Do students need books? Printed materials? Or can they find all that they need online?
As educators and librarians weigh students' research needs, the School of Journalism isn't waiting for a final answer. Instead, it is responding to students' needs by continually assessing the best use of the Weil Journalism Library in Ernie Pyle Hall.
Completely renovated in 2004, the Weil Journalism Library has provided students and faculty an area for research, for keeping up with news publications and scholarly materials, and for students to work on projects and classwork. At that time, much of the book collection was sent to the Auxiliary Library Facility at IU, still accessible for students but allowing better use of the physical space in the Weil Journalism Library.
More recently, the library underwent further changes. In mid-2007, the School of Journalism assumed responsibility for the library from IU Libraries, sending the book collection to the Herman B Wells library and devoting more space to computers. Students with their own laptops may use the wireless network in the library, which still offers a quiet atmosphere.
Today, students still are using the library as a research resource, a place to seek and find information to complete their projects and enhance learning. They still have access to print newspapers and journals, too. Books and older publications are housed at the Herman B Wells Library, just a short walk from Ernie Pyle Hall.
- 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
- Closed Saturday
- 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday
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