Columbia College Chicago

January 31, 2012

Jo Cates wins Alumni Achievement Award from Simmons

Jo Cates
Jo Cates, Associate Vice President of Academic Research and Dean of the Library has been awarded the 2012 Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) Alumni Achievement Award from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dean Cates holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Boston University, and a M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.

Her selection by the Alumni Board indicates that she has "demonstrated excellence in a way that exceeds the boundaries of her position, and achieved national and international influence as an outstanding role model for library and information professionals". 

Dean Cates will be honored at the Simmons GSLIS Alumni Annual Gala in April.

January 24, 2012

Chicago Journalists Association Illustrations

Title: Chicago Journalists Association: Early 20th Century Illustrations
Location: Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor east
Contact: CADC ( )
Dates: Jan 23 through May 5, 2012

Come view selected political cartoons and illustrations from the Chicago Journalists Association collection, most on display for the first time in nearly thirty years.  Chicago Journalists Association is a non-profit organization of experienced print and electronic journalists in the Chicago area that was founded during the Chicago World’s Fair.

During the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, Chicago journalists met while covering the event.  Forty years later, on August 12, 1933, at the second Chicago World Fair, the Century of Progress, a reunion of the press veterans of 1893 was held, a board was formed, and the organization began to meet once a year.

In 1939, Joseph C. Davis, a sportswriter, led the promotion of the Chicago Press Veterans Association and widened its membership base. This organization of professional journalists held its first annual dinner in December 1939 and the association was incorporated in 1942. 
In 2011, the Chicago Journalists Association donated the collection to College Archives and Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago for curricular support and research use.

January 18, 2012

Where's my Wikipedia? Many sites go dark

Today, a number of websites (including Wikipedia) are going "dark" for 24 hours in protest of two upcoming Congressional bills, the "Stop Online Privacy Act" (SOPA) and "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011" (PIPA).

The American Library Association (ALA) is strongly opposed to both bills due to the potential threat to first amendment free speech rights, intellectual freedom and privacy rights.  Find out about ALA's position and more information on both SOPA and PIPA here.

If you are having trouble with finding information as a result of the blackout, be sure to contact Ask A Librarian--we are here to help!

January 14, 2012

Exhibit: Travelling with John Fischetti

Title: Travelling with John Fischetti
Location: Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor east
Contact: CADC ( )
Dates: Jan 17 through May 5, 2012

John Fischetti, the Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and syndicated cartoonist, is best known for his editorial cartoon work.

Come see a very different view of John Fischetti’s work: travel sketches from trips to France, Denmark, and New York City. 

More information can be found online:

The exhibit is curated by Thatiana Oliveira, a graduate student in Photography at Columbia College Chicago.


January 13, 2012

ANC 100th Anniversary Exhibit

TITLE: Freedom & Justice: The 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress
Contact: CADC(
DATES: January 13 through May 5, 2012
LOCATION: Library, 1st floor, 624 S. Michigan Ave.

In concert with this year’s Critical Encounters theme of Rights, Radicals, and Revolutionaries, this exhibit “Freedom & Justice: The 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress” celebrates the centennial of the African National Congress (ANC), the African national liberation movement formed in 1912.

Currently the leading party in South Africa, ANC was founded as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in January 1912. Its mission was to increase the rights of the black South African population and a key objective of ANC today is the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, and democratic society.

In 1994, after decades of resistance and frequently violent conflict, the ANC enjoyed a decisive victory when citizens voted in the country’s first national election and chose ANC candidate Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. 
The African National Congress (ANC) exhibit contains material from the Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection housed in College Archives & Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago.

More information can be found online:

January 12, 2012

Phi Sigma: The Voice Exhibit

Title: Phi Sigma: The Voice

Location: Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor west

Contact:CADC (

Dates: Jan 17 through May 5, 2012

Learn about Phi Sigma, a public-speaking group established in Chicago in 1878, the oldest, continuously running organization of its kind in Illinois.  View covers from its publication the “Voice” created and designed by its members, whose pages contain the text of talks presented on such diverse topics as art history, socialism, philosophy, journalism, idealism, and evolution.

This collection, housed in College Archives & Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago, honors the College’s early curricula in oratory arts and speaks to Columbia’s mission and curricula today.

The exhibit is curated by Emily Sperl, an undergraduate student in Photography at Columbia College Chicago.