May 14, 2010

BEL Salutes the Class of 2010

This weekend marks another year in which we say good-bye to our Super Assistants and to some graduate assistants.

Our super assistants who are graduating are as follows:

Erin Johnson
Brock Booton
Brian Eckstein
Sarah Smyth
Samatha Mueller

Our graduate assistants who will be obtaining their hoods in addition to diplomas are Brock Peoples and Sarah Fancher.

BEL appreciates all of the many hours they put in to keep our doors open and to answer the many questions our customers asked.

Congratulations, class of 2010!

Posted by Becky at 4:37 PM

December 8, 2009

College of Business' New Instructional Facilty is Platinum

The new Business Instructional Facility at the COB has been certified as platinum for environmental standards.

This afternoon, Dean Larry DeBrock announced this exciting news to the College via e-mail:

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the U.S. Green Building Council has made its decision on the LEED rating for BIF. We earned their highest rating - Platinum!

This recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the environment puts us in a very exclusive class. We are the first college of business at any public university to receive a platinum rating. BIF is among only a dozen platinum certified projects at any university in the world, and is the first at any university or college in Illinois, where only 14 other buildings have been certified platinum.

Indeed, this is a great achievement. BEL salutes the forward thinking of the College on energy conservation and environmental sustainability for the 21st century, especially as BIF is also a very aesthetically pleasing building.

To read more, go here.

Posted by Becky at 5:31 PM

November 6, 2009

Accounting Research Toolbox Surpasses 10,000 Views

BEL's Library Guide (aka Libguide) on accounting research resources hit a milestone this week: it has surpassed 10,000 views since its debut on July 24, 2009. It was created as a one stop research place for the Accountacy faculty and doctoral students.

The Accounting Research Toolbox is number one amongst all of the University Library's 421 guides. It has 10,045 views, which means accounting information is crucial to our scholars at Illinois.

Here's the link to the guide.

Also, do visit BEL's FiRST Guide (finance) and SMaRT guide (business administration) too!

Posted by Becky at 2:38 PM

June 10, 2009

BEL Salutes Michael Halperin, Director, Lippincott Library at UPenn

Today marks a new type of salute: saluting other peers at the Top 50 B-School Libraries.

BELlog has learned Michael Halperin, Director of the Lippincott Library (affectionately known as the Wharton Library) at the University of Pennsylvania, is receiving Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship, an honor sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning and administered by ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

From ALA's website:

Award winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the field of business librarianship. Halperin was selected most notably for his more than three decades of work as an innovator, teacher and mentor in the profession. The committee, chaired by RUSA member and Rutgers University Business Librarian Theodora Haynes, cited Halperin’s Business FAQ, a tool he designed and has shared with a consortium of institutions, as an invaluable resource that even now, a decade after its introduction, serves as the starting point for many researchers in business and economics.

The Business FAQ is noteworthy as BEL is one of 25 b-school libraries which share this invaluable service. BEL's is called Fast Answers and it is used frequently by our grad assistants who are librarians in training to answer questions.

The Wharton Library was also the first to enable end-user searching, training thousands of students and faculty on how to use Dialog, LexisNexis, CD-ROM, and now web products.

Halperin has authored many scholarly works as well.

On a personal note, I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Mike Halperin for this year's award. I met Mike at ABLD in 1990, and was guest visitor at his library, hosted by former AD Ruth Pagell, who won this award in 1995. Other ABLD colleagues who have been recipients were last year's honoree, Gary White of Penn State;Chuck Popovich of Ohio State (now retired); John Ganly (soon to be retired) of NYPL; Judy Nixon (Purdue); and Catherine Friedman, AUL at UC-San Diego.

Congratulations to Mike Halperin, the true Wizard in the provision of Business Information Services. You can see his picture here.


Posted by Becky at 1:48 PM

May 27, 2009

BEL Salutes Carissa Holler, Business and Finance Librarian


BEL's own Carissa Holler will be bestowed the 2009 SLA-BF's Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship award next month at the 100th Anniversary of the Special Libraries Association in Washington, DC. The criteria were judged on scholarship, teaching or presentations, and other contributions to her institution as well as the profession. This honor is given to academic business librarians who have been in the profession for 3-7 years.

