Provides access to the incredible wealth of scholarship, information, and cultural assets
produced or curated by libraries, museums, government agencies, and academic institutions within
the State of Illinois and elsewhere.
A recent example of this partnership was:
Audubon at Illinois: Selections from the University Library's Birds of America, an
exhibition held January 30 through May 24, 2009 and curated by reference librarian Jo Kibbee. A new
The Morrill Act: The Land Grant Roots of a Great University, will run October 1 through
October 31, 2009.
The Mortenson Center and the Mortenson Distinguished Professorship seek to strengthen
international ties among libraries and librarians, regardless of geographic location or access to
technology. Over 700 librarians from 89 countries have already taken advantage of programming
through the Mortenson Center - the only one of its kind in the world.
Hosts three to four exhibitions per year, sponsors a book collecting club (
The No. 44 Society ) and annual book collecting contest, a fine press (
The Soybean Fine Press ), and numerous lectures, performances, and celebrations (such as Shakespeare's Birthday and
An example of this partnership is the Annual Preservation Emporium, Organized by the
Preservation Working Group of the University of Illinois, which brings preservation specialists
together with objects brought in by the public.