This past summer, Library faculty and academic professionals presented all over the world on a wide range of topics. The list that follows highlights the places and topics covered at conferences this summer beyond those at the Annual ALA Conference, which were covered in a previous post.
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.
This year the American Library Association Annual conference will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois from June 22-27. The theme is “Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves.” If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians present their work at one of the events below!
A grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) will allow four U of I librarians to create an online curriculum focused on policy surrounding library publishing groups. This team consists of Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor (project leader); Harriett Green, Interim Head of Scholarly Communications & Publishing and Associate Professor; Merinda Hensley, Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor; and Janet Swatscheno, Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist.