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Like two hustling trains on parallel tracks, the University Archives and the University of Illinois Alumni Association have pursued their destinations side by side. Now, a new agreement will put the two entities on the same line in complementary missio …

In a year in which the University of Illinois gave a nod to history, it also heralded its historians. In June, as part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration, the campus accorded its highest honor— the Chancellor’s Medallion—to three men critical to safeg …

Bill Mischo, head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, assumed the position of interim university librarian on February 18. Mischo came highly recommended by Dean Wilkin. Former Provost Edward Feser agreed, saying, “Bill’s many terms …

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As a University of Illinois graduate student, Carla Barnwell had her own study carrel in the Main Library stacks—and she  relished the environment. “I loved being surrounded by books,” the retired biology teacher said. “It’s an environment that’s reall …

The Libraries 'have played a critical and highly empowering role in all aspects of my group's research, including our recently reported synthesis machine. Immediate access to a wide array of information is critical to everything we do. In particular, access to an extensive collection of online journals and search engines has been vital.'

— Martin D. Burke