December 18, 2012
December 17, 2012
The Library will be open this week during the following hours: Monday Dec.17 - Thursday Dec.20, 2012 from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Columbia College Chicago will be closed Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 for the Holiday Break.
The Library will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 8:00am.
December 10, 2012
Studying late for finals? Working on that last project before the end of the semester? Need a little pick me up?
Stop by the Library for free coffee during finals week to help get you through those long hours before Holiday Break!
When and where, you ask?
Monday December 10th - Thursday December 13th, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Coffee Cart (first floor), courtesy of your friends here at the Library!
Good luck on finals and safe travels!
November 30, 2012
The tree will be located across from the Circulation desk in the Library beginning Friday, November 30th. It will contain ornaments representing each child in need, and the gift that they would like for the holiday season.
|GoPrint Vending Machine|
The Library is now able to provide print cards for purchase. The OMNIPRINT CARD is available via the GoPrint Vending Machine on the first floor of the Library near the staircase. This service is available to ALL library visitors.
Please note that the OMNIPRINT CARD is not for use with copiers.
November 26, 2012
The Columbia College Chicago Library will be offering extended hours on the last three Fridays of the Fall 2012 Semester. We will be open until 8:00pm on the following Fridays:
- Friday, November 30, 2012
- Friday, December 7, 2012
- Friday, December 14, 2012
November 21, 2012
The date honors the memory of three sisters, Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal from the Dominican Republic, who were killed on November 25th, 1960 for their political activism against the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. These young women, known as "Las Mariposas" (The Butterflies) sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy and became a symbol of the crisis of violence against women in Latin America. A fourth sister, Dede Mirabal who remains in the Dominican Republic, works to keep the memory of her sisters alive at the Museo Hermanas Mirabal near the city of Salcedo.
Visit the Library to find more information regarding the Mirabal sisters. One suggested resource is Code Name: Butterflies, a 2008 documentary about the lives of Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa and Dede Mirabal now available in the library audiovisual collection. Shot in the Dominican Republic, the film features interviews by family, friends and fellow activists who worked with them during the Trujillo era. See the trailer below:
The Mirabal sisters are also the subjects of In the Time of the Butterflies, a fictionalized account of their lives written by noted author, Julia Alvarez. In the Time of the Butterflies is the featured book for the The Big Read at Columbia College Chicago in spring 2013. More information will be available in early February 2013.
November 15, 2012
|Photo by Dominic Rossetti|
The Columbia College Chicago Library has been awarded the first Faculty & Staff Excellence Award from the Office of Alumni Relations.
The Library was nominated by Cynthia Vargas, Associate Director of Alumni Events & Programs. Cynthia stated, "There was no question for me who deserved this the most and who I wanted to nominate. All of you have been essential and wonderful to work with over the years. Your continued partnership and the willingness to showcase alumni work is much appreciated".
The award was presented at the Alumni Weekend Alumni & Student Luncheon on Saturday, September 29th, 2012. Accepted on behalf of the Library staff were Library Dean Jan Chindlund, Head of College Archives, Heidi Marshall and Head of Marketing, Outreach and Special Initiatives, Kim Hale.
November 14, 2012
Art in the Library Opening & Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor North
Join us - Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Fall 2012 Exhibition in 3rd floor north.
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.
Light refreshments will be served.
Vision. 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.
The 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.
November 7, 2012
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October 31, 2012
Dean Chindlund holds a master's degree in Library Science from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and an MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Technology from Benedictine University.
Chindlund has published and spoken widely on a range of subjects. Among her many individual awards and honors, she has received eight team awards, and is known as an outstanding collaborator and Library leader.
"Columbia is fortunate to have Jan at the helm of the Library and as a college-wide citizen," said Louise Love, vice president for Academic Affairs and interim provost. "Her leadership will be especially crucial as the Library plans its move to a state-of-the-art facility in the Johnson Building."
October 27, 2012
Whether you're a first time voter this November, or you've been voting in Chicago for years, we have some tips to help you navigate the Chicago polls this election season.
Where and whenThe Chicago Board of Elections offers a quick online tool where you can find your voter registration status, polling place, sample ballot and more:
Enter your street address and last-name to get a map to your polling place, and a sample ballot for your district.
The Board of Elections site also provides a full list of early voting locations and hours.
Sample ballotsChicago is divided into 50 distinct legislative districts, referred to as city wards. The ward you live in determines which ballot you will see on election day.
To preview a sample ballot from your ward, click on the Sample Ballot tab after finding your voter registration status and polling place on the Board of Elections site:
Download the PDF sample ballot to see exactly which candidates and ballot measures you'll be voting for this election season.
Vetting the candidatesNow that you know who the candidates in your district are, where can you find trust-worthy, non-partisan information about them?
Here are two librarian-approved websites that are a good place to start researching candidates and issues:
- Project Vote Smart
This volunteer-driven citizens organization offers access bio's, voting records, interest group ratings, and campaign finance info for every candidate and elected official from President to local government.
Project Vote Smart also provides an issues overview that lists and details bills and measures currently on the ballot in Illinois.
This project from the Annenberg Public Policy Center checks and reports the factual accuracy of whatever candidates say in their tv ads, debates, speeches, and in the news.
So many judges, so little timeIf you've voted in Chicago before, you're probably already dreading that long list of judges on the ballot.
In the upcoming election, nearly 60 judges are running for retention or re-election. So, how do you know which judges deserve your vote?
Several organizations in Illinois rate and evaluate judges. You can find these evaluations and other information about judicial elections at:
The Committee to Elect Qualified Judges also offers a judicial voting guide formatted for your phone:
Go Vote!Now you have all the information you need to head to the polls with confidence.
Don't be afraid to print out sample ballots and judicial voting guides and bring them with you into the voting booth.
And, whatever you do, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
October 25, 2012
Each year, Columbia College Chicago hosts Parent Weekend, an opportunity for our students and their families to come together and experience our campus. The Library has hosted a Parent Weekend Brunch for the past several years, and it is always exciting to see everyone when they visit!
Below are photographs taken during the brunch which included stretching exercises with graduate students from the Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling Department as well as readings by students and alumni from the Fiction Writing Department. For more photos, check out the Parent Weekend 2012 Flickr Page here.
Photos by Alexis Ellers, BA, Photography, 2008.