Student Jobs @ Galvin Library

August 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

Are you interested in working at Galvin Library? With our 24×5 and weekend hours, plus 8 departments, we have positions for on-campus employment. You can apply for a job online and all of our hiring managers look at the applications that are submitted at that site. Please do NOT come to our service desks seeking jobs; we don’t have time to talk with you personally and you will be directed to the web page.

We hire students with Federal Work Study (FWS) and we hire a few without FWS. Please specify on your application if you have FWS, but the most important thing is to let us know your availability. We have many returning students already on the schedule and we are just trying to fill open gaps.

We do most of our hiring the first two weeks of the semester, so waiting to apply is not always a good idea. We sometimes hire for openings later in the semester but those openings are rare. Welcome to IIT and good luck with your fall semester!

New Student Library Tours

August 14, 2014 at 1:12 am | Posted in classes, instruction, news, workshops | Leave a comment

The first few weeks of the semester is one of the busiest times of the year, especially for new students.  You will be getting lots of homework, meeting new friends, and exploring Chicago.  Galvin Library has services that can help students work more efficiently, and there are great spaces for groups and quiet study.  We are giving tours and teaching the basics of using the library, so come by and learn about the library and the services offered.  The Cherry Conference Room is located on Galvin Library’s lower level.  Tours will be offered during the following times:

Library Tour for New Students:

  • Thursday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tour lasts less than 30 minutes. Location: Lobby

Library Fundamentals for New International Students: 

  • Friday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
  • Friday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. 中文 Session lasts approximately 45 minutes. Location: Cherry Conference Room
    *Note : the 3:00 p.m. session is in Mandarin Chinese

These classes are popular and packed with information. Show up on time (or earlier) so you don’t miss anything! Questions?  Email us here.

Guides for New Incoming Students

July 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off

power bar(2)_2013Are you a new incoming freshman or transfer student? We have a guide just for you that features a video tour of the library done by a student, so you know you’re getting all the necessary info. You can watch the tour video or get all the information on borrowing textbooks from reserves, the best study spaces, research help and more from the research guide.

Are you a new international student? We have a research guide for you too!

Remember, no matter the question, you can #TrustYourLibrarian to have the answer. You can contact us by email, phone or IM or stop by to chat with us any time.

New Scholarly Video Collection Available

June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Posted in databases, new resources, news | Comments Off
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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

We’re announcing three new scholarly video collections for your classroom or research needs. Through our membership in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) we now have access to Engineering Case Studies OnlineEnvironmental Studies In Video, and Psychological Experiments Online.

To access online library resources you do need to connect through the MyIIT portal.  When prompted, enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. You can retrieve and view the following videos from the collections:

From Engineering Case Studies Online, watch Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, the Big Dig Ceiling Collapse, and the Challenger Disaster. Within Psychological Experiments Online view videos on the Asch Conformity Experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, and the Bystander Effect, while in Environmental Studies In Video you will find videos on Renewable Energy, the Melting Arctic, and Greenhouse Gases. All these videos and much more are available for your use.

As always, if you have any questions you can contact a librarian by email, chat or phone

Off-campus access to databases – Updated

June 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Posted in news | 2 Comments

Galvin Library and OTS have implemented a new access system for databases over the weekend, and you will be directed to a new login screen when you try to access them from off-campus.

Simply enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. If you are having problems, please contact for assistance.

Note: E-books accessed from the IIT catalog will need to be updated to use this new process. This is currently in process, but for the time being e-books cannot be accessed from off-campus.

Library Privileges Form for Summer Break

June 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off

Have you registered for Summer or Fall semester classes?

If your answer is no, then you must complete the Semester Break form if you want to use library resources during the summer. 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 24th, 2014.

Click here to access the Semester Break Form.

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.

IIT Archives Closed June 5-15

June 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Posted in archives | Comments Off

The IIT Archives will be closed from June 5 through June 15, 2014. Archivists will not be available and e-mail and voice mail will not be monitored. During this time, students, faculty and staff may be able to find search information on the IIT Archives’ website. The Archives will reopen on Monday June 16.

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