As of August 22, 2011, the Slavic Reference Service will be one of the array of services offered in the new International Area Studies Unit (IAS). While the collection and staff are being moved, August 5-21, we will be closed for walk-in requests. However, we will try to address ILL, email and chat requests, as time permits.
The new unit will be locatd in room 321 Main Library, the third floor, on the south side of the building. For those familiar with the library it will be in the space formerly occupied by the English library and that of the Asian library.
Our service will continue to operate as before. We have been fortunate to secure funding for the coming year from the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII program and the library here at the University of Illinois.
The reference collections of the Slavic, Africana, Asian, Global Studies and Latin American units will all be housed in this space and the librarians of those units will be available for consultation. The Slavic Reference Service will also be available in this space.
The reference collections, periodicals and microform collections will be in Room 321. While we are in transit (August 5-21) our service could be delayed. We ask for your patience as we get settled into this new space. Barring any unforeseen delays, we should be back to normal by August 22.