- Libraries & Spaces
We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
The Library is pleased to announce the creation of the Department of Collections, Research and Instruction as of January 1, 2014. CRI is a merger of the Departments of Collection Development and Research & Instruction and will house most of Lauinger Library’s professional librarians, in addition to other staff. The new department will continue to be dedicated to selecting resources, providing reference assistance, instructing users in research methods, and communicating and coordinating with faculty colleagues. It will be headed by Will Wheeler, MLIS, PhD, the current head of the Department of Research & Instruction. We strongly believe that the merger of these two Departments will help the Library continue to provide excellent public services to the University community.