Two Librarians at Illinois Elected to Serve within American Library Association

 

 

Two librarians have been elected to positions in the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) elections. Kirsten Feist, Instructional Services Specialist, has been elected as Secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the Instruction Section. Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, has been elected as a Member at Large for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) in the History Section.

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University Library Receives Leab Exhibition Award for “H.G. Wells: Time Traveler” Brochure

The University Library has received a 2018 Leab Exhibition Award for the brochure created for the 2016 exhibition “H.G. Wells: Time Traveler” in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. The exhibit, which was timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells’s birth, was co-curated by Caroline Szylowicz, Associate Professor and Kolb-Proust Librarian, and Dr. Simon J. James, guest curator from Durham University (UK) and leading expert on Wells. According to Szylowicz, Dr. James “shaped the general theme and narrative of the exhibition,” and worked with her to “transpose it into the case structure, not unlike chapters in a book.”

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University of Illinois Archives Awarded NEH Grant to Digitize “The Cybernetics Thought Collective”

Heinz von Foerster, one of the scholars whose work will be made available through the grant. Image courtesy of the University Archives, record series 11/6/26, box 116.

The University of Illinois Archives has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics.

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Summer 2014 Presentations by University of Illinois Faculty and Academic Professionals

Before and after presenting at ALA (covered previously), librarians from the University of Illinois could be found presenting across the globe this summer. From Turkey to British Columbia to Wisconsin, they presented on diverse topics from media preservation to researcher profiles to data management. This post highlights some of the many places you might have seen Illinois research.

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