Steve Witt, Head of the International and Area Studies Library and Associate Professor at the University Library, and Director for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s Library History Round Table’s Donald G. Davis Award. The award recognizes Witt’s article, “Agents of Change: The Rise of International Librarianship and the Age of Globalization” from the journal Library Trends.
Elise Dunham, Data Curation Specialist at the University of Illinois Library’s Research Data Service, has been awarded an RDA/US Data Share Fellowship by the Research Data Alliance (RDA). This May, Dunham will begin developing her proposed project to develop an organization-wide curation strategy for the RDA.
Laila Hussein Moustafa, Middle East and North African Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library, has been appointed to the Donor Board of Arcadia, which is administered by the British Library. The Donor Board supports the preservation of endangered archival and museum material, and supports open access advocacy and repositories.
Clara Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs in the University of Illinois Library, has been named the 2016 recipient of the ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education. The award was presented to Chu on January 7, 2016 at the ALISE Annual Conference.