Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor & Coordinator for Research Professional Development, University Library Affiliate Faculty, School of Information Sciences, European Union Center, & Center for Global Studies

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Research Professional Development in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s School of Information Sciences, European Union Center, and Center for Global Studies. At Illinois, she has also served as the Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, Acting Head of the University High School Library, Head of the Undergraduate Library, Acting Coordinator for Staff Development and Training, and Coordinator for Strategic Planning in the University Library. Previously, she was the Library Instruction Coordinator at Illinois State University and Reference Librarian at Parkland Community College.

Lisa served as the 2010-2011 President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. In addition to her work in ACRL, Lisa has served on numerous American Library Association (ALA) and division committees, including the International Relations Committee, School Library Implementation Task Force, and the Digital Literacy Task Force of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy. She was a member of the National Expert Panel for the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services’ Libraries, Literacy, and Gaming Initiative and serves on external review panels for the ALA Office of Accreditation and portfolio evaluator for the ALA-APA Library support Staff Certification. Lisa has also served on various committees and groups in IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations, Association of Research Libraries, NISO: National Information Standards Organization, Illinois Library Association, and LOEX. In addition to ACRL, Lisa has served on the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board and is currently the Chair of the ORCID Board.

Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innovation. She is an internationally sought-after speaker and has also conducted workshops and trainings on five continents. She is currently a “chef” in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Lisa received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Scholarly Publishing in 2023. She was also awarded the inaugural Larry Romans Mentorship Award from the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable (GLBTRT) in 2017. Lisa received the 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award and the 2009 ACRL Special Presidential Recognition Award for the Information Literacy Immersion Program. She was awarded the University of Illinois GSLIS Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award in 2003 and the University of Illinois GSLIS Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award in 1995.

Lisa received her Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.