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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.

As an undergraduate, I found the vast, high, light-filled reading room to be a sort of temple of learning—most of which I despaired of ever mastering—and in graduate school, after taking courses on the use of the library for research, I was even more awed by how much of human knowledge is contained in that building. Illinois is a great university, and the Library is its heart.

— Roger Ebert

BS, 1964