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.
University of Illinois efforts have led to the publication of three new technical standards for web annotation, which will allow linking and sharing of comments across websites. This effort was led by the W3C web annotation working group, co-chaired by Tim Cole, Mathematics Librarian and Professor, University Library, and Dr. Robert Sanderson from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the first ever recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award. This award is sponsored by the American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable (GLBTRT).
This award will be presented at the GODORT awards program at the ALA annual conference this summer in Chicago.