COURSES AND LIBRARY HOLDINGS

 

Criminal Justice

Graduate Course Descriptions

579:    Graphical Methods of Data Analysis

 

Geography

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

275:    History of Cartography

276:    Cartographic Techniques

278:    An Applications Approach to Computer Cartography

Graduate Course Descriptions

475:    Thematic Cartography

478:    Mapping with Microcomputers       

481:    Geographic Information Systems I

482:    Geographic Information Systems II

483:    Geographic Information Systems III

 

Public Health

Graduate Course Descriptions

432:   Analytic Methods in Public Health

Urban Planning and Policy

Graduate Course Descriptions

502:    Planning Skills: Computers, Methods and Communication

508:    Geographic Information Systems for Planning

 

GeoScience and GIS Library Holdings

University of Illinois at Chicago University Library

Mission

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library supports the teaching, research and service programs of the University by acquiring, organizing, preserving, providing access to and delivering information. The UIC Library also extends information services through a variety of cooperative and reciprocal programs to the Chicago area, the state, region, nation and the world.

Collections Map collection: The Map Section supports the basic research and instructional needs of UIC by making accessible a cartographic materials collection of over 172,000 maps, 1,200 atlases, 4,000 aerial photographs, and a small collection of map-related reference books.   Besides meeting the scholarly and curricular needs of faculty, students and staff, many of the cartographic materials held have been found relevant to personal and recreational interests. As the largest collection of its type available at a public university in the Chicago area, the Map Section also serves local college and university personnel, the local business community, and the general public.

In terms of holdings in GIS in the general collections and journals, the library has extensive holdings on IS, cartography, geography, urban planning, and other academic subjects related to all aspects of GIS.

The Library also has a computer workstation and plotter for members of the community to use in the creation of GIS files from government information sources.

Other significant features of Library Holdings:

* subscriptions to 16,000 serials

* access to more than 3,000 electronic resources including full-text electronic journals, indexes and abstracts, 

* more than 1,000,000 federal, Illinois, and local government documents

Facilities

Daley Library: General collections in humanities, social sciences, and engineering, Documents and Maps Special Collections, Jane Addams Memorial Collection, Corporate Archives of the Chicago Board of Trade, Records of the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34, Records of the Chicago Urban League, Midwest Women's Historical Collection, R. Hunter Middleton Chicago Design Archive, Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (10,000 rare books, prints and maps).


Mathematics Library: 25,000 volumes on pure and applied mathematics.

Science Library:  more than 70,000 books, 1,279 journal subscriptions, microforms, indexes and abstracts in chemistry, physics, and the biological and physical sciences.

Architecture & Art Library: books, exhibition catalogs, audiovisual materials.

Library of the Health Sciences - Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Urbana.   LHS-Chicago has more than 450,000 volumes and 5,000 journals.  The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (LHS) includes serial titles, monographs, and audio visual materials on medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, and other health-related professions.  LHS serves as the Regional Medical Library for ten midwestern states under a National Library of Medicine contract.  LHS-Chicago also has a special collections of materials related to medical and other health-related professions.  Also, there are three other UIC health sciences libraries that support clinical staff in Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana.  All four of these libraries are under the administrative control of the university librarian. 

Services

* reference and research services
* point-of-use reference assistance
* research consultations
* circulation and interlibrary loan
* UIC faculty, staff, and students
* circulation for University of Illinois Foundation Presidents Council members and Alumni Association members
* corporate members
* instruction
* general bibliographic and library systems orientation
* course-related instruction
* InfoTech Arcade consultations and workshops on applications of technology  to instruction and presentations


Staff:  273 (total in 1998/99); Faculty and Academic Professional: 73 ; Non-academic staff  160; FTE students  40;  Annual Expenditures:  $15,642,120 (total for 1998/99); Salaries and wages $7,659,413;
Library materials  $5,689,313; Other operating expenses: $2,293,394
Outreach

Sharing the university's Great Cities commitment, the UIC Library collaborates with local institutions and agencies for information technology and dissemination projects.  The library hosts and manages these websites:

U.S. Department of State  http://www.state.gov/
First Monday  http://www/. firstmonday.org
Printers Row Book Fair  http://www.printersrowbookfair.org/
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority  http://www.ivpa.org/
Iasi Public Library (Romania) http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/services/outreach/iasi/
Cook County Hospital Academic Center Library  http://www.cchaclib.org/