Curator Harvey Choldin and exhibition designer Joe Scott examine a map from the exhibition "Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915–1940." (Photo by John Zich)

Harvey Choldin, AB’60, AM’63, PhD’65, plumbed the University Archives to create the summer Special Collections exhibition on the Chicago school of sociology. Although he has long been an urban sociologist and UChicago alumnus, his research led him to see his former professors in a new way. Continue reading »

Seeing Chicago sociologists anew through the Archives

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 »

Hand colored map, “Populations Receiving Relief”

Current Exhibits Mapping the Young Metropolis

The exhibition “Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915-1940″ explores a quarter century of research at UChicago that transformed the discipline of sociology. Archival documents reveal the sociological research process, from proposal to data collection to final report. 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 »

Lauren Stokes with her exhibition, "Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles"

Exhibits Feature Story Where the intellectual meets the personal

Lauren Stokes, curator of “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles,” makes invisible histories visible in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery and an associated web exhibit. She says the experiences of LGBTQ individuals offer special insight into the ways that none of our intellectual lives can be separated from our personal lives. Continue reading »

Sandra Roscoe

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 »

Miss Classics in the talent competition.

Feature Story Students’ dedication to Library highlighted in Scavenger Hunt

What do the “Miss Joe Regenstein” pageant, a hunt for the Library’s largest bladed weapon, and the hatching of “Reg Eggs” have in common? All three were 2015 Scavenger Hunt tasks, and all demonstrated students’ love of the University of Chicago Library and its centrality to student life. Continue reading »

Alice Schreyer

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 »

Data Data Everywhere: Introduction to Data Management

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for this session where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research.
Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 13th, 4-5pm Continue reading »

Daniel Clowes at the "Comics: Philosophy and Practice" conference at the University of Chicago in 2012. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Feature Story UChicago Library acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes

The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, Lab’79, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author. The materials in the collection reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Alert Library Catalog & BorrowDirect offline, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Wed., 4/29

The Library Catalog and BorrowDirect will be unavailable between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 due to scheduled systems maintenance. The Library Catalog will allow searches, but holdings and item availability information will not be displayed, nor … Continue reading »

Library Book Sale, May 4 – 8 and May 11

Friday, May 4 – 8 and May 11; 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Regenstein A-10 (via stairs in Regenstein lobby)
The Library is holding a sale of more than 11,000 duplicate and discarded volumes, including hardbacks, trade and scholarly paperbacks, multi-volume sets, maps and miscellaneous material. Continue reading »

Workshop: Your Copyrights: Understanding author rights in scholarly publishing, Friday April 17, 12-1PM

Location: Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room The world of scholarly publishing is changing and copyright issues are often at the center of it. You may be hearing some terms that are new and wonder how they affect you. Join … Continue reading »

Dr. Tsuen-hsuin Tsien (center) with Professor Edward Shaughnessy (right) and Mary Tsien Dunkel (left) at the conference “Texting China—Composition, Transmission, Preservation of Pre-modern Chinese Textual Materials” at the University of Chicago Library in 2012. (Photo by Jason Smith)

People Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, Curator Emeritus of the East Asian Collection, 1909-2015

Tsuen-hsuin (T.H.) Tsien, Curator Emeritus of the East Asian Collection of the Joseph Regenstein Library and Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations (now East Asian Languages and Civilizations) of the University of Chicago, passed away in Chicago on … Continue reading »

Conference: Does Human Rights Have a History?

Conference: Does Human Rights Have a History?

When were “human rights” invented and what were the major stages of the evolution of their different elements? This two-day conference brings together leading historians of human rights working across time and space to address these and other important questions.

Conference dates: Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Continue reading »

Workshop Series – Managing Your Research

Crerar Library is offering a workshop series on issues related to managing research such as copyright, data management, document organization and collaboration tools.  More information about each workshop and registration links are below.  All workshops are opened to faculty, students … Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a … Continue reading »

Life Cycle of Scientific Publishing Workshop – Thursday, April 30

Join us at the Crerar Library on Thursday, April 30 as experts provide insights on the scientific publication life cycle. Hear from a managing journal editor about the nuts and bolts of the publishing. Learn what editors do and what … Continue reading »