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Lynne M. Thomas
Northern Illinois University Libraries has received an early Christmas gift. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired the first installment of the papers of Chicago-born author Fred Saberhagen, a best-selling science fiction writer whose works broke new ground in the genre. The Saberhagen papers, with several more installments to come, are a...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a faculty wine tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 402 of Founders Memorial Library) and will feature wines and cheeses from Hy-Vee in Sycamore. No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an...
NIU library faculty members Rob Ridinger, subject specialist; Patrick J. Dawson, dean of the University’s Libraries; Wendell Johnson, social science librarian; and Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, hold some of the publications they and their colleagues have published.
NIU’s Founders Memorial Library staff has been ranked 11th in the country for being prolific in writing and publishing material. Officials of the Special Library Association credit Founders’ 24 faculty librarians with outshining Harvard, Cornell University and the University of Michigan. “This is in a great accomplishment,” said Patrick Dawson, NIU’s dean of University Libraries. “It...
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The Friends of NIU Libraries is sponsoring its annual Book Appraisal Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library. Appraisals will be provided by Thomas Joyce of Thomas J. Joyce & Co. and the Chicago Rare Book Center,...
Founders Memorial Library
Founders Memorial Library has begun to circulate netbooks for student and faculty use. The six netbooks, which can be checked out at the library circulation desk, are available for in-library use and will circulate for two-hour periods. Depending on demand, users may renew the computers for an additional two hours. The purpose of the netbooks is not...
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When students and faculty return to campus this month, they will see significant changes to the NIU Libraries’ website and have easier access to library information. The Libraries’ website will feature a new design and new layout, which will make accessing information easier for users. In addition to the aesthetic changes, the Libraries’ website also will...
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The Friends of the NIU Libraries is launching a new way to support the library. Instead of purchasing expensive items on a case-by-case basis as in the past, the Friends has created an Awards Program where members of the NIU community can submit applications to have specific materials purchased for the library. Proposals will be accepted each...
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