William Mischo is Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the Berthold Family Professor of Information Access and Discovery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library. He is currently Acting Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the UIUC Library. Bill has been involved in numerous grant funded digital library projects, including the NSF Digital Library Initiative, IMLS National Leadership grants, Mellon Foundation grants, and NSF NSDL (National Science Digital Library) grants. Bill has published over 60 articles and conference papers in library and information science and presented at more than 70 conferences. He was elected a Fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in 2015 and was the recipient of the 2009 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology from ALA/OCLC and the 2001 Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division.