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Bonn edits book on scholarly communication librarianship

Associate Professor Maria Bonn has co-edited a new book on scholarly communication librarianship with Josh Bolick, head of the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright at the University of Kansas, and Will Cross, director of the Open Knowledge Center at North Carolina State University. Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge was recently published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and is available as an open access edition.

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MSLIS student publishes new adventure book

MSLIS student and author Jessica Smith, who uses the pen name Jessika Fleck, has published a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, Murder at the Old Willow Boarding School. In her latest book, readers (as students in the academy for gifted children) must solve their own murder and stop the killer from striking again.

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Markazi receives 2023 Graduate Student Leadership Award

Informatics PhD student Daniela Markazi has been named the doctoral student winner of the 2023 Graduate Student Leadership Award from The Graduate College. The award recognizes two graduate students (one master's and one doctoral) who have exhibited outstanding services that has positively impacted the UIUC campus and wider communities.

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iSchool researchers to improve biomedical article retrieval process

Associate Professors Halil Kilicoglu and Jodi Schneider are part of a team of researchers who have received a three-year, $947,925 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) to improve upon a tool clinicians, researchers, and systematic reviewers use to retrieve biomedical articles from bibliographic databases.

Smith to support finance operations

Samantha Smith joined the iSchool on October 2 as an office manager with the business and finance team. In this role, she will assist with purchases, financial transactions, and financial administrative maintenance.

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iSchool researchers present at CSCW 2023

Several faculty and students will present their research at the 2023 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2023), which will be held in Minneapolis, Minneapolis, from October 14-18. CSCW is the premier venue for experts from industry and academia to explore the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities.

Archer joins Student Affairs team

Matt Archer has joined the iSchool as coordinator of academic and student affairs. In his new role, he will support the social and academic development of students in the PhD degree program.

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iSchool instructors ranked as excellent

Nine iSchool instructors were named in the University's List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for Summer 2023. The rankings are released every semester, and results are based on the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Only those instructors who gave out ICES forms during the semester and who released their data for publication are included in the list.

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Join the iSchool at ALISE 2023

Join iSchool faculty, staff, and students for the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), which will take place from October 2-5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme of ALISE 2023 is "Bridge the Gap: Teaching, Learning, Practice, and Competencies."

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iSchool faculty to present at AISLE 2023

iSchool faculty will present their research at the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) Annual Conference, which will be held from October 1-3 in Champaign. The theme of AISLE 2023 is "Strength in Partnerships." On the opening night of the conference, the iSchool will sponsor Late Night at Lit!, a social event at The Literary, a book bar, from 7:30-9:00 p.m.