Introducing the Department of Collections, Research and Instruction
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.