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Meet the new IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect: Shannon Pohrte
September 28, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Robin Harris, Northeastern Illinois University Shannon Pohrte is the Associate Dean and Copyright Officer at Elgin Community College Library, and the newly elected IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. What do you think is the most imp…
ILA 2023 Conference Preview
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Robin Harris, Northeastern Illinois University The 2023 Illinois Library Association Conference will be held October 24-26 at the BOS Center in Springfield, Illinois. This year’s theme, “Connect, Cultivate, Collaborate,” focuses …
Message from the IACRL President: Sarah McHone-Chase, Aurora University
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Hello, IACRL! I’m excited to serve as president this year and I can’t wait to see all the interesting work that Illinois librarians do this year. My intentions this year focus on keeping IACRL thriving and looking to places within the org…
IACRL Unconference Preview
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Lori Noe, Frontier Community College The goal of the IACRL Unconference is to encourage participants to bring topics they are interested in discussing with their colleagues. Facilitators will solicit topics from attendees and then hold a vote on t…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization held its 2023 Annual Conference on Friday, September 22, in Warrenville, IL. The theme was “Stepping Out of the Pandemic: Improvement and Strength…
IACRL Member Spotlight: Jennifer Clemons
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Janis Shearer, University of Illinois What is your current professional position? And what do you like best about it? My current professional position is curator of the Butler Children's Literature Center at Dominican University. I als…
Meet the New IACRL Secretary/Treasurer: Sanga Sung
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University  Sanga Sung is the newly-elected Secretary/Treasurer of the IACRL. But she also serves as the Government Information Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University  Published since March 2023 Asher, Andrew, Kristin Briney, and Abigail Goben. 2023. “Valid Questions: The Development and Evaluation of a New Library Learning Analytics Survey.̶…
IACRL Librarians on the Moveā€”Job Changes and Updates
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Dee Anna Phares, Northern Illinois University  Katie Kraushaar is now the Dean of Library and Information Services at Quincy University's Brenner Library. Hired as the Information Literacy and Electronic Resources Librarian at Q…
Meet Jade Kastel, the 2023 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 27, 2023 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
interviewed by Lori Noe, Frontier Community College Jade Kastel from Western Illinois University was recently named the 2023 ILA Academic Librarian of the Year.  Enjoy this interview with Jade!  It is an honor to be the recipient of the 202…
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