Library Director Judith Nadler to retire

After a distinguished 48-year career, Library Director and University Librarian Judith Nadler, who oversaw the planning and construction of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, will retire on June 30, 2014. Under Nadler’s leadership, the University of Chicago Library flourished as a prized . . . Continue reading »

Library Director Judith Nadler to retire

Imaging Imagining exhibition - 3 images of hands

Current Exhibits Imaging/Imagining the Human Body in Anatomical Representation

This three-venue exhibition at the University of Chicago examines anatomical representation from artistic and scientific perspectives throughout history. Continue reading »

David Larsen

People ALA recognizes Larsen with Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award

The American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected David Larsen as the winner of the 2014 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award. Larsen is Head of Access Services and Assessment at the University of … Continue reading »

Scout Report: ‘Remarkable’ urban rail transit maps from 1860s-1920s

Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Urban Rail Transit Maps
The Scout Report – March 7, 2014 Continue reading »

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Practical Law now integrated into WestlawNext

The resource Practical Law (formerly known as Practical Law Company) is now integrated into the WestlawNext platform for all academic users. Practical Law focuses on transactional law and provides model documents (with legal drafting and negotiating tips), step-by-step checklists, timelines, handy … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours March 14 – 16

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. Mansueto will be open all weekend until 12:45 a.m.; Crerar and Regenstein will be open until 1:00 a.m. … Continue reading »

Cancelled – Scopus Training – Humanities and Social Sciences: workshop

This workshop has been cancelled. When: Thursday, March 13, noon – 1:00 p.m. Where: Regenstein Library, Room A-11 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Description: Learn how to use Scopus, an interdisciplinary, bibliographic database from Elsevier that indexes the contents of … Continue reading »

Limited access to D’Angelo Law Library during Winter Quarter reading and exam periods

Access to the D’Angelo Law Library for non-law students will be limited from March 8 – March 15 during the law school reading and exam periods. During this period, the library will continue to be accessible to any member of the … Continue reading »

Judith Wright

Wright Fellowship for promising new academic law librarians

The D’Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago is accepting applications through March 14 for the inaugural 2014 Judith M. Wright Fellowship.  Established on the occasion of Ms. Wright’s retirement as the director of the D’Angelo Law Library in … Continue reading »

Norman Maclean

Norman Maclean Papers available for research

Author and University of Chicago professor Norman Maclean’s papers are available for research in the Special Collections Research Center.  Raised in Montana, Maclean earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1940 and taught English until he retired at … Continue reading »

Patterson I.D. card

Women’s Work: Scholarship by Women at UChicago

The careers of selected past and present University of Chicago women composers, philosophers, and scholars are presented in this group of coordinated mini-exhibits in Regenstein Library. The exhibits are organized in conjunction with International Women’s Day at the University of … Continue reading »

Intro to OpenMP workshop, Feb. 28, 1-4 pm

Date/Time: 2/27/2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Crerar Library Computer Classroom This workshop will give a brief introduction to shared-memory parallel programming using the OpenMP standard. It is designed to give people with little to no parallel programming experience knowledge … Continue reading »

UChicago Magazine makes ‘a pint of gruel for invalids’ with Crerar cookbook

Cooking with Crerar: Child gruelty
University of Chicago Magazine – February 12, 2014 Continue reading »

New Catalog Beta homepage

Feature Story Beta test the new Library Catalog

The Library encourages members of the University of Chicago community to participate in a beta test of the new Library Catalog. Visit and leave us your feedback. Continue reading »

NYT: Big moments on the site of Regenstein and Mansueto libraries

Big moments on campus
New York Times – February 9, 2014 Continue reading »

EndNote Web or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager, Wednesday, February 19, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom 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, … Continue reading »

Historic Valentine

A Rare Valentine’s Treat

In love? Lovelorn? Bibliophilic? The Special Collections Research Center on Wednesday, February 12th is the place to be. Join us for a Blind Date with Books; an event in celebration of Valentine’s Day featuring a rare book and archival materials … Continue reading »

Chicago Unbound homepage

Feature Story UChicago law faculty scholarship united online

Law librarians and communicators collaborated to build Chicago Unbound, a repository that unites the rich record of scholarship produced at the Law School in one online platform. More than 5000 citations to published scholarship and 2700 full-text PDFs are now accessible to a world audience. Continue reading »

Homer - George Chapman title page

The Homeric Library: Translations, Editions, Commentaries

Speakers will present approaches to Homer’s texts highlighting the research potential of the University of Chicago Library’s Homer collection, which stretches from the 15th century to the 21st. This colloquium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Homer in Print: The Transmission and Reception of Homer’s Texts” at the Special Collections Research Center, and the publication of “Homer in Print: The Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana at the University of Chicago Library” (Chicago: University of Chicago Library, 2013). Continue reading »

Zar Symposium on Data – Call for Proposals

The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.

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EndNote Web or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: online workshop

February 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; online
This webinar will compare how EndNote Web and Zotero — two popular citation managers — allow you to save, share, and cite information. Continue reading »

drawing of passenger pigeon

Exhibits Charles Otis Whitman: His Science, His Special Birds and the Marine Biological Laboratory – new web exhibit

A web version is now available of the current Crerar Library exhibit: Charles Otis Whitman:  His Science, His Special Birds and the Marine Biological Laboratory.  The physical exhibit is showing in the atrium of Crerar Library and will run until March … Continue reading »

conference poster

Books featured in Crime in Law and Literature conference

On February 7-8, 2014, the University of Chicago Law School is hosting a conference on Crime in Law and Literature featuring legal and literature scholars from the University of Chicago and across the country, as well as a plenary talk by … Continue reading »

Chinese Horse

How to locate Chinese legislation in English translation

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse!  In celebration, here’s a quick guide to help with researching Chinese statutes and regulations in English translation. Major sources to check include Peking University’s LawInfoChina/ChinaLawInfo (北大法律信息网) database, Westlaw China, the National People’s … Continue reading »

Winter 2014 Book Sale

Library book sale, Feb. 10 – 14 and Feb. 17

February 10 – February 14 and February 17; 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Regenstein Library, via 1st floor lobby
The Library is holding a sale of more than 10,000 duplicate and discarded volumes in Regenstein Library beginning Monday, February 10. Continue reading »

Alumni magazine writer tries Crerar cookbook recipe for snow cream

Quick, cheap, and possibly poisonous
The University of Chicago Magazine – January 28, 2014 Continue reading »