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Milner Library

Location:
Milner Library 201 N. School Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-3451
Website:
http://library.illinoisstate.edu

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.

Past Events

September 2019

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.

Implicit Bias

Date:
Friday, September 20th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Implicit bias is our unconscious tendency to judge people based on past experiences. Even when we’re mindful of diversity and inclusion, it is hard for us to notice our implicit bias until we encounter the situations where it is activated. In this workshop, explore the nature of implicit bias and discover strategies to minimize bias in the classroom and in the workplace. Registration is required. CTLT’s Foundations of Diversity seminars tackle tough questions involving culture, identity, and responsive teaching in…

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, September 23rd 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, September 23rd 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State's fall career fairs with a resume review.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

International Students at Illinois State

Date:
Friday, September 27th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Illinois State’s international student body and what challenges they may face as they enter U.S. higher education system. This interactive session will introduce you to INTO Illinois State, a program to increase international student enrollment by 10 percent over 10 years. You’ll learn about the types of international students you may see in your classroom and hear from a special panel of students’ about their experiences. Share your on insights on working with international students, and discover how…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, September 30th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

October 2019

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Pressing Plants Reception

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The campus community is invited to a reception for Pressing Plants exhibit,  to explore the exhibit and meet the contributors. Stay and attend a special Panel Discussion with exhibit contributors.

Panel Discussion: Confluence of Botanical Interests

Date:
Tuesday, October 1st 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore stories by plants and people told through centuries’ old books, plant specimens, and works of contemporary artists through the lens of botany, history, and art, discover an engaging and reflective botanical confluence of interests.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Help International Students Thrive

Date:
Friday, October 4th 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sometimes as teachers, we know an international student needs special attention to truly succeed in our classroom. But exactly how can we help? Where do we begin? Through this workshop, explore the issues that many international students face in U.S. higher education. Learn how to incorporate the perspectives of students in your teaching, and discover how to help international students acquire the skills they need to thrive. Registration is required.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, October 7th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Senior History Seminar 300

Date:
Tuesday, October 8th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Senior history students will analyze primary sources, lesson plans, and activities they can potentially use in their student teaching practices.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, October 8th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

After John Wesley Powell: ISNU And the Foundations of State-Supported Scientific Research

Date:
Tuesday, October 8th 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn about the foundations of state-supported scientific research in conjunction with the exhibit Pressing Plants.

PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Microaggression

Date:
Friday, October 11th 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions are small acts with potentially big effects—little behaviors that communicate hostile or derogatory slights towards a person or a group of people. These acts may be intentional or unintentional. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify microaggressions and explore the role they play on our campus. You’ll leave this seminar with a better understanding of the psychological impact these types of communications can have on others and how best to respond when a microaggression occurs. Registration is required.…

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, October 14th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, October 15th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, October 21st 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, October 22nd 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, October 28th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, October 29th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cyber Safety Month Information Fair

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Administrative Technologies, University Police, and Emergency Management for a cyber safety information fair and learn how to protect yourself from real dangers and hysterical hype of the internet. Don't be a cyber zombie!

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

November 2019

Privilege and Power

Date:
Friday, November 1st 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do privilege and power function through society, and how does it affect you, personally? By reflecting on this, you can identify strategies to become more inclusive in your teaching and in the workplace. This seminar will help you better understand your own multiple identities and the presence and absence of privileges based on your identities. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to analyze how privilege and power exist and function in U.S. culture and how…

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Sunday, November 3rd 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for the Fall Education Fair with a resume review.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, November 4th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, November 4th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for the Fall Education Fair with a resume review.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, November 4th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for the Fall Education Fair with a resume review.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, November 5th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, November 6th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Plant Explorations: Early Modern Botany & Colonial Expansion

Date:
Thursday, November 7th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Illinois State University Horticulture Center Presents Plant Explorations:  Early Modern Botany & Colonial Expansion - A presentation by Dr. Keith Pluymers Pluymers will reveal: connections between botany, natural history, and colonial exploration from roughly 1500 to 1650 how early modern botanists reimagined familiar places through new learning about the landscape how they attempted to understand unfamiliar plants, places, and people using those same techniques how scientific and common knowledge of the day worked together...or how they clashed Keith Pluymers…

Plant Explorations: Early Modern Botany & Colonial Expansion

Date:
Thursday, November 7th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ISU's Dr. Keith Pluymers, Assistant Professor of History, will join us to expand on the Horticulture Center's 2019 theme of Plant Exploration! Pluymers will reveal connections between botany, natural history, and colonial exploration from roughly 1500 to 1650. This event is free of charge. It will be located on Milner Library's 2nd floor near the Pressing Plants exhibit. For more information, contact Jessica Chambers at 309-438-3496 or Horticulture@ilstu.edu.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, November 11th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Monday, November 11th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for the Health Care Professions Fair with a resume review.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State’s Health Care Professions Fair by attending Late-night Resume Reviews.

PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, November 13th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Late-night Resume Reviews

Date:
Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Illinois State’s Health Care Professions Fair by attending Late-night Resume Reviews.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, November 18th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, November 19th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, November 20th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

December 2019

PAWSitively Stress Free Finals Week

Date:
Monday, December 9th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a break during finals week with chair massage, therapy dogs, and more.

PAWSitively Stress Free Finals Week

Date:
Tuesday, December 10th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a break during finals week with chair massage, therapy dogs, and more.

PAWSitively Stress Free Finals Week

Date:
Tuesday, December 10th 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a break during finals week with chair massage, therapy dogs, and more.

January 2020

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, January 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, January 22nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, January 27th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, January 27th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, January 28th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, January 29th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

February 2020

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, February 3rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, February 10th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, February 11th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, February 12th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, February 17th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, February 18th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, February 24th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

March 2020

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, March 2nd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, March 16th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, March 17th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, March 23rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, March 24th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, March 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, March 30th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

April 2020

Cancelled: PAWSitively Stress Free

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free! Take a study or work break to pet certified therapy dogs and enjoy other stress relieving activities! Activities are held on the Third Floor of Milner Library. View all PAWS dates.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, April 6th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, April 7th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, April 8th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, April 13th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, April 14th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, April 15th
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Monday, April 20th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Tuesday, April 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

Cancelled: Drop-In Writing Assistance

Date:
Wednesday, April 22nd
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, drop-in writing assistance available weekly at Milner Library.

May 2020

Cancelled: PAWSitively Stress Free Finals Week

Date:
Monday, May 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a break during finals week with chair massage, therapy dogs, and more.

Cancelled: PAWSitively Stress Free Finals Week

Date:
Tuesday, May 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a break during finals week with chair massage, therapy dogs, and more.