The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Friday, April 24, 2009

May New Books

The latest batch of new books is now on display through June 5, 2009.

Reserve items for checkout from the New Book Shelf either by placing a blue streamer with your name on it in the book or by emailing your request to

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse of the new materials:
Books added to the INHS Library collection in the last 60 days

Create your own report of new titles from the UIUC Libraries.

Want to see what's new in all I-Share libraries? I-Share new books list.

Have a purchase suggestion for the INHS Library? Use our online form.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day resources

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the INHS Library has a display of books on environmental conservation and activism. The book display is at the INHS Library entrance. Materials on display are available to check out.

Can't get here? Check out this online Earth Day bibliography, featuring resources in the University of Illinois Library collection.

For more Earth Day information, see:
Earth Day Network (international clearinghouse of programs and events)
U.S. Government Earth Day Portal

Another "Open Meeting" April 24th New Service Models for Library

There will be two meetings this Friday, April 24th, concerning the Library. From 9-10 am an architectural firm will present a visionary plan for the Main and Undergraduate Library buildings. From 10-11 am the New Service Models Action Plan for the Library will be presented and discussed. The current draft of the plan is located at:


All are invited to attend. The meetings will be held in Room 66 in the main library.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

UIUC Library Closures Proposal *Open Meeting Friday April 3rd*

New Service Models for the Library System.

The University Library is in the process of reviewing the library facilities and services on the Urbana campus. Several significant changes are being proposed, especially with the science libraries. The goal is to consolidate the smaller branch libraries into the larger units: Grainger Engineering Library for the physical sciences and the Funk ACES Library for the Life Sciences.

While the proposal does not directly affect the Institute libraries, the plan does call for the closing of several libraries, including Biology, Geology, and the Physics/Astronomy Libraries to start with.

The proposal for the Science Libraries is located here:

There will be an open meeting specifically for the science libraries this Friday, April 3, from 8-9am in the Grainger Engineering Library. All are invited to share their comments.

If you can’t attend please read the above proposal for the Science Libraries and send in your comments.