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Illinois Librarians Who Presented at MLA 2016
July 3, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
A number of librarians from Illinois academic and medical libraries gave presentations at the 2016 Medical Library Association conference. This year’s meeting took place in Toronto, Canada, from May 13 to 18 and was held jointly with the Canadi…
Sandra De Groote Wins MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize
July 3, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(Note: This is an article that appeared in the Spring, 2016, issue of the IACRL Newsletter.) Sandra De Groote, Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won the Medical Library Association’s …
Deadline to Submit ILA 2016 Poster Proposals Extended to July 15
July 1, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ILA) The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2016 ILA Annual Conference at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall o…
ACRL Board Votes to Rescind Information Literacy Standards
June 27, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) On Saturday, June 25, the ACRL Board of Directors voted to rescind the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The Board will continue to discuss next steps to support all academic librarians working with informatio…
Reminder–CARLI Instruction Showcase on July 20
June 25, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Lorna Engels, CARLI) The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its fourth full-day CARLI Instruction Showcase, which features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment. Presenters will demonstrate instruction techniques and…
Secretary of State Jesse White Named Illinois Library Luminary
June 25, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ILA) Jesse White became Illinois’s longest-serving Illinois Secretary of State on May 30, 2014, which also makes him the longest serving Illinois State Librarian and State Archivist. White’s tenure has been an asset to libraries in t…
Winners of NMRT's ALA Annual Conference Professional Development Award Announced
June 25, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect) The NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee congratulates Corinne Thompson, Siena Heights University, and Jane Wu, Otterbein University, on their winning es…
SIU-Carbondale’s Gorzalski named SAA Emerging Leader
June 25, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Matt Gorzalski, University Archivist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ Emerging Leader Award. This is the sixth year that the Award has be…
UIC and Northwestern Sponsoring Health Sciences Practicum
June 24, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago) The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University are co-sponsoring a joint practicum for the…
Reminder–ALA Seeking Candidates for 2017 Elections
June 24, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ALA) The ALA 2017 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching–the form will close on Friday, July 8. The committee is soliciting nominees t…
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