IAS Library Opens

Aug 22, 2011

The International and Area Studies Library will open to the public in 321 Library (former site of the English Library) on Monday August 22nd.

The IAS Library will begin the semester with open hours from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.  Normal service hours  (Monday – Thursday, 9am – 7pm, Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – 5pm) will begin later in the semester, once staff are settled in the new space.  The change to open hours will be announced on LIBNEWS and on the Gateway as soon as possible. Work continues on the remaining IAS Library space across the hall (in the former Asian Library), and we hope that the remaining space, which includes faculty and staff offices, as well as workspace for student employees and the IAS Library Seminar Room, will be open by the end of September.

This new unit will bring together the former Asian, Africana, and Slavic & East European libraries, as well as Library service programs in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Global Studies, European Union Studies, and related areas. The IAS Library will be the Library’s gateway to information and scholarship related to area, international, and global studies, connecting students and scholars to the knowledge crucial to developing global competencies through the study of distinct nations and regions, as well as transnational issues and global concerns. The IAS Library will enhance opportunities for collaboration and coordination among the Library’s area and international studies specialists and will provide a single, physical service point and Web presence for Library users whose needs span multiple regions of the world.

If you have any questions about the IAS Library, please contact Scott Walter, Associate University Librarian for Services, Associate Dean of Libraries, and Acting Head, International & Area Studies Library.