Monthly Archives: March 2009

Library tests WorldCat Local

On Wednesday, March 11, the Library will begin testing a beta version of WorldCat Local, a faceted search interface that will enable our patrons to execute one search to retrieve printed and electronic books and journals, digital media, open-access full-text articles, special collections, and visual materials held in the UIC Library collections as well as in I-Share and other Illinois libraries and libraries worldwide.

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Dorsch appointed chair of MLA Leadership

Jo Dorsch was recently elected to chair the Medical Library Association Leadership and Management Section.  As chair-elect in 2009, she will plan programming for next year’s meeting in Washington, D.C. and will become chair at the end of that meeting.  She will preside as Chair during the Minneapolis meeting in 2011.  Finally, in her stint as Past-Chair, she will serve as MLA Nominating Committee and Section Council Representative at the Seattle meeting in 2012.   Congratulations to Jo on her election to the MLA leadership!

Burnette appointed Visiting Assistant Health Sciences Librarian

Margaret (Peg) Burnette was appointed Visiting Assistant Health Sciences Librarian at LHS-Peoria effective February 16, 2009.  Peg earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.  She held various positions at LHS-Peoria since 1981, achieving 27 years of service.  Peg also published articles in Library Hi Tech and The Reference Librarian and wrote book reviews for E-Streams and Reference & User Services Quarterly.  She also presented at numerous conferences, including the Midwest Chapter of the MLA.  Her interests include mobile technologies, health information literacy and outreach, and medical informatics.  Peg received the ALS Technology Award, the Dean’s Award (COM-Peoria), and the UIC Award of Merit.  Many congratulations to Peg on her appointment!

Congratulations to new LSSAC members

Congratulations to Ora Daniels, April Pittman, and Dasheka Whitaker, who have been elected for 2-year terms to the Library Support Staff Advisory Committee.

Current members (March 1 – Feb. 28, 2010):

  • Teauria Brown
  • Kathy Kilian
  • Radha Ramaswamy
  • Osvaldo Villalpando

March 1, 2009 – Feb. 28, 2011:

  • Ora Daniels
  • April Pittman
  • Dasheka Whitaker

Rafferty appointed Assistant Health Sciences Librarian

Ryan Rafferty was appointed Assistant Health Sciences Librarian at LHS-Urbana, effective February 16. He will continue provide reference and instruction programs for the Library of the Health Sciences in Urbana, as well as work on LHS-wide and UIC Library-wide public services activities such as online chat.  Ryan served LHS-Urbana as a visiting faculty member for the past two years, and prior to that, worked as one of the Library’s graduate assistants while he was completing his MSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.  One of Ryan’s many accomplishments is the recent redesign of LHS Urbana’s Web site to provides more streamlined access to local and shared resources.  Many congratulations to Ryan on his appointment!