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Madhubuti and TWP Archives Acquired
Sep 25, 2017
Archives of Haki R. Madhubuti and Third World Press/Third World Press Foundation Acquired by Illinois

Lynne Thomas to Lead RBML
Jul 25, 2017
Lynne M. Thomas Named Head of Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Chancellor's Medallion Awarded
Jun 23, 2017
The University of Illinois Honors Three Men Who Have Helped Preserve the History of the University: Winton Solberg, Maynard Brichford, and William Maher

Story Map Journal Launches
Jun 7, 2017
New, Interactive Website Chronicles Events Across Illinois Celebrating Poet Gwendolyn E. Brooks in 2017

IMLS Grant for Library and iSchool
Apr 25, 2017
University Library and the School of Information Sciences Receive National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Cole Wins Kilgour Award
Apr 6, 2017
Professor Timothy Cole Wins 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

NEH Grant Awarded to Archives
Mar 30, 2017
University of Illinois Archives Awarded NEH Grant to Digitize “The Cybernetics Thought Collective”

Data Purchase Opportunities
Mar 27, 2017
Applications Now Being Accepted to Purchase Data for Research (Deadline: May 26)

New Digital Publishing Initiative
Mar 14, 2017
Illinois Open Publishing Network's Pilot Project a New English Translation of Claude Monet Memoir

Mischo, Acting University Librarian
Feb 14, 2017
Head of Grainger Appointed as Acting Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Designate at Illinois

John Wilkin Named Interim Provost
Feb 13, 2017
University Librarian Selected as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Designate at Illinois

Image of Research – UR Edition
Feb 6, 2017
All Undergraduate Students Are Invited To Submit Entries To The Multidisciplinary Competition

PSAP Expanded into Museum Objects
Jan 24, 2017
The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) has Expanded to Include Ceramic, Glass, Stone, and Metal Object Materials

New Disability Resource Guides
Dec 19, 2016
Resource Guides on Disabilities Offered through University Library

Image of Research Competition
Dec 9, 2016
4th Annual Image of Research Competition for Graduate Students at Illinois

Hinchliffe's New Role as Editor
Nov 8, 2016
Professor and Information Literacy Services and Instruction Coordinator Appointed Editor of Library Trends

Archivist to Co-chair Task Force
Nov 3, 2016
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition Create Task Force for Email Archives

Announcing the Illinois Data Bank
Aug 31, 2016
Free, Self-serve Publishing Platform Centralizes, Preserves, and Provides Persistent and Reliable Access to Illinois Research Data

Libraries for Peace Website
Aug 19, 2016
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Launches Website as Part of its Libraries for Peace Initiative

State of IL Publications Digitized
Jul 25, 2016
Illinois State Library and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Partner to Make Illinois State Government Publications Available

Classics Library Merges
Jun 10, 2016
Classics Collection Joins Literatures and Languages Library

HathiTrust Research Center News
May 5, 2016
One of the World’s Largest Digital Libraries Opens Doors to Text-mining Scholars

Library Renovations Over the Summer
May 5, 2016
Renovation Projects in the Main and Undergraduate Libraries

Fire Safety Inst Library Recognized
Mar 3, 2016
Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Library Among 30 Finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Image of Research - UR Edition
Mar 1, 2016
Entries for Multidisciplinary Competition Celebrating Diversity and Breadth of Undergraduate Research at Illinois Due March 27, 2016

RefWorks Campus Subscription Ending
Feb 25, 2016
Guidance Available Through the Library to Help Current RefWorks Users Transition to a New Citation Tool

Mellon Foundation Research Grant
Dec 1, 2015
Grant Awarded to Explore Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Library Special Collections

Professorship for Mischo
Nov 23, 2015
William H. Mischo to Hold Inaugural Berthold Family Professorship in Information Access and Discovery at the University Library

PSAP is Now Live
Nov 19, 2015
The University Library and its Project Partners Announce the Availability of the Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)

Image of Research 2016
Nov 18, 2015
Entries for Multidisciplinary Competition Celebrating Diversity and Breadth of Graduate Student Research at Illinois Due January 15, 2016

New Open Access Policy
Oct 22, 2015
Faculty Senate Adopts Policy Granting University License to Scholarly Articles

Contribution to Chronicling America
Oct 19, 2015
10 Million Pages Posted to Database of Historic U.S. Newspapers; University Library's Illinois Digital Newspaper Project Contributes 300,000+ Pages

$1M Mellon Grant
Oct 1, 2015
$1 Million Mellon Grant to Help Humanities Scholars Explore Digital Publishing Options

IMLS Grant for Library and GSLIS
Sep 15, 2015
University Library and Graduate School of Library and Information Science Awarded Grant through IMLS's Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Library Part of DPLA Service Hub
Sep 15, 2015
Service Hub Responsibilities for the Digital Public Library of America will be Shared in Part by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Local Media Collection Acquired
Sep 9, 2015
Media Collection from That's Rentertainment Finds New Home at University Library

