Celebrate publication of comprehensive work on design history on 4/22

The Library will host a book party celebrating the publication of the first two volumes of Victor Margolin’s World History of Design on Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m., in Daley Library room 1-470.

Margolin, professor emeritus of design history, will join three UIC faculty for a discussion of Design History: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Practice

  • Amir Berbic, Associate Professor, Graphic Design
  • Jonathan Mekinda, Assistant Professor, Design History
  • Philip Burton, Professor and Chair, Graphic Design

Prof. Margolin will present a copy of World History of Design to the University Library. The work is a result of more than 15 years of research and the first comprehensive history to cover design on a global scale. The first two volumes, published by Bloomsbury Academic and including 1,000 images, cover design from the beginning of human culture to the end of World War II.   A third volume on design from the end of World War II to the present is in preparation.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of April 13

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):

  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
  • Eating area renovation is on-going.
  • Dragon Dollar$ vending machine moved to the second floor.
  • Accessible workstation relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is available on the third floor.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of April 06

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):

  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.
  • Eating area renovation is on-going.
  • Dragon Dollar$ vending machine moved to the second floor.
  • Accessible workstation relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is available on the third floor.
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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.

We had two submissions for April and they were both SO COOL that we declared a tie! First are printing blocks from the Chicago Board of Trade collections.  All plates are from Series V (Department records), Subseries 3 (Public Relations Department records), oversize box 5.

CBOT_AllBlocks
(several plates from the collection)

CBOT_BuildingBlock(close-up of the Board of Trade building)

CBOT_StatueBlock
(the statue Ceres from the building)

The next submission is letters from Kittie Smith, a woman who started her own home for disabled children and was the first woman to vote in Illinois. What’s unusual about her letters? They were written with her feet! Smith’s arms were badly burned in a childhood accident and had to be amputated. Funds from the sale of her booklet (featured below) initially supported her and allowed her to start the Maywood Home for Disabled Children. Included is also a photograph of Smith dexterously doing everyday activities. All materials are from the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois, Box 3, Folder 30.

KittieSmith_Letters(sample letter)

KittieSmith_Brochure
(sample brochure)

KittieSmith_Activities(everyday activities)

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LHS-Chicago construction week of March 30

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 March 30:

  • Only second- and third- floor study rooms and computer workstations are available.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Eating area renovation continues this week (lower level).
  • Dragon Dollar$ vending machine moved to the second floor.
  • Accessible workstation relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is available on the third floor.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of March 23

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 March 23:

  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B2E through B2H — beginning Thursday.
  • First floor study rooms and workstations will be unavailable, beginning Thursday.
  • Eating area renovation to begin this week (lower level).

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Dragon Dollar$ vending machine moved to the second floor.
  • Accessible workstation has been relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is now available on the third floor.
  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4.
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LHS-Chicago construction week of March 16

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 March 16:

  • Dragon Dollar$ vending machine moved to second floor.
  • Eating area renovation to begin this week (lower level).

Areas affected (continuing):

  • Accessible workstation has been relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is now available on the third floor.
  • Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108.
  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4, and B2E.
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The Next Great Copyright Act previewed on 4/2

Donna L. Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University will discuss “The Next Great Copyright Act” and engage the audience in a discussion about how copyright law affects social media users, authors, writers, musicians, scholars, researchers, and anyone who uses the Internet.  The presentation takes place on Thursday, April 2, at 3 p.m., in UIC’s Daley Library (801 S. Morgan) room 1-470.

On May 8, 2013, the United States Congress held the first of many hearings to review the Copyright Act of 1976. These ongoing congressional hearings are intended to provide a comprehensive assessment of the law with an eye towards writing new legislation that will guide users and content creators through the maze of intellectual property rights in this Digital Age.  Ms. Ferullo will help the audience understand some of these changes and their potential impact on scholarship and creative works.

Ms. Ferullo advises Purdue University on copyright compliance issues and is responsible for educating its community on their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law.  She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Suffolk University Law School; a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland; and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Boston College. Ms. Ferullo is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar.  Her most recent book is Managing copyright in higher education:  a guidebook, published in 2014.

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How health care reform affects patients, providers, librarians topic of 3/12 symposium

Panelists examine the effects of health care reform on three stakeholder groups in a symposium hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) and taking place on the UIC campus.  “Re-forming Health Care:  Changes that Impact Patients, Health Systems, and Librarians” is on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1 – 5 p.m., in the College of Nursing Events Center (845 S. Damen).

The speakers and topics are:
Eric S. Swirsky, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences. University of Illinois at Chicago. “Transitions in Health Care Delivery: Patient Communication in the New Era”

Amy Hennessy, Director Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region V, Chicago. “The Affordable Care Act and the Need for Information”

Craig A. Umscheid, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice. Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. “Improving the Quality, Safety, and Cost-Effectiveness of Patient Care through Evidence-Based Practice at the Organizational Level”

Details about the event including registration and Medical Library Association CE information can be found online.

NN/LM is a program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.  The GMR is one of eight regional offices under contract to NLM, administered by the Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The region includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of March 09

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):

  • Accessible workstation has been relocated to the second floor.
  • A Visitor Research Computer is now available on the third floor.
  • Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108.
  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4, and B2E.
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