedule information for details on the session, unless otherwise indicated.

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William Maher Receives Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award, Chancellor’s Medallion

Maher receiving his Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership from John Wilkin, Interim Provost

William Maher, University Archivist and Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of four faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. Additionally, Maher has been chosen to receive the Chancellor’s Medallion this June, one of the highest honors available on campus.

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