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Popscicles and Popular Reading on the Quad

by Alexis Burson 6/7/2014 4:52:00 PM

Join us Wednesday June 11 from 11:00am to 1:00pm for popsicles on the Quad.  While you're there, check out one of our popular fiction or non-fiction books!  Visit our Unwind the Mind Pinterest board to see what we've got.  

Image of a red popscicle on the Quad

Library and UCWbL Awarded Banned Books Week Grant

by Krystal Lewis 6/2/2014 10:17:00 AM

The DePaul University Library and the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) are honored to be among seven recipients of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.  The grant supports events planned to celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014.

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

This will be the fourth year the DePaul University Library and UCWbL have collaborated to provide Banned Books Week programming to the DePaul community.  Planned for the fall are a special interview on the UCWbL’s scrawl radio program; a banned books read-out and “pop-up shop” in the DePaul Student Center, where members of the DePaul community can read passages from banned books aloud and then check out books to take home; and a panel discussion featuring DePaul faculty, staff, and a member of the community recently affected by a book challenge.

Banned Books Week is an annual, international celebration of the freedom to read, begun in 1982 to draw attention to the issue of increased challenges to books in libraries.  The Freedom to Read Foundation has awarded grants for Banned Books Week events via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund since 2010.  The DePaul University Library and the UCWbL hope that you will join us this fall for the Banned Books Week festivities.

DePaul Co-Sponsors Illinois Information Literacy Summit

by Terry Taylor 5/19/2014 11:45:00 AM


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On April 25, 2014, DePaul University joined Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) in sponsoring the Illinois Information Literacy Summit. Offered annually since 2002, the Information Literacy Summit provides an “opportunity for librarians, teachers and other practitioners across the educational spectrum to come together to share ideas and strengthen information literacy throughout the Midwest.” Reflecting the commitment shared by DePaul and MVCC to promote information literacy as a component of lifelong learning, the Summit promotes a unique opportunity for librarians from K-12 schools, public libraries, and academic libraries to come together to share best practices in the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction.

DePaul librarians Heather Jagman and Jessica Alverson served on the planning committee for the 2014 Information Literacy Summit, which focused on “the future of information literacy” and highlighted work going on at libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and elsewhere. Over 150 librarians were greeted by a keynote presentation on the evolution of information literacy by Tom Mackey, Dean at the Center for Distance Learning (CDL) at SUNY Empire State College, and Trudi Jacobson, Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany Libraries and Co-Chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force. Mackey and Jacobson explored emergent issues in information literacy instruction, as reflected in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

The DePaul University Library has promoted collaboration with community colleges and K-12 schools as part of its contribution to broader institutional efforts including the DePaul Admission Partnership Program and DePaul’s collaboration with Gordon Tech High School. Reflecting this commitment to collaboration across library types, Troy Swanson, Department Chair of Library/Learning Resources at MVCC, concluded that "[the] Information Literacy Summit has had a simple goal throughout its history, i.e., to bring together librarians from different types of libraries to share ideas on information literacy. We have always wanted to keep this local to build a strong community within Illinois.” 

Curious? Analyticial? Like research?

by Heather Jagman 5/7/2014 9:00:00 AM

Would you like to be part of a professional community that champions access to research, information, opinions and expertise? You might consider a career in library and information science!

Librarians at DePaul and elsewhere work to cultivate and sustain the intellectual, creative, and social passions of students, professionals and members of the public.  How do librarians, archivists, records managers and competitive intelligence specialists get their start?  The Careers in Library Science event, co-sponsored by DePaul University Library and the Career Center, provides an afternoon filled with advice, career insight, and the opportunity to learn more about professional options in Library Science.  Please join us for pizza from 12:00-1:30 in room 220 of the Lincoln Park Student Center on Tuesday, May 13th. We strongly encourage you to pre-register.

Library professionals in various roles will be at this casual event to answer questions and offer guidance to students interested in learning about the field. Students and alumni of all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to attend!

National Poetry Month Undergraduate Reading! April 17

by Brent Nunn 4/14/2014 9:50:00 AM

National Poetry Month Poster 2014In celebration of National Poetry Month, DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library and the Department of English present a showcase of DePaul undergraduate poets Isabelle Johnson, Alison Ogunmokun, M. Quinn Stifler, and China Thomas. The DePaul University Library is proud to host our sixth student poetry reading so please come join us. Light refreshments will be served. 

