Columbia College Chicago

November 30, 2010

The Last Librarian Roadshow of 2010!

Need research tips and tricks as you write? Our fearless librarian road warriors will be in the Learning Studio on Thursday, December 2, Noon-2pm. Don't miss them on their final excursion of 2010!

November 23, 2010

Expanded Friday Hours for Finals

Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Archives on Flickr
Library hours expand on the last three Fridays of the semester!

In response to student suggestions for later hours during finals, the Columbia College Chicago Library will be open later on the last three Fridays of the fall 2010 semester.

Hours will be expanded to 8pm for the following dates:

• Friday, December 3rd

• Friday, December 10th

• Friday, December 17th

November 22, 2010

David Plowden Presentation and Book Signing, Wednesday, 12/01/10

Join us in the Library as we welcome renowned photographer, David Plowden for a presentation about his work followed by light refreshments and a signing of his latest book, Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden published by W.W. Norton & Company.

The event will be held on Wednesday, December 1st from 6:00-8:00pm, 3rd Floor North, in the Library. We are located at 624 S. Michigan Ave. The lecture begins promptly at 6:00pm followed by the reception and book signing at 7:00pm.

David Plowden is the author of more than twenty photography books, including: Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and A Handful of Dust: Disappearing America. He is the subject of the Emmy award-winning documentary, David Plowden: Light, Shadow and Form, narrated by Bill Kurtis.

November 18, 2010

Art in the Library Opening Thurs, Nov. 18, 5-7pm

Art in the Library Opening & Reception

Thursday, November 18, 5:00-7:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor North

Artist: Bob Dale
Join us - Thursday, September 23rd, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Fall 2010 Exhibition in 3rd floor north.
Light refreshments will be served.

Artist: Cole RoberstonVision. Sound. Movement.

The Art in the Library program at Columbia College Chicago provides an open, supportive and inviting setting to showcase the talent and creativity of our own community of artists. Since its inception in 2002, Art in the Library has offered library visitors the opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity and progressive attitudes which thrive in the Columbia environment.

Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Art in the Library program exhibits works in all forms of visual arts, including sculpture, painting, drawings, and paper and book arts. Exhibitions by different artists are shown quarterly on a rotating basis.

Lyn PusztaiThe Art in the Library Committee welcomes all Columbia College Chicago artists to submit work for consideration.
Please visit the Art in the Library website for more information including submission guidelines, artwork forms, and examples of current and former exhibits.

Artist: Terrence McDaniel

November 12, 2010

User Support is in the Library!

The Library is partnering with IT User Support to provide face-to-face technical help to Columbia students, faculty and staff.

An IT User Support specialist is on hand at the desk on the 2nd floor of the Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Support is provided for:

  • email,

  • network,

  • wireless, and

  • software issues - such as OASIS or Moodle .

Assistance with hardware issues are not part of this service.

And, it is still possible to get answers to your technical problems by calling User Support at 312-369-7788 or by emailing User Support at

November 8, 2010

Friends of the Library Signature Showcase: An Evening with Nami Mun

Join the Friends of the Library as we welcome author and Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing department faculty member, Nami Mun to read from her highly acclaimed novel, Miles from Nowhere and discuss her work as a writer. Miles of Nowhere will be available for purchase and Ms. Mun will sign copies after her presentation. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 -- 6:00-8:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library

624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor North

November 1, 2010

Vote - Tuesday, November 2nd

Do your civic duty and Vote!
Vote!Some resources to help you make an informed decision and some photos to inspire you to have your say:


CANCELLED: Critical Encounters Student Exhibition and Reception

The Critical Encounters Student Exhibition and Opening Reception originally scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Library has been cancelled.