Carissa is a 3Y faculty member in BEL and teaches an elective course for the Dept of Finance at the College of Business. She is also very involved teaching data location and creation of work products for the Illinois Business Consulting group at the b-school.

Congratulations to Carissa for this grand achievement.


(photo courtesy of Gary White)

Posted by Becky at 11:27 AM

May 12, 2009

BEL Salutes Our Grad Assistants and Super Assistants

BEL wishes to congratulate the graduating grad assistants and "Super" (Student) Assistants who worked in our library:

Grad Assistants
Katie Bruce
Makiko ishizawa

Super Assistants
Patrick Bode
Caroline Bobrecki
Ayanna Coleman
Nicole Dvorak
Elisabeth Frisby
Alisa Modica
Meera Patel
Emily Treptow
Jackie Wincek

These students were our evening and weekend staffers. They checked out books, reshelved books, assisted researchers with location of libraries, helped in finding company and industry information, or how to use Bloomberg, and of course, performed over the shoulder instruction of the electronic catalog. Sometimes they just listened to the researcher who wanted to air a concern about school work.

Today, BEL held an end-of-the-year celebration with our usual excellent pot luck, and each of the graduates received a Illinois Libraries ' "Uncover and Discover" pen as a thank-you gift.

We wish them best of luck and hope the good memories of BEL will remain with them. We appreciate them working tirelessly on our behalf.

Posted by Becky at 3:26 PM

April 29, 2009

BEL Salutes Paula Kaufman, Dean of Illinois' University Library


Today is a happy day at the University Library. Paula T. Kaufman, dean and professor of Library Administration, will be invested this afternoon. She is the first dean on campus to receive a chair this decade.

From the Library news:

A $5 million gift has established a deanship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Paula T. Kaufman, university librarian and dean of libraries for the University of Illinois, will be honored as the inaugural Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries at an Investiture ceremony hosted by Chancellor Richard Herman and Provost Linda Katehi on April 29, 2009.

The Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson University Library Deanship is one of the first deanships at the University of Illinois to be endowed at this level. The seven-figure donation will create an endowment—a permanent trust that is invested to provide a long-term source of funding—which will be used to finance the perpetual needs of the University Library.

About Dean Kaufman:

Paula Kaufman joined the University Library in 1999 after serving in key library positions at the University of Tennessee and Columbia University. She has four decades of experience as a librarian and has written and made presentations on a number of issues pertaining to scholarly information, privacy, copyright, research libraries, recruitment, and leadership.

Dean Kaufman is thrilled about this honor and said:

“Juanita and Robert Simpson have bestowed the greatest possible honor to the University Library with the establishment of this deanship. By endowing this position, they ensure that our Library continues to attract leadership of the highest order and they make certain President James’ vision of a great library that recruits the best faculty and students to this University is secure,” said Professor Kaufman. “I am humbled and honored to be the first person to carry the title of the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of the Library and University Librarian. It is only through the Simpsons’ foresight and generosity that this is possible."

BEL salutes our leader, Dean Paula Kaufman, and former business librarian.

Posted by Becky at 12:46 PM

April 8, 2009

BEL Salutes Larry DeBrock, the New Dean of the College of Business


From the College of Business website:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lawrence DeBrock, a noted economist and longtime University of Illinois professor and administrator, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 21 meeting in Chicago.

DeBrock has served as interim dean of the nationally ranked business school since 2008, when former dean Avijit Ghosh was named vice president for technology and economic development.

Chancellor Richard Herman was quoted about Dean DeBrock:

“In his role as interim dean he has shown an ability to provide vision and get people to follow him. He is an individual of considerable accomplishment and speaks passionately about the college – its faculty, staff and students and has great support from them. We are delighted to send his name to our board.”

DeBrock's appointment would be the ninth dean in 95 years for the college, which is also rated in the Top Twenty in terms of scholarly output and impact. The College is also rated in the top 15 in undergraduate programs and in the top 40 of graduate school programs.

DeBrock says his three decades at the U. of I. will be an advantage in building on recent successes such as faculty hiring, building programs, expanding student facilities and improving external relations.

Larry is a dedicated educator as well as an excellent scholar. He uses BEL over the campus network frequently. BEL salutes Dean DeBrock for this distinguished position as he has a great love for the University, has the trust of his colleagues, and the students feel they can come to him for advice. He's also one of the Chicago Cubs' enthusiastic fans.

