Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian

Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian, Provost Eric Isaacs announced October 16. Her five-year term begins January 1, 2015. Continue reading »

Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian

The University of Chicago Library ranked # 1 by Princeton Review

The University of Chicago was named as having the “Best College Library” in Princeton Review’s annual rankings of colleges and universities. In the 2015 list of “Best 379 Colleges,” released August 4, Chicago ranked #1 for “Best College Library” and … Continue reading »

USA Today: Princeton Review finds UChicago has ‘best college library’

Princeton Review finds UChicago has best college library
USA Today – August 4, 2014 Continue reading »

Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre

Current Exhibits En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I

Exhibition Location: Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Dates: October 14, 2014 – January 2, 2015
On the centenary of the Great War’s commencement, “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I” explores the conflict through French graphic illustration of the period. Continue reading »

New printing service coming to libraries and residence halls in August

07/31/14 update: The transition to the new printing service has been rescheduled to begin the week of August 11. See below for further information. In early August, a new printing service will be rolled out to campus libraries and residence … Continue reading »

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Exhibits Feature Story Scholarship as a living process

“Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014″ is on display in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery through October 4. Co-curator Seonaid Valiant, UChicago History Ph.D. Candidate 2014, explains how her dissertation research and other academic experiences relate to the exhibition. Continue reading »

UChicago Magazine: Mystery inside Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ finds an answer

Margin call
The University of Chicago Magazine – July–August 2014 Continue reading »

Alert Retrieving books during replacement of Regenstein B Level flooring

Beginning the week of July 21, the Library will replace cracked and worn floor tile throughout the Regenstein B Level bookstacks. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and will involve noise and dust … Continue reading »

Lyonette Louis-Jacques receives award for her outstanding service to AALL’s Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section

This past weekend many of D’Angelo’s librarians were away at the Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. A great conference made even better by a (surprise!) award to our own Lyonette Louis-Jacques. The Foreign, Comparative … Continue reading »

Alert Library service interruptions begin July 15

The University of Chicago Library will begin implementing its new Library Catalog and new library management system, Kuali OLE, on August 1 at 5 p.m. From July 15 to mid-August, UChicago patrons will be able to search the current Library Catalog and Lens, check out materials, and place Scan & Deliver and online purchase requests, but some services will be interrupted, delayed, or delivered in different ways. Continue reading »

Crystara being lowered

Hanging sculpture Crystara temporarily removed from Crerar Library atrium

For the next several weeks, visitors to Crerar may find that the main lobby feels a little emptier than usual. For the past 30 years, visitors to Crerar have walked under Crystara, a 30’ long aluminum and Waterford crystal sculpture … Continue reading »

Chicago Tonight: Mansueto Library featured in 3rd edition of ‘AIA Guide to Chicago’

The Latest ‘AIA Guide to Chicago’
Chicago Tonight – July 8, 2014 Continue reading »

Alert Act now to transfer My Lists and My Discoveries from the current Catalog and Lens

The new Library Catalog, currently in beta testing, is scheduled to go into production in early August. At that point, the current Library Catalog and Lens will be retired. We encourage you to act now if you want to save lists stored using My Lists in the Catalog or My Discoveries in Lens . Continue reading »

Friday, July 4: all libraries closed

In observance of the University holiday, all campus libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4. Regular summer hours will resume on Saturday, July 5. For a complete list of hours for all locations and departments, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

John Crerar Foundation Science Writing Prize winners announced

Congratulations to Elle Sullivan, Michael Begun and Sydney Reitz, the winners of the 2014 John Crerar Foundation Science Writing Prize for College Students. Continue reading »

Crerar Library roof update #2: Lobby and first floor furniture removal

Starting on July 2, the next steps in the Crerar Roof replacement will begin with the removal of the lobby furniture, including the benches, chairs, and display cases, as well as the tables on the east side of the first floor … Continue reading »

Curbed Chicago: Mansueto Library ‘one of Chicago’s most important pieces of new architecture’

Watch Helmut Jahn explain his design for U of C’s Mansueto Library
Curbed Chicago – June 20, 2014 Continue reading »

Jahn Video

Video: ‘Helmut Jahn on the Ethos of Mansueto Library’

In a recently released video, architect Helmut Jahn explains how his aesthetic choices for the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library reflect the University of Chicago’s guiding ideals.

People Interim Library Director

As we approach Judith Nadler’s retirement, I am pleased to announce that Alice Schreyer has agreed to serve as Interim Library Director while the search for Judi’s successor continues. Alice is the Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special … Continue reading »

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Exhibits Past, Present, Future: The Evolution of Medicine at the University of Chicago’s Hospitals – new web exhibit

A web version is now available of the Crerar Library exhibit: Past, Present, Future: The Evolution of Medicine at the University of Chicago’s Hospitals.  This is a online archive of an exhibit that was shown in the Crerar atrium glass … Continue reading »

Pottery, Circa 1900. Frederick Starr. Papers.

Exhibits Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014

University of Chicago scholars have traveled to Mexico since the late 19th century, pursuing research subjects ranging from archival investigation of revolutionary leaders, to documentation of indigenous communities and languages, to the search for the cause of a deadly strain of typhus. Drawn from the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center, including the papers of Friedrich Katz, Robert Redfield, Norman McQuown, Manning Nash, Howard T. Ricketts, Sol Tax, Frederick Starr, and others, this exhibit presents correspondence, diaries, photographs, sketches, recordings and objects generated and collected by these scholars in the field, as well as holdings from the Rare Books and Manuscripts collections that continue to support study of Mexican history and culture. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Wednesday, July 9, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Summer 2014 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface 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

June 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; July 2, noon – 1 p.m.; July 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in August 2014? In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

Library summer quarter hours, June 23 – Aug. 30

Beginning Monday, June 23, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 30. Crerar LibraryMonday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.Friday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. … Continue reading »

Sarah Thomas delivers Judith Nadler Vision Lecture

Video of Nadler Vision Lecture, ‘Future-Proofing the Research Library’

Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, delivered the Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture at the University of Chicago Library on May 22, 2014.  Her subject was “Future-Proofing the Research Library.” A videorecording of the lecture is now available … Continue reading »

ARL: Nadler Vision Lecture explores ways research libraries are adapting to change

Future-proofing the research library: Sarah Thomas delivers Judith Nadler Vision LectureAssociation of Research Libraries – June 13, 2014