Peg Burnette will leave her position as Assistant Professor and Regional Assistant Librarian, Peoria, as of October 15, 2012. She has accepted the post of Biomedical Sciences Librarian at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library at UIUC.
Peg has served in a variety of positions in the Library since 1981. She has contributed her special talents, creativity and leadership to building dynamic curricular and research programs that have helped students and faculty achieve their goals. Her generous spirit will be greatly missed at LHS-P and in various Library committees where she has made many contributions.
A farewell celebration to thank Peg and acknowledge her hard work, dedication, and contributions to the University is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria.
Bundled registration for the American Libraries Association midwinter meeting (Seattle, WA: January 25-29, 2013) and annual meeting (Chicago, IL: June 27- July 2, 2013) is available now through September 30, 2012. See the ALA Web site to register or for more information.
Recent employee promotions and new assignments as well as new staff are listed below (in chronological order):
Cynthia Henry was reassigned to Access Services, LHS, effective July 22, 2012.
Nina Williams was promoted to Senior Library Specialist in Circulation-Bookstacks effective August 6, 2012.
Michael Wawzenek was hired as a Library Assistant in Circulation-DRU effective August 6, 2012.
Kristin Martin accepted the position as Electronic Resources Librarian effective August 16, 2012.
Lisa Zhao has an additional appointment as Database Maintenance Librarian effective August 16, 2012.
Jessie Duran was reclassified to Administrative Aide effective August 20, 2012.
Brenton Bialik was hired as Library Clerk (part-time) at LHS-Rockford effective August 20, 2012.
Carmen Howard was hired as Visiting Assistant Regional Librarian & Visiting Assistant Professor effective September 1, 2012.
Frederica Buckman was promoted to Library Operations Associate effective September 2, 2012.
Tiffany Saucier was hired as a Library Assistant in Circulation Desk effective September 4, 2012.
Jennifer Howard, a reporter who covers publishing, scholarly communication, libraries, archives, digital humanities, humanities research, and technology for The Chronicle of Higher Education, will be the featured speaker as the UIC Library celebrates Open Access Week. Howard’s presentation is Tuesday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Daley Library room 1-470.