Abraham Lincoln Association honors new president

The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) honored Kathryn Harris as president at their symposium banquet in Springfield on February 12, 2016, the 207th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

Harris is both the first woman and first African American appointed to the position. Prior to her appointment as ALA president she served as the director of library services at the President Lincoln Memorial Library and Museum.

She was interviewed by Illinois Public Media to discuss the importance of libraries. Listen to the interview, here.

Congrats to Dr. Jim Leary!

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Leary!

Leary is a former editor of the Journal of American Folklore and a member of two University of Illinois Press-affiliated societies, American Folklore Society and the Society of the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies.

Read more from Isthmus: http://isthmus.com/music/jim-leary-grammy-award-scandinavian-folk-music/