IS 522 Library Buildings

Studies the library's physical plant in the light of changing concepts and patterns of library service; analyzes present-day library buildings (both new and remodeled), and their comparison with each other as well as with buildings of the past; examines the interrelationship of staff, collections, users, and physical plant; discussion supplemented by visits to new libraries and conference with their staffs. A two-day field trip is required.

Previously IS548.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS548A - Library Buildings
      Wed, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Room 46
      Required overnight field trip (Dates to be provided). A non-waived field trip fee of $100 will be assessed to tuition and fees bill. The students will also be responsible for the cost of their meals and one night's lodging. Questions may be directed to the instructor Professor Schlipf at
      Frederick Schlipf
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).