Columbia College Chicago

December 21, 2007

Happy holidays from the Library!

The Columbia College Chicago Library wishes you all a safe and restful winter break! Remember--we'll close at 5:00pm tonight and won't re-open until 8:00am on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008. More info on Library Hours.

Our website, including databases and other useful resources, will be open 24x7!

Enjoy your time off and we'll see you in 2008!

December 18, 2007

Please welcome our newest Library staff member!

The Library welcomes Opal Anderson to our staff! Opal is the new Administrative Assistant to our new Director, Jan Chindlund. She comes to us with extensive, rich and pertinent experience in business administration and event planning, most recently with the Union League Club.

Opal began an intense week of training yesterday, December 17th, overseen by our previous Administrative Assistant to the Director, Michelle Ferguson. Michelle will transition to her "new" role as Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Academic Research and Dean of the Library, Jo Cates.

Congratulations and welcome to Opal!

December 14, 2007

Library hours change: Semester Break

Congratulations to those of you who have finished your finals!!! Hang in there to those of you who have a few more things to wrap up (and don't forget to ask the Library for help)!

The Library wants to remind you that, starting this weekend, the semester break hours will be in effect.

That means we'll be open as usual from 9am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday the 15th) and closed on Sunday the 16th.

Next week (Dec. 17th through 21st) we'll be open from 8am until 5pm.

We will be CLOSED from Saturday, December 22nd through the winter break, reopening in 2008 on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Enjoy a safe and restful winter break!

December 11, 2007

New Books for December

Check out some of these new books! Here's a list of our most recent acquisitions.

The saddest little robot

Stupid sock creatures : making quirky, lovable figures from cast-off socks

60s fashion : vintage fashion and beauty ads

A tribute to Frida: ABBA, solo, private

Let’s put on a show! : theatre production for novices

A sharp intake of breath

December 10, 2007

No more Purple Print cards

As we announced back in October, you are now able to use your Columbia College ID's to print in the Library. To do this, you need to add "Columbia Cash" to your card. Right now, there are only two ways to do this: with your Visa or Mastercard online (any amount added instantly) or with a check (minimum $50) at the Campus Card office during their 9-5, M-F hours.

Don't get stuck trying to print with no Columbia Cash! Add money today! And remember, you can spend Columbia Cash at the Coffee Cart in the Library, in the Bookstore and at the Plum Cafe, among other places. For more info, check out the Columbia Cash site.

FYI: You'll be able to use up your Purple Print cards or add money to existing Purple Print cards through next semester (you can't purchase new Purple Cards, though).

December 5, 2007

Don't miss the Ask A Librarian roadshow!

is hitting the road!

Tomorrow you don't need to come to the Library...the Library will come to you! Helpful and friendly Columbia College Chicago librarians will be available at the Plymouth Court dorm to assist you with your research as you head into finals week.

Where: 731 Plymouth Ct.
When: Thursday, December 6th from 1-3pm

  • Impress your friends and instructors with your ability to find relevant and "on target" sources!
  • Get more sleep at night...research and finish papers early and with ease!
  • Make a new friend! Let a librarian help you find resources instructors will love!
  • Cut the angst of finals!
Remember--there are also helpful and friendly librarians available in the Library during regular hours and the Library's web site (and through it, thousands of scholarly journals, lots of encyclopedias and other handy research stuff) is available 24x7. Use the link anytime!

December 3, 2007

Poetry reading this Wednesday

Columbia College English Department’s BA and MFA Poetry Programs are pleased to announce the second annual:

Minds of Winter
Student Poetry Reading

“For the listener, who listens in the snow....”*

featuring: Joe Bly * Jesse Crouse * Meghan Lee * Kate Dougherty

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Columbia College Library, Third floor
624 South Michigan Avenue

Two continuing and two outgoing BA and MFA student poets will represent their programs. A reception featuring homemade goodies from Swim Café will follow. The reading is free and open to the public. Please come and enjoy poems and refreshments!

*Quotation from Wallace Stevens, “The Snow Man."