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Edward Neisser Library at Erikson Institute

Edward Neisser Library

The Edward Neisser Library and Learning Center is committed to supporting the educational, informational, research and service programs of Erikson Institute.

About the Library

The library’s mission is to foster a climate of service to the campus and community; impart skills that enhance academic success and lifelong learning; and provide facilities, equipment, and resources necessary for the successful performance of the Institute’s mission.

Our library offers a specialized collection in all areas of the curriculum, including over 5,000 children’s books and 300 assessment and screening tools. Librarians specializing in research, instruction, online collections, and interlibrary loan assist faculty, staff, and students in finding information resources for their life, work, and study.

Using the Library Collections

Visit our website at library.erikson.edu to learn about our physical and online collections and to connect with our librarians.

 

Library Hours:

Fall hours | August 29th – December 16th, 2022

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 8pm

Friday: 9am to 3pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

*This schedule is subject to change, please remember to check the library’s hours periodically during the semester.

Holiday closures:

The Library will be closed for the following holidays:

Monday, September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)

Monday, October 10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Thurs-Fri, November 24-25, 2022 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Library staff is also available by phone (312-893-7210), chat, and email.

Erikson students in Edward Neisser Library

Visit the Library

Erikson Institute is a private building, but we are open to current students, staff, and faculty members at higher education institutions. Please contact us in advance at (312) 893-7210 to arrange your visit. On the day of your visit, please bring your college or university ID card.

If you are here for a professional development event or meeting, you are welcome to utilize the library’s computers, databases, and assorted materials.

We are unable to extend borrowing privileges to users who are not Erikson staff, faculty, students, or alumni. To borrow library materials, contact your local library’s interlibrary loan department.

Meet Our Library Staff

The Edward Neisser Library and Learning Center supports Erikson’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The librarians at our physical space in downtown Chicago are always available to help, and our online tools facilitate off-site research and learning.

Karen Janke

Karen Janke, MSLIS, Library Director

Karen directs the library and helps users in their research and assists in copyright interpretations. Karen is an alumna of Bates College and of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Information.

Ask Karen a question

Diana Sykes, MSLIS, access services librarian

Diana Sykes, MSLIS, Access Services Librarian

Diana processes course readings and interlibrary loan requests, supervises library assistants, and takes the lead on collection maintenance, circulation, and security. Diana is twice an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ask Diana a question

Karen Janke
Library Director
“ Everyone wants to feel like their time here on earth matters.  For me, my professional legacy is in the faculty and students that have come through our doors and gone on to do important work with children and families.  Librarians are at their core, helpers, and we take great pride in partnering with the faculty and staff in nurturing our students to grow and succeed.  ”