Communications Office

The GSLIS Communications Office serves as the School's strategic communications and marketing unit. The breadth of its activities center around advancing the mission of the School through print and electronic media and the GSLIS website. In addition to preparing promotional materials and newsletters for GSLIS, the office produces two high-quality publications, Library Trends and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

Areas Responsible Staff Member

Leadership and general oversight

Implementation of communications strategy; managerial and fiscal authority; marketing responsibilities; website management; special projects; general administration; managing editor of Library Trends

Cindy Ashwill
Assistant Dean for Communications
cashwill [at] illinois [dot] edu
(217) 244-4643

Publications and media relations

Strategic development and execution of communications with an emphasis faculty research and management of publications and media relations
Kim Schmidt
Director of Publications and Media Relations
kimsch [at] illinois [dot] edu
(217) 265-6391

Production of print materials and content development

Production of print materials and publications; content development for website and electronic communications; management of social media
Christy Glaze
Visiting Communications Coordinator
cglaze [at] illinois [dot] edu
(217) 300-1573

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Requests for calendar additions: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3246666
  • Requests for the website (announcements, page updates/corrections, etc.): web [at] support [dot] lis [dot] illinois [dot] edu
  • Requests for publicity for special projects, flyers, media announcements, and story ideas: communications [at] support [dot] lis [dot] illinois [dot] edu