Piotrowski Named Illinois Academic Librarian of the YearAugust 5, 2016
Pattie Piotrowski, who recently started a position as University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been named the 2016 ILA Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year. The award, which is sponsored by CARLI, recognizes an Illinois librarian who has had a statewide impact on academic or research librarianship, or on library development. Piotrowski has a long history of service to Illinois library organizations, including currently serving as the President of the Illinois Library Association. She has also contributed many years of service to IACRL, including three years on the Executive Board, from 2012 to 2015 (one each as Vice-President/President-Elect, President, and Past President). Piotrowski has been involved with planning for several IACRL conferences, including chairing the committee for the 2014 meeting, and she has managed the IACRL booth at ILA conferences. She has made numerous efforts to recruit new members to IACRL and to provide additional educational opportunities for members, such as receiving an update on legislative issues from an ILA lobbyist at the IACRL Luncheon.
To read the full announcement, go here. Congratulations, Pattie!