Apr 13, 2009
On May 15, the Library & Information Science Library at the University of Illinois will close its doors. The physical collections will be dispersed to other departmental libraries and to the central book stacks in Main Library. It's not the end of library support for LIS, though. We'll continue to build a world renowned collection of print and digital content, and reference and instructional services will be offered on-site in the GSLIS building and over the internet.
There's 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. That's sixty-five years ago. To mark the transition of LIS library services to a new, more virtual model, we're holding a "retirement party" for the physical library space.
Please join us in 306 Main Library, May 15, 3:00-5:00 pm, for a reception. Remarks will begin at 4:00pm.
We welcome your memories of the LIS Library space. Please submit them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your memories will be published later through the digital resources portal for LIS, now in development.
We hope to see you on May 15,
Sue Searing, LIS Librarian, and Sandy Wolf, LIS Library Operations Associate