Sandy De Groote, Deb Blecic, and Kristin Martin won the 2014 Best JMLA Research Paper Award for their article “Measures of health sciences journal use: a comparison of vendor, link-resolver, and local citation statistics. The article was published in the April 2013 issue of JMLA: journal of the Medical Library Association.
UIC campus holidays for July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 have been posted. The announcement also includes the reduced service days: Monday, December 29; Tuesday, December 30; Wednesday, December 31; and Friday, January 2.
Download a pdf of the holiday schedule from the UIC Human Resources website: choose “Holiday Schedule” from the “HR Calendars” drop-down menu.
Erika Tenorio, library specialist in RAM, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing on May 3, 2014, from Resurrection University.
Pia Hunter received the 2014 Library School Alumni Association Student Award at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) convocation on May 18, 2014.
The award, presented by Professor and Associate Dean Linda Smith, recognizes a student who “caught the spirit” of the library and information science profession while employed in a library setting and so chose to enter the master’s program. This student must have a strong commitment to return to a professional position in a library setting and help others “catch the spirit.”
Pia was inspired to pursue her master’s degree through her work with colleagues as a staff member at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, where she is head of reserve, media, and microforms. She is already inspiring members of her own staff to further their education. As GSLIS Advising Coordinator Meg Edward observed, “Overall Pia is motivational to her fellow students and me with her all-around positive attitude and approach to school, work, and life. Her professional promise has been recognized by her selection as an ARL Diversity Scholar.”
Felicia Barrett has been appointed Regional Head Librarian at LHS-Rockford as of May 16, 2014.
Congratulations to three library faculty members whose promotions are effective August 16, 2014, pending approval by the Board of Trustees:
- Deb Blecic promoted to professor
- Val Harris promoted to associate professor
- Rebecca Raszewski promoted to associate professor
Ryan Rafferty accepted the position of Interim Regional Head Librarian at LHS-Urbana effective May 26, 2014.
Rose Hanneke was hired as Assistant Information Services/Liaison Librarian and Assistant Professor at LHS Information Services effective June 2, 2014.
Tina Griffin was hired as Visiting Assistant Information Services/Liaison Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor at LHS Information Services effective June 2, 2014.
Esther Verreau was hired as Information Technical Support Associate ( Senior Digital Library Applications Developer) in Systems effective June 2, 2014.