Fred Schlipf

Fred Schlipf

Adjunct Professor

MA, PhD, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago

Research focus

Functional design of library buildings


Fred Schlipf has been hanging out in library buildings since the early 1940s and has been working for libraries and teaching about libraries and consulting on library buildings since he was 17. He has been a library school faculty member for over 50 years, and he spent nearly 33 years as director of The Urbana Free Library. He has done formal building consulting for between 150 and 200 libraries and quick consulting for many more, and he visits library buildings everywhere he goes.

Office hours

Before class on Wednesdays, from 1:30 to 2:00 in room 46. After class on Wednesdays, starting at 4:50 p.m. in room 46. Other times by appointment.