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Results for subject term "Libraries and Archives": 14

In the new millennium, electronic reference services continued to grow, with incoming email reference questions nearly doubling to 1,355 questions in 2000-01, and doubling again to 2,650 in 2001-02. February to May of 2001 also saw the testing of…

During this period, computers and later the internet had a growing presence in the library and reference services. The first reference areas to be impacted from computer automation were bibliographic searching and the library catalog. In 1976-77, the…

Twenty-five years after the construction of the new library building, the use of space in the Reading Room continued to change with the library. A Periodicals Section opened at the south end of the Reading Room on November 22, 1954. This brought…

The reference department moved into the Reading Room in the new library building (the current Main Library) in September 1926, although the rest of the library remained in Altgeld Hall for the remainder of that semester. In the earliest years of the…

In September 1897 the first dedicated library building, now known as Altgeld Hall, opened with the first professionally trained librarian of the university as its head and the first dedicated reference librarian on its staff. There were two reading…

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