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Dean Phyllis Self Retires

Nearly 50 years ago Phyllis Self began her career in libraries. And although she worked on the east coast for several years and has traveled internationally in her service to libraries, Self retired in western Illinois—the same region in which she began in libraries in 1965. She has served as the dean of Western Illinois University Libraries for the last seven years, and retired April 30.

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University Libraries Receives $5,000 Grant to Purchase Books for Nursing Students

Thanks to the efforts of a nursing librarian at Western Illinois University Libraries, Western will be able to purchase $5,000 worth of health sciences books for students studying in the WIU School of Nursing.

According to University Libraries Dean Phyllis Self, WIU Libraries Instructor/Nursing Librarian Daneen Richardson received the grant award via the Illinois State Library through the "Back to Books" program administered by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White.

"We are extremely fortunate that the Illinois State Library has awarded WIU Libraries a grant of $5,000 to purchase needed library materials for our nursing students. Daneen is to be commended for her work with the WIU School of Nursing and submitting and managing this grant," Self noted.

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