Students – End of Semester Library Reminders

This is just a reminder that all library materials are due back by Friday, December 12. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 773-442-4401 if you have any questions regarding your library account or any items you have borrowed. Please clear any library fines and/or fees before the semester ends to prevent any holds on your account which can potentially cause issues with Spring 2015 registration, transcripts, etc.

The Library will be closed Saturday, December 20 – Thursday, January 1. Please note that we reopen Friday, January 2 but are closed Saturday, January 3 – Sunday, January 4. We begin regular semester hours on Monday, January 5, 2015. The outside Book Return box will be available for materials returned when the Library is closed.

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

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, December 2
7:00 pm to 12 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 7:00 pm until 12 midnight. Come and take advantage of late-night support to battle end-of-semester procrastination. Free coffee and snacks will also be available.

Long-Night-inlightenDEC1280x720

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

wikipediaeditathonThe Ronald Williams Library at NEIU is hosting its annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, October 23rd, from 1 pm to 5 pm, in the library’s cafe seating on the 1st floor.

This year’s topic is the Chicago Fire of 1874 — a fire that decimated neighborhoods on the city’s south side, which were largely populated by minorities and recent immigrants. We will be collaboratively writing a brand new Wikipedia article to help increase awareness about the historic event, as well as to learn more about how information is created and shared online.

Participants will have a wide selection of materials to use as sources for the article, ranging from published books on the city’s history to contemporary newspaper accounts of the fire (and the people affected) to archival documents.

Come learn a little more about Chicago’s history, and help ensure that one of its forgotten stories will be better known in the future.

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
Wednesday, October 22
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Come and take advantage of late-night support to battle mid-semester procrastination. Free coffee and snacks will also be available.

Long_Night_flyer_F14_1-(1)

Ronald Williams Day, October 10, 2014

Dr. Ronald WilliamsThe Library is commemorating October 10th as Ronald Williams Day in recognition of one of our most beloved and visionary University presidents.

October 10th, 1985 was designated as Ronald Williams Day by late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in honor of Dr. Williams, his work and legacy.

Dr. Ronald Williams’ served as president of Northeastern Illinois University from 1976 till his untimely death in 1985. During his tenure, Dr. Williams made significant efforts to improve the quality and accessibility to educational opportunities for First Generation College educated students. As he so well pointed out, “I want to stay here because my job represents an opportunity to develop a model of what an urban public university can be…they provide the vehicle for upward mobility”. It is a tribute to Dr. Williams that Northeastern Illinois University continues that tradition and commitment.

To commemorate the day this year, the Library Foundation has purchased a book in memory of Dr. Williams entitled “Death of a Suburban Dream: Race and Schools in Compton, California” by Emily E. Straus. The book, along with other documents and photos of Dr. Williams are currently on display in the lobby of the Library.

For more information and/or resources on the life of Ronald Williams, please contact the University Archives.

Library information for University Center of Lake County students

A new library research guide has been created for NEIU students taking classes at the University Center of Lake County. Please visit this page for information regarding NEIU services, requesting books and articles, ID cards, printing, and getting in touch with your subject librarian.

University Center of Lake County Library Research Guide

UCLC

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.

Students Posing

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!

Collage

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

muslimjourneys

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.

Lynda.com