Alumna Receives Faculty Award for International Achievement
April 21, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan alumna Barbara J. Ford ’68, director of the
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), received the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International
Achievement at UIUC’s annual International Achievement Awards Banquet. The award recognizes
the work of a current UIUC faculty member who shows exemplary work in teaching, research
and public service in the international arena.
Ford was honored for her distinguished academic career in developing educational programs
for librarians around the world and promoting a global vision of librarianship through
her work as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries from 1990
to 1991, president of the American Library Association from 1997 to 1998 and as an
elected member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Governing Board from 2005 to 2009.
She received her master of science in library science at UIUC in 1973, her master
of arts in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at
Tufts University in Medford, Mass. in 1969 and her bachelor of arts in history from
Illinois Wesleyan in 1968.
Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181