Large-Scale Plotter Printer NEW @GalvinLibrary

April 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

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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.

Research Help Available

April 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment
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Received research paper assignment…done.

Procrastinated…definitely done!

Searched Google at 3 a.m. but didn’t find much…done.

Met with an expert in the library…what?

If you’re stuck on a research question, we can help!

Schedule a research appointment with a librarian to receive specialized help with your research.  Librarians are here to help you with any level and any type of research you need to do.  Appointments can last from 15 minutes to an hour.  Please complete the research appointment form to request an appointment.

We Want YOU (to give us your opinion!)

March 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Posted in surveys | Leave a comment

uncle samWe are taking part in the LibQual survey this spring Semester.  More than 1000 libraries around the world have taken the survey offered by the Association of Research Libraries, and now we are asking the Illinois Tech community to participate too.  By taking the survey, you will give the library useful feedback we can apply to our services, collections, and space–now and in the years to come.  The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Access the Survey

You will have an opportunity to win one of four (4) $25 Amazon gift certificates.  Enter your Illinois Institute of Technology email address at the end of the survey to be included in the drawing.

The survey is available for all students, faculty and staff.  Responses are confidential; any identifying information will be removed.  Are you a survey geek and what to know more about the methodology used for LibQual?

As always if you have any questions, contact us through email, IM, phone or stop by the Research Help Office on the upper level.

Public Safety Escort – Location Change for Spring Break

March 13, 2015 at 2:50 pm | Posted in hours, services | Comments Off

IITalert_640x170During Spring Break, March 15-March 22, Galvin Library is not open 24 hours, but Public Safety will still be offering its escort service. However, the van driver will offer rides to students who are at Farr Hall (33rd and Michigan) for pickup.

Please make sure you are familiar with the NEW Public Safety Escort Policy. Under the new policy off-campus security van escorts start from a central pick-up point and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. During Spring Break instead of the usual pick-up locations, the van will leave Farr Hall (33rd and Michigan) at regular intervals from 7 p.m.–3 a.m. On-campus escorts to dorms and parking lots can call 312.808.6310.

Spring Break Hours March 15 – March 22

March 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm | Posted in hours | Comments Off

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Galvin Library will observe spring break with a reduction in its overnight, 24 hour schedule. Sunday, March 15 the library closes at 10pm. Sunday March 22 the library opens at noon and starts the 24 hour cycle again. Here are spring break hours:

Sunday 12 Noon-10pm (March 15th)
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10pm
Friday 7:30am-7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
Sunday (March 22nd) 12 Noon – Friday 7:00pm (open 24 hours x 5 days once again!)

No matter how you spend your spring break – studying, sleeping or relaxing – we are here to help. Our services will still be available, so you can schedule a research consultation for you or your group with a librarian, you can design or download a 3D model and print it in our Exploration Space on one of our TWO 3D printers, and you can come by and borrow a book, study in quiet or just work ahead for IPRO and finals projects.

You will still need your IIT ID to enter between 6:00-10:00 pm. Enjoy your classroom break!

March is Women’s History Month

March 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off
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Join Galvin Library in celebrating Women’s History Month by viewing our display located on the upper level of Galvin Library in the Kemper Art Gallery! The showcase includes books about accomplished women of various cultures from the past, present, and future—all available for borrowing. Selected photos from the University Archives of Women of the IIT community are also featured including images from the Lewis Institute.

Want to learn even more about Women’s History Month? Check out our Diversity & Inclusion research guide. It includes library resources about women’s suffrage, equal pay, and reproductive rights. You can visit the guide at

Cell Phone Chronicles – Take a Tour

February 12, 2015 at 7:32 pm | Posted in classes, events, news | Comments Off

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Have you seen the car commercial featuring Marty Cooper’s early cellphone technology?  Would you like to see and hear more about the earlymobile phones, the beepers, the satellite phones and examine the technological progress of the cell phone?  Galvin Library is currently hosting a collection of mobile phones on display on the upper level, and the collection’s owner, Dennis Roberson,  Vice Provost for Research at IIT and Former Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Motorola, will lead tour attendees through the collection, explaining the technology, the prototypes (some were made in runs of a dozen or fewer), and describing the relationship between Illinois Tech and Motorola.

Tours will meet on the upper level of Galvin Library at 12:45 and last approximately 45 minutes plus time for questions. Space is limited to 25 so RSVP and save your place now!

RSVP for Friday, February 20th 12:45-1:40 pm

RSVP for Monday, March 2nd 12:45-1:40pm

These times don’t fit your schedule? Stop by and check out the display for yourself.

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