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Library renovations give students ‘more collaborative space’

Library renovations give students ‘more collaborative space’

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

This semester has brought many changes to USI, one of which is the Rice Library.  The library underwent major changes to the first floor over the summer. Renovations started mid-July and included new carpet and furniture.  A new collaborative space was added that includes several new seating areas, the reference ...

Online Data fair comes to USI

Online Data fair comes to USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 17, 2018

A week-long online data fair and webinar will take place for members of the public.  Beginning Oct. 1. the event is open to all faculty, staff and students of member institutions including the university. The entirely online seminars will take place in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Po...

Former librarian dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 1, 2017

A retired university librarian died Sunday night following a car accident near Mount Carmel, IL in Wabash County. Philip Orr, 67, retired last semester after working at the university full-time since 2001. “He was a workaholic,” Serials Technical Services Librarian Peter Whiting said. “He was ...

Library unveils strategic plan

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 21, 2017

The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first one was set for 2010-2016 and was one of the last objectives of the previous library director, Ruth...

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