The office of Illinois Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th District) assisted the National University Learning Resource Center (LRC) in obtaining 36 medical books free from the Library of Congress’ Surplus Books Program.
Russ Iwami, NUHS Reference Librarian, took the lead in applying for the donation on behalf of the Fox Valley Health Science Library Consortium, which represents a group of medical libraries in the area. The Consortium requested medical books relevant to medical doctors, nurses or complementary medicine practitioners.
“This allowed us to get not only books that we wanted, but materials that complement our collection that we would not otherwise be able to obtain within our budget,” Iwami noted. The donation is the first of an expected delivery of materials several times a year through the Surplus Books Program.