Faculty Perspectives on Open Access Publishing

What does Open Access mean to you as an NEIU faculty member? Find out by attending a live webcast and panel discussion by your colleagues to kick-off International Open Access Week.

Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access
Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 1:00 – 2:30
Location: Library, Lower Level, LIB 022

More information about the webcast is available at http://acrlchoice.learningtimesevents.org/webinar-oct202015/ or you may contact Henry Owen at h-owen3@neiu.edu or x4420.

Please join the Ronald Williams Library and the Advisory Committee to the Library as we continue our discussion about Open Access at NEIU.

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.

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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.

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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.

New film databases: Filmakers Library Online and New World Cinema

The Library is pleased to highlight two new film databases from Alexander Street Press recently added to our collection:

Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

New World Cinema

The collection includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.

Both databases can be found in our Databases A-Z List

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I.D.entity

I.D.entity

Until April 23, 2011

“One of the greatest human realities is the sense of “self”.  In our quest to discover, live and preserve our own I.D.entity we are always searching for similairites in order to belong.  It is an endless internal conflict between individualism and pluralism.”