This past summer, Library faculty and academic professionals presented all over the world on a wide range of topics. The list that follows highlights the places and topics covered at conferences this summer beyond those at the Annual ALA Conference, which were covered in a previous post.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with Laura Saunders, Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and Rachel Gans-Boriskin, Lecturer in Communications at Simmons College, has been awarded a National Forum grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Jennifer Hain Teper, Bud Velde Preservation Librarian, Professor and Head of Preservation Services at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the lead on a project sponsored by an Institute of Museum & Library Studies (IMLS) grant to develop a software program to assess preservation needs in libraries, archives, and museums.
Beth Woodard, Staff Development and Training Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been recognized by the iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA). She received a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award, an award given to an individual alumnus of the School of Information Sciences who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of library and information science.