Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Professor at the University of Illinois Library, has been named the third Andrew Turyn Endowed Professor. The professorship recognizes and fosters significant contributions in research by University Library Faculty by funding significant research for a period of five years. In his tenure, Prom will lead major research efforts that will foster the creation of technologies and processes for archival work with born digital materials.
Librarians at Illinois lead their fields of research, and Spring 2016 saw them publishing across a wide range of venues and topics. From new frontiers in reference services and digital humanities to the histories of patents, sport, and women’s movements, library faculty and academic professionals contributed new knowledge to their fields. Below are just some of the places they published in the past few months. A fuller list can be found in the database Publications by University of Illinois Library Faculty.
Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library, has published his book The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico with the University of Nebraska Press.