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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NEIU Faculty Authors Reception – March 27, 2014

Please join us for a reception honoring recent Northeastern Illinois University faculty authors. The event will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Alumni Hall and is being sponsored by Carlos Melian, Dean of Libraries, and Dr. Richarch Helldobler, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The NEIU Faculty Authors reception was started 8 years ago by Provost Lawrence Frank and Dean Brad Baker and is intended to honor faculty who have published books in the previous calendar year. For additional information please contact Bonnie Pfeiffelman, Library Administration, x4470

Faculty publishing works in 2014:

Rachel F. Adler • Sunni Ali • Michael Armato • John Bliss • Amina Chaudhri • R. B. Church
Siobhán Cooke • Sarah Cordell • Gabriel Alejandro Cortez • Lorilene Cuevas • Lesa C. Davis
Maria De La Torre • Lawrence O. Dean • George R. Diepstra • Timothy J. Duggan
Ana Fraiman • Alfred Frankowski • Ryan M. Gallagher • Francisco X. Gaytán
Christina Gómez • Bradley Greenburg • Jill Hallett • Lisa Hollis-Sawyer • Julie Iromuanya
Joyce Holt Jennings • Michele Kane • Janet W. Lerner • Jason Lukasik • Hardik A. Marfatia
Jan J. Mataka • Erica R. Meiners • Denana U. Miodragovic • Adam M. Messinger
Seung-Hwan Mun • Alice Murata • Job Ngwe • Edward Y. Odisho • Beverly Otto
Kristin L. Over • Shayne Pepper • Olivia Perlow • Frederick R. Prete • Steven A. Riess
James Rosenzweig • Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez • Brian D. Schultz • Jennifer E. Slate
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One Book Per Semester Spring 2014: Like a Virgin by Richard Branson

The Library is supporting the College of Business and Management’s One Book per Semester (OBPS) during the spring 2014 semester. The Library has a copy of Like a Virgin by Richard Branson, entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group. The book is on two-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk that is located on the north side of the Library’s first floor.

The copy is listed under the course MNGT OBPS.

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Fuel Your Brain – Extended Library hours + free drinks and snacks for end of term

The Library will be open for the following extended hours from Monday, Dec. 2nd – Friday, Dec. 13th:

  • 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.

Coffee and cookies will be available on the Library’s first floor from Monday, Dec. 2nd  – Thursday, December 5th from 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm. Good luck with finals!

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Food for Fines — November 18th – 23rd

As part of the Student Activities Office’s events to raise awareness related to hunger and homelessness in our community, the Library will be waiving fines on Monday, November 18th through Saturday, November 23rd in exchange for a food donation that will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

A donation of three food items (can goods and dry good items only please) will equal $5 waived off your fines.  Additional donations will be credited as follows:

Bring in:                                           We will waive:
3 food items                                      $5 in fines
6 food items                                      $10 in fines
12 food items                                    $10 in fines
15 food items                                    $25 in fines
18 food items                                    $30 in fines

Please note:

  • Food items must be canned goods or dry goods with a future expiration date.  Perishable items will not be accepted.
  • Food donations can only be applied to outstanding fines and cannot be applied to lost item fees.
  • You may donate to completely waive all your fines or donate a portion of your fines owed.
  • Food donations will be accepted at the Circulation Desk of the Library and at the CCICS Library.

Help out the Chicago community and clear your library account!

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Open Access Week 2013

Open Access is a worldwide movement that seeks to eliminate barriers inhibiting the dissemination of knowledge and research created and used by scholars. Because academic libraries are such a vital link in spreading scholarly information, the Ronald Williams Library supports both Open Access and Open Access Week.

During Open Access Week 2013, running from October 21-27, there will be a webcast from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) entitled “Developing and Implementing Open Access Policies: Bring Your Questions” on Tuesday October 22 from 1:00p-2:30p in the Library’s Lower-Level classroom (LIB-022). ACRL is the primary professional organization for academic libraries and has a long history of engagement with open access initiatives.

The Library encourages those interested in finding out more about Open Access to visit the Open Access Week website at http://www.openaccessweek.org/.Open Access Week

The MLRC Presents: Prezi Workshop 1

Prezi Workshop 1: Creating Multimedia Presentations
November 5th 3-5 p.m. and November 14th 9-11 a.m.

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. Both sessions will cover the same material. There will be a follow-up advanced workshop in Spring, 2014.

Sign up at: https://neiuprezi1.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.