Galvin Library has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, Galvin Library will receive a cash grant of $3,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, lectures, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, or performances — about Latino history and culture.
We will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.)
Programs are being planned for the fall and spring semesters with a variety of speakers from the IIT community and beyond. The Latino Americans funding will enable Galvin Library to focus on our own campus diversity while also exploring the Latino neighborhoods in Chicago. Latino Americans are the country’s largest minority group, with more than 50 million people, and Galvin Library wants to increase community awareness of the rich and varied history and culture with this opportunity to explore this history.
Events will be promoted in IIT Today, or follow Galvin Library on our blog , on twitter @GalvinLibrary or on FaceBook for more information. The Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees represent 42 states and the District of Columbia, and include 78 public libraries, 68 college/university libraries and organizations, 19 community college libraries, 10 state humanities councils, 12 museums and a range of other nonprofit organizations. View a full list of the recipients.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
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 23rd, 2015.
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.
Earlier this year, we removed our copy machine from the lobby of Galvin Library. We understand that some of you may still have money on your copy cards. Since it is University policy that we no longer handle cash, we have set up a process with the Office of Technology Services to transfer any remaining balance into your campus print account.
If you have a balance, or would like to check your balance, you need to come to the Administrative Suite at Galvin Library (upper level, southeast side). We will check to see how much is left on your card and instruct you how to transfer that amount to print credit. This system will be in place until September 30. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Worrell at email@example.com.
It’s been a long couple of semesters, but now it’s summer and you have time to relax and read what you want to, not what you have to. Whether you’re looking for books to read at the beach, on a plane, on just laying in the grass watching the clouds go by, Galvin Library can help you connect with what you want to read. Here are a few options:
- Check out our anime and graphic novel collections
- Use our random book generator to find books in our Leisure Reading collection
- Use your I-Share account to order books from more than 85 academic libraries
- Use WorldCat to get what I-Share doesn’t have available
- E-Books are an option even when we’re closed!
Unsure how to use these options? Just ask us!
Galvin Library would like to wish the Best of Luck and a sincere Congratulations to our student employees who are graduating this week. 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!
- Salam Abdulrazzak
- Shriram Anbalagan
- Joshua Benemerito
- Dane Christianson
- Carlos Davalos
- Ameer Ghouse
- Sara Glade
- Jerrod Harris
- Kexin Hu
- Natalie Kruit
- Kayleigh Nayeon Lee
- Brian Raddatz
- Chris Roberts
- Jai Sathyanarayanan
- Jeffrey Sommerfield
- Saaduzzaman Syed
- Mary Thomas
- Daniel Wente
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 borrow one of ours at the circulation desk on the lower level, but however you choose to study and prepare for your finals, you can do it 24 hours a day 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 read more about safety escorts. 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.
Thanks to the Office of Technology Services (OTS) there is a new printer located in Galvin Library and this printer is a big deal – literally. Students can print large poster size prints from the plotter and all sizes in between poster-sized and regular printing. There are some instructions and directives to follow. For example:
- The plotter’s computer is in front of the Research Help Office on the upper level. It is directly connected to the printer (so it is not a print release station for other printers).
- The computer can only print PDF files to the plotter. Adobe Reader is the only software installed on the machine. Access your print file using a USB drive, email or Google drive.
- The cost is $5 per linear foot; print prices are also listed in the “Finances” tab in Banner.
- The max size of a print is 36 inches.
- To save money, the print job can be rotated to landscape mode, if the long edge is 36″ or less. Use the directions taped to the table to change the print settings.
- Students must make sure to log off the computer when they are finished
For all questions and if you need assistance, ask at the OTS Support Desk.