Lynne M. Rudasill named 2009 Marta Lange/CQ Press Award Winner

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February 10, 2009

CHICAGO – Lynne M. Rudasill, associate professor of library administration and global studies librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been named the 2009 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science. CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque during the 2009 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

“As the first and only global studies librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lynne has made a number of contributions to the library profession through articles published in books, peer reviewed and general academic library journals and through a host of presentations both at home and abroad,” said Leslie Homzie, chair of the award committee and senior reference librarian at Boston College. “Through her Web site created for the Global Studies Library at UIUC she continues to engage users in international studies.”

Rudasill’s research interests include the exploration of human-computer interaction through Web page design in order to facilitate access to library resources. She is currently researching the effects of government policies on the informational aspects and resources of non-governmental organizations.

In addition to her position as global studies librarian, Rudasill serves as half-time subject specialist for political science and speech communication in the Education and Social Science Library at UIUC, where her duties include collection development, instruction and reference. She previously worked as assistant education and social science librarian and reference coordinator at UIUC (1998-2003), where she also served as assistant librarian for instruction and educational technology (1997-98), and was reference/instructional services librarian at Eureka College (1991-97).

Rudasill received her B.A. with distinction in political science from UIUC in 1976, where she also earned her M.S.L.S. Â

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