Savonius-Wroth Joins Library
Aug 24, 2015
Savonius-Wroth Becomes Head of History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

Hinchliffe Nominated for Presidency
Jul 24, 2015
Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction is a Candidate for 2017-18 American Library Association President

Library Welcomes Melanie Emerson
Jun 3, 2015
Emerson becomes Head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art

Library Welcomes Clara M. Chu
May 18, 2015
Dr. Chu becomes Mortenson Center’s Third Director and Distinguished Professor

Introducing IlliniSpaces
May 8, 2015
New App Helps Students Find Study Rooms, Conference Rooms, and Computer Labs on Campus

Library a Hathi Trust Proxy
Apr 24, 2015
Now Provides Special Access to In-copyright Materials within HathiTrust to those with Print Disability

2015 Image of Research Finalists
Apr 9, 2015
Finalists in this Year's Image of Research Competition were Announced April 8

Overnight Access Hours Changing
Mar 19, 2015
Card-access Hours for Three Library Facilities Changing March 29, 2015

Hinchliffe Wins 2015 ACRL/IS Award
Feb 23, 2015
Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction wins Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Green Awarded Humanities Grant
Feb 13, 2015
English and Digital Humanities Librarian Awarded Humanities Without Walls “Global Midwest” Grant

Abraham Lincoln Exhibit
Feb 5, 2015
“A Nation in Tears” Exhibit at Illinois marks Sesquicentennial of President Lincoln’s Assassination

Rimkus Wins Campus Award
Jan 5, 2015
Preservation Librarian Wins Campus Research Board Award for Work on Digital Preservation

Library Awarded CLIR Grant
Dec 11, 2014
CLIR Grant awarded to The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mortenson Center awarded Grant
Nov 17, 2014
A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support global librarian leadership training

Image of Research Competition
Nov 10, 2014
2nd Annual Image of Research Competition for Graduate Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Library Research Showcase Nov 12
Nov 3, 2014
2014 Showcase to be held in Main Library

Library Research Seminar VI
Sep 24, 2014
Library Research Seminar VI takes place Oct 7-9 at Illinois

Oak Street Reading Room Open
Sep 15, 2014
Reading Room at Oak Street Library Facility opens August 4, 2014

Sangwoo Lee Screenings, Talks
Sep 12, 2014
Sangwoo Lee, Independent Korean Filmmaker Visits University of Illinois For Screenings, Talks

Data Purchase Opportunities
Aug 27, 2014
Applications Now Being Accepted to Purchase Data for Research

MOU with NIT Silchar
Aug 1, 2014
National Institute of Technology Silchar signs MOU with University Library & Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

HTRC Awarded Grant from NEH
Jul 31, 2014
HathiTrust Research Center awarded grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

July Crochet Exhibit
Jul 8, 2014
New exhibit will have you hooked

Primo Access Ending July 15
Jun 26, 2014
Library ending Primo pilot this summer

Camp Cursive June 11
Jun 10, 2014
Rare Book & Manuscript Library invites the 8-11 set to "Camp Cursive"

U of I New BHL Member
Jun 6, 2014
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will help identify and digitize historical science literature and add these to the BHL’s holdings

Exhibit Explores Witchcraft Craze
Jun 5, 2014
New exhibition in Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Illinois explores Europe's Witchcraft Craze

New! Erlewine Astrology Collection
Apr 21, 2014
University Library acquires Michael Erlewine astrology collection

2014 National Archives Conference
Apr 18, 2014
2014 National Archives Conference at Illinois June 12-14

CNN iReports Recognizes Library
Apr 15, 2014
University Library and Undergraduate Library are favorites in CNN's community

ALA Report Praises Library
Apr 15, 2014
University Library cited as having particular impact on students in State of America's Libraries Report

Digital Newspaper Site Announced
Apr 8, 2014
New Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections website announced

Minrva 2.0.2 Released
Mar 28, 2014
New version of Minrva app for Android now available

Image of Research Competition
Mar 27, 2014
Image of Research – UR Edition

April 24 Event Celebrates Brooks
Mar 25, 2014
Full of Pepper and Light Welcomes the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers to Illinois on April 24

Duplicate Journal Volumes Removal
Feb 6, 2014
University Library Makes Effort to Remove Duplicate Print Journal Volumes

Pogo Studio Collection Acquired
Jan 29, 2014
Sousa Archives to Preserve Pogo Studio Recordings: University Library Acquires Master Tapes, Documentation of Prominent Local Recording Studio

Crochet Collection Gifted
Jan 23, 2014
Important Collection on Crochet and Related Arts Donated to Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Illinois

Libraries Win Energy Awards
Jan 23, 2014
Main Library, Undergraduate Library, and Grainger Engineering Library Win Energy Conservation Incentive Program Awards

1/13: Interlibrary Loan Maintenance
Jan 9, 2014
Illiad Interlibrary Loan System Maintenance for Monday, January 13, 2014 has been completed.

