LHS-Chicago posted a virtual tour of the library for a recent virtual site visit in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) mid-contract evaluation. Although the video emphasizes spaces that support the NN/LM mission and the work done to carry it out, it includes much useful information and many photos of staff, collections, and facilities at LHS.
At the end of August, the Reference Department received a $177,202 grant from the Illinois State Library via the Library Services and Technology Act. In addition to UIC, the grant involves four universities across Illinois: DePaul, Illinois Wesleyan, Northeastern Illinois and the University of Illinois at Springfield. Fifi Logan, Reference Librarian, and Beth Pickard, Assistant Reference Librarian, are the UIC contacts.
The grant, Anthropologists in the Library: Helping Librarians Support Student Success, will fund an ethnographic study of libraries during which the five universities will collaborate with anthropologists to find out what really happens when a student is assigned a research paper. The study will examine the potentially different expectations students, faculty and library staff have of one another in terms of facilitating the research process.
The Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria is pleased to announce that it has been funded by the Peoria Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support “Information for the Cure 2008.” The Library’s “Information for the Cure” collection is a premier breast cancer collection that serves the needs of health care professionals and consumers in Central Illinois. Educational outreach to health care providers, educators, and the community raises awareness of the collection, instructs users to locate and evaluate online breast cancer information, and promotes informed decision making. Please visit the Web site to learn more or stop in to browse the collection.
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library are pleased to announce that applications are now available for FY2009 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.
LSTA grants are some of the most popular grants the State Library offers each year, and this year’s offerings include several new categories. Information and applications are available on the Secretary of State Web site.
Deadline: December 15
Members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 26 to July 2, 2008, in Anaheim, Calif.
Valerie Harris, Assistant Special Collections Librarian, has received a $20,000 grant from the Illinois State Library under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) for “Images of Progress: Views of A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934.”
The Frye Leadership Institute is an intensive, two-week residential program that offers participants the opportunity to explore and analyze the leadership challenges stemming from the changing context and complexity of higher education. This year’s program at Emory University (June 1- 12,) will pay special attention to the implications of the growing power of information technology to transform the means of research, teaching, and scholarly communication. The Council on Library and Information Resources and the Andrew W. Mellon Liberal Arts College Scholarship Program offer scholarship assistance to attendees.
SAGE awards six Library Support Staff Travel Grants to make it possible for library support staff to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The travel grants cover the expense of attending the conference, including airfare, three nights’ lodging, and conference registration — up to $1,000 for each recipient. The upcoming ALA Annual Conference takes place June 26 to July 2, 2008 in Anaheim, Calif.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR LIBRARIANS!
The American Library Association Publishing Committee’s Carnegie-Whitney Award provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes, or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Applications must be received by November 5, 2007. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2008.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, is pleased to offer two workshops in August: (1) Grant
Essentials Workshop; and (2) Funding: Finding Expected and Unexpected Sources. Both workshops are intended for new investigators or investigators new to UIC.