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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 25, No. 5, Sept. 1, 2005

Library changes enhance access to resources

New service model for Women and Gender Resources Library
The University Library is exploring new ways to enhance collection access and service delivery. This fall, an integrated service model is under way for the Women and Gender Resources Library. The new model, used increasingly among academic libraries, redistributes women and gender resources among library units containing related materials. The change provides broader access to resources for faculty members and students from a variety of interdisciplinary fields.

Cindy Ingold, women and gender resources librarian, retains her current office in the main Library and her full-time appointment, providing reference services and building strong research collections in collaboration with other campus librarians. She also is spending time in residence with two campus units, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, offering reference consultations. The library’s physical space has been converted into a conference room for meetings and gatherings related to women and gender studies as well as general library matters.

For information about using the collection, contact Ingold, 333-7998 or cingold@illinois.edu.

History and Philosophy Library merges with Newspaper Library
The History and Philosophy Library and Newspaper Library have merged to form a new center for historical research on campus. The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library brings together source material from a variety of related disciplines, integrating resources and services to more efficiently serve faculty members and students.

The consolidated unit is located in the recently renovated 246 Main Library. It provides an extensive menu of public services and an inviting layout of reader space, computer terminals, microfilm reader-printers and scanners, and print collections.

The new library is headed by Mary Stuart, who previously managed the History and Philosophy Library. “The merger brings together a concentration of expertise and resources in a way that offers a more cohesive research experience in a comfortable, welcoming environment,” Stuart said. For more information, stop by the library or call 333-1509.

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