Due to security concerns surrounding the NATO Summit, the following CARLI member institutions in the Chicago downtown/loop area will be closed Friday May 18 - Monday May 21. They include:
Columbia College Chicago
School of the Art Institute
National Louis University
Robert Morris University
John Marshall Law School
Harrington College of Design
Other institutions may decide to close at the last minute, so you are advised to plan/call ahead if you have research needs during this time period. A list of CARLI member institutions with contact information can be found here.
Harold Washington Library Center is scheduled to be open during that time, although street closures in the area will be in effect.
May 15, 2012
Without your U-Pass, you might feel like you're stranded in your apartment this summer. Hopefully with a few tools we can remedy that situation.
1. Use the CTA's many resources.
The website itself, http://www.transitchicago.com/, is completely full of helpful advice including information on closures/reroutes and links to their apps. Two things I use regularly on my smartphone- train tracker, I just have it bookmarked on my phone, (http://www.transitchicago.com/traintracker/) but you could use an app instead, and bus tracker, which I use both the web and text versions (http://www.ctabustracker.com/bustime/home.jsp.)
2.Car sharing: i-Go/Zip cars
i-go (http://www.igocars.org/) cars are parked throughout the city and great if you just need to make a few random day trips. Columbia even participates in their University and College program, when you sign up you can get a discount: http://www.igocars.org/!
Zipcar (http://www.zipcar.com/) is a similar car sharing business and they also have a University discount program: http://www.zipcar.com/universities/.
Chicago is a very bike friendly city, get you wheels tuned up, grab a helmet and check out some of these resources. Google will map the best route for you to take on your bike if you need some help with directions. For example, I mapped a route from Columbia College to Wrigley field, and here is a link to the suggested route: http://g.co/maps/nuwwe. The CTA is also very bike friendly and if you need to you can bring you bike on a train during certain hours, or on a bus at any time (http://www.transitchicago.com/bikeandride/). The chainlink is a Chicago-specific bike community with tons of info about biking in Chicago, if you sign up, their weekly email updates are great to keep an eye out for Chicagoland bike tours and events (http://www.thechainlink.org/). And last but not least, Chicago's Bike to Work Week takes place June 11-15, but the event is kicked off on June 9th. Here are two sites to get your fill of information about Bike to Work Week: http://www.activetrans.org/bikepitstops and http://ow.ly/aV9cr.
May 14, 2012
Bookmarks, notes and highlights are all available through the Lending Library and will be saved to your Amazon.com account. if you ever borrow or puchase the ebook in the future all of the notes and highlights will be available for you.
For more information about the Kindle Lending Library, click here.
May 7, 2012
Food and Wine Mobile App
For more information: http://www.foodandwine.com/mobile-apps
American Express Publishing
Released May 2, 2012
Recipes for more than 350 outstanding drinks by America’s best mixologists, plus great party food, essential cocktail-making tips, a comprehensive spirits guide and a definitive listing of America’s top 100 bars and lounges.
Customer Ratings: 3.5 ★’s
Every week, Trazzler runs photo and writing contests on fun (and even thought-provoking) themes. You can win money, trips, and prizes just for exploring new places and sharing the things you love to do.
For More intormation: http://gpspal.columbia.com/
Columbia Sportwear Co.
Released April 20, 2012
A GPS enabled journaling app that gives you the ability to preserve memorable outdoor experiences on the go. Enjoy and explore the outdoors freely with GPS PAL.
Customer Ratings: 4.5★’s
For more information: http://www.bitehunter.com/
Updated: Apr. 5, 2012
Customer Ratings: 3.5★’s
For more information: http://www.jittergramapp.com/
Friends of The Web, LLC
Updated: April 12, 2012
Make a 3D sterogram or a long stop motion animation! Then share it with your friends via Twitter or email, or save it to your device. Jittergram makes it easy by showing your previous frame on top of the current camera view so you can line everything up perfectly and then it automatically creates a GIF and makes it super easy to share.
Customer Ratings: 4★’s
Got a new app that you are liking this summer? Share it with us!
May 3, 2012
Congratulations to all of our graduating students! We know you have put in many long hours in your years at Columbia and wish you the best of luck as you embark on the next journey! Special acknowledgments and many thanks to our graduating Library student workers without whom we could not provide the level of service that we do:
Jisung Kim, BA - Film and Video
Benjamin Leaf, BA - Photography
Brandon Marshall, BA - Fiction Writing
Zach Pint, BA - Film and Video
College Archives and Digital Collections
Thatiana Oliveira, MFA - Photography
Abby Tebeau, BFA - Photography
Sirseal Gipson, BA - Marketing
Hayley Hochstettler, BA - Film and Video
Jerica Hucke, BA - Theatre
Agnes Pogorecka, BFA - Fashion Design
Terence Reynolds, MFA - Creative Writing
Miles Robinson, BA - Film and Video
Are your parents in from out of town? Show them a little of Chicago's best this weekend!
- Willis Tower
On May 3rd, The Ledge at Willis Tower celebrated its 39th birthday! Missed it? No worries, it’s great to go there any day.
- Chicago Cultural Center & Park Grill
Here’s an activity pod made for parents!
First, visit the Chicago Cultural Center (78 East Washington Street)! This beautiful landmark is the nation's first free municipal cultural center, is one of the city's ten most popular attractions and it’s considered one of the most comprehensive arts showcases in the United States, presenting more than 800 free cultural programs a year. As home of two magnificent stained-glass domes, free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events, there’s always something going on.
Then, move across the street and have a bite at the Park Grill!
Yes, it IS under the BEAN!!!
- Marylin statue in Pioneer Court
OK, this one is outdoors but it’s the last chance to look up…I mean, at Marilyn’s dress!
She's slated to leave Pioneer Court on Monday, May 7th!
- Tulips on the Magnificent Mile
Also, if you can stand it, take a stroll along the Mag Mile… and look at the floral fabulousness…such as Tulipa Maggie Daley!