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 Virtual 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 19
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:
Dan: dtracy [at] illinois [dot] edu or (217) 300-8439
Sandy: swolf2 [at] illinois [dot] edu or (217) 333-3804
Both: lislib [at] library [dot] illinois [dot] edu
The Library will have significantly reduced hours during Winter Break, and there will be no formal office hours until the beginning of the spring semester, with the exception of hours for LEEP boot camp.
January 2015 boot camp hours (on campus only):
Saturday, Jan. 10: 12-2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 12: 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13: 12-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14: 12:30-2 p.m.
Spring 2015 LIS Library Office Hours br> January 20 - May 6
Mondays 12-4 p.m.
Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
What do library users appreciate about the LIS Virtual Library?
Quick anywhere access to information and resources.—Tenured professor
Online access to LIS full text journals & LIS databases.—MS/LEEP student
The email help services.—Assistant professor
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.