Library Fundamentals for New International Students

August 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

If you missed the library introduction/tours during the welcome week, we have another session for you on Monday, 8/31. This 40-minute program will tell you how to get started using the library, and also answer any questions you have about the library, its services and resources. You’ll learn:

  • search IIT books
  • request books from other university libraries
  • find textbooks
  • find articles
  • a library tour

When: Monday, August 31, 1 pm- 1:40 pm

Location: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library

Register by clicking hereContact Yi (yhan27@iit.edu) for more information. Learn more Library Tips from the International Students Library Guide.

New Group Study Room Seats 10!

August 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

iStock_laptop, pad, penWith study rooms for large groups at a premium, we are excited to announce that we have added one more study room that will accommodate up to 10 people. Galvin Library’s group study rooms, located on the lower level, can be reserved online in advance of your group’s meeting. Use the rooms for studying, student organization or departmental meetings, or for your IPRO team. Group study rooms on the lower level come equipped with a monitor for connecting your laptop and displaying your work. You will need your IIT ID to check the room out . You can also walk-in and use a room if they are not all reserved.

You can also find additional study rooms and study spaces on the upper level for spontaneous study without a reservation.

Ten iPads Available to Borrow

August 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

ipadGalvin Library, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Services (OTS), has ten (10) new iPad’s available to check out to students, faculty, or staff who have a current library account in good standing.  Your IIT HawkCard (which is your library card) must be presented to the staff at the circulation desk on the lower level each time an iPad is borrowed. The Loan Agreement must be read, signed and submitted each time an iPad is borrowed.  The loan period is 3 days and there is one 3 day renewal permitted, but the renewal can only be done in person at the Library circulation desk, so figure that into your borrowing time.  iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.This service is not available to alumni, consortium members or other affiliated users.

  • Each iPad comes with the default applications.
  • To download applications, you will need an iTunes account.
  • Connect the iPad to your computer and use iTunes to set up, register and sync content.
  • Any additional apps or media purchased by you during the loan period must be done with your own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library.  The apps will be available via your personal iTunes account and can be downloaded again when needed.

The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return.  You are responsible for damage, loss or theft of the loaned unit.  Information about replacement costs for damaged or lost iPads is on the Loan Agreement form. You can get additional assistance with the iPad at the OTS Support Desk on the upper level of the library.

Fundamentals for New International Students

August 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment
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Are you an international student new to IIT? You can learn about the services and resources at Galvin Library by attending the Fundamentals for New International Students sessions. With a full tour of the library building, our international student services librarian, Yi Han, will tell you everything you need to know that can get you started including:fundamentals

  • how to find books in the library
  • where are my textbooks
  • how to reserve a study room
  • where to find articles

Location: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library.

Sessions will be offered during the following times:

Tuesday,  August 18

  • 10:30 am – 11: 00 am, tour only
  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, English session
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm, 中文图书馆介绍 Chinese session

Friday, August 21

  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm, English session
  • 4: 15 pm – 5: 00 pm, 中文图书馆介绍 Chinese session

You may register by clicking here. We only have 30 seats for each session, so register early!

Questions? Contact Yi (yhan27@iit.edu) for more information. Learn more Library Tips from the International Students Library Guide.

NEH/ALA Grant Awarded to Celebrate Latino American History

June 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on NEH/ALA Grant Awarded to Celebrate Latino American History

Latino Americans_imageGalvin 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.

Library Privileges Form for Summer

June 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Posted in news | 1 Comment

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.

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.

Copy Card Balance Transfer Program

May 20, 2015 at 9:05 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Copy Card Balance Transfer Program

Dear Students:

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 jworrell@iit.edu.

Thank  you!

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