Posted by Becky at 11:37 AM

September 2, 2008

BEL Salutes Glenn Graham


(pic courtesy of Trader Daily)

Glenn Graham was named one of Trader Daily's "Top 30 Under 30", meaning the top young traders under the age of 30. Glenn last attended classes in finance and accounting from the College of Business in 2006, and he was a student assistant in BEL. He once said that BEL was one of the best jobs in his life because we had so many databases and publications he could peruse for his career search and projects he had to do for classes.

Indeed, he used Investment Dealer's Digest and Futures magazine to do an independent job search for a summer internship, and landed a spot at Allston Investment in Chicago. He performed so well that he was offered a permanent position at the end of his internship.

Now, Glenn works for Dubai-based Casa Trading as director of its energy trading. One of his peers said this about Glenn:

"His trading prowess is unprecedented for someone his age," says one crude-oil broker. "He's a brilliant trader and a tremendous risk taker, but at the same time he knows how to calculate risk well."

Glenn is only 23 years old.

BEL salutes Glenn Graham and continues to wish him well in his endeavors.

Link to article (registration req'd, but free to anyone)

(h/t to Ashley Graham, his sibling, who also works in BEL as a student assistant)

Posted by Becky at 11:11 AM

August 22, 2008

BEL Salutes the College of Business

US News & World Report just released its 2008 rankings of undergraduate programs. Illinois' College of Business was ranked in the top 10 in the following areas:

Real Estate

Hats off to the College of Business!

Posted by Becky at 12:55 PM

April 1, 2008

BEL Salutes Carissa Holler

This afternoon, Bellog has learned that BEL's own Carissa Holler was named as one of List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.” Associate Dean and Finance Department Chair David Ikenberry made the announcement via e-mail. Carissa taught a half credit course in the Finance Department called Financial Information Systems to MBA's and MSF's.

Congratulations, Carissa!

Posted by Becky at 2:25 PM

August 28, 2007

BEL Appreciates Caterpillar


Caterpillar is one of the top industrial companies in the United States and happens to be located in Central Illinois.

Fitch Rating Service had this to say recently about Caterpillar, which rated the company an A+:

CAT is the world's leading manufacturer in construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Other major businesses include Remanufacturing Services, Logistics, and Progress Rail. Through its financial products subsidiary, CAT provides retail-financing to its customers and dealers for the purchase and lease of CAT and non-competitive products. In the first half of 2007, 54% of CAT's consolidated sales were outside the U.S.

The ratings reflect CAT's consistently strong cash flow generation, competitive products, diversified customer base, global manufacturing footprint and strong international dealer network. The ratings are also supported by CAT's substantial financial flexibility, solid credit metrics and the strength and stability of CAT Financial, all of which give CAT the ability to absorb economic and product cycles.

(information taken from Mergent Online)

We appreciate Caterpillar for their partnership with the College of Business and in making it possible to have Bloomberg in our library. Bloomberg is used throughout the core curriculum in the Finance Department.

Posted by Becky at 12:18 PM

July 31, 2007

Bancrofts Support Sale of Dow Jones to Murdoch

From the NYT:

News Corporation has garnered just enough of Bancroft Family support to purchase Dow Jones for $5B.

Read the rest here.

Posted by Becky at 11:40 AM

May 1, 2007

BEL Salutes the Business School Faculty Promotees

From Dean Ghosh's e-mail this morning:

I am delighted to inform you that the Provost’s office has now approved the recommendations submitted by the College to grant tenure to Professors Glenn Hoetker, Scott Weisbenner and Martin Wu in the Departments of Business Administration, Finance and Accountancy, respectively. They have also been promoted to rank of associate professor effective August 16, 2007 and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

The Provost’s office has also approved the promotions of Jeffrey Brown (Finance) and Michael Pratt (Business Administration) to full professor.

Congrats to all of these faculty!

Posted by Becky at 10:38 AM

November 21, 2006

BEL Salutes: Professor William Bernhard

Bellog has discovered that U2IPERG (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign International Political Economy Research Group) Team member and Political Science professor William "Bill" Bernhard, along with co-author David Leblang at the University of Colorado, has a new book out, entitled Democratic Processes and Financial Markets: Pricing Politics.

