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Champaign’s Fire Service Institute Library named finalist for national award

Champaign’s Fire Service Institute Library named finalist for national award

By Robin Dean

April 1, 2015


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Champaign’s Illinois Fire Service Institute Library, IFSI, has been selected as one of 30 finalists to compete for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, which goes toward museums and libraries that aim to meaningfully impact their community. “The award is the country’s highest honor for library ...

Six of the best study spaces

Six of the best study spaces

By Alyssa Voltolina

May 28, 2014


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On a campus this big, it’s not hard to find a cozy corner to study in. Check out these locations, but you will probably find your own favorites as the year goes on: Caffe Paradiso The place to be for hipsters everywhere, this Urbana coffee shop is perfect for those of us who live east of the Quad. This ...

Scholar, sister and achiever

Scholar, sister and achiever

May 6, 2014


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According to Ashley Robin, senior in Business, becoming a Bronze Tablet Scholar was pretty much expected of her by her parents. Since the start of her academic career, she has been a straight-A student.  Even with the rigorous curriculum Robin said she has gone through over the past four years, she h...

A librarian’s response to campus reading

April 24, 2014


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Jian Chen’s guest column in the April 21 issue struck a chord with me and my fellow librarians. Like Jian, we wish there were more bookstores in the immediate campus area to promote reading and the joys of browsing. To fill this void, Jian proposed that the Main Library create an open-air lending libr...