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Two Receive Records Management Scholarships in 2013

Shannon Simmons, a junior in Cinema and Photography, and Evelyn Epplin, a junior in Communication Disorders, are the recipients of the 2013 Bill Potter Memorial Scholarships.

Kenneth G. Peterson: 1927 - 2013

Kenneth G. Peterson, who served as dean of Library Affairs from 1976 until 1991, died earlier this year at his home in North Carolina.

Delyte Morris & Kent Keller Portrait Frames Restored

The frames for the Delyte Morris and Kent Keller portraits have been restored and the paintings returned to their rightful place in Morris Library.

2013 Edible Books Festival Competition Winners

Katie Hogan's Booklava Library was selected as the Grand Prize winner at Morris Library's 3rd annual Edible Books Festival on April 1st.

Librarians on Library Role in Recruitment & Retention

Morris Library faculty members Melissa Hubbard and Amber Loos published research on academic librarian participation in university student recruitment and retention efforts in a recently released special issue of Reference Services Review

Woodblock Woodstock Event in the News

Woodblock Woodstock, an event that involved a printing press and free t-shirts held at Morris Library in 2011, is featured in College & Research Libraries News.

Grant for "America's Music" Film Series Received

Morris Library has received a grant to participate in the project, America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Trovillion’s “Bloody Williamson” Publications Examined

Melissa Hubbard, the Special Collections Research Center’s Rare Books Librarian, recently published on Hal W. Trovillion's efforts to document the events that turned Williamson County into “Bloody Williamson”.

Article by Morris Librarians Among the Most Read

An article about using iPads in library reference service written by Morris Library’s Humanities Librarian, Stephanie Graves, and its former Fine Arts Librarian, Megan Lotts, was the sixth most-read piece in College & Research Libraries News in 2012.

SCRC Receives Grant for Mary Carus Exhibit

Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Carus, a traveling exhibit and programs on Mary Hegeler Carus during Women’s History Month in March 2013 created and curated by the Special Collections Research Center received an Illinois Humanities Council grant.

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