When: Thursday, April 17th, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: DePaul University, John T. Richardson Library, Program Room 115, Lincoln Park Campus 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL.

Money Smart Week at DePaul, April 7-10

by Brent Nunn 4/4/2014 12:47:00 PM
Money Smart Week

Interested in learning how to become more financially fit?

DePaul University Librarians are committed to help students access reliable sources of information that will help them make informed decisions about money matters. To that end, during Money Smart Week at DePaul, April 7-10, DPU Librarians encourage you to meet with representatives from the Financial Fitness Program who will be available at drop-in tables at both campuses to consult with students about smart money decisions and discuss good financial behaviors.

Open advising will be available on the Lincoln Park Campus on Wednesday, April 9 between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Students who engage with the Financial Fitness Program on Twitter will be eligible for entry into a raffle, but of course, students can also enter the raffle by stopping by one of the promotional tables for a drop-in consultation:
Monday               11:30-12:20 LPC Student Center
Tuesday              12:00-1:00 Loop DePaul Center 11th floor
Wednesday         11:30-12:30 LPC Student Center
Thursday             1:00-2:00 LPC Student Center, Center for Intercultural Programming
Thursday             1:40-2:40 Loop DePaul Center 11th floor
We hope to see you at the promotional tables, advising, and online. And in your journey toward greater financial fitness, don't forget to seek out resources available through the library, including the following books (click on the images below).


World Catholicism Week at DePaul, April 7-11

by Alexis Burson 4/3/2014 11:48:00 AM

The sixth annual World Catholicism Week will be held April 7-11, 2014 at DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus.  The themes include "Scattered & Gathered:" Catholics in Diaspora, Spiritual Tools for a Secular World, and Sweatshops & Sacraments: Catholic Approaches to the Apparel Industry.

If you're interested in any of the issues raised in the conference and want to do additional research, we recommend starting on our Catholic Studies Research Guide.  The guide leads to major Catholic encyclopedias, Catholic studies journals, religious studies databases and a list of Catholic collections in the DePaul University Special Collection and Archives, which includes the papers of Sr. Helen Prejean.

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Finals, Food and Fiction: Unwind the Mind Pop-Up Shop 2014

by Jennifer Schwartz 3/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

DePaul University Library Unwind the Mind Pop-Up Shop
….check out a book, score a sweet snack!

The quarter is almost over and it's time for a little recreational reading.  Give your brain a break with the newest additions to DePaul University Libraries' Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection featuring contemporary fiction, popular non-fiction and bestsellers.
Check out a book, score a sweet snack! We'll have donuts, coffee, hot chocolate or lemonade. 

Unwind the Mind Poster

When: Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 11am-3pm

Where: Lincoln Park Campus Student Center & Loop Campus 11th Floor DePaul Center 

Unwind the Mind on Pinterest

Unwind the Mind goodreads group

Full List of books in the Unwind the Mind Collection

Long Night Against Procrastination Monday March 17th

by Krystal Lewis 3/12/2014 9:00:00 AM

Do you keep putting off starting that final paper?  If so, join the Writing Center and the John T. Richardson Library in the Long Night Against Procrastination on Monday March 17th from 7 to 11 PM in the Learning Commons.

Originating in Germany, the Long Night Against Procrastination is an annual celebration in which Writing Centers provide a productive and supportive environment for working on academic writing projects and conquering procrastination.  

Writing Tutors will be available for all your late night writing needs. Librarians and Peer Research Tutors will also be on hand to help with any last-minute research.  

Don’t put that paper off any longer! Let us help!

Join Us For an Undergraduate Nonfiction Reading Event March 13

by Brent Nunn 3/11/2014 7:00:00 AM

A number of you have attended the undergraduate poetry readings held at the John T. Richardson Library during National Poetry Month (April) each year. This year the DePaul English Department and the John T. Richardson Library are adding fiction and nonfiction readings to the schedule, allowing us to have the DePaul Undergraduate Student Reading Series present yearly events in different genres, with an event each academic quarter.

This year's nonfiction reading will take place on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 pm.

What: Join us as four nonfiction writers from the DePaul creative writing program read their work.

Who: Readers include Meagan Anderson, Olivia Clarkin, Alex Chomik, and Isabel Flores.

Where: DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus, John T. Richardson Library, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave, Program Room 115 (located just off the Kenmore Avenue entrance to Kelly Hall).


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