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What do the Library, emerging technology, and a monastery have in common? To answer that question you have to understand the unconventional collaboration between two library units: the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, a unique profe …

Although it was the middle of the rainy season, I had the great pleasure of spending two weeks in Tokyo this summer, visiting six universities and purchasing books for the University Library. One of the highlights was attending the Japan Illini Club’s …

From July 25 through August 1, 2016, I traveled to Brazil seeking to learn from their library systems, establish library contacts, explore avenues for collaboration, visit the offices of our long time vendor of Brazilian books, learn from Brazilian and …

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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.

Investing in the University Library is an investment in the future of our students, and research and knowledge creation for the benefit of all.

— John P. Wilkin