Kyle Rimkus, Preservation Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a Campus Research Board Award in support of his project, “Advancing File Format Policymaking for Digital Preservation.” The funds will support the hiring of a research assistant for work in 2015.
Ellen Swain, Archivist for Student Life and Culture at the University of Illinois Library, has been named a distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She received the honor at August’s annual SAA meeting. She joined the library in her current position in 1999 after previous time at the university as a graduate student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a graduate assistant in the University Archives. Continue reading
Nicole Cooke (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science) and Merinda Hensley (Assistant Professor, University Library) have won the award for best paper at the 8th Annual Conceptions of Library and Information Science Conference (CoLIS). Continue reading
Congratulations to Cherie’ L. Weible for being the recipient of the 2013 Kansas State Historical Society’s Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Award! The Alfred M. Landon History Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. Weible, Head of Central Access Services and Associate Professor at the University Library, is in her fourth year as a PhD Student at GSLIS and has an interest in literacy and libraries on the American frontier.