Library Acquires St. Joseph Record
Dec 16, 2013
University Library Acquires Local, Historical Newspaper: The St. Joseph Record

Image of Research Competition
Dec 12, 2013
Scholarly Commons and Graduate College partnering to host The Image of Research, a competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at Illinois

Input Sought on Renovation Project
Dec 11, 2013
NEH soliciting input on the renovation on a historic campus building

Brooks Archives Acquired
Oct 4, 2013
Library Acquires Literary Manuscripts and Archives of Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks

Library to Host Moon Events
Aug 28, 2013
University of Illinois Library to host Moon Events set to illuminate Urbana-Champaign

ILL: Loanshark Service Update
Jul 9, 2013
Progress has been made with the Interlibrary Loan ILLiad/loanshark system, but issues with OpenURLs (links into Illiad from other web services) remain.

ILL: Loanshark Service Availability
Jun 25, 2013
Progress has been made with the Interlibrary Loan ILLiad/loanshark system, but a few issues remain unresolved.

Web sites brief outages over
Jun 21, 2013
Library web servers maintenance that began on Friday, June 21st has been completed.

New University Librarian Announced
Jun 10, 2013
John Wilkin named 15th university librarian and dean of libraries at Illinois

New E-Reserve System
May 9, 2013
Uncover and Discover: New E-Reserve System at the University Library

Library Partners with DPLA
Apr 15, 2013
The University Library Partners with the Digital Public Library of America

New Media Commons @ UGL
Apr 10, 2013
New Media Commons at the Undergraduate Library

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60
Apr 1, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Collaborative Celebration: The Birth of Bond

New ExploreCU Mobile App/Website
Mar 15, 2013
University Libary Develops ExploreCU Mobile App and Website

New Resources from UK Publisher
Feb 18, 2013
University Library Acquires Significant Resources from UK Publisher

DMPTool Partners Receive Grant
Jan 28, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and DMPTool Partners Receive Grant Funding

Carl Sandburg Poem Discovered
Jan 25, 2013
Unknown poem by Carl Sandburg Discovered in Illinois: Speaks to Issue of Guns and Free Speech

Mellon Challenge Grant Exceeded
Jan 16, 2013
Library Matches and Exceeds Mellon Challenge Grant

Mobile App Student Competition
Nov 9, 2012
Undergraduate Library holds mobile Library app competition for students.

Card Catalog Removal
Oct 15, 2012
A large portion of the Library's outdated card catalog will be removed and recycled to allow for much-needed renovation.

New Preservation Archive
Sep 27, 2012
The University works with Dell and Open Source Fedora Commons Repository Software to create a digital archive.

Library Receives IMLS Grant
Sep 25, 2012
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces National Leadership Grant recipients, including the Library at Illinois.

Online Ethics Resource Launched
Sep 24, 2012
An interactive Ethics CORE resource has launched online.

Sandburg Documentary to Air
Sep 12, 2012
Documentary features

Apply for Data Purchase Program
Sep 11, 2012
Applications are now being accepted to purchase data for research.

Replacement of Reading Room Windows
Sep 10, 2012
Windows in the Library's Reading Room to be Replaced and Printers' Marks Panes Re-installed

13-millionth Volume Acquired
Sep 7, 2012
The first illustrated Japanese book is named the 13-millionth volume at the University Library.

What’s New at the Library?
Aug 27, 2012
As the University Library welcomes back students for the fall semester, it also announces several important changes.

SSHE Library Coming Soon
Jul 23, 2012
Changes to Library Services for the Social Sciences, Health, and Education

GrantForward: The New IRIS
Jun 27, 2012
Introducing GrantForward, a New and Improved Version of IRIS

Ford Receives CALA Award
Jun 18, 2012
Barbara Ford Receives 2012 Distinguished Service Award from CALA

Addition to Ag Digital Repository
Jun 1, 2012
Gift Brings 80 Years of Agricultural News to Farm, Field and Fireside at the University Library

Changes to Finding E-Journals
Jun 1, 2012
Changs to How Patrons Search and Find E-Journal, E-Books, and Database Subscriptions

Kern, Smith Elected by RUSA
May 7, 2012
Winners of the 2012 RUSA Elections Announced

New Role for Searing
Apr 30, 2012
Library Appoints Sue Searing as Interim Associate University Librarian for User Services

Investiture of Hotchkiss
Apr 27, 2012
Valerie Hotchkiss Named Andrew S.G. Turyn Endowed Professor

BEL Closing
Apr 26, 2012
Business and Economics Library (BEL) closing May 11, 2012

Home for ArchivesSpace
Apr 19, 2012
New York University, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lead the Archive Management System’s Creation Effort with Mellon Foundation Support

Supercomputing Award
Apr 18, 2012
University Library, I-CHASS and XSEDE Collaborate on Supercomputing Award

National Archives Conference at UI
Apr 6, 2012
University of Illinois to Host National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities, June 21-23, 2012

Folk Lit of the Sephardic Jews
Mar 16, 2012
New Home for the Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews Database

Dougan to Participate in Frye Inst
Mar 13, 2012
Music and Performing Arts Librarian Selected as a Frye Leadership Institute 2012 Participant

Walter Named Editor of C&RL
Mar 7, 2012
Library's Associate University Librarian for Services will become Editor of College & Research Libraries Journal

Edible Book Festival April 2
Mar 5, 2012
Library to Sponsor 7th Annual Edible Book Festival at the University YMCA

Book Collecting Contest Now Open
Mar 1, 2012
$500 First Place Prizes for Undergraduate and Graduate Categories - Entry Deadline: April 6, 2012

New Collection of Streaming Videos
Feb 9, 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Acquires 10,000+ Streaming Videos from Alexander Street Press

Library Acquires ProQuest Resources
Feb 7, 2012
Large-scale Acquisition Represents 16% Increase in Total Number of Databases Offered by Library

IRIS Licensed to Cazoodle
Jan 24, 2012
IRIS Grants Database Licensed to Local Company that Builds Semantic Data-aware Search Engines

Kaufman Librarian of the Year
Jan 24, 2012
Paula T. Kaufman Named 2012 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Library Selects ExLibris Primo
Jan 17, 2012
Library Integrates Primo into its Gateway Website and Search Systems

Digitization of C&RL Archive
Nov 29, 2011
University Library to Digitize College & Research Libraries Archive

Books to Honor Students
Nov 17, 2011
The Dads Association Gives Generous Gift to the Undergraduate Library to Honor Select Students

UGL Receives IMLS Grant
Sep 28, 2011
Institute of Museum and Library Services awards Demonstration Grant to Undergraduate Library

Humanitarian Award for MC
Aug 29, 2011
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Receives 2011 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award

Kaufman Librarian of the Year
Aug 23, 2011
University Librarian Selected 2011 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Paper on Terence Tanner Collection
Aug 8, 2011
University Library Archivist's Paper a Descriptive Inventory of One of the Unknown Treasures of the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

Apply for Data Purchase Program
Aug 1, 2011
Faculty and Graduate Students can Apply for Data Purchase Pilot Program

Mellon Challenge Grant
Aug 1, 2011
Challenge Grant to Fund Andrew E. Mellon Endowed Senior Conservator at Illinois

ArchivesSpace Grant
Jul 25, 2011
University of Illinois Library Partners with NYU Libraries and UC San Diego Libraries to Develop Next-generation Archives Management System

New IAS Library
Jul 25, 2011
International and Area Studies Library to Open August 22 for Library Users whose Needs Span Multiple Regsions of the World

Extended Hours at UGL
Jul 22, 2011
New Hours Established in Response to Student Requests

Library, GSLIS Awarded IMLS Grant
Jul 8, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, GSLIS Awarded Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

New Prairie Research Inst Library
Jun 29, 2011
Libraries of the Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Merge

Library Exceeds Fundraising Goal
Jun 17, 2011
The University Library Exceeds Second Campaign Goal of $45 Million

Ford Named to UNESCO Membership
May 27, 2011
Professor Barbara J. Ford Appointed to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

Book Collecting Contest Winners
May 10, 2011
Awards to be Presented at the No. 44 Society Meeting at 3:00 p.m. on May 11, 2011

Soybean Press Prize Awarded
May 2, 2011
Winner Announced for the Soybean Press Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Literature & Art in Collaboration with the Montage Arts Journal

Biology Services Moving
Apr 25, 2011
Biology Services to Move on May 13, 2011; Celebration Planned for April 26, 2011

Rare Books Loaned to Exhibit
Apr 21, 2011
UI Rare Book & Manuscript Library Loans Seven Works to "Illustrated Architecture Books" Exhibit at UIC

Asian Library Relocates
Apr 14, 2011
Main Stacks Now Circulating Asian Language Materials

New York Times Access
Mar 30, 2011
Access New York Times Issues through Access World News

Ford to Receive Int'l Award
Mar 21, 2011
Barbara Ford to Receive the 2010 Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

New Digital Resources
Mar 18, 2011
UI Library Offers New Collection of Digital Resources

GA Receives Smithsonian Internship
Mar 3, 2011
Library Graduate Assistant Receives Smithsonian Internship

Library Partners on Data Tool
Feb 15, 2011
Online Data Management Planning Tool Helps Researchers Meet Funding Requirements

Grant Awarded to Mortenson Center
Feb 1, 2011
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Receives Elsevier Foundation Grant

Jan 26, 2011

Media Editing Rooms in Undergrad
Jan 26, 2011
Two Media Editing Rooms are now Available in the Undergraduate Library

Library Receives Mellon Grant
Jan 12, 2011
University Library Receives Mellon Foundation Grant for Conservation

Overnight Access to Libraries
Jan 10, 2011
Library Addresses Student Concerns About Overnight Access

Dougan Elected to MLA Board
Dec 28, 2010
Music Library Association (MLA) Elects Kirstin Dougan as Board of Director Member-at-Large

LC Conversion for New Unit
Dec 6, 2010
Materials Tranferred into new Literatures and Languages Library to be Converted into LC Classification

ASEEES CLIR Award for Remnek
Dec 1, 2010
Miranda Remnek Receives ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources Distinguished Service Award

Help Us Improve this Website
Nov 29, 2010
Help us improve this web site by participating in our Library Web Site User Study

Books to Honor Students
Nov 19, 2010
The Dads Association Gives Generous Gift to the Undergraduate Library to Honor Select Students

9-1-1 Service Restored
Nov 18, 2010
The 9-1-1 service in Champaign County has been restored

China-U.S. Project Extended
Oct 26, 2010
China-U.S. Librarians Professional Exchange Project Extended with Additional IMLS Funding

Library Partners with ARTstor
Oct 22, 2010
ARTstor Collaborating with University Library to Share over 9,000 Images

Ethics Portal at Grainger Library
Oct 21, 2010
Grant Awarded to Illinois for Development of National Center and Portal for Ethics in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

INHS Library Open House
Oct 20, 2010
Illinois Natural History Survey Library Open House

Two Libraries Closed Winter Break
Oct 13, 2010
The English Library and Modern Languages and Linguistics Library will Close over Winter Break to Prepare for Merge/Move

Flu Shots at Undergrad
Oct 8, 2010
Flu Shots to be Given at Undergraduate Library on Oct 26 and Nov 3

12-millionth Volume Acquired
Oct 5, 2010
The University Library Acquires 12-millionth Volume and Adds to World-renowned H.G. Wells Collection

VuFind as Catalog Interface
Oct 1, 2010
Library Utilizing VuFind as Catalog Interface

Elsevier Survey Online
Oct 1, 2010
Participants Needed for Survey on Usage of Online Elsevier Books on ScienceDirect

Oct 28: Annual Book Sale
Sep 27, 2010
University Library's Annual Book Sale - October 28

Prom and Schwartz SAA Fellows
Sep 21, 2010
Christopher Prom and Scott Schwartz Inducted as Society of American Archivists Fellows

Apply for Data Purchase Program
Sep 17, 2010
Faculty and Graduate Students can Apply for Data Purchase Pilot Program

Savvy Researcher Schedule
Sep 1, 2010
Savvy Researcher Workshop Series Addresses Advanced Research and Information Management Issues

Book Donation from TECO
Aug 25, 2010
University Library Receives Large Book Donation from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

RBML Service Disruptions
Aug 24, 2010
Service Disruptions Expected in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library from September 7 through October 15

Changing Reference Collections
Aug 20, 2010
Main Library's Reference Collections Undergoing Reconfiguration

AvSAP Launches
Aug 19, 2010
New Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program Launches

Slavic Reference Service Moving
Aug 4, 2010
Slavic Reference Service to Temporarily Relocate to 200 Library

New I-Share Borrowing Policies
Aug 2, 2010
I-Share Borrowing Policies to Change on August 4, 2010

Geology Library Closing
Jul 15, 2010
Geology Library Closing August 6, 2010

Hinchliffe New ACRL President
Jul 7, 2010
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe Inaugurated as President of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Biology Library Awarded Grant
Jul 6, 2010
The Biology Library Wins Competitive Collection Enhancement Grant from CARLI

Government Document Project
Jul 1, 2010
Library Participates in CIC-Google Government Document Project

Item Request Service Available
Jun 30, 2010
The Library Catalog Requesting Service is available

Communications Library Reopens 6/25
Jun 23, 2010
Communications Library Reopens after Temporarily Closure Due to Non-functioning Air Conditioning System

Parts of Geology Library Closed
Jun 15, 2010
Portions of Geology Library Stacks and Entire Geology Map Room Closed

Hahn Wins Award for Article
May 26, 2010
Jim Hahn Chosen as Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010

Kern Recognized by MARS
May 21, 2010
Kathleen Kern is the 2010 Recipient of the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section Recognition Certificate

1867 Society Presents Check to UGL
May 6, 2010
Illinois Student Group Gives $1,100 to the Undergraduate Library

Black Studies Volumes Available
May 5, 2010
Four Volumes of the Illinois Documentary History of Black Studies Now Available

New Catalog Interface Coming 6/1
May 4, 2010
The Library's I-Share Union Catalog Will Have a New User Interface and Look on June 1, 2010

Winners of Book Collecting Contests
May 3, 2010
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library Announces Winners of their Book Collecting Contests

Prom Wins Archival Award
Apr 28, 2010
Christopher Prom Wins 2010 Movers and Shakers in Archives Award

Adamczyk Wins ILA Award
Apr 20, 2010
Jan Adamczyk to Receive Robert P. Doyle Award from ILA

Ebook Pilot Project
Apr 16, 2010
The Library Now Offers More Access to Ebooks

Library Supports Public Computing
Apr 15, 2010
University Library a Proud Supporter of "50 Years of Public Computing at the University of Illinois"

Undergrad Celebrates 40 Years
Apr 14, 2010
The Undergraduate Library to Celebrate 40 Years with Reception, Tour...and Bubbles!

Leak Occurs in Main Library
Apr 13, 2010
A Small Leak in the Main Library Results in Some Water Damage

Library Joins Arts Festival
Apr 9, 2010
University Library Participates in Boneyard Arts Festival

Farm, Field and Fireside
Apr 1, 2010
Repository of Digitized Farm Newspapers Launches at University Library

Library Goes Mobile
Mar 29, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Offers New Mobile Web Site

Gaming Night at UGL
Mar 26, 2010
U of I Undergraduate Library Hosts Gaming Career Night on April 8

Weible Wins Award from RUSA
Mar 23, 2010
Cherie' Weible selected winner of the 2010 Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

Edible Book Festival
Mar 19, 2010
5th Annual Edible Book Festival to be Held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GA Assistantship Reductions
Mar 17, 2010
Library, GSLIS Exploring Opportunities to Offset Assistantship Reductions

The Big Read Kicks Off!
Mar 16, 2010
Celebrate the kick off of the local Big Read at U of I on April 1st

Hours Spring Break 2010
Mar 9, 2010
Hours Spring Break 2010

Woodard Wins Dudley Award
Feb 25, 2010
Beth S. Woodard Wins 2010 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Ingold Wins WSS Award
Feb 23, 2010
Cindy Ingold Selected as 2010 Winner of ACRL Women's Studies Section Career Achievement Award

Kennedy Prints on Exhibit
Feb 16, 2010
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Prints on Display at UI Main Library

South Entrance to Library Re-opened
Feb 15, 2010
The South Entrance to the Main Library has been Re-opened

Mechanical Room Fire
Feb 14, 2010
Small Fire at the Main Library Extinguished Before Fire Departments Arrived

Book Collecting Contest
Feb 12, 2010
Book Collecting Contest Entries Due by April 2

Snapshot Day at the Undergrad
Feb 10, 2010
The Undergraduate Library Participates in "A Snapshot of a Day in the Life of Your Library" on February 10, 2010

Kaufman Wins Atkinson Award
Feb 2, 2010
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Paula Kaufman Wins 2010 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

New Savvy Researcher Workshops
Jan 28, 2010
New Titles Added to the Savvy Researcher Series

Lewis Carroll Exhibit
Jan 27, 2010
University Library Showcases Lewis Carroll Collection

Libraries Partner in Grant
Jan 15, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries Partner in Grant to Study Value of Academic Libraries

Mortenson Center Training Program
Jan 5, 2010
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois Launches the Leaders and Innovators Training Program

RefWorks Now Available to Alumni
Dec 2, 2009
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Extends Use of Research Management Tool to Alumni

Ingold Honored as Ally
Nov 19, 2009
Cindy Ingold Chosen as November Ally of the Month

Books to Honor Students
Nov 17, 2009
The Dads Association Gives Generous Gift to the Undergraduate Library to Honor Select Sophomores

Cell Phone Library Tours
Nov 17, 2009
The Main and Undergraduate Libraries Now Offer Cell Phone Tours

20,000+ Books Digitized
Nov 16, 2009
Library Surpasses Digitization of 20,000 Books from its Collection

Hotchkiss Elected to Senate
Nov 6, 2009
Scholar-Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Senate

Learn About New ETD Process
Oct 30, 2009
University Library Offers Instructional Video on New Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Process

Mortenson Distinguished Lecture
Oct 14, 2009
Ellen R. Tise to Speak at 19th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture

Library Offers New Technology
Oct 12, 2009
Undergraduate Library is First University Library to Offer BookScan Station as Result of Generous Gift

National Info Literacy Awareness
Oct 9, 2009
October Proclaimed National Information Literacy Awareness Month

