LHS-Chicago construction week of June 29

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of June 29:

  • Sprinkler work begins on the second floor.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of June 22

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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ILLiad service interruption scheduled for 6/23

The UIC Library’’s Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery service (ILLiad) will be unavailable for approximately two hours on Tuesday June 23, 2015, in order to facilitate a server upgrade.

Library users will be unable to log in to or create new ILLiad accounts beginning at 1 p.m. on this day. It is anticipated that normal service will resume at 3 p.m.

For information about interlibrary loan services or the scheduled upgrade, please contact your home ILL office listed on the website.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of June 15

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of June 08

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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Library catalog unavailable June 12-15

The UIC Library catalog will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015, until 8 a.m. on Monday, June 15, due to a scheduled software upgrade.  During this outage, users will not be able to search using the “Books, Articles & More” tab or the “Library Catalog” tab.  The CARLI I-Share catalog also will be unavailable.

Users will have access to e-journals through the A-Z list.

 

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LHS-Chicago construction week of June 01

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of May 26

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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Purple Shirt Award: The Best and the Weirdest from Special Collections

The Purple Shirt Award started in the beginning of 2014 as a way for all of us to showcase the treasures of Special Collections and University Archives that we come across during routine reference and processing. Staff members can bring one item to each monthly departmental meeting and then we vote on a favorite. The winner gets bragging rights and the Purple Shirt automaton to display at his or her desk for the rest of the month.

There were two submissions for the month of May! Both were from very different collections, but centered around one of the central themes of UIC Special Collections and University Archives – social justice.

The first submission was our winner – a coloring book called I Remember Harold!, all about Mayor Harold Washington. It’s from a collection that is currently in processing, so we only have a picture of the cover. You can see more pictures at this listing, or you can view it in person at the Newberry Library.

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The second submission is from the Emmett McBain Design collection. McBain was a graphic designer working in Chicago from the 1960s-1990s. He was one of the first prominent African-American designers and worked on many highly visible ad campaigns. This is a brochure he designed for the mutual self-help support group Still Doing Time, partially supported by Northeastern Illinois University (more information). This publication, “Look at You,” was designed specifically for women after release from correctional institutions and is full of different types of resources (from the McBain Collection, Box 3, Folder 32).

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LHS-Chicago construction week of May 18

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work in the stairwells (front stairwell to remain open).
  • Fire alarm and sprinkler work on the third floor.
  • Library services have moved to the lower level.
  • The ACCCeSS Helpdesk has moved to the lower level.
  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
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