Art Exhibit: György Kepes – Languages of Vision

January 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Posted in art@iit, events | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: György Kepes – Languages of Vision

Gyorgy Kepes paintingGyörgy Kepes: Languages of Vision
The Works of an Art and Technology Pioneer
January 15 – February 27, 2009

Opening reception and lecture:
Thursday, January 22: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit György Kepes: Languages of Vision opens Thursday, January 15 in the Kemper Room on the upper level of Galvin Library. Sponsored by art@iit, this show continues the fascinating series of scientifically-themed art exhibits that have attracted attention all over the city.

From art@iit: “As an artist, teacher, and writer, throughout his long and prolific career György Kepes worked successfully to establish new connections between the communities of art, science, technology and industry. His efforts addressed design education, the scientific technologies of image-making as well as the societal and environmental implications of technology and media. Today he is deservedly recognized as a true pioneer in new media practices. “Languages of Vision” brings together a representative selection of the various phases of the artist’s career from 1936 to 1987, courtesy of the Kepes Visual Center in Eger, Hungary.”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, January 22. The exhibit runs through February 27, and is open any time the library is open (library hours). For more on this and other exhibits, see the art@iit site.

Looking For Your Textbooks?

January 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Posted in textbooks | Comments Off on Looking For Your Textbooks?

If you need a copy of a textbook to take home to your dorm room or apartment, you’ll need to purchase it from the campus bookstore or from another source. The library does not provide circulating copies of textbooks for students. The Galvin Library collection is intended to provide materials for scholarly research and to supplement classroom learning.

The library may have a copy of your textbook, but if so, it has been placed in the Reserve Collection, located behind the Circulation Desk on the Lower Level of the library. Reserve books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and cannot be removed from the library. This ensures they are available to as many students as possible during the semester they are assigned. Books owned by the Library which are later adopted as class textbooks will be transferred to the Reserve Collection during the time they are assigned for class use.

Textbooks are also not available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If you place an ILL request for a textbook via I-Share or WorldCat, it will be canceled by library staff. To prevent the loss of valuable study time, please consider purchasing a new or used textbook.

To search for Reserve titles, use the IIT Library Catalog. Items on Reserve will have a location of “Galvin Reserves (IIT-Local Circulating Only)” in the item record. To borrow these items, bring the call number to the Circulation Desk on the lower level. Again, Reserve books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and cannot be removed from the library.

For more on the library’s textbook policy, click here.

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