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The Front Shelf: December 2020

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:58
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Each month, we will post a selection of recently-acquired books, from new releases to old classics, which have been added to our catalog and are available for use by the Loyola community. This series is inspired by The Seminary Co-op’s “The Front Table” publication: https://www.semcoop.com/. This month’s edition includes ebooks only. Links […]
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Word of the Year 2020

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 13:34
In a typical year, Oxford Languages, a division of Oxford University Press, selects one word of the year: 2019, climate emergency; 2016, post-truth; 2013, selfie (view a complete list of past notables) but 2020? Not a typical year. This year Oxford Languages decided to recognize trendlines and themes, noting words that joined and evolved in […]
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Alumni Author Spotlight: Safa Hamed

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 19:09
The University Libraries is proud to feature alumni author, Safa Hamed. Ms. Hamed gladly accepted our invitation to be part of the Alumni Author Spotlight, a video series of brilliant Loyola alumni and affiliated authors where they share their inspirations as well as read excerpts from their work. Raising awareness of the authors’ accomplishments, encouraging […]
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Hours: Thanksgiving and End of Semester

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:13
The University Libraries’ hours for Thanksgiving week and end of the semester are posted below. While access to buildings and physical spaces are limited, our librarians and staff are always ready to help. Please contact us or check our Library Services Continuity page for additional information about the University Libraries’ current efforts and updates for […]
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Join us for #GivingTuesday

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 17:01
Giving Tuesday, or more commonly known as #GivingTuesday, occurs on the first Tuesday in December.  In 2012 the New York 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation created the awareness day to inspire people to do good for others.  The day became increasingly popular across the world as an international day of charitable giving, […]
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HathiTrust ETAS Access

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:35
Loyola University Chicago has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards a shared mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Users of Loyola University Libraries now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  The ETAS […]
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The Front Shelf: November 2020

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 10:54
Monday, November 2nd, 2020 Each month, we will post a selection of recently-acquired books, from new releases to old classics, which have been added to our catalog and are available for use by the Loyola community. This series is inspired by The Seminary Co-op’s “The Front Table” publication: https://www.semcoop.com/. This month’s edition includes ebooks only. Links […]
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Alumni Author Spotlight: Kathleen Cormack

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:45
The University Libraries is proud to announce a new video series, Alumni Author Spotlight, where brilliant Loyola alumni and affiliated authors will be featured throughout the year. The authors will share their inspirations as well as read excerpts from their work. The Alumni Author Spotlight is an extension of a special resource, Alumni Authors catalog, […]
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Loyola University Chicago Día de los Muertos Virtual Altar

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:09
Join the Loyola University Chicago Libraries and Arrupe College in remembering and honoring lost loved ones with our very first virtual interactive altar. We invite you to add names and images of loved ones here. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America on November 1 and 2. Throughout Day of the Dead, […]
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Open with Purpose: Open Access Week in 2020

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:13
Welcome to Open Access Week 2020, October 19-25. Open Access Week is always a chance for us to educate about what open access means and showcase ways in which the University Libraries promotes open access. This year has a special resonance, however. The disasters and reckonings of this year bring to light why open access […]
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Día de la Raza

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:47
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to take note that on Monday, October 12 is Día de la Raza, celebrated in Spanish speaking Latin American Countries.  It is a day meant to celebrate the heritage and cultural diversity of Latin America; to teach respect, dignity and the inclusion of all people […]
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Dean Ryan’s Favorite Books

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 16:57
Fall semester is well underway, but there’s still a place for leisure reading! Loyola’s Dean of Libraries, Marianne Ryan, shares some of her favorite reads. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) I don’t read much fiction, but this is my favorite book of all time. A historical novel that examines social and political history in 19th century France, it tells […]
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The Front Shelf: October 2020

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 10:38
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 Each month, we will post a selection of recently-acquired books, from new releases to old classics, which have been added to our catalog and are available for use by the Loyola community. This series is inspired by The Seminary Co-op’s “The Front Table” publication: https://www.semcoop.com/. This month’s edition includes ebooks only. […]
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New Video Series: Alumni Author Spotlight

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 09:53
The University Libraries is proud to announce a new video series, Alumni Author Spotlight, where brilliant Loyola alumni and affiliated authors will be featured throughout the year. The authors will share their inspirations as well as read excerpts from their work. The Alumni Author Spotlight is an extension of a special resource, Alumni Authors catalog, […]
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Banned Books Week 2020

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 15:04
Candide by Voltaire Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare The Call of the Wild by Jack London
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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:43
The City of Chicago experienced the celebration of Mexican Independence Day throughout neighborhoods and in the downtown area, this past week. September and October holds significance for the Latinx and Hispanic communities, though the cars honking and people dancing in the streets brings both joy to the revelers and frustration to motorists. Many Latin American […]
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The Front Shelf: September 2020

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 10:11
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 Each month, we will post a selection of recently-acquired books, from new releases to old classics, which have been added to our catalog and are available for use by the Loyola community. This series is inspired by The Seminary Co-op’s “The Front Table” publication: https://www.semcoop.com/. This month’s edition features ebooks only. […]
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19 Women Suffragists for the 19th Amendment

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 13:36
’A very dangerous woman’ is what Martha Coffin Wright’s conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women’s rights and abolition movements. In 1848, Wright and her older sister Lucretia Mott were among the five brave women who organized the historic Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention. Active in the Underground Railroad, she sheltered […]
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Welcome to the fall semester!

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:00
Highlights Lewis Library and the Information Commons are open for individual quiet study. (see hours) Books and DVDs can be requested from the catalog. Contactless pickup is now available. (learn more) Find all information about library services this fall and answers to frequently asked questions here. Welcome to this unusual semester. We wanted to share […]
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