Banned Books Week Activities and Events, 9/27-10/3

September 23, 2015 at 3:08 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Banned Books Week Activities and Events, 9/27-10/3
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Galvin Library joins teachers, librarians, writers, and readers for Banned Books Week (BBW), an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association in which readers stand together to support the freedom to read and exchange ideas, even those ideas that are considered unusual, unpopular or radical.  On a university campus, intellectual freedom is valued and exercised. Due to local community advocacy, most challenged books remain available to the public.

Interested in reading a challenged or banned book? Check out this list for the top 10 frequently challenged books of the 21st century, many of which are available at Galvin Library or through iShare.  Find books in our online catalog.

Join us for Banned Books Week activities! All week you can:

  • Take a Mug Shot Selfie – Take your picture in front of a backdrop that makes it appear you’re being booked for reading books! (upper level, north area)
  • “I Read Banned Books” Bubble Selfies – Snap a photo holding a speech bubble announcing your freedom to read.(upper level, north area)
  • Have a Blind Date with Banned Books – We shrouded banned book titles in plain brown paper for a touch of mystery. Shh!  Check one out at the Circulation Desk and get a BBW button!
  • Pick up your FREE BBW bookmark at the Circulation Desk.

Then on Thursday, October 1st, it’s the BBW Read-Out from 6:00–7:30 p.m.  Students, staff, faculty, and librarians will gather on the library’s upper level, in the Northeast Corner, for a reading circle.  Bring your favorite challenged or banned book, and read your favorite passage aloud for 3–5 minutes, or read from a book provided by us. Let us know you’re coming and what book you’d like to read. Our partner in the Read-Out is Shimer College.  (Note: this event may be streamed and recorded. Participants will be asked to sign a video release to contribute to the Read-Out).

** A message for our international population: This event just might be another “culture shock” for you! This celebration is something you may have never experienced in your home country. However, it is a great opportunity for learning and acquiring new perspectives of the US culture. Come join us!

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Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S.

September 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S.

trailOn Tuesday, September 29 come and hear Carlos Roa speak on Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S. Carlos is a 5th year architecture student at Illinois Tech and his presentation will focus on the undocumented immigrant experience and his journey as a student activist. In 2010, Carlos walked 1,500 miles – from Miami to Washington, DC along with three other immigrant activists – to call attention for immigrants’ rights and to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop the separation of families and the deportations of young immigrants who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Now at IIT, Carlos continues his advocacy for undocumented immigrants at the state and federal levels.

Carlos will speak at 1:00 p.m. in the MTCC ballroom with a Latino-inspired lunch that starts at 12:45 p.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend so there’s enough food and beverages. This event is open to the Illinois Tech community, and friends of IIT.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Galvin Library was one of 203 institutions nationwide receiving the NEH/ALA programming grant. Follow our Twitter  (@GalvinLibrary) and Facebook accounts, as well as this blog and IIT Today for additional programming throughout the year. Future programming will be based on various episodes of the PBS 6-hour series Latino Americans, and all episodes can be viewed online or check out the DVD from our collection.

 

 

Library Fundamentals for New International Students

August 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Library Fundamentals for New International Students

If you missed the library introduction/tours during the welcome week, we have another session for you on Monday, 8/31. This 40-minute program will tell you how to get started using the library, and also answer any questions you have about the library, its services and resources. You’ll learn:

  • search IIT books
  • request books from other university libraries
  • find textbooks
  • find articles
  • a library tour

When: Monday, August 31, 1 pm- 1:40 pm

Location: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library

Register by clicking hereContact Yi (yhan27@iit.edu) for more information. Learn more Library Tips from the International Students Library Guide.

New Group Study Room Seats 10!

August 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on New Group Study Room Seats 10!

iStock_laptop, pad, penWith study rooms for large groups at a premium, we are excited to announce that we have added one more study room that will accommodate up to 10 people. Galvin Library’s group study rooms, located on the lower level, can be reserved online in advance of your group’s meeting. Use the rooms for studying, student organization or departmental meetings, or for your IPRO team. Group study rooms on the lower level come equipped with a monitor for connecting your laptop and displaying your work. You will need your IIT ID to check the room out . You can also walk-in and use a room if they are not all reserved.

You can also find additional study rooms and study spaces on the upper level for spontaneous study without a reservation.

Ten iPads Available to Borrow

August 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Ten iPads Available to Borrow

ipadGalvin Library, in cooperation with the Office of Technology Services (OTS), has ten (10) new iPad’s available to check out to students, faculty, or staff who have a current library account in good standing.  Your IIT HawkCard (which is your library card) must be presented to the staff at the circulation desk on the lower level each time an iPad is borrowed. The Loan Agreement must be read, signed and submitted each time an iPad is borrowed.  The loan period is 3 days and there is one 3 day renewal permitted, but the renewal can only be done in person at the Library circulation desk, so figure that into your borrowing time.  iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.This service is not available to alumni, consortium members or other affiliated users.

  • Each iPad comes with the default applications.
  • To download applications, you will need an iTunes account.
  • Connect the iPad to your computer and use iTunes to set up, register and sync content.
  • Any additional apps or media purchased by you during the loan period must be done with your own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library.  The apps will be available via your personal iTunes account and can be downloaded again when needed.

The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return.  You are responsible for damage, loss or theft of the loaned unit.  Information about replacement costs for damaged or lost iPads is on the Loan Agreement form. You can get additional assistance with the iPad at the OTS Support Desk on the upper level of the library.

Fundamentals for New International Students

August 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on Fundamentals for New International Students
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Are you an international student new to IIT? You can learn about the services and resources at Galvin Library by attending the Fundamentals for New International Students sessions. With a full tour of the library building, our international student services librarian, Yi Han, will tell you everything you need to know that can get you started including:fundamentals

  • how to find books in the library
  • where are my textbooks
  • how to reserve a study room
  • where to find articles

Location: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library.

Sessions will be offered during the following times:

Tuesday,  August 18

  • 10:30 am – 11: 00 am, tour only
  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, English session
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm, 中文图书馆介绍 Chinese session

Friday, August 21

  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm, English session
  • 4: 15 pm – 5: 00 pm, 中文图书馆介绍 Chinese session

You may register by clicking here. We only have 30 seats for each session, so register early!

Questions? Contact Yi (yhan27@iit.edu) for more information. Learn more Library Tips from the International Students Library Guide.

NEH/ALA Grant Awarded to Celebrate Latino American History

June 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off on NEH/ALA Grant Awarded to Celebrate Latino American History

Latino Americans_imageGalvin Library has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, Galvin Library will receive a cash grant of $3,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, lectures, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, or performances — about Latino history and culture.

We will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.)

Programs are being planned for the fall and spring semesters with a variety of speakers from the IIT community and beyond. The Latino Americans funding will enable Galvin Library to focus on our own campus diversity while also exploring the Latino neighborhoods in Chicago. Latino Americans are the country’s largest minority group, with more than 50 million people, and Galvin Library wants to increase community awareness of the rich and varied history and culture with this opportunity to explore this history.

Events will be promoted in IIT Today, or follow Galvin Library on our blog , on twitter @GalvinLibrary or on FaceBook for more information. The Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees represent 42 states and the District of Columbia, and include 78 public libraries, 68 college/university libraries and organizations, 19 community college libraries, 10 state humanities councils, 12 museums and a range of other nonprofit organizations. View a full list of the recipients.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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