IN THIS ISSUE: ALS | ENGINEERING | LAS | LIBRARY & UNI HIGH
applied life studies
Thomas O’Rourke, professor of community health, received the 2004 UI Alumni Association Educator’s Award at the UI Senior 100 Honorary Banquet. O’Rourke was recognized for “efforts made to enhance the undergraduate experience at the University of Illinois.”
Donald E. Carlson, professor of theoretical and applied mechanics, has been awarded the 2004 Robert E. Miller Award for Teaching of Mechanics.
Carlson was cited “for distinguished service to the TAM department, particularly for rigorous teaching of mechanics at all levels of instruction.” The award was presented April 23 during the department’s spring banquet and awards convocation.
liberal arts and sciences
Carl R. Woese, Stanley O. Ikenberry Professor of Microbiology, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in April. Election to the society honors extraordinary accomplishments in a variety of disciplines, organized into five classes. Woese was elected into the biological sciences class. Nominations for membership can only be made by resident members.
The society is the oldest learned society in the United States, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”
university library and uni high
Articles by Lisa Hinchliffe, UI Library coordinator for information literacy services and instruction, and Frances Jacobson Harris, head librarian at University Laboratory High School, were selected to be included in Library Instruction Round Table’s top 20 library instruction articles of 2003. LIRT is affiliated with the American Library Association.
Hinchliffe’s article, “Examining the Context: New Voices Reflect on Information Literacy,” was published in Reference & User Services Quarterly 42.4. In the notification, the chair of the committee making the award noted that Hinchliffe’s article “exemplified our criteria of quality writing, useful research and stimulating ideas.”
Harris’ article “Information Literacy in School Libraries: It Takes a Community,” was published in Reference & User Services Quarterly 42.3. Her article exemplified their criteria of quality writing, useful research, and stimulating ideas.
The committee read and evaluated more than 100 articles published in 2003 as part of the selection process. The entire list of selected articles will be published in the June 2004 issue of the organization’s newsletter, Library Instruction Round Table News.