Hoh serves as panelist at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Monica Hoh

MS/LIS student Monica Hoh was invited by the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) to participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). The event, which was held October 16-20 in Frankfurt, Germany, is the world's largest trade fair for books and draws more visitors than any other book fair.

Hoh won a five-day business and conference ticket to the Frankfurter Buchmesse through her SSP Fellowship. SSP and its blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, presented two sessions at the book fair, exploring the latest industry developments and the current state of Open Access (OA) monograph publishing. Hoh served as a panelist for the session "What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly and Academic Publishing."

"After my session and throughout the rest of the week, I was able to attend other panels, presentations, and events at the fair," Hoh said. "I was fortunate to not only listen to Mary Bates' keynote lecture on Artificial Intelligence but to meet and talk with her. I also toured the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library), unexpectedly meeting fellow cataloging colleagues."

Hoh appreciated the opportunity to witness the business and trade aspects of the book fair as well as the public fair experience. She enjoyed reconnecting with individuals she met at the SSP annual meeting as well as meeting librarians and other publishers.

Hoh's research interests include metadata/cataloging, youth services, and diversity in LIS and she holds a graduate assistantship in the Office of Information Literacy at the Main Library. She earned her BA in theatre and women's studies from Colgate University. 

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

Internship Spotlight: PwC

MS/IM student Devashish Sahay discusses his summer internship at PwC. After he graduates this month, he will return to PwC as a technology consultant.

Devashish Sahay

Pinkney receives grant from the Caxton Club

MS/LIS student Annabel Pinkney has been awarded a grant from the Caxton Club, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study and promotion of the book arts. The grant will support her project, "Advanced Studies of the Book Structure," in which Pinkney is creating a portfolio of at least ten book repair treatments of varying difficulty.

Annabel Pinkney

Visualizing how Americans spend their time earns Parmar first place in competition

MS/IM student Pranay Parmar won first place in the Data Visualization Competition sponsored by the University of Illinois Library's Scholarly Commons. The competition provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in visually communicating information. Winners were announced on October 22 at the 2019 Scholarly Commons Open House.

Pranay Parmar

Leep program, scholarship help student realize goal of LIS degree

As a young professional working to advance her career, Leep student Erica Halpern appreciates the flexibility and convenience of the iSchool's online MS/LIS program. She also is grateful for the George Bonn Scholarship that she received from the School, which removed a "huge financial burden" and has allowed her to focus on her studies.

Erica Halpern

Dwyer and Wong complete digital humanities projects at Oxford

This past summer MS/LIS students Kaylen Dwyer and Jasmine Wong participated in the Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program, an ongoing collaboration between Illinois and Oxford. The 2019 program partnered with the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) as part of the grant "Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources." The students proposed their own independent projects and were advised by faculty members at Oxford e-Research Center, David de Roure and Kevin Page, and iSchool partners Professor J. Stephen Downie and Visiting Research Services Specialist Ryan Dubnicek.