To read more about the book, go here to read a prospectus. It will be available for circulation sometime next week in BEL.

Congratulations, Professor Bernhard. We look forward to seeing more research from you and other members of the U2IPERG community.

Posted by Becky at 3:08 PM

November 2, 2006

BEL Salutes: Ricardo Flores

bellog discovered today that Ricardo Flores, a doctoral student in Business Adminstration at UIUC, received Best Interactive Paper Award at the 2006 Academy of Management Meeting, Organizational Change and Development Division, in Atlanta this past August.

The full citation is as follows: Flores, R., (2006). Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Adaptation: Exploring the role of Organizational Identity. In K.Mark Weaver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643

Congratulations to Ricardo, who is seen in BEL quite often doing a ton of research for himself and some of his professors. He is our first doctoral student to make the BEL Salutes section. Below is a picture of Ricardo (on the right) receiving a plaque at Academy of Management Conference.


Posted by Becky at 12:31 PM

September 14, 2006

BEL Salutes: Professor Theodore Sougiannis

UIUC College of Business just announced today in an e-mail issued by Dean Ghosh:

Professor Theodore Sougiannis has been appointed KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. By conferring the KPMG Professorship on Professor Sougiannis, the College recognizes and celebrates his many contributions in the field of Accountancy and to his department and the College.

Professor Sougiannis, or “Theo” as he is fondly known, joined the College in 1990, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier he graduated from the University of Pireaus (Greece) and received M.B.A and M.A. degrees from York University in Canada. Theo’s research focuses on the use of accounting numbers in stock market valuations, the choice of financial accounting rules, and accounting regulation. His research papers in these areas—often at the interface of accounting and finance—have had significant impacts on the literature and the understanding of accounting phenomena.

Social Science Research Network has ranked Professor Sougiannis's co-authored paper, "A Comparison of Dividend, Cash Flow, and Earnings Approaches to Equity Valuation" as number 5 in number of downloads. To see the abstract of that paper, click here.

BEL congratulates Professor Sougiannis in his accomplishments, and he is our first UIUC Accountancy Professor be to saluted!

Posted by Becky at 11:03 AM

July 26, 2006

BEL Salutes 3 GAs Who Have Graduated

Erin Guss, who went to work as a Youth Services librarian at St. Louis Public Library
Angela Maycock, who wil be working as an Instruction/Reference Librarian at Michigan State University

and former BEL GA Kyle Naff who will be Business Liasion at Univ of Wisconsin at Whitewater

Congrats to you all and thank you for the many projects and hours helping our researchers here.
Best of luck as you start your new careers!

Posted by Becky at 1:48 PM

May 10, 2006

BEL Salutes our Graduating Seniors

Robert Meier--who will be moving to SF area to work for a start-up firm
Claire Chase--who will be working in Chicago area for awhile before going to Law School
Anna Stowell--who will be moving to NYC and teach math to inter-city kids
Jennifer Bailey--who will be working in BEL this summer while making her final plans.

Many thanks for your miles of smiles, shelf reading, call slips, answering questions, noting our head counts of researchers who learn in BEL, and answering librarians/staff questions about your classwork.

Our SA's are more than student assistants: they are Super Assistants!

Congrats to all 4, and we hope you will stay in touch with us.

Posted by Becky at 12:12 PM

May 5, 2006

College of Business Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Friday April 28, 2006, The College of Business at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign broke ground on its new Business Instructional Facility, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2008.

Provided below are highlights from the day's events, which included a panel discussion, groundbreaking ceremony and reception.

LINK to rest of News Release from the College of Business.

Posted by Becky at 9:48 AM

May 1, 2006

BEL Salutes Professor Neil Pearson

Today Professor Neil D. Pearson was given the Harry A. Brandt Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Options chair. To borrow language from Dean Avijit Ghosh's e-mail announcement,

" Professor Pearson, who joined the College in the Department of Finance in August 1995 as an assistant professor, is one of the country’s leading academic experts in the field of financial economics, particularly the growing sub-field relating to futures and options, derivatives trading and financial risk management. His research in this area is universally regarded for its creativity, its high quality and for the impact it has had on the discipline. In recognition of his excellent scholarship, the College appointed Professor Pearson as an IBE Fellow in Finance in 2002.

