Monday, January 15, 2007

Why is this happening?

I simply don't understand. If any of the college attache's are reading could you please explain why they are selling of a large chunk of the library?


Winter Book Sale
Shimer College is planning a major winter book sale from January 19-21, 2007 on its former Waukegan campus. The College is looking to sell 10,000 volumes from its 30,000 book collection at the three day event which is open to the public.

Hours are 10-4 each day. The sale will be held in the former Shimer Gym located between Genesee St. and Sheridan Road, just south of Cory in downtown Waukegan.

Shimer will be moving its remaining 20,000 books to Chicago in February. About 5,000 books will be housed at the College and 15,000 books will move into the Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Shimer Library Director Colleen McCarroll says books which have been part of the College’s collection since its founding in 1853, will be for sale. Most books will be offered for sale at $1 per volume for hard covers and 25-cents for paperbacks.

A special pre-sale event will be held on January 18th from 10 - 4 for librarians and members of the Shimer community."


Auntie Lolo said...

Ah, drat, didn't see this post before I posted.

Now, keep in mind that I have minimal contact with Shimer--- it still kind of smarts in a lot of ways, plus they are really, really busy--- but I understand that much of the library is obsolete and has been buried since the Mount Carroll move anyhow.

I guess Shimer is trying to move on with less baggage. Best of luck to them--- but I hope we "old schools" --- wait, that would be Mt. Carroll people--- we "middle-age schools" get a fair piece of the action!

I wonder if they take checks or credit cards? Sigh.

Angie said...

Good to see a fellow Mt. Carrollian...Shimer is the most nomadic school it's ever been my pleasure to know, but I can surely say a lot of what's in the past is best left behind!

IIRC, a lot of those books were so esoteric they weren't even relevant during the Cold War era. I always ended up having to go to the U. of Chicago library to do research.
--- Angie the Ancient