3D Printers Now Available

September 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on 3D Printers Now Available

airwolf 1 and 2_092014Two 3D printers are now operational and ready for you to place your requests. Read all the details on how to make a request, how to find designs online, how to create your own designs, printing costs, and more on our 3D Printing Guide. The printers will run Monday – Saturday, and all are invited to submit printing requests. Please note:  these printers are NOT limited to coursework, but are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the queue.

Have questions? Stop by and see the printers in action, and find out more! The printers are located on the lower level of Galvin Library, past the circulation desk and the elevator.

Recruiting Volunteers for our Student Library Advocates

September 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Student Library Advocates | Comments Off on Recruiting Volunteers for our Student Library Advocates

heart of the book's pagesWe are recruiting students to join our Student Library Advocates and would love to include YOU!  Join our Student Library Advocates and help us spread the news about our services, programs and spaces that contribute to student success on campus.  The Paul V. Galvin Library is committed to enriching and enhancing the educational experience for students and to that end we will continue to work with students to gather input, but we also need students to assist us in outreach to the IIT community.  Advocates will be comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines who will meet a few times each semester to:

• learn more about library services, collections and spaces
• develop effective communication strategies for reaching students
• foster programming ideas
• help identify trends in the student use of services and resources
• participate in the development of surveys or focus groups

Volunteering to join the Student Library Advocates will allow you to add an important line item on your resume under Campus Activities and Leadership Opportunities, but more importantly, it will also allow you to make an IMPACT on student life on campus.  If you are interested in participating, send us an email at library@iit.edu, write “Student Library Advocates” in the subject line and tell us three things:

• Your student status (undergraduate or graduate level)
• Major or intended course of study
• Why you would like to serve on the Student Library Advocates

Please submit your email of interest to library@iit.edu by Friday, September 26. The first meeting of Advocates will be Thursday, October 2. Board meetings are held from 12:50-1:40 PM and lunch is provided. New members will be notified by Monday, September 29.

Laptops Available to Circulate Outside of the Library

September 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Posted in technology | Comments Off on Laptops Available to Circulate Outside of the Library

LaptopGalvin Library, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Services (OTS), has laptops available for students to borrow that can be used outside of the library. All of the laptops have the course software you need, and borrowing time is 4 hours, plus you can renew it one time for an additional 4 hours. Maybe you have IPRO or group work expected, or worse, your laptop is fried and an assignment is due? Maybe it’s as simple as you just don’t want to lug your own electronics around campus? Borrow an OTS laptop at Galvin Library!

Here are some specifics to remember:

  • You need your IIT ID to check out a laptop
  • Borrower is responsible for timely return with no damage
  • Borrowing time: 4 hours, with one 4 hour renewal
  • Limited availability; first-come, first-served

Problems with your electronic device or these laptops? Visit the OTS Support Desk on Galvin Library’s upper level or contact them by email or phone at 312. 567.3375.

Research Appointments Available

September 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Posted in instruction, news, research, services | Comments Off on Research Appointments Available

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.  Email rho@iit.edu to make an appointment.


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