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Advocates Advance Library Cause

Diverse group spearheads support efforts

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Heise Takes On Senior Advancement Role

New director comes full circle in returning to UI campus

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Building Project Update

Renovation plans continue to take shape

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Gifts at Work

Gift from Library Friends Brings Upgrades to Communications Library

by Molly Leahy (BS ’19, journalism) Tucked in the northwest corner of Gregory Hall, the Communications Library is not only a resource for thousands of students but a comfortable sanctuary. Over the years, the library has transformed to accommodate student needs, expanded its hours, and renovated its top floor. Now, thanks to the generosity of […]

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I was in grade school the first time I was taken into the Library, by a family friend. I remember that we discovered the first issue of 'Life' magazine, which seemed to me of incalculable antiquitiy. For many months in the mid-60s, I returned to the archives for a University Centennial project, paging through a century of back issues of the 'Daily Illini' to compile 'An Illini Century,' a centennial memory of undergraduate life. It was an exciting time; I had the feeling that I might find most anything in those pages, and I did —from Lorado Taft's farewell to Urbana to Red Grange selling his car in the classified ads.”
—Roger Ebert
BS, 1964