Coker Receives 2021 Lord Ruthven Award for Best Nonfiction

Cait Coker, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has received the 2021 Lord Ruthven Award for Best Nonfiction for her book The Global Vampire: Essays on The Undead in Popular Culture Around the World. This award is presented by the Lord Ruthven Assembly, “a group of academic scholars specializing in vampire literature and affiliated with the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts”.

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Summer 2020 Publications by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

As a companion to our previous post, we present some of the publications our Library faculty and academic professionals have published this past summer. Peruse the selected bibliography we have provided below to learn more about these topics.

(Links to OA journal access, the DOI for individual articles, or the catalog record are provided when available.)

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Lesli Lundquist Awarded 2020 CDSA

Lesli Lundquist, the Facilities Operations Coordinator for the University Library, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award (CDSA). The CDSA is designed to “annually recognize civil service staff employees for their exceptional accomplishments and service to the university.” This prestigious award results from an outstanding performance by Lundquist and seven fellow civil service staff employees. Continue reading

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Sara Benson Receives ILA Crosman Memorial Award

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) announces Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), as the 2020 Crosman Memorial Award Winner. The Crosman Award is named in memory of Alex Crosman, director of the Peoria Public Library at the time of his death in 1986. The Crosman Memorial Award, presented by the ILA Awards Committee and Dominican University SOIS, recognizes the achievements of library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. This award honors Benson, someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.
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