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John P. Wilkin was the guest of honor on April 15 as he was bestowed the medallion naming him the second Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries. Library and campus faculty and staff, along with John’s family, attended the ceremony and recep …

In 1997, before he passed away, Christopher Millsap quietly donated a small collection of historical family documents to the University Library in his grandmother’s name (Martha L. Walker). Over the next 19 years, family members lost track of the exact …

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC), a specialized international resource and service in the University Library. Based in the ACES (Funk) Library, it features the largest existing electron …

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A gift from a Library Friend has funded a display case (and permanent home) for a camera belonging to the Illinois alumnus who shaped 20th-century journalism.

To me, the Library is quite simply the single most important resource of the University. All departments and disciplines, all levels of students, and faculty and staff use its resources. Its resources are also open to scholars from around the world and to all the citizens of Illinois, the nation, and the world. It is a true center of excellence in every meaning of the word. Books have always had an important place in my family. A gift to the University Library just seemed like the most fitting and meaningful way to honor my family.

— Carol A. Berthold

BA, 1964