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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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Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science in the JTR 12/5/13

by Megan Bernal 12/2/2013 2:13:00 PM

DePaul University Library is pleased to host two events related to the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science on Thursday, December 5th, in the John T. Richardson Library.  All registered colloquium attendees are invited to attend a reception in the newly-renovated Information Commons on the 1st floor from 6:00pm-7:30pm. 

Attendees are also welcome to attend posters sessions/demonstrations of recent digital humanities work from across the United States and Canada.  Topics range from Developing the Scholarly 3D Toolkit to GPS-enabled stories and social network aspects of "a fonds of Edwardian Postcards." The sessions will be held from 6:15pm-7:30pm in the Scholar's Lab, a unique computing and gathering space within the Information Commons.  The lab features 6 specialized "media:scape" tables designed to facilitate collaborative research and learning using laptop connectors and a shared screen at each table.

Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (logo)

More information on DHCS 2013, including current program and registration information can be found at

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

by Alexis Burson 11/16/2013 12:00:00 PM
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 Library's Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection featuring contemporary fiction, popular non-fiction and bestsellers. 

Evan Finneke at our last Unwind the Mind Pop-Up Shop

Check out a book, grab a doughnut and enjoy some refreshing hot chocolate or cider at our "Finals, Food and Fiction: Unwind the Mind Pop-Up Shop."

When: Monday March 18, 2013 from 11am-3pm

Where: Student Center, Lincoln Park Campus 1st floor and Loop Campus – 11th floor of the DePaul Center

Can't make it to the event? Check out our Unwind the Mind books on Pinterest and Goodreads!


DePaul Veteran's Day Schedule

by Heather Jagman 11/11/2013 9:54:00 AM

DePaul University Library joins with the rest of the DePaul community in remembering and thanking our veterans for their service.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919--the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation including a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, pictured below.

All DePaul Libraries will maintain normal hours; classes also meet as usual.

November 11, 2013 DePaul Veteran’s Day Schedule

  • 7am: The Student Government Association and Student Veterans Union are on the quads setting up a flag for each 18-24 year old service-member that lost their lives since 9/11
  • 9am: The National Roll Call will be playing on each campus from 9am-5pm displaying the names of 6,769 fallen in Post 9/11 conflicts
  • 11am: On this 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, DePaul observes a moment of silence to honor veterans of all our nations conflicts.  Thank you for your service.
  • 12pm:  Vietnam era Veterans at DePaul share their reflections at the Annual Veterans Day at DePaul luncheon
  • 4pm:  DePaul Student Veterans are in the Lincoln Park Student Center sharing pictures from their time in service


Sailor and Girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, May 1943, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Exploring Vincent's Mediterranean - Opening Reception

by Andrew Rea 11/6/2013 8:53:00 AM
Please join us at the John T. Richardson Library for the opening of Exploring Vincent’s Mediterranean: Western Europe and the Barbary Coast, 1580-1760, a joint exhibit from DePaul University’s Special Collections and Archives and The Society of Vincent de Paul Professors.

Hand-colored illustration of a galley ship from the Encyclopedie, 1751-1772.During the lifetime of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), and the century following his death, the Mediterranean Sea operated as a theater of conflict, commerce, and cultural intercourse. As European states expanded their powers in the Western Mediterranean Sea, interactions with the Ottoman-controlled North African Barbary regencies increased, and  long-simmering tensions intensified. It is in this world that Vincent de Paul developed his mission and his paradigm of charity and public assistance. The conflicts and cultural communication of this time and place helped shape both Vincent and his legacy, which in turn shaped the larger Christian and Mediterranean worlds. It is our hope that the exhibition reveals the richness of this time period, and of materials held within DePaul University’s Special Collections and Archives.

The exhibit includes Vincentian texts, a variety of books that speak to the relationship between Europe and the Barbary Coast, a collection of coins that represent the scope of financial and commercial relations in the Mediterranean region, and maps and urban plans that allows us to reflect on the geographies of the period at different scales of engagement. These materials can enliven our sense of the engagement between Vincent, the Congregation of the Mission and the peoples and cultures of the western Mediterranean. A digital exhibit is planned for Winter Quarter.
The opening reception will be held from 3PM-6PM on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the DePaul's Special Collections and Archives Department, John T. Richardson Library (2350 N Kenmore Ave), room 314. During this time, the Special Collections reading room will be closed to researchers. For more information contact: or call 773-325-7864.



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