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Current Exhibits ‘A Library for All Time’: Celebrating the History of the John Crerar Library

The John Crerar Library is celebrating 30 years at the University of Chicago and 120 years since its original founding as a science and technology library in Chicago. An exhibition in the Crerar Atrium, running October 29, 2014 – March 31, 2015, commemorates these anniversaries and features historical photographs and documents from the Library’s archival collections. Continue reading »

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#AskAnArchivist Day is October 30

  Curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the Special Collections Research Center? (“Is it really like the movie National Treasure?”) Burning with questions about campus history? (“When was my dormitory built?”) Wondering what to do with your … Continue reading »

Answers to your questions about the new Catalog

In August, the University of Chicago Library launched its new Catalog, the search and discovery tool for our collections. Continue reading »

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From Gnostics to U-Boats: The Work of Robert McQueen Grant (1917-2014)

Robert McQueen Grant’s career spanned eight decades, during which time he became an internationally renowned scholar of both the New Testament and WWI U-Boats. See a selection of his works, displayed in an exhibit case in the fourth floor Reading Room of Regenstein Library from October 20 through December 12, 2014. Continue reading »

Guide to science writing and presenting

Need help with a paper or presentation?  The Science Library offers on online guide to writing and presentation resources.  Links to helpful books in our collection such as  A scientific approach to scientific writing (2011) and websites such as Resources … Continue reading »

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Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales), domestic violence, and the Inter-American system of human rights: online resources

This Wednesday, October 22, at lunchtime in Room IV, four Law School student organizations – the Human Rights Law Society, the Immigration Law Society, the Law Women’s Caucus, and the Domestic Violence Project – present the International Human Rights Clinic’s Caroline Bettinger-Lopez … Continue reading »

New EndNote collaboration feature: Library Sharing

Stop emailing EndNote libraries!  EndNote now makes it possible to share your library with up to 14 collaborators–including references, PDFs, and annotations–and everyone can use the library at the same time.  There is no library size limit and unlimited cloud … Continue reading »

Practical Law training session, Fri., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. in Room E

Dennis Elverman from Westlaw will be at the Law School on Friday, October 17, at 12:15 pm in Classroom E, to give a presentation on using Practical Law, a transactional law focused resource available via WestlawNext. Practical Law provides model documents … Continue reading »

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People Deb Werner recognized as Rising Star by the Medical Library Association

Deb Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, has been recognized as a 2014-2015 Rising Star by the Medical Library Association (MLA). The MLA Rising Star Program, now in its fourth year, is a one-year leadership development program designed to … Continue reading »

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Introduction to EndNote Online Version: workshop

When: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00–1:00 PM Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue Description: EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through the Library. … Continue reading »

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Endnote Workshop, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom. Learn how to use the bibliographic software EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing libraries, importing references from online databases, importing and managing PDFs and creating formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Registration is … Continue reading »

Access to books during second phase of B Level flooring replacement

Beginning in November, the Library will commence the final phase of a project to replace cracked and worn floor tile throughout the Regenstein B Level bookstacks. This phase replaces floor tile in the main aisles; flooring in the compact shelving book … Continue reading »

Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The Library is currently seeking representatives for the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) from the following Divisions and Schools: The College (1st or 2nd year students) Biological Sciences Division Chicago Booth School of Business Harris School of Public Policy Law … Continue reading »

New printing service at libraries and residence halls

A new printing service was rolled out to campus libraries and residence halls in August. Upgraded equipment for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, as well as an improved software interface for web-based printing are included as a part of the … Continue reading »

Library offers new Catalog workshops

Would you like to learn more about the new Library Catalog? The University of Chicago Library is holding several 30-minute workshops outlining its many features. Library Catalog: Basics Get up to speed on searching the new Library Catalog. You’ll learn … Continue reading »

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College students: get ready for Library research

Now that you’ve attended the Aims of Education address, it is time to put those goals into practice. The Library is offering several orientation programs to help you get started using our collections and services for your classes and assignments. … Continue reading »

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Reception and book signing for Andrew Abbott’s ‘Digital Paper’ on Oct. 1

To celebrate the publication of Andrew Abbott’s Digital Paper, the University of Chicago Press and the University of Chicago Library will host a reception and book signing at the Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, on October 1 from 4 to … Continue reading »

Summer quarter loans to UChicago students and staff will be automatically extended to January 9

Items checked out by currently registered University of Chicago students and staff for summer quarter and due October 3 will be automatically renewed by the Library for autumn quarter. As of September 21, all such items will have a new … Continue reading »

Alert Library improving Catalog and checkout response times

Update 9/22/14: Catalog response times have been improved. The Library continues to work on improving checkout response times. Continue reading »

Ex Libris Cafe closed August 30 – September 14

Ex Libris Café will close Friday, August 29 at 3:30 p.m. and reopen Monday, September 15 with interim hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 29.  The seating area and vending … Continue reading »

Labor Day: Crerar open limited hours, all other libraries closed

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, Mansueto, Regenstein, and SSA libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1. The John Crerar Library will be open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on September 1; its circulation and … Continue reading »

Alert New Catalog launched, BorrowDirect restored

The University of Chicago Library has launched its new Library Catalog, and most Library services that were temporarily interrupted during the transition period are now restored. Borrow Direct is not yet available. As of today, Lens and the previous Catalog are retired. Continue reading »

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Workshop: The Library for Instructors and TAs

You may use the Library’s resources for your research, but do you know how the Library supports teaching?  Attend our new workshop and learn about the Library services available to you as an instructor or TA for a course, including: … Continue reading »

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August 1914: The Eastern Front

This two-case exhibit, which attempts to place countries “on the map” as they were at the start of the Great War in August 1914, runs from August 1 – December 31, 2014 in Regenstein Library, Second Floor Reading Room. Continue reading »

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People Charles T. Payne, leader in library automation, 1925–2014

Charles T. Payne, former Assistant Director for Systems, used the skills he developed as an engineer at the University of Chicago Library to pioneer the library automation process. He died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on August 1 at the age of … Continue reading »