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Posted on October 25, 2017 by Crerar Science
Posted on October 24, 2017 by Rebecca Starkey at the University of Chicago Library
The Halloween season can be scary, but the stacks shouldn’t be! If you have trouble finding books on the shelf, or are just intimidated by Regenstein’s bookstacks, no need to fear. In our new 30-minute program “Scared of the Stacks? Tips for Successfully Finding Books in Regenstein”, our librarians will provide an overview of Regenstein’s stacks, and offer advice on finding items in the Library quickly and easily. We’ll also explain some stacks mysteries, including what that little f before the call number means, and what to do if the B Level compact shelving doesn’t move.
We’re sure that after attending this workshop, browsing the stacks will no longer be tricky, but a real treat! Register today!
Programs start in the Techbar (Regenstein, Room 160).
Posted on May 31, 2017 by The University of Chicago Library
To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 after the building closes at 11 p.m.
The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours from Monday, May 29 until the end of finals on Friday, June 9.
For a full list of library hours, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu.
Posted on May 25, 2017 by The University of Chicago Library
The Library is delighted to welcome alumni and their guests for tours, meet and greets, and an exhibition during Alumni Weekend. Alumni and their guests are also welcome to visit the Library while on campus outside formal event times.
Tour: Libraries in a New Light
Meet at the Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.
Offered at four times:
- Thursday, June 1, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Friday, June 2, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3, 2–3:15 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3, 3:30–4:45 p.m.
The Library remains at the center of research, learning, and campus life at UChicago, providing innovative digital services for the information age. Tour the newly transformed Regenstein A Level and the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Admire the striking glass-domed reading room, see the robotic storage and retrieval system, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the preservation laboratories where collections from across the centuries are conserved and digitized.
Tensions in Renaissance Cities: View the Special Collections Exhibition and Meet the Curators
The Joseph Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 E. 57th St.
- Saturday, June 3: 1–2 p.m.
This Special Collections Research Center exhibition charts the tensions of Renaissance capitals from Venice to Mexico City as they looked eastward, westward, backward toward antiquity, or upward to the celestial geographies offered by magic, science, and theology. See highlights from the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections and the Smart Museum of Art and meet the curators—Ada Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of History and the College; PhD student Hilary Barker, AM’06; and Margo Weitzman, AM’15.
Meet and Greet with Library Director and University Librarian Brenda Johnson
Joseph Regenstein Library, Lobby, 1100 E. 57th St.
- Saturday, June 3: 2–4 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with Library Director and University Librarian Brenda L. Johnson. Explore the online archives for photos from your years at UChicago, learn about the Library’s emerging work in geographic information systems, discover the digital repository Knowledge@UChicago, and learn about Library resources for alumni.
For more information about Alumni Weekend, visit alumniweekend.uchicago.edu.
Posted on May 24, 2017 by The University of Chicago Library
On Monday, May 29, Eckhart and SSA will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. D’Angelo Law will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein will be open during their regular building hours, as will the All-Night Study Space on the 1st Floor of Regenstein.
Posted on January 26, 2017 by The University of Chicago Library
Explore the Mansueto Library’s Grand Reading Room, get a robot’s-eye view of the automated storage and retrieval system, and see preservation experts at work in the conservation and digitization laboratories in this 360° video.
How to view 360° videos
On desktop computers, use a web browser compatible with 360° playback (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera). Click and drag the mouse to adjust the frame. Set the video quality to 2160S (4K) for an optimal viewing experience.
On mobile devices, install the YouTube app, and visit https://youtu.be/fV6CAJsqWLA. Either tap and drag your finger to adjust the frame, or move the full device around with your hands.
About the Mansueto Library
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library opened at the heart of the University of Chicago campus in 2011. It features a soaring elliptical glass dome capping a 180-seat Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art conservation and digitization laboratories, and an underground high-density automated storage and retrieval system.
Learn more at mansueto.lib.uchicago.edu.
Posted on January 4, 2017 by Kaitlin Springmier, Resident Librarian for Online Learning at the University of Chicago Library
Regenstein Library is a memorable part of the University of Chicago experience. Affectionately referred to as “the Reg,” the University’s largest library is a hub for students, faculty, and staff. The Library invites you to learn more about this unique building in a virtual tour.
The Reg’s brutalist architecture distinguishes it from the Gothic spires of the University’s first buildings. But don’t let the grey limestone exterior fool you; inside the Reg is a dynamic mixed-use space with a collaborative, open study floor; massive, quiet bookstacks; and innovative technology studios.
In the virtual tour, you can visit the Library and explore spaces such as the Special Collections Research Center and the newly redesigned A Level, as well as the Mansueto Library, which is connected to Regenstein by a glass bridge. The video also shows users how to find and borrow a book, get software and research assistance, and reserve a group study room.
If you have any questions about the Library, its services, or its spaces please Ask a Librarian.
Posted on November 30, 2016 by Taylor Hixson at the University of Chicago Library
The Regenstein Library Map Collection has extended its hours Monday through Thursday: now opening at 10 a.m.
In addition to regular Map Collection use, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the academic quarter, GIS Resident Librarian Taylor Hixson will offer walk-in GIS assistance to patrons.
Taylor can assist walk-in patrons by:
- identifying spatial data resources
- helping organize, format, and join spatial datasets
- finding journal articles, books, and other research about GIS
- providing basic instruction for desktop GIS and web mapping tools
- consulting with patrons about planning and managing spatial data research
- linking patrons with advanced spatial analysis and computing centers at the university
Taylor is also available for scheduled GIS consultations in Crerar Library. To schedule a GIS consultation, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Map Collection is located on the third floor of Regenstein Library, and during the academic quarters its hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 12 -5 p.m. Hours during interims are Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m.
Posted on November 17, 2016 by The University of Chicago Library
Over the last week, major internet companies such has Facebook and Google have been under attack for their role in the circulation of ‘fake news’. Critics assert that these platforms publicize most-clicked content as news without verifying facts and claims. Some even say that publicizing this ‘fake news’ influenced the outcome of the presidential election. In addition, news on social media tends to be shared among followers and friends, so the news you see there often aligns with the political affiliations and perspectives closest to your own. For these reasons, using social media and popular news aggregators such as Google News, can put you in what has been called a ‘filter bubble’. Library resources can help you burst that bubble.
The Library will be offering 30-minute workshops highlighting databases available to the University of Chicago community that contain a wide variety of news sources. Learn how to browse major dailies such as the Washington Post or New York Times in just a few clicks, search international newspapers online, and find transcripts from cable and radio news programs.
Can’t make a workshop? Begin exploring the news databases available to you using our research guides:
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Rebecca Starkey at email@example.com for assistance.
Posted on October 28, 2016 by Rebecca Starkey at the University of Chicago Library
The undergraduate student exhibit pilot in Regenstein Library continues in Winter Quarter. The Library invites current undergraduates to submit proposals to curate a mini-exhibit focusing on a topic in the humanities or social sciences using materials found in Regenstein Library’s bookstacks.
Proposals may be submitted by individuals or small groups (including RSOs), but all group members must be undergraduates. Exhibits are mounted a case located on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library, near the Dissertation Office.
Deadline for the Winter Quarter Exhibit:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Proposal guidelines and exhibit responsibilities
Learn more about our previous student exhibit.
For more information, contact Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach.