Columbia College Chicago

August 10, 2011

Veterans Administration Exhibit

Veterans Administration Research and Guidance Center at Columbia College Exhibit
Library, 2nd Floor
August 10th - December 23, 2011

VA Research and Guidance Center
After World War II, Columbia College was an important education center for the Veteran Administration. The GI Bill had far reaching effects at the College that still resonate today. The display features material from the time period, 1945 to 1956, including information about students, disciplines introduced, and alumnae who attended Columbia on the GI Bill, including one of our current trustees. The exhibit is in the Library, 2nd floor west and runs from August 10 until December 23, 2011.

VA Research and Guidance Center
College Archive & Digital Collections

Archie Lieberman Black Star Exhibit

Archie Lieberman Black Star ExhibitThe Archie Lieberman Black Star exhibition features a selection of Lieberman’s photographs during his time with Black Star, a photographic agency offering photojournalism and stock photography services. It is an important supplier of photographs to Life and other magazines. Culled from thousands of negatives, most of the photographs shown in the exhibit were not chosen for their original publications. Despite the variety of content, these striking photographs reveal a sense of humor and an interest in the unusual. Lieberman worked with Black Star for nearly a decade.

The Archie Lieberman Black Star exhibition is part of the Archie Lieberman collection, a generous gift from the Lieberman family to the Archives and Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago. Lieberman taught photography at Columbia College during the 1960s. Curated by Thatiana Oliveira, a graduate student in Photography at Columbia College Chicago, the exhibit runs through September 30, 2011. An exhibit reception will be held Tuesday September 13, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Library, 3 North.

College Archive & Digital Collections

August 8, 2011

Chicago History Portal Project

Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce its participation in an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to plan a portal to Chicago-focused historical collections in 14 area museums, universities, libraries, and other cultural institutions that make up the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC). Mellon recently awarded $61,000 to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on behalf of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library who is leading the effort.

The Chicago Collections Consortium, when complete, will provide a web portal to member collections through one single database. Member institutions include: University of Illinois at Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Newberry Library and the Chicago History Museum.

Columbia College Chicago Library staff members, Kyle Henke and Kerri Willette will serve on two portal working groups to evaluate content, technology needs, functional requirements and implementation approaches. College Archivist, Heidi Marshall and Center for Black Music Head Librarian and Archivist, Suzanne Flandreau are also active participants in the project. For more information, The Chicago Sun Times recently wrote about the project, and you can read about it here.

August 3, 2011

Library featured in recent article

The Columbia College Chicago Library, is featured in an article about academic library marketing. The article, " Marketing Comes to Campus: Academic Libraries Learn to Blow Their Own Horns" appears in the August 2011 issue of ILA Reporter. Illinois State University is also featured.

The author, Elizabeth Neill, is currently a librarian at the Bellwood Public Library. She served as a volunteer in the Library for several weeks this spring due to her interest in library marketing, and especially our work at Columbia College Chicago. The article can be accessed here, and begins on page 4.

Library Representin' at New Student Orientation

The Columbia College Chicago Library is proud to be one of many organizations at New Student Orientation welcoming new students and their parents/guests to our community. This photo is of student Syrina Pulido, one of hundreds of attendees library staff have met during the past several weeks (notice her "I Love Reading" pencil/hair accessory received from our table).

Welcome to all of our new and returning students! We'll see you in just a few weeks, and are ready to help you with your library needs!