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"This library - the traditional heart of a university - is a tribute to three generations of the Staley family"
以A开头. E. Staley,老.

-The Staley图书馆 dedication plaque

斯特利图书馆统计

  • 110 full-service hours each week 
  • A staff of four librarians, four paraprofessionals, and many student assistants
  • 40,000 square feet of study, stacks, and service space on four floors 
  • 350 study seats, divided among tables, carrels, sofas, and easy chairs
  • 12 public computer workstations with campus network and Internet access, including to the library's own resource-rich website
  • 5 wireless laptops for Millikin student use within the library
  • 超过189,000 physical items in Staley图书馆 that circulate and are accessed through the I-Share statewide electronic catalog. Anyone with a valid Millikin University ID can use and borrow in person from any of the 90 I-Share libraries.
  • Over 1,000 titles of print periodicals, some going back to the early 1900's and many to the 1970's
  • A print reference collection of over 6,000 titles (encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes) 
  • / 3,400个视频,  8,800 musical recordings, 9,300乐谱, 以及2,300 curriculum materials and 4,500本儿童读物 
  • Access to over 80 electronic databases, broad and subject-specific 
  • Access to over 53,000 electronic full-text journals
  • Access to and use of more than 82,000 e-book titles (electronic books)
  • Staley图书馆 belongs to CARLI, the Consortium of 学术 and Research Libraries in Illinois, which provides our integrated library system, and brokers many of our electronic resources purchases. 

历史

Staley图书馆 is named for three generations of the Staley family of Decatur in recognition of their generous financial contributions and service.

谁是第一个A. E. Staley? 8月us Eugene Staley built a commercially successful soybean processing plant in Decatur in 1922. His facility advanced the process of running beans through an expeller to remove the oil. The leftover residue was sold to the feed industry for use in commercial feeds or to farmers, who mixed the meal with other ingredients as a protein supplement.

先令大厅 (1903-1931)

  • 1903: "The library occupied rooms on the south side of the main corridor, east of the central stairway in the Liberal Arts Building [now 先令大厅]. There it remained for twenty-eight years, gradually expanding in its vicinity until at last it overflowed altogether and was removed to its own new building in 1931.盖奇,丹尼尔J. The Millikin Story, 1900-1970. 打印稿,p.32.)
  • 1903年10月14日: Darwin's Animals and Plants Under Domestication was the first library title catalogued. Both volumes of it are still available in the library's stacks.

Gorin Hall (1931-1978)

  • 1930年11月5日: Gorin Library architect James H. White, University of Illinois, breaks ground for the new building. 
  • 1931年4月17日夫人:. A.R. 泰勒, widow of University's first president, spreads mortar for cornerstone as President Jesse Hayes White and about five hundred others look on. The building is named after Orville B. Gorin, a long-time friend and benefactor of the University, as well as a member of the University's Board of Managers.
  • 1931年11月27日: Books are moved from 先令大厅 to Gorin Library.

Staley图书馆 (1978-Present)

  • 1976年4月8日: Ground was broken for the new Staley图书馆 by architectural firm Salogga, 布拉德利, 厘金, 和Dillow.
  • 1978年5月21日: Staley图书馆 was officially dedicated. The building encompasses 60,000 square feet, at a cost to build of $45.每平方英尺00元.
  • 1978年夏天: Library staff moved all 145,364 books from Gorin to Staley libraries. They could move about 60 books per cart, and it took almost 2,500 carts. 
  • 1991: Card catalog is no longer updated, library switches to computerized catalog. The library began using electronic cataloging and circulation systems in 1978.
  • 2003: Staley图书馆's now classic 人的研究 页面将.
  • 2017: Staley图书馆 moves into the new 大学公共.

图书馆董事

尤金尼亚大蒜素原

1903-1910

安妮·莫里斯·博伊德

1910-1913

露西H. 斯奈德

1913-1914

尤金尼亚大蒜素原

1914-1947

伊迪丝布雷纳德

1947-1951

海伦Fromel

1951-1956

贝弗利苔藓

1956-1961

唐纳德·亨德里克斯

1961-1963

Frances Robison (acting)

1963-1964

莫里斯船夫

1964-1976

查尔斯·E. 黑尔

1976-1999

卡琳Borei

1999-2008

辛迪·富勒

2008-2020