GSI Illinois Room

Library (Learning Resources Center)

Katherine Ann "Kitty" Lindsay (1946-1992)

Photo of Kitty LindsayKatherine Ann (Kitty) Lindsay was born in Decatur, IL, on April 18, 1946, the daughter of Merrill and Margery (Sis) Lindsay. She graduated from MacArthur High School and Millikin University, and then earned a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois. She began working in the Decatur Public Schools in 1969 as a teacher at Parsons Elementary School. She served as President of the Mental Health Association of Macon County in 1972.

Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Summer Semester

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Between Semesters

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The library is closed all College Holidays.


For more information, call (217) 875-7211, ext. 303.

Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

The American Library Association defines Information Literacy as a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use the needed information. Information Literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education.

Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty - in short, cheating. In general, plagiarism occurs when a writer presents the words, ideas, or information of another writer as his or her own. This can take many forms:

Evaluating Internet Resources

The Internet

The Internet is enormous with millions of web pages and hundreds of new pages being added every day. It can be a confusing place, especially since anyone can post information to the Internet on any topic. But the Internet can also be an excellent source for finding materials for research papers and projects of all types and subjects. However it is essential that any Web site be evaluated before information from it is used.