The Harry A. Brandt Distinguished Professorship in Financial Markets and Options was established in 1987 by a gift from Harry A. Brandt to provide academic leadership, in the area of financial markets and options. A 1956 graduate of the College of Business, Harry Brandt served as the President of Brandt and Associates in Chicago, a firm specializing in processing transactions for options traders. The College is extremely grateful to Harry and Sharon Joyce Brandt for their support."

We join the Dean in congratulating Professor Pearson. He is one of BEL's regulars--often doing research on the Bloomberg terminal.

Posted by Becky at 1:59 PM

March 29, 2006

BEL Salutes: Professor David Ikenberry

Professor David Ikenberry is head of the Finance Department at UIUC's College of Business. Recently, UIUC News Bureau interviewed him and posted this story on their web site:

A Minute with David Ikenberry

David Ikenberry's research has focused on issues relating to stock-market returns as well as the informational efficiency of markets and the reasons why companies buy back their own stock. The growing influence of "activist stockholders" in corporate America has stirred fears that they are mostly speculators looking for quick profits at the expense of established companies. Ikenberry analyzes the background of these high-profile battles.

Read the rest here.

Professor Ikenberry is a good friend of BEL and has made it possible for our library to have Bloomberg.

Posted by Becky at 1:26 PM

March 15, 2006

BEL Salutes: Visiting Assistant Prof Laura Hanson

Today, bellogers said good bye to this blog's administrator, Visiting Assistant Professor Laura Hanson. Unfortunately, her position was not funded because of very competitive internal capital markets.

Professor Hanson made this blog a friendly place to visit, and for bellogers to post; likewise she completely re-designed the BEL web site, as well as the Industrial and Labor Relations website. While we gratefully acknowledge the re-design was based on some good survey research previously done by the ESSL and code borrowed, Professor Hanson created the look and feel of BEL appear as though it was our own in order to appeal to our clients--students, faculty, and onlookers. She included RSS feeds both in this blog and to our website to create value and draw readers to what belloger and BEL faculty colleague Yoo-Seong Song has coined, "the library killer app", which means more of our readers will find navigation through our information tsunmai a lot calmer and easy to do.

I was amazed all of the work that went into the graphics and the care of ensuring that our pages were so reachable by anyone. Some of the College of Business faculty gave our new web site accolades. We are pleased they like the new pages; most of the complements were about the look and feel.

She left us with excellent products. Professor Hanson will continue her career in Digital Librarianship. She is off to an excellent start, and we believe she will do very well.

Only bellogers know as well how Professor Hanson contributed to the training of our grad assistants, and how she answered many tough questions related to datasets.

From BEL staff and faculty-- thank you, Professor Hanson from the bottom of our minds and hearts.

From this belloger, Bon chance, Laura...hope you will connect with us when you can. BEL wasn't designed to be an alpha nor an omega for learning and relationship building.

Posted by Becky at 7:30 PM

December 22, 2005

BEL Salutes: Zoe Revell and Anna Gerard

Zoe Revell and Anna Gerard were recently approved for upgrades for the work they do. Zoe is now Senior Library Specialist and Anna was upgraded to Library Specialist.


...and one other salute: Dave Pherigo. Dave has been part of the BEL team for the past 4 years. He is always available for our customers.

To see what the staff do, click here.

Posted by Becky at 3:39 PM

December 12, 2005

BEL Salutes: Larry Neal, Economics

Larry Neal, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics recently received an excellence award From the Economic History Association. The link is to EHA databases of interest to economic historians since their program doesn't disclose this particular award receipent ahead, and I'm certain Professor Neal would want this link mentioned (instead).

bellog has obtained a presentation quote by Professor Ken Snowden of UNC Greensboro:

Tonight we recognize the recipient of the twelfth annual Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. The award is based on letters of support from students and colleagues, and an examination of the candidates teaching methods, materials and contributions. The goal is to identify and recognize dedication, commitment and excellence in the dissemination of economic history.

Congratulations, Professor Neal! Well deserved!

And thanks to another fellow librarian who provided the scoop to the bellogers about this honor!

