Below are some representative PowerPoint presentations that focused on changes at the UGL.


The following articles include information related to the Undergraduate Library, with most written by librarians at the UGL. This is only representative of all that has been published.

  • Allen, Gillian (1990, January). Database Selection by Patrons Using CD-ROM. College & Research Libraries 51 (1): 69-75.
  • Allen, Mary Beth (1987). Information Literacy, The Library and the Basic Reader! Writer ED 284 580 (Syracuse) NY: ERIC).
  • Allen, Mary Beth (1989, summer). Focusing the One-Shot Lecture. Research Strategies 7: 100-105.
  • Anderson, Thomas A.  et al (1974). “A Computer Based Study Management System”.  Educational Psychologist  11 (1):  36-45.  Mentions how the Undergraduate library was used for study space for this research.
  • Avery, Susan et al (2008).  “Beyond Consultation: A New Model  for Librarian’s Office Hours”.  Public Services Quarterly, 4 (3):187-206.
  • Bennet, Scott (2008).  “The Information or the Learning Commons: Which Will We Have?” The Journal of Academic Librarianship” 34 (3):183-185.
  • Bregman, Alland and Robert Burger (2002).  “Library Automation  at the University  of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1965-2000:  A Case Study  of Technological and Organizational Validity.”  IEEE Annals, 24 (2): 71-85
  • Davidson, D.C. (1969).“Significant Developments in University Library Buildings.” Library Trends:125-137.
  • Corey, James. “The UPs and Downs of a Library  Circulation System” in Problems and Failures in Library Automation.  Vol. 15 : 35-49.  Available at: (Discusses the automated circulation system at the UGL (from planning in the 1960’s to implementation in the 1970’s). Konopasek, Katherine; O’Brien, Nancy Patricia (1982). “A Survey of Journal Use Within the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign”. ED225601 ERIC Full Text:
  • Forrest, Charles &  Gassman, Mary (1986, summer). Development of a Self-Guided Audiocassette Tour at a Large Academic Research Library. Research Strategies 4: 116-124 .
  • Fuhlrott, Rolf (1986, May). Underground Libraries. College and Research Libraries, pp 238-262.
  • Hahn, J., Mestre, L.S., Ward, D. H. & Avery, S. (2011, Mar.). Technology on demand: Implementing loanable technology services in an academic library. Library Hi Tech, 29 (1)34-50
  • Hahn– see additional publications related to mobile technology work done at the Undergraduate Library Here:
  • Hardin, Linda Pegg (1979). Library Research Strategies and Resources: An Introduction to the Basics (Bethesda, Md.: ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 191 508, 1979.
  • Hoadley, Irene Braden (1970). “The Undergraduate Library – The First 20 Years.” ED042478. Provides background of the ten undergraduate libraries during this time period (including at the University of Illinois)
  • Jackson, William Vernon (1954).  [Librarian at the Undergraduate Library in the 1950’s.]  See his article:  “The Interpretation of Public Services”   Library Trends:188-210.   Available at:
  • King, David N. & Ory, John, C. (1981, January). Effects of Library Instruction on Student Research: A Case Study.” College & Research Libraries 42: 31-41.
  • Kohl, David F., et al (1984, winter). Large-Scale Bibliographic Instruction -The Illinois Experience.” Research Strategies 2:  4-44.
  • Kohl, David F. and , Lizabeth A. (1986, winter). Effectiveness of Course-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction in Improving Coursework. gQ 27: 206-211. .
  • Kohl, David F. (1995). As Time Goes By:…. Revisiting Fundamentals”. Library Trends, 44 (2).
  • Kuhn, Warren B.  (1969)  “Undergraduate Libraries in a University”. Library Trends 188-209.
  • Laskowski, Mary S. and David Ward (2003). The Impact of Implementing Electronic Reserves on Staffing and Service. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 13 (3): 15-28.  Discusses the implementation of electronic reserves at the UIUC Undergraduate Library.
  • Leetaru, Kalev. “Undergraduate Library”.  University of  Illinois: Virtual Campus Tour.
  • McFadden, T.G. & Hostetler, T.J.eds. (1995). “The Library and Undergraduate Education” Library Trends  44 (2).
  • McNally, Arthur M. (1951).  “Co-Ordinating the Departmental Library System”.  The Library Quarterly,  21,(2):113-119. Discusses the development of the undergraduate library and how it relieves the departmental libraries of some of the service needs of students.
  • Mestre, L.S. & LeCrone, J. ( 2015).  Elevating the student assistant: An integrated development program for student library assistants. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22 (1) 1-20. DOI:10.1080/10691316.2015.1001240
  • Mestre, L.S. (2013). Media Commons: The process and value of centralizing services. Library Hi Tech, 31 (4): 669-687.
  • Pittman, Donna (1987, June). The Question Board. College & Research Libraries News , pp 327-330.
  • Rugen, Karen (1971, September). More Than a House of Books: University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.” American Libraries 2: 876-81.
  • Sander, J., Mestre, L.S., & Kurt, E. (2015). Going Beyond Loaning Books to Loaning Technologies: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MN: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Simpson, Virgina & Wilson, Lizabeth (1986). Selling a Free Service: Term Paper Research Counseling” in Marketing Instructional Services (Library Orientation Series: 16) (Pierian Press), pp 94-98.
  • Tagliacozzo, Renata and Kochen, Manfred (1970). “Information-seeking behavior of catalog users” The UGL is included as one of the libraries they surveyed in 1969.
  • “Undergraduate Education at the Universities of the CIC.”
  • Undergraduate Library: University of Illinois, in Library Buildings: Innovation for Changing Needs (Chicago: American Library Association, 1972), pp 119-32.
  • “University of Illinois” in Person, Roland, A New Path: Undergraduate Libraries at United States and Canadian Universities, 1949-1987 (New York: Greenwood, 1988), pp 65-67.
  • Vernon, William Jackson (1956, April).  The Undergraduate Library.  University of Illinois. Illinois Libraries 38:83-93.
  • Ward, D., Hahn, J. & Mestre, L.S. (2015).  Designing mobile technology to enhance library space use: Findings from an undergraduate student competition.  Journal of Learning Spaces, 4 (1): 30-40.
  • Ward, D., Hahn, J. & Mestre, L.S. ( 2014). Adventure code camp: Library mobile design in the backcountry. Information Technology and Libraries, 33 (3): 45-52.
  • White, Lucien, W. (1968, December). University of Illinois Award Winning Undergraduate  Library. Illinois Libraries 50: 1042-46.
  • Wilson, Betsy, Baker, Betsy & Hogan, Mary (1982). Research Guide: Using the University of Illinois Libraries (Champaign: Stipes Pub., 1982).
  • Wilson, Betsy & Arp, Lori (1985). Research Guide: Introduction to the Basics (Champaign: Stipes Pub.
  • Wilson, Betsy (1985). The Connection Between Library Skills Instruction and the Developmental Writer: Administrative Implications ED 256 372 (Syracuse, NY: Educational Resources Information Center).
  • Wilson, LA and Joyce C. Wright (1989). Term paper counseling: The library’s tutorial. In M. Pastine and B. Katz, eds., Integrating library use skills into the general education curriculum. (pp. 269–287). New York: Haworth Press.   Discusses how librarians and graduate students at the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois provided term paper consulting.
  • Wright, Joyce C (1988, January). The Self-Management Lab: Responding to Personal Needs. Wilson Library Bulletin 62: 12.