UC’s Internet Business and Economics Library was ranked 8th amongst “the 30 most impressive university business school libraries” according to Business Research Guide, a public website that provides expert reviews and insight into technologies, products and services, and career and education options.
The site selected the library for recognition because of its “top collections for business research comprised of traditional print resources, government publication materials, e-books, journals and databases. In addition to providing library patrons with research assistance and study space, the library also offers a number of resources for off-campus researchers and distance learners.”
According to the website:
Though there are surely more than thirty impressive business libraries amongst U.S. business schools, the schools in this list are exceptional, and were selected based on the following characteristics.
- Size and Variety of Selections — Each library on this list has a collection of more than 50,000 print volumes, and at least some digital resources and databases. Those libraries with an extended collection — meaning books are available from other libraries at the University, or from a nationwide interlibrary loan program — have also been noted
- Additional Services — While most libraries offer basic services such as book check out, interlibrary loans, and printing and copying, the libraries on this list offer additional services valuable to a business student or researcher
- Associations and Reputation — Many of the libraries on this list belong to the nation’s top business schools. In many cases, these programs are more willing and able to provide students with unique collections, more in-depth services, and higher-quality study spaces and materials
- Special Features — In putting together this list, libraries with notable features such as impressive architecture, public access, and accessibility were also considered.
According to Wahib Nasrallah, senior business librarian at UC Libraries, “This is the first ever attempt at ranking library resources for business students. I am proud and happy that our efforts to offer our students and faculty the very best business resources, have been recognized.”