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Greetings from the Illinois Tech Libraries!

My name is Devin Savage, and I am the Interim Dean of Libraries here at Illinois Tech. I am proud to have been a part of this community for the last five years, and I am proud to have participated in efforts that have built upon our previous successes. As we move forward, we will endeavor to continue our current initiatives, notably in the areas of faculty support, cross-campus collaboration, and most importantly, student success. 

The libraries at Illinois Tech will continually evolve to anticipate patron needs, expand services, and provide physical and digital resources, as well as collaborative spaces, in order to promote innovation and learning across academic disciplines.

I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that we are always striving to support your questions, and expand our offerings of instructional services, student-focused events, and workshops. You can even request a personal research appointment for one-on-one specialized academic assistance. Libraries are of course known for their resources, but we are especially proud of two facets of our collections. The first is our textbook collection, which includes a copy of every textbook required for every undergraduate course, and the seamless virtual access to our online collections and databases.   
 

We have worked hard to reinvent the spaces in the library to offer our users places to innovate, collaborate, experiment, and grow.

We continue to enhance our Exploration Space, and recently added a Lulz Bot Taz 6 printer to enhance our 3-D printing service. We were able to collaborate with the Kaplan Innovation Center last year to install the innovation hub on the second floor, and our interview room has proven so popular that we have added an additional room, which, like our study rooms, can be easily reserved. We continue to value student success before and beyond graduation, and we have increased programming, such as our Study Rescue events and Self-care Pop-ups, for students to de-stress, relax, and reconnect.

If you are a member of our Illinois Tech community, I urge you to get involved with our library, as a member of our Library Faculty Committee, or as a member of our Student Advisory Group, or even just drop us a note and let us know what you’re thinking about at library@iit.edu! We do want to hear from you.     

Best,

Devin