Petition Opposes Plan To Close LIS Library at University of Illinois

In a November report, officials at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recommended closing the school’s physical LIS library, citing low usage, a shift to electronic resources, and the “high degree of interdisciplinarity” of library & information studies. That recommendation, however, is meeting some stiff resistance this week, as Caroline M. Nappo, a doctoral student and Information in Society Fellow at University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, one of the top ranked LIS schools in the nation, circulated a petition to save the space.

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