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University Library Jul 18
The Spurlock Museum, International and Area Studies Library at Illinois, Urbana Free Library, Champaign Public Library, and Art Theater (with other co-partners) will host the NEA Big Read in C-U in Spring 2019. "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected as the .
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Gies Business Jul 18
We spotted this new addition to the walls of the . Shout out to the 2017 Bronze Tablet recipients and the 2️⃣1️⃣ Gies Business students who made the list 👏
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University Library Jul 18
Now on display in main library: The Florida Jay plate from Audubon's Birds of America.
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UGL Illinois Jul 17
Happy ! Who else thinks we need a librarian emoji to go along with the other professions? 🧑🏽📚
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Ricker Library Jul 16
Our new shelving is starting to go up! 😄
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IHLC Jul 16
This week on our blog, we're exploring the diary and writings of Jonathan Catlin, soldier in the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Find out more here: .
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Am Lib Assn Archives Jul 13
It’s ! Today we have a microfilm reel of copies of the letters & etc from the 1876 Librarians’ Conference, the very first ​meeting! But we do have the originals, bound in a scrapbook in 1926 :)
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University Library Jul 13
Friggatriskaidekephobia is the term for a fear of friday the 13th.
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University Library Jul 11
“You will never find me in trouble. You will find me in the library. If you can remember where that is.” Sarah Rees Brennen, In Other Lands
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University Library Jul 10
This month, the Illinois Data Bank received its 100th dataset. Thanks to the Illinois Data Bank, people in Illinois and around the world can download and use some of the datasets created by Illinois researchers.
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Main Stacks Jul 10
Did you know that the labels like these in the front of books are called ? You can find of varying fanciness in the Stacks, often containing the phrase "ex libris" (Latin for "From the books of...") 📚🏷️😍
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U of Illinois RBML Jul 10
Marcel Proust was born in 1871. We're looking at a first edition of his book, Les Plaisirs et les Jours, over on Tumblr.
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Illinois Alumni Jul 2
A website created as part of the sesquicentennial celebration features women who have made significant achievements as students, faculty members, staff and . Click the link to read more:
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University Library Jul 6
In 2008, two sisters sold a corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois on eBay for $1,350!
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University of Illinois Jul 6
DYK: John Milton Gregory, the University of Illinois' first president, was born 196 years ago today! 🎂🎈
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Grainger Engineering Library Jul 6
The Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp is open for registration for girls entering 10 to 11 grades & will be focused on hands-on astronomy projects while learning about real-life research experience as women in science. Apply by July 11th & find out more at
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University Library Jul 6
Replying to @CombaheeQT
Students can suggest a purchase for the library by filling out a short form here: (you can put "n/a" for author and specify in the notes that you're requesting a subscription, not an individual purchase) Hope this is helpful!
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MPAL Illinois Jul 5
New display up in MPAL featuring works by and about American jazz great Fats Waller!
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Grainger Engineering Library Jul 5
LGBTQ+ people in STEM continue to struggle to openly be themselves every day. Help promote the first Pride in STEM Day by contributing to on social media, & share your story or your role models to help boost the visibility of other LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
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University Library Jul 2
The Main Library and other campus libraries will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. You can find information about the hours for all campus libraries here:
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