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"A Great Library on the Prairie"

Sep 10, 2011

The latest issue of Library Trends (vol. 60, no. 1, Summer 2011) is devoted to "Library Design: From Past to Present."  Of particular note is an article by GSLIS alum Brock Peoples, "A great library on the prairie: The history, design, and growth of the University of Illinois Library" (p. 134-151).  Illustrated with vintage photos, Peoples' fascinating study examines the historical interplay among our library's mission, architecture, and large collections.  The issue also includes an article by retired Urbana Free Library director and GSLIS faculty member Fred Schlipf.  GSLIS professor Alistair Black and Danish scholar Nan Dahlkild co-edited the issue.