Posted by Becky at 4:41 PM

BEL Salutes: Larry Neal, Economics

Larry Neal, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics recently received an excellence award From the Economic History Association. The link is to EHA databases of interest to economic historians since their program doesn't disclose this particular award receipent ahead, and I'm certain Professor Neal would want this link mentioned (instead).

bellog has obtained a presentation quote by Professor Ken Snowden of UNC Greensboro:

Tonight we recognize the recipient of the twelfth annual Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. The award is based on letters of support from students and colleagues, and an examination of the candidates teaching methods, materials and contributions. The goal is to identify and recognize dedication, commitment and excellence in the dissemination of economic history.

Congratulations, Professor Neal! Well deserved!

And thanks to another fellow librarian who provided the scoop to the bellogers about this honor!

Posted by Becky at 4:41 PM

December 8, 2005

BEL Salutes: Profs Carissa Holler and Yoo-Seong Song

Our BEL faculty have been busy teaching Bloomberg to several groups. One complement came through my e-mail last week, from a UIUC Distinguished Teacher in the department of Finance:

Your presentation of the Bloomberg system to the bankers from ABC Bank was a huge success. Each presentation created mew excitement and your inserting Chinese as the language to explain each screen was an excellent decision. Your ability to read the interest and needs of the Chinese bankers resulted in many wonderful discovery type learning experiences.

Also your enthusiasic responses to the questions from each group created a natural excitement from the bankers. You have many wonderful characteristics that tell me you are going to be a great teacher!!

Good going! Despite not feeling her best, Professor Holler still gave it all she had to do these presentations.

In addition, thanks to Professor Yoo-Seong Song who was with her on some of the sessions and contributed suggestions for searching Bloomberg on certain questions as well.

Posted by Becky at 6:21 PM

BEL Salutes: Rajshree Agarwal, Strategy

UIUC Associate Professor Rajshree Agarwal was one of 4 co-authors of an article "Knowledge Transfer through Inheritance: Spinout Generation, Development, and Survival" which was recently given the Best Article Award for 2004 by the Academy of Management Journal.

Congratulations, Professor Agarwal!

To see the other AOM winners for earlier years, click here.

Posted by Becky at 1:47 PM

August 23, 2005

BEL Salutes : New Fellows at the College of Business

Today Dean Ghosh announced 4 new fellows at the College:

Rajshree Agarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, James F. Towey Faculty Fellow

Jeffrey Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Julian Simon Memorial Faculty Fellow

Allen Poteshman, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, James F. Towey Faculty Fellow

Michael Pratt, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, James F. Towey Faculty Fellow

Our hats are off to you! Congratulations!

Posted by Becky at 10:32 AM

August 19, 2005

BEL Salutes: Carissa Holler, BEL Business Reference Specialist

Carissa Holler, Business Reference Specialist in BEL, recently completed The Bloomberg Global Product Certification Program. She has received certificates in all three available tracks, including Equity, Fixed Income, and Foreign Exchange. Carissa also holds the positions of Research Manager for (IBC) Illinois Business Consulting and Research Professional for the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. For more information about Bloomberg Certification, please see:

Posted by at 1:28 PM

June 23, 2005

BEL Salutes: Yoo-Seong Song, Labor Librarian & in BEL

Assistant Professor Yoo-Seong Song received a "highly commended paper" award from Emerald Publishing for his article, entitled" International Business students: a Study on Their Use of Electronic Library Services" in Reference Services Review 32 (4): 366-71. This same paper was delivered as a presentation at LOEX of the West conference last year.

Posted by Becky at 12:48 PM

June 22, 2005

BEL Salutes: Steve Michael, College of Business

Hat's Off to Associate Professor Steve Michael who has been cited three times in a new book (soon to be cataloged for the UIUC Libraries) entitled The Economics of Franchising, by Roger D. Blair and Francine Lafontaine. Professor Michael is an expert in franchising and entrepreneurship at our College of Business.

Posted by Becky at 3:43 PM

June 20, 2005

BEL Salutes

BEL Salutes is a section that recognizes individuals in BEL units or College of Business and Department of Economics faculty.
This week, BEL has two faculty to salute:

Yoo-Seong Song, Assistant Professor and ILIR & Economics Librarian has two papers accepted for conferences at the International Federation of Libraries Association in Oslo and at the Evidence-based Librarianship meeting in Brisbane.

Becky Smith, Head of BEL, was elected Secretary of the SLA Leadership & Management Division's Executive Board (very more akin to a Communications officer position)

More to come...

Posted by Becky at 1:46 PM