Spring 2022 Presentations by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library faculty and academic professionals presented on several subjects this spring. We like to congratulate and recognize our researchers on their significant contributions to the university, the Library and Information Science department, and other disciplines. A curated bibliography of these presentations is presented below. 

(Links to presentation recordings are provided when available)   

  • Coker, Cait. “Celebrity, Fandom, (Early Modern) Reading Cultures.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Conference. Virtual. April 16, 2022.
  •  - and Ruthann Mowry. “The Dragon is Not An Allegory: Reading Tolkien’s Monsters in Medieval Contexts.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Virtual. Kalamazoo, MI. May 14, 2022.
  • Hagman, Jessica. “Structuring Support for Qualitative Research in Academic Libraries.” International Conference for Qualitative Inquiry. Virtual. Urbana, IL. May 20, 2022.  
  • -. “Asking the big questions that guide small decisions: Developing academic library infrastructure in support of graduate students’ qualitative research.” Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference. Virtual. Johnson City, TN. March 17, 2022. Presentation Link.
  • Jin, Qiang. “HathiTrust Digital Library: providing open access to users around the world.” 14th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference. Virtual. Athens, Greece. May 26, 2022.
  • Johnson, Kirstin. “Beyond Weeding Zero-Circ Items: Practical Approaches to Collection Assessment to Improve the Relevance, Accessibility, and Diversity of Your Collection.” Music Library Association Annual Meeting. Virtual. Middleton, WI. March 4, 2022.
  • O’Brien, Nancy P. “Collections and Nostalgia: Opportunities to Engage Donors.” Big Ten Academic Alliance Liaison Institute Summer 2022: Our New Normal. Virtual. College Park, MD. May 25, 2022.  
  • Shearer, Janis and Kim Larsen. “Hacking the Algorithm: TikTok and Outreach for Science Libraries.” U.S. Agricultural Information Network 2022 Conference. Virtual. Fayetteville, AR. April 6, 2022. 
  • Troy, Joseph. Chris Kuehn, Amer Al Okeh, Chris Bell, Luke Chirhart, Jason Colwell, Alex Dolski, Colleen Fallaw, Tracy Popp, Kyle Rimkus, Seth Robbins, Gen Schmitt, Tracy Tolliver. “Enhancing digital preservation at the University of Illinois Library.” AWS Summit, Washington D.C. May 24, 2022. Presentation Link.
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