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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.

Congressman Jerry F. Costello's Papers Come to Morris

Morris Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the repository for the official papers of retiring U. S. Congressman Jerry F. Costello.

Blood Drive Sets Morris Library Record

Jennifer Freeze from the American Red Cross confirmed that the 36 units of blood were collected last Thursday was the most ever donated during a Morris Library Blood Drive.

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