Fall 2018 Presentations by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

This past fall, our Library faculty, and academic professionals traveled the world to present on a wide variety of topics. As always, we congratulate our researchers on their important contributions to the University of Illinois and to the Library and Information Science department and other disciplines. A selected bibliography of these presentations is provided below.

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Project STAND Managed by Student Life and Culture Archives Receives Grant Award from IMLS

On August 24, 2018, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) $92,096 under the National Leadership Grant for Libraries Program. Established in Fall 2016, Project STAND is a first of its kind collaborative effort among archival repositories within academic institutions across the country to create an online portal featuring analog and digital collections that document the student activism related to historically-marginalized communities. It is a nationwide consortium of more than 50 colleges and universities. Continue reading

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Wilkin Awarded Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

University Librarian John Wilkin

John Price Wilkin, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the 2019 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Wilkin will receive a cash award and citation during an ALCTS event at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

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Laila Hussein Moustafa Selected as Fulbright Specialist

Photo of Laila Hussein MoustafaLaila Hussein Moustafa, distinguished assistant professor at the University Library has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning. She was recommended by the Peer Review Panel for placement on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of three years starting this winter.

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