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Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) held its 2022 Annual Conference online from September 7 to 9. The Conference was originally scheduled to take place in person at the Starved Rock Lodge & Con…
Member Spotlight: Caitlin Archer-Helke
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed By Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Library Caitlin Archer-Helke with her cat, Elvis Caitlin Archer-Helke is currently the Acquisitions and Content Support Specialist at the national law firm Dykema, in the law library of their Chi…
Meet the New IACRL Secretary: Christina Norton
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Library Christina Norton is your newly elected IACRL Secretary. She’s currently the Online Learning Librarian at Bradley University, where she also serves as a liaison librarian with some instru…
Meet the New Vice President Elect: Sarah McHone-Chase
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Lori Noe, Frontier Community College Sarah McHone-Chase is the Directory of Aurora University's Phillips Library, and the newly elected IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. What do you think is the most important thing for you to acco…
IACRL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Report
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Kent LaCombe, Illinois State University The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (IACRL DEI), is looking forward to an academic year of opportunities and outreach. The committee held its…
Meet Michelle Nielsen Ott, the 2022 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interview by Christina Norton, Bradley University Congratulations on your award! This isn’t the first time you’ve appeared in our newsletter, thanks to your service to IACRL in the past. But for those who haven’t met you yet, can yo…
Statement on OER to the CCM Task Force
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
By Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College Illinois convened the College Course Materials Affordability and Equitable Access Collaborative Study Act and Task Force, also called "CCM Task Force", in the summer of 2021. The task force’s ch…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University, and Janis Shearer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Published since March 2022: Anderson-Zorn, April K. 2022. “Do I Belong? Impostor Syndrome in Times of Crisis.” Mu…
Librarians in New Roles - Job Changes and Updates
September 29, 2022 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Janis Shearer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign In July 2022, Jennifer AW Stubbs joined Bradley University's Cullom-Davis Library as the Instruction and Outreach Librarian.  She has worked previously in Shanghai, China…
Trustee Day at the 2022 ILA Annual Conference
September 28, 2022 - Library Trustee Forum (LTF)
Daily, we are confronted with reminders that the work of public servants and libraries is being undermined and that the freedom to read and learn is under attack. Information professionals and library workers are ideally suited to help combat these c…
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