Thanksgiving and Finals Hours

November 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Thanksgiving and Finals Hours

2013-09-13 GeeMixGalvin Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th observing Thanksgiving and the university holiday.  The library will re-open on Saturday, November 28th for our regularly scheduled hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

On Sunday, November 29th the library will open at Noon and will remain open continuously until closing Friday night, December 11 at 7:00 pm.

That’s right: you can start studying Sunday, on through the next 13 days and nights and you never have to leave, except to take your finals. Library staff will be here to assist at all hours, but the library is open for your individual or group studying for 295 straight hours.* See you @ the library!

*Remember that after 6:00 pm you NEED your IIT ID to enter the library and between the hours of 9:00 pm-7:30 am access to the library is ONLY by card reader, so you definitely NEED your IIT ID. For security purposes, no one will be admitted without an ID. Don’t be left standing in the cold, remember your IIT ID.

International Education Week Activities

November 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on International Education Week Activities

iew_2015_all_logos_0Join Galvin Library as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW), November 16 – 20. Register for any of the activities.

Japanese Anime Movie Time
Friday, November 13:  2 – 4 pm, Library Cherry Conference Room
Because we know 11/20 is IPRO Day, we’re starting IEW a few days early by watching a Japanese Anime movie, and enjoying a display of films and manga selected from the Japanese Film and Anime Society collection. Join us for popcorn and movies!

Drinking and Dining around the World
How do you ask for an aperitivo in Italian, fromage in French, and Pecking duck in Chinese? Learn how to order food and drink in a language other than your own. Librarians will show you how to use Mango, and how to download the app to use on the go! You’ll be travel or restaurant ready. Sessions will be offered at the Library Learning Center (LLC) during the following times:

  • Tuesday, November 17:  11- 11: 30 am
  • Thursday, November 19:  4- 4: 30 pm

Researching International Companies Pop-up Session
Wednesday, November 18:  11- 11: 40 am, Library Learning Center (LLC)
Learn how to use online subscriptions from the library to search for company information. Prepare for interviews or complete class assignments. There are only 18 seats, so register early!

Book Display (all week)
Find your favorite fictions written by foreign authors or stories about other countries in our display.
Pick up Read Around the World brochure in the library.

It helps if we know you’re coming, so please register for the activities.

Finals Survival Pack Contest Returns!

November 10, 2015 at 4:31 pm | Posted in contests | 17 Comments

FinalPack1215As you look ahead to Finals Week, spending long hours studying, writing, and finishing projects around the clock, do you anticipate trying to stay focused, organized and healthy, while enduring sleepless nights with no time to eat or do laundry? We can help with the small details with Galvin Library’s Annual Finals Survival Pack Contest! Now in its 4th year, the Finals Survival Pack will make YOUR life easier. To enter, tell us how you love Galvin Library and/or how you use the library during finals and you will be entered for a chance to win a Finals Week Survival Pack!*

To enter, send us a tweet, comment on Galvin Library’s Facebook page or you can post your comment here at our blog. Or post a photo (selfies or shelfies) of Galvin Library anywhere on social media using #GalvinLibrary and we’ll gather up the photos and share on TagBoard, and you’ll also be entered.

The Finals Week Survival Packs* have been assembled by Galvin Library, with items donated by university offices on campus. The packs contain:
• Reusable Water Bottles and a Reusable Cup w/Straw
• Reusable Shopping Bags and an IIT Laundry Bag
• Scarlet Hawk Keychains, an IIT Pin & IIT Luggage Tag
• Illinois Tech T-Shirt and a  #1 Fan Foam Finger
• IIT Power Adapter and an IIT Ice Scraper
• Pens and Post-It Notes
• Energy Drink, Healthy Snacks, Fruit, Candy & Mints

*Small print – to win a Finals Week Survival Pack:
• To enter, comment on Facebook, our blog, twitter or post a photo with #GalvinLibrary to enter
• You must be an IIT or Shimer student to win
• Deadline to enter is Midnight on Wednesday, November 25.
• Winners will be notified Monday, November 30.

A BIG thanks to the following offices and their staff for support and contributions to the Finals Week Survival Packs:

Dean of Libraries
IIT Alumni Association
IIT Bookstore
Office of Campus Life
Office of Spiritual Life and Diversity
Residence & Greek Life
School of Applied Technology
Student Access, Success, & Diversity Initiatives
Undergraduate Admissions

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