New digital collection covering the history of NEIU available online

We are pleased to announce the debut of a new collection of digitized archival materials. Campus History – Selected Text and Images highlights items from the University Archives covering the history of NEIU from the 1960s to the early 1980s. Included are items documenting campus construction, student life, and visits to campus by prominent public figures. These items originate from photographic prints, student published periodicals, and two monographs published by the University.

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This collection is NEIU’s first contribution to the CARLI Digital Collections repository. Over the coming years we hope to publish several more digital collections on a variety of topics. Stay tuned!

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Book Discussion and Closing Celebration

Dreams of Trespass & Closing Celebration
Thursday, July 24th, 5:30-7PM
Lower Level Classroom, Library

The fifth and final event in the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys series will be on the book Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi. The discussion will be led by NEIU English Professor Alicia Erian who, as a well-published author, offers a unique writer’s perspective.

Join us for food, discussion, and celebration. All are welcome.

To sign up for the event, click here.

For more information, contact:
Kimberly Shotick
Muslim Journeys Program Director 
Voice: 773-442-4415
Email: KC-Shotick@neiu.edu

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Lynda.com now available in the MLRC

Learn: Photoshop, Audacity, Excel, Access, CSS, Java, Captivate, and much more!

The Ronald Williams now offers access to Lynda.com, an online training website.  Learn how to use software, gain business and creative skills, and learn much more using easy-to-follow video tutorials.  Access to Lynda.com is offered at a reservable workstation in the Multimedia Learning Resource Center (MLRC) on the Library’s 3rd floor.

To request a reservation or view the Lynda.com availability calendar, visit http://library.neiu.edu/technologyhelp/lynda.html.

The computer is available for up to two-hour reservations. Reservations may be made up to one month in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, if the computer is available.  See the Lynda.com computer reservation calendar for availability. The MLRC lab is for the use of faculty, staff, students, and alumni and the Blue & Gold level or higher.

Presented by the Multimedia Learning Resource Center, a specialized multimedia lab located on the 3rd floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Please contact us at MLRC@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4415 if you have any questions.

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Café Descartes now open in the Library

The Library is proud to announce that the new Café Descartes is now open for business on the first floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Café Descartes will provide the same menu of beverages and pastries that is currently available in Village Square. The Café will be open during regular library hours, including nights and weekends. Our new café space also offers comfortable seating and a new popular reading collection of books and magazines. Stop by for a cup of your favorite beverage and some delicious pastries!

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Chang Liu solo exhibition

From April 19th through May 2nd, 2014, the Library is hosting a solo exhibition from artist Chang Liu entitled “GO TO THE BALCONY.”

Artist Liu Chang

Liu is an art student from Northeastern University in Shenyang China who came to NEIU as an exchange student in 2013.  The exhibition contains a mix of paintings and sculptures and is located in the Library’s first floor gallery space.

GO TO THE BALCONY

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End of semester announcments

The Library will be open for extended hours from April 21 – May 8

• Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12 midnight
• Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Recess hours will be in effect from May 9 – 15

• Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday-Sunday, CLOSED

The Library returns to regular hours on May 16

• Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Students: All library materials are due back by on the due date that is listed in your library account here. You may contact the Circulation Desk at 773-442-4400 if you have any questions regarding your library account or any items you have borrowed. Please clear your library fines and/or fees before the semester ends to prevent any holds on your account which can potentially cause issues with future semester enrollments, transcripts, etc.

Other important reminders:

If you lose your University ID and issued a new one please stop by the Circulation Desk in the Main Library or CCICS so that we can update your library account.

If you are returning for the fall semester but not taking classes during the summer you can still use the library. We have extended your patron account through the summer.

Again, feel free to contact the Circulation Desk at circill@neiu.edu or at 773-442-4400 if you have any questions about your library account or the information above. Live chat with our Reference staff is also available from our home page or you may call them at 773-442-4410.

Thanks to all, enjoy the summer and congratulations to our new graduates!

NEIU Spring Commencement 2011

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Long Night Against Procrastination

The Ronald Williams Library, the Learning Support Center, and the Center for Academic Writing invite NEIU students to come to the:

Long Night Against Procrastination
Tuesday, April 22
7:00pm to Midnight
Ronald Williams Library, Fourth Floor

Writing tutors, math tutors (for 090- and 100-level courses), and a Reference Librarian will be available for walk-in sessions from 7:00pm until midnight. Come and take advantage of late-night support to battle end-of-the-semester procrastination. Free coffee and snacks will also be available.

Click here to see the flyer. We look forward to seeing you all Tuesday night!

Long Night Against Procrastination

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Money Smart Week 2014

NEIU is participating in the Chicago Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week 2014 this year from April 7-11. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial literacy across all age groups. NEIU’s online calendar of Money Smart Week events can be found here.

Participate in the Money Smart Hunt, a FREE nationwide photojournalistic scavenger hunt promoting financial literacy! Points are awarded for attending Money Smart Week 2014 @NEIU events. For more information and official rules about the hunt, please visit www.moneysmartweek.org/hunt.

Money Smart Week 2014 @NEIU is sponsored by:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Business and Management
  • The Ronald Williams Library
  • Trio Support Services

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Prezi Workshops — April 3rd and April 7th

Learn how to create exciting and interactive presentations using Prezi!

Prezi 1

This workshop is designed for beginners to get an introduction to Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software. Participants will be able to create their own interactive presentation by the end of the session. This workshop is free and open to NEIU faculty, students, staff, and alumni at the Blue & Gold level or higher.

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the 3rd floor Library classroom

To register, go to: http://prezi1.eventbrite.com

Prezi 2

This workshop is designed for those who are already familiar with Prezi, but want to take their presentations to a new level. Participants will be able to create their own interactive presentations from scratch by the end of the session.  This workshop is free and open to NEIU faculty, students, staff, and alumni at the Blue & Gold level or higher.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the 3rd floor Library classroom

To register, go to: http://prezi2.eventbrite.com

Presented by the Multimedia Learning Resource Center, a specialized multimedia lab located on the 3rd floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Please contact us at MLRC@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4415 if you have any questions.

This will be a hands-on workshop, with plenty of time for questions and experimentation with the software.  Please feel free to contact MLRC staff with any questions at MLRC@neiu.edu or call us at (773) 442-4560, or ext. 4560.

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Extended Deadline: Library Award for Excellence in Student Research

We are pleased announce that the first annual NEIU Library Award for Excellence in Student Research will be presented on Friday, April 11, 2014. Two awards of $300 will be given to currently enrolled students or groups who promote the use of Library resources in the development of research and creative projects for the Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium.

Students or groups who have already submitted abstracts to the Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium by March 3 may also submit a Library Award application by Monday, April 7 2014 Wednesday, April 2, 2014 . Applicants will need to select a faculty sponsor who will provide a brief statement of support.

The Ronald Williams Library has established the NEIU Library Award for Excellence in Student Research with the dual purposes of promoting the use of Library resources in the development of research and creative projects and recognizing student excellence. For further information and to apply for the award, please visit http://neiu.edu/~srcas/NLAER_Application_Information_2014.pdf. You may also contact Mary Thill, Humanities Librarian, at m-thill@neiu.edu with questions.

The Ronald Williams Library is excited to present these awards in conjunction with the Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium. We hope that you will consider applying and sharing this information with others.

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