One-millionth IDEALS Download
Oct 7, 2009
IDEALS Digital Repository Surpasses 1-millionth Download

I3 Open House
Sep 29, 2009
October 1 Open House to Offer Faculty Networking

Oct 29: Annual Book Sale
Sep 25, 2009
University Library's Annual Book Sale - October 29

Pilch Appointed by ARL
Sep 22, 2009
Janice Pilch Named ARL Visiting Program Officer

11-millionth Volume Acquired
Sep 18, 2009
The University Library Acquires 11-millionth Volume and Plans Celebration

ACRL Member of the Week
Sep 16, 2009
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is ACRL's Member of the Week

Searing Receives LSAA Award
Sep 11, 2009
Library and Information Sciences Librarian, Sue Searing, Honored with the LSAA Distinguished Service Award

IL History & Lincoln Relocates
Sep 11, 2009
The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections Relocate

Library Shifting
Sep 3, 2009
The University Library Announces Temporary Shifting of Materials and Offers Suggestions to Library Users for Requesting Items

Curator Named NCSA Fellow
Aug 27, 2009
Chatham Ewing Named 2009-2010 UIUC Faculty Fellow by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Allison Wins NAHRS Award
Aug 13, 2009
Biology Librarian Melody Allison Receives Award for Professional Excellence

Ongoing problems with the catalog
Aug 12, 2009
There are ongoing problems with the Library Catalog

Article Wins Awards
Jul 30, 2009
Co-authored Article Wins Best of LRTS Award and Blackwell's Scholarship Award

Library Receives Big Read Grant
Jul 24, 2009
University Library Receives $15,150 Big Read Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Main Stacks Desk Remodeling
Jul 21, 2009
Main Stacks Circulation Desk Remodeling - patrons may wish to select alternate pick-up locations and return items to other libraries whenever feasible.

Mischo Receives Kilgour Award
Jul 16, 2009
William Mischo Wins 2009 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology

Ford Receives CALA Award
Jul 10, 2009
Barbara Ford Receives 2009 President's Recognition Award from CALA

Relocation of Materials
Jul 2, 2009
Relocation of Select University Library Materials

Prom Named Fulbright Scholar
Jun 30, 2009
Christopher J. Prom Receives Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Library Receives Grant Award
Jun 29, 2009
University Library Receives $397,000 National Digital Newspaper Program Grant Award

Holler Receives B&F/SLA Award
Jun 25, 2009
Librarian Carissa Holler Receives Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award

Latin American Relocates
Jun 16, 2009
Latin American and Caribbean Library Temporarily Relocates to the Modern Languages and Linguistics Library

Africana Library Relocates
Jun 16, 2009
Africana Library Temporarily Relocates to Modern Languages and Linguistics Library

Library Catalog Upgraded
Jun 16, 2009
Library Catalog Upgrade Completed, Wednesday June 16, 2009

Government Docs Library Closing
Jun 10, 2009
Government Documents Library Closing

Physics/Astronomy Library Closing
Jun 10, 2009
Physics/Astronomy Library Closing

Uncover and Discover
May 14, 2009
Uncover and Discover - New Library Motto and Marketing Campaign

LIS Library Closing
May 6, 2009
Library & Information Science Library Closing May 15, 2009

Contest Winners Announced
May 6, 2009
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library Announces Book Collecting Contest Winners

Hinchliffe Elected to ACRL
May 6, 2009
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe Elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

Swine Flu Info Guide
Apr 28, 2009
The Undergraduate Library has Published its Swine Flu Information Guide

Investiture of Paula Kaufman
Apr 20, 2009
Paula T. Kaufman to be Named Inaugural Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Book Collecting Contest
Apr 16, 2009
Book Collecting Contest Entries Due by May 1

Finals and Commencement Hours
Apr 9, 2009
Library Hours During Finals Week and Commencement 2009

Try VuFind, win $50!
Mar 31, 2009
Try VuFind, win $50!

Hahn Receives Excellence Award
Mar 30, 2009
Jim Hahn Receives Literati Network Award for Excellence

Hinchliffe, Woodard Receive Award
Mar 20, 2009
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Beth S. Woodard Honored with ACRL Award

Daily Illini Recognizes Faculty
Mar 4, 2009
Daily Illini Recognizes University Library Outstanding Faculty

Rudasill Receives ACRL Award
Feb 13, 2009
Rudasill Receives Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQ Press Award

Library Co-Sponsors Writing Contest
Feb 11, 2009
Library Co-Sponsors First Annual Youth Literature Festival Writing Contest

Archivist Receives Award
Feb 9, 2009
Archivist Receives Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement

Audubon Exhibition at Krannert
Feb 3, 2009
Audubon at Illinois Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, Jan. 30-May 24, 2009

Library Archivists Receive Award
Dec 16, 2008
Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Archivists Honored with 2008 Andrew Mellon Foundation Award

MyCopy Books Available
Dec 11, 2008
University Libary Participates in MyCopy Pilot Project

Library Awarded Prestigious Grant
Dec 11, 2008
The Library has received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant.

