Merinda Kaye Hensley, Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, University Library, has received the 2015 Leadership Award from The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) Library School Alumni Association (LSAA). LSAA presents its awards each year at the American Library Association Annual Conference. The Leadership Award is given to an alum who has graduated in the past ten years and shown leadership in the field of library and information science.
University of Illinois librarians MJ Han and Lisa Hinchliffe will receive major awards at events during this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference.
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded $50,000 from the Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls initiative to pursue her project entitled “Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest” (HCRP). HCRP is an eighteen-month project in collaboration with Indiana University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.
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.