Library marks University’s 125th birthday with open house, multimedia presentation

March 6, 2012

libraryLisle, Illinois ~ The Benedictine University Library will mark the University's 125th birthday and honor National Library Week by presenting "Library of Change: 125 Years of Music and History" from 12:00-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

The event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will feature a live, mixed-media presentation which will examine the dynamic history of Benedictine University and the library through music, guest speakers, rarely-seen archival images and artifacts from the Benedictine University Library archives.

"The presentation will weave together a variety of media – the spoken word, video and old photographs – in historical context set to music from different periods in the University's history," said Kent Carrico, instruction and off-campus services librarian. "It will be a fairly dynamic presentation."

Tim Marin and his Elemental Orchestra, featuring percussion, horns, piano, bass and guitar, will provide the music during the presentration. Marin is an associate professor of Chemistry at Benedictine University.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

The Benedictine University Library provides library resources and services that support the Benedictine University community and meet its academic and research needs. The library also shares its resources appropriately with outside communities, including the broader academic community and local users

For more information, contact Carrico at (630) 829-6055.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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