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ILA Ad Hoc Committee for Diversity & Inclusion Seeks Members

Diversity is an issue that is inherent and essential to librarianship. It impacts the communities we serve, the profession of librarianship, and the mission of libraries. Diversity is a Key Action Area for the American Library Association (ALA), and its prioritization is shown not only through the existence and activities of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, but also through the various committees, roundtables, interest groups, and initiatives organized by ALA affiliates, divisions, and state organizations (American Library Association, n.d.).

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UIU library staff opens new chapter

With the arrival of fall classes, Upper Iowa University Director of Library Services Rob Hudson has been settling into his somewhat new surroundings, introducing himself and providing assistance to Peacock community members visiting Henderson-Wilder Library on Fayette Campus. UIU previously announced the hiring of Hudson in June. Additional staff members include Assistant Director of Library Services Jodi Hilleshiem and Electronic Services Librarian Victoria Troemel. Previously serving as technical services librarian at Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Troemel began her duties in mid-September.
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ILA-ACRL Fall Conference Scholarship Announced!

The ILA-ACRL Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year's winner of the ILA-ACRL Fall Conference Scholarship, Kate Thompson. Kate is a University of Alabama MLIS student and University of Iowa alum. Kate's award will be announced at the Thursday morning opening session of the ILA conference. Please welcome Kate to the conference and introduce yourself!
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Grand View University Welcomes Annah Hackett, Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian

Anna Hackett - Grand View Librarian

Annah Hackett joined the Grand View University Library as Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian on the first day of fall semester classes, August 29, 2016. Annah is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison's iSchool where she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Head Student Librarian at Woodman Astronomy Library, an Assistant Tour Guide for the Wisconsin Historical Museum Education Department, and Circulation Desk Worker at the Ebling Library for the Health Sciences. She also completed a Learning and Information Literacy Instruction Practicum experience as part of her graduate studies, and served as President of UW Madison's ALA-Student Chapter.

Most recently, Annah comes to us from the University of Idaho where her work focused on instruction, reference, and serving as liaison to the International Studies and Political Science departments. Annah was instrumental in establishing, and also chairs, the Idaho Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, and is a 2016 ALA Emerging Leader.

Annah says, "I am so excited to work closely with the students here! That is my favorite part about Grand View--that you get the opportunity to work one-on-one with students."

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Hawkeye Library featured on the cover of Choice

The Hawkeye Community College Library was pleasantly surprised to find it was featured on the cover of the September 2016 issue of Choice. The Hawkeye Library is the second Cedar Valley library to be featured in 2016; UNI’s Rod Library graced the cover in May 2016.

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