Jim Hahn, Orientation Services and Environments Librarian, has received a 2018 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Award for his article, “Use and users of the Minrva mobile app,” published in Reference Services Review.
For over 25 years the Emerald Literati Awards, which include the Awards for Excellence and Citations of Excellence, have celebrated and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.
Portions of this post have been adapted from an Emerald Press Release
This year the American Library Association Annual Conference will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 21-26. The theme is “Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves.” If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians presenting their research at one of the sessions listed below or attend one of the other ALA-related events.
We have also included presentations by U of I librarians that will take place at the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Annual Conference, which will also take place in New Orleans from June 19-22.
Names in bold indicate U of I library employees. Links from titles lead to ALA schedule information for details on the session, unless otherwise indicated.
Dr. Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association’s Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of a library school faculty member or another individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship. This annual award, which consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society.
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.