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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Hussein Moustafa Selected for Arcadia Board

Laila Hussein Moustafa, Middle East and North African Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library, has been appointed to the Donor Board of Arcadia, which is administered by the British Library. The Donor Board supports the preservation of endangered archival and museum material, and supports open access advocacy and repositories.
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