Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

The exhibition “Integrity of the Page” provides a rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary cartoonist Daniel Clowes. On view through June 17 in Special Collections, the exhibition features notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, and draft layouts for three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

Mother’s Room, Regenstein B51

Regenstein Room B51, located on the building’s B Level, has been renovated to create an accessible, ADA-compliant Mother’s Room for the exclusive use of nursing mothers currently affiliated with the University and visiting researchers using the Library’s collections. This single-use, … Continue reading »

Library Catalog record for a pair of CDs. Click "Request from Mansueto Library" to retrieve.

Recordings Collection now in Mansueto

The Recordings Collection, formerly located in Regenstein Room 360, has been relocated to the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. The Collection is now accessible all of the hours that Mansueto is open (107½ hours per week during the academic quarter), … Continue reading »

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Changes at Ex Libris Café

Over the March interim, three new bar-height tables, each 24 feet long, were installed in Ex Libris, the student run coffee shop located in the northeast corner of the 1st floor of Regenstein.   The new tables, with convenient access to … Continue reading »

EndNote Online or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: workshop

Friday, April 8, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research. They can also help you format your papers in MS Word by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically in the style you choose, such as APA or Chicago. This workshop will compare how EndNote Online and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

April 7, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.; April 13, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in Spring 2016? June 2016 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 »

Library partners with CCT & IT Services on workshop series for instructors

The University of Chicago Library, Chicago Center for Teaching, and Academic and Scholarly Technology Services are partnering on a workshop series for graduate students and instructors on improving students’ information literacy skills. Ruining Google and Wikipedia: Teaching Strategies That Help … Continue reading »

Robert Platzman

2016 Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships Awarded

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for 2016. Established through a bequest of George W. Platzman (1920-2008), Professor in Geophysical Sciences, the research fellowships are named in memory … Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Wednesday, March 30, 9 – 10 a.m; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. We will also discuss open access for dissertations via the new institutional repository Continue reading »

Alert Web printing services offline 5 p.m. Sun. to noon Tues.

Because of an upgrade to the Proven printing system, Web Printing and Add Value Online will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20 through approximately noon, Tuesday, March 22. All other printing, copying and scanning functions will remain operational … Continue reading »

Ex Libris cafe spring interim hours, March 19 – 27

Beginning Saturday, March 19, the Ex Libris Café will have reduced service hours for the spring interim. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 30. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday – Sunday Closed Please note: Intermittent electrical work and furniture installation … Continue reading »

Library spring interim hours, March 19 – 27

Beginning Saturday, March 19, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the spring interim. Normal hours resume Monday, March 28. Crerar Library Sunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 8:00 … Continue reading »

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Study Break @ The Reg on Sunday, March 13

Get your game on for finals! Drop by Regenstein Library’s A-Level from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 for board games, arts and crafts, and snacks. The event is free and open to all students. Snacks will be … Continue reading »

Character sketches for "The Death-Ray," ca. 2003-2011. Daniel Clowes Archive, University of Chicago Library. Copyright Daniel Clowes.

Current Exhibits Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

The exhibition “Integrity of the Page” provides a rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary cartoonist Daniel Clowes. On view through June 17 in Special Collections, the exhibition features notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, and draft layouts for three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Extended Library hours March 11 – 13

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, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days … Continue reading »

Poster "20 Years and After"

Current Exhibits 20 Years and After: Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA)

Because of the Korean Collections Consortium of North America library users are able to access materials on more than 100 subject areas in Korean Studies. This one-case exhibit runs from March 1 – April 1, 2016, in the Joseph Regenstein Library, Fifth Floor. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Celebrate the launch of the Uncommon Fund Young Adult Fiction Collection

Celebrate the formal launch of the Uncommon Fund Young Adult Fiction Collection on March 10th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Regenstein Library, Room 122. Refreshments will be served. The Young Adult Fiction Collection was funded in 2015 by the … Continue reading »

Selection of Class of 2000 Books

Unrequired reading at the Library

Miss reading for fun? Having trouble finding unrequired reading in the libraries’ collections? With over 11 million print & electronic books, it can be hard to browse the library collections to find reading for fun. But have no fear, librarians … Continue reading »

Joe and Rika Mansueto to match gifts made to the Library through Feb. 25

The University of Chicago is celebrating Giving Day on February 24-25 with a goal to raise $2 million University-wide. As part of this effort, Joe and Rika Mansueto have generously offered to match up to $10,000 of gifts designated to … Continue reading »

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Exhibits ‘An Acquisition of Inestimable Value’: The Men Who Funded the Berlin Collection

A two-case exhibit featuring biographies of the 9 donors, who funded the purchase of the Berlin Collection. The exhibit runs from February 11 – April 15, 2016, in the Joseph Regenstein Library, Fourth Floor. Continue reading »

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How to use copyrighted images (Hint: fair use can help!)

To celebrate Fair Use Week, the Library invited Bridget Madden of the University of Chicago’s Visual Resources Center to contribute this post about the fair use of images. The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is one of many places on campus … Continue reading »

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Exhibits College student exhibit pilot in Regenstein

Have you discovered some fantastic books while browsing the stacks in Regenstein? Do you want to highlight some of your favorite authors? Would your RSO like to promote a little-known collection of Library materials? The Library is piloting an undergraduate … Continue reading »

Creative Assignments with blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and Google Docs: TECHB@R workshop

Tuesday, February 23, 2 – 4 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Coming up with creative assignments that excite students and help them achieve learning goals can be a challenge. In this workshop, we will explore how to design creative assignments with technologies such as blogs, wikis, discussion tools, and Google Apps (Docs, Spreadsheet, Forms, Lucidchart, etc.) and foster collaborative learning during and between class meetings. Continue reading »

All About Endnote: workshop

Thursday, February 18, noon – 1:20 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Learn to how to use EndNote, including how to create and manage libraries, import references from online databases, and create formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Continue reading »

greenleaf

New online resource: Greenleaf Online Library

University of Chicago researchers now have access to Greenleaf Online Library. Greenleaf Online Library crosses over all sectors of business with an emphasis on ‘green’ management, ethical business and corporate social responsibility.  It contains approximately 4,000 items, including ebooks, case … Continue reading »

William Josiah Alspaugh

People William Alspaugh, area studies librarian, 1942-2016

William Josiah Alspaugh, known to his Library colleagues as Bill, died on January 24, 2016 at the age of 73 after a lengthy and varied career at the University of Chicago Library. Bill worked in the Southern Asia Department from … Continue reading »