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People Meet new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach Emily Treptow

Emily Treptow joined the University of Chicago Library on June 1 as the new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach.  She came to us from Michigan State University where she was a Business Reference Librarian from November 2012 … Continue reading »

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Duke collections can now be borrowed rapidly through BorrowDirect

Duke University Libraries has joined the BorrowDirect partnership, expanding the number of research libraries that provide rapid access to their circulating collections to University of Chicago faculty, students and staff. BorrowDirect enables UChicago users to search the library catalogs of … Continue reading »

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Redesigned research guides are easier to use and navigate

This weekend, the University of Chicago’s Library Guides were migrated to a new platform that features a number of improvements. Most notably, use of responsive design greatly improves the user’s experience on mobile devices and assistive technology, such as screen readers. The new platform also uses … Continue reading »

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People Meet new Science Research Services Librarian Michelle Bass

Michelle Bass joined the University of Chicago Library on July 1 as the new Science Research Services Librarian. Michelle has a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School … Continue reading »

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All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Tuesday, July 28, 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 »

What is the value of a brand?

Earlier this year, the question What is the value of a brand? was  answered on The Big Question, a video series created by Booth’s research magazine Capital Ideas.  An expert panel consisting of Professor Ann L. McGill and Professor Pradeep … Continue reading »

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Lorna Tang receives lifetime achievement award

Lorna Tang retired from the D’Angelo Law Library on June 30, 2015, after 38 years as a law librarian. She began her law library career at the D’Angelo Law Library (then called the University of Chicago Law Library) in 1977 … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Jewish Liturgy through the Ages: Nusaḥ Ashkenaz 1795-2015

An exhibit of Jewish prayer books (siddurim) of the Eastern European rite (Nusaḥ Ashkenaz) from the Library’s collection. Dating from 1795-2015, in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, each one presents the daily prayers and festival recitations uniquely. An exhibit displayed in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, July 1 through September 30, 2015. Continue reading »

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The Spirit of the Nation or the War between the Jews and Sanballat: A Gift to the Jewish Studies Collection

Thanks to the generosity of Linda Stern, the University of Chicago Library is now one of only four libraries worldwide that holds a copy of Menachem Mendel ben Hayim Kless’ Ruah ha-Le’om (The Spirit of the Nation). The copy donated by Ms. Stern is in excellent condition and an excellent complement to the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica. Continue reading »


New online resource: eMarketer

University of Chicago researchers now have access to eMarketer. eMarketer is a database that provides digital market research information ranging from digital ad spend in the automotive industry to use statistics of the newest social media platforms, such as Meerkat … Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Thursday, July 2, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

July 1, noon – 1 p.m.; July 7, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
August 2015 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

Alert Fri., July 3 & Sat., July 4: all libraries closed

All campus libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, a University holiday, and Saturday, July 4, Independence Day.  Regular summer hours will resume on Sunday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see

Library summer quarter hours, June 22 – Aug. 28

Beginning Monday, June 22, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 29. Continue reading »

Spring quarter loans to quarterly borrowers automatically extended to October 2

Items checked out by current quarterly borrowers with privileges in good standing and due June 26 have been automatically renewed by the Library for summer quarter. As of June 15, all such items have a new due date of October 2, 2015. No … Continue reading »

Library summer interim hours, June 13 – 21

Beginning Saturday, June 14, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the summer interim. Summer quarter hours will begin Monday, June 22. Continue reading »

Ex Libris café summer hours, June 13 – Sept. 28

Beginning June 13, the Ex Libris café in Regenstein will have reduced service hours during summer quarter. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 28.
As always, the seating area and vending machines will remain open during Regenstein’s building hours. Continue reading »

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People Sandra Roscoe, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for Current Fiction, 1947-2015

A dedicated member of the Joseph Regenstein Library’s Reference Department for 39 years, Sandra Roscoe helped generations of students and faculty members find the resources they needed. She died of a stroke on Friday, May 29 at the age of … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours June 5 – 7

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week. Mansueto will be open Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days … Continue reading »

American Chemical Society journals optimized for smartphones and tablets

ACS2Go is ACS Publications’ new mobile platform that offers readers enhanced features and an improved reading experience optimized for tablets and smartphones. ACS2Go can also be easily paired with our University of Chicago Library subscriptions to access full text articles … Continue reading »

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People Alice Schreyer, Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special Collections, leaves UChicago

Alice Schreyer will be leaving the University of Chicago Library to join the Newberry Library as the Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services on August 24. Alice’s last day at UChicago will be July 17. … Continue reading »

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The Studio in the Field: Exhibit Reception and Film Screening

Location: The John Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room. Time: May 27th, 5:00-7:30 pm. In conjunction with its current exhibit, The Studio in the Field: Techniques in Early Wildlife Photography, the John Crerar Library will be hosting a reception and film screening on … Continue reading »

Workshop: Collaboration Tools for Researchers

Crerar Library Computer Classroom, May 19th, 12-1pm A wide range of tools to help you collaborate with other researchers are available these days. This workshop will cover options for sharing different kinds of work including citation and pdfs, document files, … Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Student artists exhibit at Regenstein during FOTA

Four student artists are exhibiting their work on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library through May 8 during FOTA, the student-run Festival of the Arts that encourages artistic endeavors across the campus.  Ben Veres, a 2nd year in the College, … Continue reading »

New e-resource: IFAR’s art law and cultural property databases

If you are interested in art law research, the D’Angelo Law Library now provides e-access to the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)’s Art Law & Cultural Property databases. IFAR describes them as follows: International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation … Continue reading »