liberal arts and sciences
Dolores Albarracin, a professor of psychology, was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society). Fellow status is awarded to members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching and/or application.
She also was named a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Glenn Roisman, a professor of psychology, received the Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award from Division 7 of the American Psychological Association. The award winner is invited to address the following year’s meeting of the APA.
Fisheries professional David Philipp, a conservation biologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey and an adjunct professor of natural resources and environmental sciences, was recently honored with the Federation of Fly Fishers Aldo Leopold Award. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to fisheries and land ecology, which recognizes the value of all ecosystem parts, not only fish and wildlife but all living and non-living components that are an integral part of it.
Melody Allison, an assistant biology librarian at the UI Library, was awarded the Award for Professional Excellence by the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section of the Medical Library Association. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and exceptional librarianship in meeting the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals.
Carissa Holler, a professor of library administration and the business and finance information librarian, received the 2009 Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award from the College and University Business Libraries Section of the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association. The award recognizes the accomplishments of librarians new to the field of academic business librarianship.
Wendy Allen Shelburne, an electronic resources librarian, and David S. Vess, a visiting IMLS Portal librarian and assistant professor of library administration, received the Blackwell’s Scholarship Award for 2009 for their article, “Approaches to Selection, Access and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study With Fugitive Literature.” It also won the 2009 Best of Library Resources and Technical Services Award from the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. The article was co-written by Karen Schmidt, formerly of the University Library and now university librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University.