Oct 30-31: Annual Book Sale
Oct 20, 2008
University Library's Annual Book Sale - Oct 30-31

New Service Model Website
Sep 2, 2008
Revamped website provides information on New Service Models implementation

New entry for Library bookstacks
Aug 20, 2008
New entry procedures at the Main Library bookstacks

Aug 28: World War II Stories
Jul 17, 2008
August 28: Central Illinois World War II Stories - Explore the impact of WWII on the University of Illinois.

Library Exceeds Fundraising Goal
Jul 17, 2008
The Library has exceeded its Brilliant Futures campaign goal of $30 million!

Gaming Awards
Jul 8, 2008
Three librarians have been recognized for their experience and innovation in gaming technology and research.

Uni High Library Open
May 29, 2008
The Uni High Library remodeling project is far enough along that the library is again open to the public.

"English in Print" Exhibit
May 27, 2008
Presented at The Grolier Club of New York, this exhibit examines the history of early English books.

Printers Row Book Fair
May 22, 2008
The Library will participate in this year's Printers Row Book Fair, scheduled for June 7 and 8.

John Fleckner presents...
May 14, 2008
John Fleckner presents "Building Sustainable Archives Program," GSLIS 126 & online streaming audio + a chat room

Next Gen Catalog Forum
May 14, 2008
The Next Generation Catalog Forum will be May 14, 2-4, in GSLIS 126, as well as available online as streaming audio + a chat room

RefWorks Upgrade
May 12, 2008
On Friday, May 2, RefWorks released exciting new feature upgrades to its service.

CPLA Library Closure
May 8, 2008
On Friday, May 9, the City Planning and Landscape Architecture (CPLA) Library will close its doors after 80 years of service to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

Catalog Slowdowns
Apr 25, 2008
The Library Online Catalog and other functions are experiencing intermittant slowdowns due to a system upgrade.

Digital Daily Illini
Apr 11, 2008
The digitized version of the Daily Illini for the years 1916 to 1936 richly documents the history of student life on campus as well as larger social movements and cultural trends.

Ford Receives ALA Award
Apr 3, 2008
Barbara J. Ford is this year's recipient of the ALA International Relations Committee's John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award.

Public Wireless Available
Mar 24, 2008
The University Library, in cooperation CITES, now offers public wireless connectivity for campus visitors.

Bronze Tablets Digitized
Mar 12, 2008
The Library is pleased to announce the digitization of the Bronze Tablets, which are available for viewing online and for purchase as full-sized prints.

Block Honored by Belgian Government
Mar 5, 2008
Jane Block, the head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois, will be honored by the Belgian government for her scholarship on the art and culture of Belgium.

Health Information Portal
Mar 4, 2008
By Andrea Lynn
The new Health Information Portal brings together health information from many disciplines and sources, making them available in one convenient, easy-to-access place.

New Service Models
Feb 29, 2008
The Library currently is reviewing information from town hall meetings and discussions to identify organizational changes in services for the twenty-first century.

Archon Web Tool Kit
Feb 28, 2008
Archivists at the University of Illinois Library believe they have built a better tool kit, their new online collections management program called Archon.

RBML Closure
Feb 8, 2008
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library will close temporarily on February 25, 2008, in order to counteract an outbreak of mold in its vault. The library is scheduled to reopen on May 12, 2008.

Field Guide Database
Jan 29, 2008
By Andrea Lynn
Diane Schmidt, biology librarian, has built and launched the most complete web database of field guides to date, The International Field Guides Web Site.

First Emblem Book Digitized
Dec 18, 2007
The Library has digitized the first title from its renowned collection of over 600 emblem books written from 1540 to 1800.

"Buy a Book" Service
Dec 5, 2007
Anyone can benefit the Library’s collections by purchasing books through the “Buy a Book” Service (BABS)

Historic Blueprints Online
Nov 7, 2007
The Illinois Built Environment Collection provides an online view of select original documents used to shape the Urbana campus.

Gaming Night
Oct 29, 2007
The Undergraduate Library's third Gaming Night will explores the intersection of music and technology.

New Library Gateway Launched
Sep 20, 2007
The Library has released a newly designed website with new search features and a completely accessible design.

Digitized Book of the Week Blog
Aug 2, 2007
This blog features news and highlights of the Library's large-scale digitization initiatives, providing access to historical works.

Google Book Project
Jun 21, 2007
The University Library and other libraries in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) have partnered with Google to make available up to 10 million volumes in their holdings.

Spring Finals 2010 Hours Posted
Hours Spring Finals 2010