Three Illinois Librarians Elected to Serve within American Library Association

HensleySrokaGreenThree Illinois Librarians have been elected to positions in the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) elections. Harriett Green has been elected the Section Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Literatures in English Section. Merinda Hensley has been elected as the Section Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of ACRL’s Instruction Section. Marek Sroka has been elected Member at Large for the Library History Round Table.
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Imker to Lead Illinois Efforts in Multi-Institution Data Curation Network Funded by Sloan Foundation

Imker_LinkedIn_2014Heidi Imker, Director of the Research Data Service and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Library, will lead local participation in a new Data Curation Network funded by the Sloan Foundation. The grant will enable six institutions, including Illinois, to pilot a “network of expertise” model for data curation services.

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Spring 2016 Presentations by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

Spring saw University of Illinois Library faculty and academic professionals traveling the world both physically and virtually to give keynotes, present webinars, and participate in panels. Topics included extending information literacy capacity to better serve international students or to include intersections with scholarly communication, eighteenth century ritual and popular culture, support for underrepresented groups in technology, and more. The following list is just a sampling of the many ways library faculty and academic professionals at Illinois contributed back to their professional communities in the past few months.

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Ingold Publishes Document Collection on Feminism in the History of the American Library Association

IngoldCindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Library, has published a document project on the history of women in librarianship with Alexander Street Press. The curated collection – How Did Women’s Groups in the American Library Association Promote Activism around Women’s Issues in Librarianship during the 1970s? – presents and synthesizes primary sources that highlight feminist action within the American Library Association (ALA) and its ties to the broader movement around women’s rights in the second half of the twentieth century.

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