Before and after presenting at ALA (covered previously), librarians from the University of Illinois could be found presenting across the globe this summer. From Turkey to British Columbia to Wisconsin, they presented on diverse topics from media preservation to researcher profiles to data management. This post highlights some of the many places you might have seen Illinois research.
The 2014 Annual Conference of the American Library Association will include presentations by University of Illinois Library faculty on topics including coordination of digital collections and shared print initiatives, resources for genealogy research, digital humanities, the value of instructional and undergraduate research services, and more.
The conference begins with preconference activities Thursday, June 26 and runs through Tuesday, July 1. If you will be there, consider dropping by to see one of the following presentations!
The elected positions, appointed task forces, and appointed advisory work covered in recent posts are only the tip of the iceberg when looking at the ways Illinois Library Faculty are shaping the profession. Contributing to the preservation planning for the Federal Depository Library Program, creating new models for shared collections across HathiTrust partners, developing the professional program for librarians worldwide, doing the everyday work to ensure national library organizations foster their members’ well-being: Illinois librarians are doing it all, and more.
Libraries and education are community endeavors, and often that community is state-, nation-, or world-wide. University of Illinois Library Faculty are key members of groups doing cooperative work that shapes local practice and the public good. The future of digital libraries, digital preservation, and outreach to Spanish-speaking populations are just some of the ways our faculty help libraries move into the future.