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Bill Mischo, head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, assumed the position of interim university librarian on February 18. Mischo came highly recommended by Dean Wilkin. Former Provost Edward Feser agreed, saying, “Bill’s many terms …

In February, Chancellor Robert Jones named John Wilkin as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate at Illinois. Wilkin, who has served as the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian since 20 …

This past fall, the Funk Library, which holds a special place in the hearts of those in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), received a significant collection donation from a non-university, non-local firm in apprec …

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On April 13, faculty, staff, students, and Library Friends gathered in the International and Area Studies (IAS) Library to celebrate the legacy of Professor Ralph Fisher; Professor Christopher “Kit” Condill and Professor Joseph Lenkart, the very first …

One thing that is special about our library is that for many people it becomes a key part of what it means to be a member of the scholarly community at Illinois.

— John P. Caughlin

BA, 1991