Columbia College Chicago

October 26, 2007

American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! Celebrate by checking out the College Archives webpage at: Learn about Columbia’s history and presidents, view historic images from its history, and sing the Alumni song! Comments and corrections are welcome. Just drop a line to

October 18, 2007

Celebrate Friends of the Library week!

Join the staff of the Columbia College Chicago Library as we celebrate Friends of Libraries Week, October 21 – October 27, 2007

Friends of Libraries Week (sponsored by Friends of Libraries, USA) is a celebration of Friends of Libraries programs around the country and an opportunity to recognize friends members for their support of libraries. Please join us at one or more of the following events:

Friends of Libraries Week Events:

Monday October 22-Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library Membership Drive, 10:00am -2:00pm, First floor, Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave.

Help the Library grow. Stop by the Library and learn about our new Friends of the Library program at Columbia College Chicago. The Friends of the Library is open to everyone, and student memberships begin at only $10.00. Other membership levels begin at $50.00. Funds received through the Friends of the Library will be used to help build the Library’s collections.

For more about the Friends of the Library at Columbia College Chicago, go to:

Tuesday October 23, 2007 - Movie Screening: The Joy Luck Club, 5:00-7:30pm Room 602, Collins Hall 624 S. Michigan Ave.

In partnership with the Center for Asian Arts and Media’s Women Warrior Festival, and in conjunction with The Big Read, we present a screening of The Joy Luck Club. This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday October 24, 2007 - Special Collections Day, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Library, 624 S. Michigan, 1st floor entrance and Third Floor

Curious about the Library’s Special Collections? Today, we bring out select pieces from our Special Collections for your viewing pleasure! Come to the 1st and 3rd floors and see some of our unique holdings in an up close and personal way. Library staff will be on hand on the 3rd floor to answer questions about the collection.

For more information about these events or our Friends of the Library program, contact Kim Hale at 312-344-7355 or

October 15, 2007

You can now print (and buy coffee!) using Columbia Cash at the Library!

Add Columbia Cash to your Columbia College ID card and use it to print in the Library and to buy coffee from the Library Coffee Cart!

Check out the Campus Card site for more information on adding Columbia Cash as well as additional locations across campus where you can spend it.

Note: purple printing cards are still being accepted until further notice

October 13, 2007

Parents Weekend @ the Library

The Library welcomes Columbia College Chicago parents and other visitors! The Library is hosting a number of events over the course of Parents Weekend, including a chat by the College Archivist, Heidi Marshall, on the College's history (due to the number of registrants, this event is being held down the street at the 1104 S. Wabash building) and a chat on the Library itself called Way Beyond Books.

On Sunday, join the Library from 11-1 as we host a Bagel Brunch for parents and their students.

Most events require pre-registration. Here is a link to the Office of College-Wide Events for more information:

October 9, 2007

Library staff member "one to watch" in Chicago fashion

Congratulations to Dieter Kirkwood, the Library's Circulation Assistant extraordinaire, who was selected as “one to watch” at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show.

Check out Dieter's fashion line dIETERbENNET

Congratulations, Dieter!

October 2, 2007

Columbia College is front page news in this week's Chicago Journal

Check out this article on Columbia College's South Loop presence: "Columbia as hot as its neighborhood: Largest South Loop landowner still growing"

From local news publication, the Chicago Journal.