Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities Tim Newman, who also serves in the Illinois Army National Guard, completed command of the Chicago-based 108th Sustainment Brigade. Colonel Newman was recognized for his service and presented with the Legion of Merit during the Brigade’s Change of Command Ceremony on July 16, 2023. Read more…
Jessica Ballard-Lawrence, Archivist for Multicultural Collections and Services, has received the Ebony Excellence Award (faculty category) from the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) on the University of Illinois campus.
According to the University Archives’ Out of the Vault newsletter, “The annual awards celebrate faculty, staff, students, student organizations, and campus departments for their outstanding work to promote Black excellence.” BNAACC states that the Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes work that “furthers [student] interests in learning and opportunities through culturally relevant pedagogies and by fostering a culture of care.”Continue reading
Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is a finalist for a Hugo Award—science fiction’s most prestigious award. She is a nominee for the award for Best Semiprozine for her work in Uncanny Magazine. Thomas serves as the co-editor-in-chief and co-publisher along with her husband, Michael Damian Thomas. The nomination also includes Managing/Poetry Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; Managing Editor Monte Lin; Nonfiction Editor Meg Elison; and Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky.Continue reading
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor & Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).
This award, created in 2003, is given to an SSP member for his or her work over an extended period (3 or more years) on behalf of SSP and the field of scholarly communication.Continue reading