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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LHS-Chicago construction week of March 02

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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LHS-Chicago construction week of February 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 February 23:

  • Study Room, B2E, is unavailable.

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.
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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.

Here’s one of our winning submissions from February with a BONUS picture from the same collection that won at an earlier meeting. These submissions are both from the Maps department and are from the Kuhlman Chicago Area Photo Services (CAPS) Collection of prints and negatives. KC_002

This first photo is a close up of the plan used to take the pictures. Our maps librarian, Becky Lowery, has identified it as a Curtin JN model from 1925 (otherwise known as a Jenny).

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This was our winning shot! Who doesn’t love a dog pilot? The picture is dated June 26, 1925.

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The above shot is from the same project, but obviously much later. Unfortunately we do not have a date or an exact location – does this look familiar to anyone out there?

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Learn about Black life in 19th century at Library program on 2/23

The UIC Library will host a panel discussion, “Behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin:  Black Life in the 19th Century,” on Monday, February 23, 5 – 7 p.m., in the Daley Library conference room 1-470.

Barbara Ransby, professor of African American studies and history and director of UIC’s  Social Justice Initiative, will moderate a panel with speakers R. J. Ellis, University of Birmingham (U.K.); Katrina Thompson, associate professor of history at Saint Louis University; and Jane Rhodes, head of African American studies at UIC.  Johari Jabir, assistant professor of African American Studies at UIC, will be a discussant with the panel.

The program explores the themes presented in the current exhibit in the Daley Library Special Collections department, “Visualizing Uncle Tom’s Cabin:  Pictorial Interpretations of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

The panel discussion is co-sponsored by UIC’s African American Studies department, African American Cultural Center, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks, and Institute for the Humanities.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of February 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 February 16:

  • The accessible workstation has been relocated to the second floor.

Areas affected (continuing):

  • A Visitor Research Computer is available on the third floor.
  • Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108.
  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4.
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