Sep 11, 2009
Sue Searing, Library and Information Sciences Librarian since 1999, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Library School Alumni Association (LSAA) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The annual award recognizes friends of GSLIS (including faculty, staff, alumni, and non-alumni) who have served LSAA or GSLIS in an exceptional way. Searing was one of three University of Illinois LIS librarians honored. According to LSAA, award recipients ensure the quality of the LIS Library's collection. They developed strategies to serve remote users, implemented e-mail reference, piloted electronic reserves, enhanced the Web site, increased instructional offerings, and launched a new service model for the LIS Library.
Awards were given on July 12, 2009, at at reception held at the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA).