Joe Lenkart is the head of Slavic Reference Service (SRS) and Assistant Professor
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He provides vision and leadership for SRS and the Library Summer Research Laboratory program in support of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) scholars. The Title VIII grant program funds SRS to assist REEES scholars year-round. He is the chair of Education and Access Committee, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies.