Enter the Tenth Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

March 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Enter the Tenth Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

Gwendolyn BrooksFancy yourself a poet? Want to win cash prizes for your poetry? The tenth annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award is now open for submissions. Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that entry forms are available for the competition that is named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, and is co-sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and Kevin Stein, who succeeded Brooks as Illinois Poet Laureate.

“We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide a new outlet for talented writers,” White said. “Great poems have the ability to enrich and enhance our lives, and I am looking forward to discovering talented new poets with this year’s competition.”

Open to Illinois residents age 18 and over, entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($500) second ($300) and third place ($100) and winning poems will be submitted for possible publication. Forms and other information may be found at the Secretary of State’s web site.

Not familiar with Miss Brooks and her work? Check out these two titles in our circulating collection – In the Mecca and Selected Poems. Enjoy and Good luck with the contest!



NEW Quick Access Printing at Galvin Library

March 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on NEW Quick Access Printing at Galvin Library

printer imagesEver stop by the library to print something and couldn’t find an open computer?

NEW, on the lower level Group Study Suite reception desk, there is a laptop that YOU can use to access a document online or through a USB drive and send the job to the nearby printer for quick and easy pickup. This computer cannot and should not be used for surfing the internet, but serves only to send print jobs to the computer.

Although students have requested a computer where they can quickly print a document rather than waiting for an open computer in the library, library staff and OTS strongly ENCOURAGE students to use remote printing. Remote printing allows you to send a print job to any remote printer on campus from home, office, wherever, and the job is held for 24 hours for you to pick up. Both the upper level and lower level printers at Galvin Library are remote printers and there are locations scattered across campus. Remote printing links to your student printing account. Read more about using remote printing. Printing services are provided by the Office of Technology Services (OTS).

Chris White and The Big Questions in Science March 27

March 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Posted in events | Comments Off on Chris White and The Big Questions in Science March 27

Chris WhiteJoin Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Chris White as he discusses questions from the book entitled The Big Questions in Science – the Quest to Solve the Great Unknowns  on  Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium.

The Big Questions in Science – the Quest to Solve the Great Unknowns by authors Hayley Birch, Mun Keat Looi and Colin Stuart addresses topics that we all wonder about such as are we alone, is time travel possible, what’s at the bottom of a black hole, how we can get more energy from the sun, what is consciousness and more. Dr. White will provide insights to help explain why these questions are so interesting.

The lecture will begin at 12:45 pm and lunch will be provided.


Improved library site search

March 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Improved library site search

After a long absence, we’ve re-added the “search this site” feature to the Galvin Library website. search Not only will it search all of the library’s web pages, but also the research guides that are hosted on a different domain. The custom search engine from Google will also search the IIT Archives website (at no extra charge!).

The new site search can be found in the right-hand column on every page of the library website, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always Ask a Librarian!

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