Subject File - Library Services, 1947-2017
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Brief Description: Subject File of Associate Directors for Public Service Departments including Arthur M. McAnally (1949-52), Leslie W. Dunlap (1952-58), Lucien W. White (1958-71), and William Garton (1971-76), Mary Frances Collins (1979-83), Barton W. Clark (1983- ), Associate University Librarians for Collection Karen Schmidt and Tom Teper, and Extra Help Administrator Kaci Dunham containing correspondence, memoranda, circular letters, minutes, program statements, architectural plans, financial documents and newspaper clippings concerning accessibility, acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan Committee of the ALA, administrative staff conferences, American Association of University Professors, American Library Association, annual reports, Association of College and Reference Librarians, automation, budgets, buildings, cataloging, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Champaign Public Library, Chicago Division Libraries, circulation regulations and systems, Classical & European Culture Museum, committees, conferences, council on Library Resources, departmental libraries, Robert B. Downs, equipment, evaluation of Library and personnel, exhibits, faculty needs, Graduate Assistants, Graduate College, Graduate School of Science courses, honorary societies, human resources, Illinois Library Association and Illinois Libraries, interlibrary loans, public service regulations and schedules, operations, and lending regulations, patron relations, promotion and tenure, Publications Board, publicity, safety and security, serials, space needs, technical services, Undergraduate handbook, library building additions, University Senate and user permits and surveys. The file includes correspondence and clippings concerning the acquisition of the Lincoln (1953-63) and Sandburg (1955-60) Collections. Two library security badges (gold Supervisor and a silver Officer) are included in the Artifacts Collection (see #679).
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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 35/3/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Departmental Library Services
Volume: 48.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/82; 8/83; 7/81; 7/79; 8/80; 10/78; 8/74; 11/77; 10/84; 1/87; 7/00, 4/04, 9/12, 8/20
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Arrangement: Chronological by fiscal year & alpha by subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Departmental Library Services :

Public services of the Campus Library are units that deal directly with the library user. Their chief functions are service and selection of material. Those responsibilities include circulation, reference, bibliographic aids, and inter-library loans. A major part of public services are the operations of the various departmental or branch libraries, which in 1975 totaled thirty-seven. Most of them are organized according to the departmental structure of the University, though many are combined with related fields of interest. Included with the libraries are those with specialized tasks, such as the undergraduate library, rare book room, archives, newspaper library, and the Illinois historical survey.1 The branch and departmental libraries have grown and contracted over the years, sometimes combining with or dividing from collections devoted to similar disciplines.2 Health sciences, the archives, music, map, and geology libraries are among the branches that perform processing activities, although technical services handles material for most libraries.3 The term public service departments has existed since 1944, and the office of assistant university librarian for public service originated in 1945.4 Public service units developed from the reference and loan departments, which were two of the five main divisions of the Campus Library in 1916.5

1. Graduate Course Catalog, 1974/76, pp. 9-11; Library Annual Report, 1974-75, pp. 5-6.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 28th Report, June 30, 1916, p. 25; Board of Trustees Transactions, 37th Report, June 15, 1934, pp. 355-56.

3. Library Annual Report, 1974-75, p. 8-9.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 43rd Report, June 27, 1946, and appendix, June 19, 1944, p. 794.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 28th Report, June 30, 1916, p. 25.

Subject Index
American Library Association
Beta Phi Mu
Departmental Libraries
Illinois Library Association
Library Acquisitions
Library Automation
Library Buildings
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]