Susanne Belovari, Archivist for Faculty Papers, has received the 2018 Hugh A. Taylor Award from Archivaria, the scholarly journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists, for her article “Historians and Web Archives.” Archivaria is one of only 2 peer-reviewed archival journals globally given an A+ for publication of quality research by the Australian Research Council in 2010. The full citation for Belovari’s award reads:
“The World Wide Web is often seen as the paradigmatic form of late twentieth century digital culture. Susanne Belovari’s fresh and timely article demonstrates that despite its importance, archivists have not yet figured out how to preserve the Web for future use. The article brings both archival and historical perspectives to the debate about Web archiving: perspectives that, as the author shows, are much needed but have often been missing both from discussion of this topic and from practical initiatives in the Web archiving field. Through an imaginative and playful thought experiment that takes the perspective of a historian in 2050 trying to understand the Web in 2015, Belovari offers a stark vision of the archival future, demonstrating the dangerous limitations of most current approaches to Web preservation. ”
Jim Hahn, Orientation Services and Environments Librarian, has received a 2018 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Award for his article, “Use and users of the Minrva mobile app,” published in Reference Services Review.
For over 25 years the Emerald Literati Awards, which include the Awards for Excellence and Citations of Excellence, have celebrated and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.
Portions of this post have been adapted from an Emerald Press Release
Dr. Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association’s Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of a library school faculty member or another individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship. This annual award, which consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society.
Two librarians have been elected to positions in the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) elections. Kirsten Feist, Instructional Services Specialist, has been elected as Secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the Instruction Section. Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, has been elected as a Member at Large for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) in the History Section.