Lynn C. Westney, Assistant Reference Librarian, has been appointed to the Library Advisory Committee of the American Anthropology Association (AAA). Westney was formerly a member of the AAA Library Advisory Board from 2001 – 03.
January 24 is the deadline for news, articles and features in the Spring 2008 IACRL Newsletter. If you have published an article or book since July 2007, please send the bibliographic information to Rita Stalzer by January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day, MLA style, single-spaced. Stalzer is compiling a list of: “Recent Publications by Illinois Academic Librarians” to be printed in the Spring 2008 issue.
Conversants (ISSN: 1940-5022) is a limited-run, open-access journal about participatory networks. Part of a joint project on Participatory Librarianship between the Information Institute of Syracuse and the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), the journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to conversation-based theories as well as their applications in knowledge environments. Articles and essays are solicited not only to increase our understanding of participatory approaches to virtual and physical settings, but also to challenge the scholarly and practice communities. The emphasis of the journal is on durable concepts that transcend any particular technology or suite of functions.
Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a white paper, “Educational Fair Use Today,” by Jonathan Band, JD. Band discusses three recent appellate decisions concerning fair use that should give educators and librarians greater confidence and guidance for asserting this important privilege.
UIC Great Cities Institute 2008-09 Faculty Scholar Competition
Applications are due Friday, January 18 by 4 p.m. All full-time tenured and tenure-track and clinical faculty at the rank of assistant professor and above are eligible to apply for this award.
UIC Great Cities 2008-09 Faculty Seed Fund Competition
Applications are due Friday, January 18 by 4 p.m.
Faculty Scholar guidelines and applications for both competitions are available online (under Announcements).
Alfredia Smith, 29 years
Osvaldo Villalpando, 15 years
Lynn Womack, 15 years
Susan Glover, 12 years
Carol Scherrer, 10 years
Denise Butler, 8 years
Francis Kayiwa, 7 years
Sandra DeGroote, 6 years
Ora Daniels , 5 years
Kimberly Pendell, 2 years
The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control has released its draft report on the future of bibliographic description in light of advances in search engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources.