The personal contact and interaction with the LIS Library staff—I can ask them just about anything and receive the information I need to know.—GSLIS staff member
LIS Virtual Library
With over 13 million printed volumes, the University of Illinois Library is the largest public university research library in the United States. A wide array of departmental libraries—some physical, some virtual—meet the information needs of scholars in every discipline.
GSLIS faculty, staff, and students have access to a variety of on-site services and a robust virtual library. Visit the LIS Library to learn about recent news, browse new LIS titles, or IM a librarian with your questions.
The LIS LIbrary is managed by Daniel Tracy (MS ’12), interim library and information science and research support services librarian, with assistance from Sandy Wolf (MS '93), library operations associate.
Fall 2014 LIS Library Office Hours
August 25 - December 11
Room 244 LIS (next to the GSLIS Help Desk) and online via the Blackboard Collaborate Drop-in Room):
Monday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please feel welcome to drop by in person or in Elluminate about your library-related questions, or just to introduce yourself. You also can reach us via email or phone:
The Library will have significantly reduced hours during Winter Break.
What do library users appreciate about the LIS Virtual Library?
The online services, especially the course-specific guides, are great. I appreciate the instructional sessions during the LEEP on-campus sessions.—MS/LEEP student
Dedicated support for GSLIS students.—MS student
Responding to shifts in scholarly communication and the expansion of distance education, the University Library's LIS collections today emphasize web-accessible e-journals, e-books, and online databases . . . but books remain important. The central book stacks of the Main Library house many volumes relevant to LIS and related fields, as do the Grainger Engineering Library, Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Communications Library, Business Information Services, and GSLIS's very own Center for Children's Books, among others.