Dennis Krieb is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Dennis Krieb, Director of Institutional Research and Library Services at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, and a member of the CARLI Board of Directors since 2011, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award for 2015.

The award, presented by ILA's Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum, recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development. CARLI provides financial support for the award.

Throughout his career, and regardless of his role, Dennis has striven to create library communities that promote open access for all patrons and provide exceptional levels of service. As stated in his nomination form, “Dennis is a tireless advocate for Illinois academic libraries of all sizes, with a demonstrated deep respect for and commitment to sustaining and enhancing Illinois' rich tradition of cooperation and collaboration.” 

During his tenure on the CARLI Board, Dennis has been involved in launching the search for a next generation library management system for I-Share, as well as a patron-driven acquisition pilot project for e-books that extends participation to non-I-Share libraries. 

The Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award will be presented at the Awards Gala held on Friday, October 23, during the 2015 Illinois Library Conference in Peoria. 

For further information, contact the Illinois Library Association.