LIS Library Closing

May 6, 2009

On May 15, 2009, the Library & Information Science (LIS) Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will close its doors. The physical collections will be dispersed to other departmental libraries and to the central book stacks in the Main Library. Library support for LIS will not cease. The LIS Library will continue to build a world renowned collection of print and digital content, and reference and instructional services will be offered on-site in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) building and over the Internet.

There has been a collection of materials to support the Library School since its founding in the 19th century. The Library School Library became an official departmental unit of the University Library in 1944 -- sixty-five years ago. To mark the transition of LIS library services to a new, more virtual model, The LIS Library is holding a "retirement party" for the physical library space in 306 Library on May 15th. The reception will take place between 3:00-5:00pm. Remarks will begin at 4:00pm.

The LIS Library welcomes its patrons' memories of the LIS Library space. Please submit them via email: lislibmemories@gmail.com. Memories will be published later through the digital resources portal for LIS, now in development.

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