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Chicago Research Summit
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Matt Ostercamp, North Park University The Chicago region is a great laboratory for learning. Its diverse population, complex economy, world-class cultural institutions, and natural setting are all ripe with possibilities for academic exploration. …
ILA Conference Preview 2019
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago This year, ILA 2019 will be held October 22–24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. The theme this year is “Shift: Where Will You Grow?” and aims to focus…
Health Science Librarians of Illinois Update
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Eric Edwards, Illinois State Library The Health Science Librarians of Illinois held their annual conference from September 11 to 13 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL. The theme of this year’s event, which marked the organi…
Meet the new Vice President/President Elect: Sue Franzen
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Andrea Jakubas, Illinois Institute of Technology Sue Franzen Congratulations on your election! What projects or opportunities are you most excited about? Thank you! I am looking forward to the upcoming IACRL unconference and luncheon a…
Interview with Gwen Gregory, Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Gwen Gregory   by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College IACRL: Congratulations on winning Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year! Did you do anything fun to celebrate? Gwen Gregory: My colleagues at work got me flowers, which was very special. I fee…
Meet Dr. Emily Knox, 2019-20 iSchool Centennial Scholar
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago Emily Knox Emily Knox received the honor of being named the 2019-20 recipient of the iSchool Centennial Scholar Award in recognition of outstanding promise and accomplishments in information science.…
Message from the President: Michelle Nielsen Ott
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Michelle Nielsen Ott Hello, IACRL! I am so very excited to begin as IACRL President for 2019-2020. I am looking forward to working with the Executive Board, the committees and all of you, the members of IACRL. I hope to see many of you at the annual …
IACRL Secretary/Treasurer Heather Jagman Bangs a Drum (Literally!)
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Interviewed by Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois, Chicago Heather Jagman Heather Jagman is a coordinator of reference, instruction, and academic engagement at the Richardson Library at DePaul University, serving as the liaison to the Theatre Sch…
Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians: March to August 2019
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Compiled by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College Ahrens, Aric. (2019). Depository designations. DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice & Perspective, 47(1), 7-14.  Becks, Courtney. (2019). Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., letterpres…
Member Spotlight: Tracy Ruppman
September 20, 2019 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
  Tracy Ruppman Interviewed by Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College IACRL: How did you decide to pursue librarianship? Tracy Ruppman: I didn’t really decide; it just sort of happened. Or maybe I was destined for it, and I hadn’t known it…
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