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Milner Library

Milner Library 201 N. School Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-3451

Milner Library is an active partner in the teaching, learning, research, and service activities of Illinois State University. Milner librarians provide research assistance and library instruction customized to meet the needs of students and faculty. Reference collections include general, as well as subject-specific, print and electronic research tools including indexes, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, directories, and bibliographic and full text databases.

The library at Illinois State Normal University opened in 1890, thirty-three years after the opening of the university. Until that time, departments held their own collections. Over its history, the library has resided in five buildings and moved into the current facility in 1976. The present building is named in honor of Angeline Vernon Milner, who was the first university librarian from 1890-1928.

Upcoming Events

June 2017

Summer Institute: Fostering Student Collaboration

Wednesday, June 28th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning from your peers can be powerful. Yet, when creating collaborative experiences, both instructors and students often run into challenges: Students become frustrated because they haven’t developed collaboration skills. Teachers face difficult decisions about how to structure collaborative work. They struggle to determine how to assess and grade students. It all makes the very idea of “group work” daunting. This workshop is being held in the new Collaborative Learning Classroom, located in Milner Library. Experience collaborative and cooperative learning first…

July 2017

Summer Institute: The Collaboration Classroom Theory and Practice

Wednesday, July 26th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome to Illinois State University’s newest teaching and learning space, the Collaborative Learning Classroom in Milner Library.  During this all-day session, you will explore theories of collaborative and cooperative learning, experience collaborative and cooperative learning first-hand, and consider how you can integrate these kinds of learning in to your teaching. Get an introduction to the various technologies available in the Collaborative Learning Classroom and learn how you can start using this space to provide your students with collaborative or cooperative…