Clara M. Chu, director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, along with collaborators from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the University of Texas at Austin, have received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $208,142 grant will fund the IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI). Continue reading
Myung-Ja Han, librarian and head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services at the University Library, has been chosen as a Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Fellow at the University of Illinois. Han’s exceptional leadership skills and her notable accomplishments have identified her as an emerging leader on campus. This program celebrates her determination and hard work. Continue reading
JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has received first place in the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL) People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. Pionke earned the highest number of votes, for his article “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. Continue reading
Susanne Belovari, Assistant Professor and Archivist for Faculty Papers at the University Library, has been awarded the Sophie Coe Prize by the Oxford Food & Cookery Symposium for her article The Viennese Cuisine before Hitler–‘One Cuisine in the Use of Two Nations’. The Oxford Food Symposium is the oldest and most respected food symposium globally and awards the annual Sophie Coe Prize for food history, the longest-running and most generous prize for food history (in English).