Using Mobile Devices & OCR to Discover Library Resources and Research Tools

Students are savvy users of their mobile devices, and thanks to a Illinois Campus Research Board grant, Jim Hahn will research the ways that first-year students use these devices to find library resources. Also, he will build a software application for mobile devices to address students’ research needs.  In particular, Hahn will seek to understand and build a mobile application that supports optical character recognition (OCR) for the discovery of appropriate and course-related library content. Continue reading

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Walter receives the 2012 Distinguished Education & Behavioral Science Librarian Award

Official announcement from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL):Scott Walter receives the 2012 Distinguished Education and Behavioral Science Librarian Award

Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services, associate dean of libraries and

Scott Walter receives the 2012 Distinguished Education and Behavioral Science Librarian Award

professor of library administration and library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award. Continue reading

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Kaufman named 2012 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Official announcement from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL):

Dean Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and university librarian and professor of library administration,Paula T. Kaufman, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and universitylibrarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

Kaufman will receive a $5,000 award at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012, during the joint ACRL/ALCTS President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. Continue reading

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