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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Memories will be published later through the digital resources portal for LIS, now in development.