Galvin Library would like to wish the Best of Luck and a sincere Congratulations to our student employees who will be graduating this spring. Some of them have worked with us for a few months, others for a few years, but we have enjoyed spending time with them and are sorry to see them go. Galvin Library could not do what we do without our student employees. We thank them for their hard work, dedication and good humor. All our best to you and Good Luck!
Have you registered for Summer or Fall semester classes?
If your answer is no, and you want to use Galvin Library resources during the summer, then you must complete the Semester Break Form. By completing the form you will be able to check out books from IIT and I-Share libraries, request articles and books via MyILL, read e-books, and use library databases. Privileges granted through this form last until August 19th, 2013.
If you are unsure of your library privileges, contact the Circulation department or stop by the Circulation Desk, located on the library’s lower level.
So, you really ARE busy with finals, but we know you’ve been in the library and photos have been snapped (we hear there’s even a video or two?!?) Maybe you’ve just been too busy to post them. So we’ve extended the contest deadline by 5 days. Now you have time to after finals to relax and still time to post and win a pair of movie tickets. Read on for all the rules…..
Spending all your time during Study and Finals Weeks at the library studying, writing, printing, scanning and studying some more? Might as well participate in our Facebook Photo Contest*. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself, or with your friends in your favorite library locations and then share those images with us via our Facebook page. At the end of the week, the photo with the most “likes” will win a prize from the library – a pair of AMC movie tickets, just the thing to enjoy after finals are over!
So, start studying, get snapping photos, make sure your friends “like” your photos, and scan the movie reviews for which movie you’ll go see with your winning tickets!
• must be a currently enrolled student (UG, GR, PhD, Shimer)
• photo must be taken any time after Sunday, April 28 at 12 Noon (the official start of Study Week)
• photo(s) with the most “likes” win
• contest ends at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 9 – EXTENDED till May 14!
• winner(s) will be notified and will need to be able to pick up the prize at Galvin Library
Galvin Library will be open for 13 straight days, 24 hours on BOTH levels starting at Noon on Sunday, April 28 and not closing until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10. The library traditionally has been open 24 hours for Finals Week, providing access on both levels to textbooks on reserve, the OTS Night Owl Lab, computers, printers, scanners and more, but in order to meet student demand, this is the second semester we will add Study Week, a second week of 24-hour access on both levels of the library. The library will remain open continuously on both levels for 13 straight days, or 295 straight hours for all your studying needs.
You can study in groups or as an individual, find a quiet spot or take over an area with study partners, sit in a bean bag or at a table, bring your laptop or iPad, or use one of ours, but however you choose to study and prepare for finals, you can do it 24 hours a day and on the upper or lower level of the library.
Check the library’s hours, reserve a group study room, or see if your textbook on reserve is being used. Remember that public safety offers escorts to the dorms, the parking lots and the train platforms at any time; you can ask for assistance at the library’s circulation desk. Remember to bring your IIT Hawkcard ID for entry between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. For security purposes, no one will be admitted without an ID.
Galvin Library has brand new furniture and there’s no one sitting in it! We’ve seen the need for more seating and collaborative study spaces as we watch you circle the library looking for a place to land. We’ve taken down unneeded shelving and purchased colorful seating options that will allow you to configure a space to suit your needs. The tables nest together, the chairs are on wheels, the white boards are on wheels and are magnetic so you can “build” a space, and the colorful wedges allow you to sit, put your feet up, or put a few together for a horizontal resting place.
The beautiful white leather furniture at the top of the stairs is on a 30-day trial which will end on May 10. We really would like to know what you think of the trial furniture, as well as the new furniture that we purchased. Should we buy more? Is it comfortable? Do you like the colors? We really want to know what you think. You can comment here at the blog, leave us a comment on our facebook page (Facebook.com/GalvinLibraryIIT), or shoot us at quick email at email@example.com
But please, come and give it a try. It looks lonely all by itself.
April 14-20 is National Library Week and this year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library. Galvin Library is an integral part of IIT’s community and we want to celebrate National Library Week with you. Our Undergraduate Research Specialists will be on the MTCC bridge from 12:40-1:50 Monday – Thursday to celebrate libraries and bring awareness to library resources. There will be snacks, prizes, and you’ll even get a chance to tell us how YOU feel about libraries. Here’s a list of events:
MONDAY, APRIL 15 – Share Your Library Favorites
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 – Show Us What You Know (trivia game)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 – Build Your Community with Books
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – Your Opinion Matters: Tell Us about YOUR library
Tuesday is National Library Workers Day so if you’re in the library, let library staff know how much you appreciate what they do!
During the rest of the spring semester, Galvin Library will extend our Friday night hours and will now close at 7:00 p.m. With our new early opening hours at 7:30 a.m. we have heard your requests for more hours of access and we are granting them as fast as staffing can be arranged. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Study and Finals Weeks, which will start on Sunday, April 28. That day the library opens at Noon and will stay open for 13 straight days, 24 hours on both levels, until we finally close on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.