Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shultz resigns for post at Nevado-Reno

Mary Shultz, Associate Professor and Regional Head Librarian, LHS-Urbana, will leave UIC on May 23, 2014 to become Library Director and Associate Professor at the Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada – Reno School of Medicine.

Mary began as an academic resident librarian in the LHS Information Services department in 1997, and was named Assistant Health Services Librarian at LHS-Urbana in 2000.  She has led the Library of the Health Sciences – Urbana since 2008.

Please join colleagues to celebrate Mary’s professional achievements on Tuesday, May 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m. at LHS-C.  She will be honored along with retiring employees Connie Camp and Ruth Holst.



Celebrate Camp, Holst retirements May 13

Connie Camp, Library Assistant at the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago, will retire at the end of May 2014.  Connie has worked for UIC since 1998.

Ruth Holst, Associate Director, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, will retire after twelve years at the GMR on May 31, 2014.

Please join colleagues to wish both Connie and Ruth farewell on Tuesday, May 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m. at LHS-C.

Library welcomes academic resident librarian Carmen Jaramillo

Carmen Jaramillo joined the UIC Library in April 2014 as an academic resident librarian. Jaramillo works in the Scholarly Communications Department and will assist with data management and curation.

Previously, Jaramillo served as a research and academic program assistant at the Newberry Library. While at the Newberry Library, she also worked as a program assistant in the Scholl Center for American History. Jaramillo earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Chicago and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jaramillo will analyze how the university manages humanities data and determine how to better serve researchers. Her efforts will also ensure that data will be preserved and available to researchers in the future.

Outside of work, Jaramillo can be found at a museum, watching a hockey game, or reading a novel.

Jaramillo can be reached by email at:

Violet Fox joins Library as academic resident librarian

Violet Fox joined the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) Department as an academic resident librarian on April 21. Fox will work in cataloging and metadata management of Special Collections materials.

Fox previously served as a Dewey Decimal Classification intern at the Library of Congress; as a cataloging assistant and photo processing assistant at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections; and as a library technician at the University of Colorado Norlin Library. Fox earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington iSchool.

Fox is enthusiastic about her new role, explaining, “I’m looking forward to starting my career with an emphasis on moving cataloging and metadata in libraries into the future to ensure that collections are used by everyone.” Fox’s work will expand the UIC community’s access to Special Collections materials and enhance research efforts at the University.

Celebrate National Library Week!

April 13 – 19 marks National Library Week , a celebration sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries throughout the country since 1958. National Library Week promotes library use and recognizes the contributions libraries make to society.

Every April, school, public, academic and special libraries across the country participate in National Library Week. This year’s theme, “Lives change @ your library,” acknowledges the positive impact libraries and librarians have on individuals every day. Libraries provide a unique space for students, researchers, and community members to stimulate their intellectual curiosity and collaborate with one another. The ALA encourages people to share how the library has changed their lives using the hashtags #LivesChange and #NLW14 on Twitter.

In honor of National Library Week, the Library Community Building Committee will raffle off prizes from the UIC Bookstore to Library staff and student employees. The winners will be announced this week via email.

All Staff meeting 4/16 in Daley

The April 16 All Staff meeting will take place in room 1-470 Daley Library (new location) from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  The agenda includes updates on construction projects, strategic priorities, and fundraising as well as announcements of the winners of the 2014 Library awards.

A bus will pick up staff at LHS-Chicago  at 12:40 p.m.  The return bus to LHS-Chicago will leave the Daley Library at 2:50 p.m.


Ian Collins joins Library as academic resident librarian

Ian Collins joined the UIC Library on March 31 as an academic resident librarian in library systems/digital programs. Collins works with the digital collections team to expand the variety of collections available to the public and researchers online. He will also assist in creating a more user-friendly digital collections site, enabling users to easily search for materials.

While earning his Master of Science in Information Studies degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Collins held several positions at the university including graduate archives assistant in the Alexander Architectural Archive; digital curator and metadata intern in the Perry Castañeda Library; and archives volunteer in the Alexander Architectural Archive. Most recently, Collins served as a web developer/digital library consultant in the University of Texas at Austin Department of History.

On the topic of his new role, Collins explained, “I’m excited about expanding the community’s access to the archived collections. It will be a challenge, but I look forward to working with the team at UIC and improving the sites.”

One of Collins’ favorite collections on the site is the CITY 2000 collection, which includes photos from more than 200 photographers who spent 366 days snapping photos of the city and its people. Collins encourages the UIC community and the public to search the collections available on the library’s website and to watch for additions of new collections.

Visit the UIC Library’s digital collections online.

World Book Night celebration (and one last change to be book giver) on 4/14

The UIC Library is an official host location for World Book Night 2014 (WBN), an event designed to spread the love of reading through “book givers” who distribute books in various communities.

Each year, an independent panel of librarians and scholars chooses 30-35 books for distribution. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations where the volunteer book givers can pick up their books.

The Library Community Building Committee (LCBC) is coordinating the UIC Library’s participation this year.  Several library staff members and local community members signed up with the Daley Library as the their local host.  These book givers will distribute the title of their choice in the community of their choice on April 23.

To celebrate our participation and spread the word, LCBC is hosting a reception on Monday, April 14,  from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Daley Library conference room 1-470.  If you are a book giver this year, we have already emailed you this information.  All other library staff members are welcome to attend the reception to learn about WBN and how you can participate in the future.  Past participants will be on hand to tell you about their experiences.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to sign up to be a book giver this year.  However, as a sponsor, the UIC Library will be getting one extra box of books!   LCBC will have a drawing for this box, so one lucky latecomer will be a book giver in 2014.