Monthly Archives: April 2008

Sanders receives 2008 Robert P. Doyle Award

Joel Sanders, Senior Library Specialist, University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences, is the winner of the 2008 Robert P. Doyle Award. Established in 1999, the award is open to support staff working in all types of libraries. Sanders will receive a one-year Illinois Library Association (ILA) membership, and full registration and expenses (up to $800) to attend the 2008 ILA Annual Conference, 23-26 September, Navy Pier, Chicago. Continue reading

New UIC Police Emergency Telephone Number

The new UIC Police emergency telephone number is 312-355-5555.  This number replaces the 996-HELP number, although both will be in operation for the next few months.

The UIC Police are distributing brochures with the new emergency telephone number, and Facilities staff will be changing signs and stickers to the new number.

Take me out to the ball game

The Chicago White Sox have dedicated July 3 as Library Appreciation Night. On this special night the White Sox would like to offer specially priced tickets to all Librarians, Library Staff, Trustees and their families and friends. Tickets priced at $36, and $21 are available at $18, and $10.50.

Please checkout the flyer for more information.

Image of Research Exhibit in Daley and LHS, May 2 – 30

The winning entries in the Image of Research competition, sponsored by UIC’s Graduate College and the University Library, will be displayed in the Daley Library May 2 – 30. The Image of Research is an opportunity for a student to create an image with aesthetic appeal that expresses his or her research. Each entry includes a 100-200 word explanation of the image’s context, which may include such information as what the image is (if it is not immediately apparent) and how the image relates to the student’s work at UIC.

Seventy-one students from a wide range of academic disciplines–anthropology, architecture, bioengineering, biomedical visualization, microbiology/immunization–submitted entries. Images of the three top winners will be on display at the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago and the Daley Library throughout May. In addition, six other finalists’ work will be exhibited on the first floor of the Daley Library.

Janice Watkins Award

The Janice Watkins Award is an accolade given to exceptional support staff for their distinguished service. The $1,000 award is a memorial to Janice Watkins, former president of the Staff Advisory Council.

Nominees must contribute beyond their regular duties and participate in campus and community activities or organizations. They must be currently employed on campus with at least two years of service. Nominees may also be retired or on disability. Up to three awards are presented each year to outstanding support staff.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, May 30.

All faculty, staff and students can nominate civil service employees for the award.

For more information, please contact Jessie Duran at 6-7353 or Camelia Williams at 3-4478.

Mohan retires

Barbara Mohan, Library Assistant, is retiring after 28 years of university service, effective May 1.

Please join the Circulation Department in celebration of Barbara’s retirement and thank her for nearly 29 years of service at UIC.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Daley Library staff lounge

Library to implement accessibility recommendations

In 2007, the Libraries Accessible for All Task Force (LAATF) was convened and tasked with the responsibility of reviewing existing UIC Library policies, services and resources in an effort to establish a universally accessible physical and virtual library environment. Chaired by Annie Armstrong and Cleo Pappas, the group inventoried current practices at all UIC sites and investigated similar services and best practices at comparable institutions.

In November, as a result of their effort, the Task Force prepared a comprehensive report detailing policy statements on accessibility and offered a list of proposed recommendations for the Library. Upon review, Senior Staff approved the proposal, and University Librarian Mary Case appointed the Accessibility Implementation Task Force (AITF) to begin realizing LAATF’s recommendations and develop plans for long-term projects. Chaired by Carol Scherrer, the AITF began its work in February and hopes to fulfill its task by Fall 2008.