‘I Step Out of Myself’: Portrait Photography in Special Collections

The exhibition “I Step Out of Myself” highlights outstanding examples of fine art and photojournalistic portraiture held in the Special Collections Research Center. Rare 20th-century works on display from January 12 to March 20 include photographs by Eva Watson Schütze, Carl Van Vechten, Layle Silbert . . . Continue reading »

‘I Step Out of Myself’: Portrait Photography in Special Collections

Pop-up dissertation writing space opens March 2 on Regenstein’s A Level

A pop-up writing space, Plato’s Cave at the Library, has opened on a pilot basis to Ph.D. students who have participated in one of the Dissertation Write-In programs or Graduate Writing Workshops. Located in Regenstein Library Room A01C (the former … Continue reading »

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Online guides to best practices in fair use

Determining fair use is not often straightforward, but there are a number of tools available to help you, including interactive evaluation tools that walk you through the four factors of fair use, and help you to determine whether your use requires extra permission. Continue reading »

R Statistics: Introductory Tutorial: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
The Introductory tutorial to R will give you a broad understanding of the basics of using R and R Studio as well as some programming insight for this mathematical-statistical software. Continue reading »

Uncommon Fund grant winner requests title recommendations for young adult fiction at the Library

The University of Chicago’s Uncommon Fund has generously granted $10,000 to create a young adult fiction section for the Library. This grant will be used to purchase beloved books that shaped students’ experiences before they came to the University. These … Continue reading »

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Upcoming Event: “More Than Lore: Women Founders of the University of Chicago”

  You probably recognize some of the men in this photo, but can you identify the woman in the front row? Do you know her name or anything about her? Would you like to? In celebration of Women’s History Month The … Continue reading »

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Celebrate Fair Use Week

The week of February 23-27 is Fair Use Week. In celebration, the University of Chicago Library is sharing information about copyright and fair use. Continue reading »

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Tips for assessing fair use in teaching materials

In celebration of Fair Use Week, the University of Chicago Library is sharing tips for assessing fair use and understanding copyright. In order to determine whether fair use applies to materials being considered for classroom use, instructors should take four … Continue reading »

Lecture: The Future of the Planetarium – Mark SubbaRao, Feb 23

Presented by the Research Computing Center Mark SubbaRao, Space Visualization Laboratory Director at the Adler Planetarium Monday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:30PM Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room The first planetarium was developed over 90 years ago.  Today thousands of planetaria exist … Continue reading »

Geek Insider: Library’s collection supports course on ‘Critical Videogame Studies’

Video games: Offered by universities
Geek Insider – February 12, 2015 Continue reading »

University of Chicago Library Graduate and Professional School Survey

This is a reminder! Please fill out the University of Chicago Library Graduate and Professional School Survey. Emails with links to the survey were sent on February 4, 2015. D’Angelo Law Library is hoping to get some good feedback from … Continue reading »

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Write-In for science honors students

The science librarians at the Crerar Library invite all students participating in a science honors program to a “Write-In” at Crerar.  Come together with other honors students for an afternoon of dedicated research and/or writing time.  The Write-In provides a … Continue reading »

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Sweet science at the John Crerar Library

February 14th: Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that brings out strong sentiments. The flurry of gift-, flower-, card-, and candy-exchanging observed today is, in fact, nothing new– a rise of the American middle … Continue reading »

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GSA Bulletin historical issues online from 1890 to present

The Geological Society of America has completed digitizing the earliest years of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, extending access online back to 1890.  These historical issues are included in the Library’s subscription to th GSA Bulletin on the GeoScienceWorld publishing … Continue reading »

Final days: Library asks graduate and professional school students to complete survey by March 4

The University of Chicago Library is conducting a survey of all currently enrolled graduate and professional school students. This survey is being offered in partnership with Graduate Student Affairs, and the findings will be used to inform decisions about future … Continue reading »

Workshop: Introduction to EndNote (Online Version), Feb. 6

When: Friday, February 6, 2015 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through … Continue reading »

Alert Mansueto closing 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 1

Due to current weather conditions, The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will close at 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, February 1. Continue reading »

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UChicago librarians to speak about assessment and Kuali OLE at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Several University of Chicago librarians will be making presentations at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago from January 30 to February 3. On Friday, January 30 at 1 p.m. in Hotel Palomar, Chicago, Gallery II & III, … Continue reading »

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, February 13

Spend your College Break at RegFest, a day of programs highlighting fun and unique ways to use the resources available at Regenstein Library.  Programs will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the TECHB@R, Regenstein Library, Room 160. … Continue reading »

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ALA conference attendees invited to visit UChicago libraries, tour Mansueto

Attendees of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago January 30 through February 3 are welcome to visit the University of Chicago’s campus libraries. A tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will be offered to ALA attendees … Continue reading »

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The science of snowstorms

Although the snowfall from winter storm Juno has not quite measured up to the dangerous and historic predictions made over the weekend, the storm has had a heavy impact on New England, causing flooding, power outages, and dumping up to 30 inches of snow on parts of the region. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), forecasting snowfall is a difficult science. Interested in keeping warm, snuggling up indoors, and reading about weather and climatology? The John Crerar Library offers a multitude of resources that will allow you to explore the storm from a safe distance. Continue reading »

Chicago Tribune: UChicago cataloger Ilga Vitolins made sure scholars found what they were looking for

Ilga Vitolins: 1937-2015: U. of C. Library cataloger who spoke 4 languages
Chicago Tribune – January 26, 2015 Continue reading »

Chicago Tonight: Crerar Library makes science collections available to Chicagoans

Ask Geoffrey: Buildings, libraries & train stations
Chicago Tonight – January 21, 2015 Continue reading »

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PubAg: new search engine for published USDA research

“The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). PubAg, which can … Continue reading »

Canceled: Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
In this program, University of Chicago librarians will highlight ways you can integrate library research instruction into your courses to promote the acquisition of the skills necessary to complete research assignments. Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

January 29, noon – 1 p.m.; February 4, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero. Continue reading »