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Loyola Archives & Special Collections Digitization Priorities Project

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 11:36
The Loyola Archives & Special Collections is soliciting recommendations on what materials from our collections would be most useful if available digitally. The goal of this project is to create a priority list for digitization of primary sources to be used by Loyola students and faculty, and other researchers, for research and projects. Archives & […]
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LUC Libraries Statement on Commercial Textbook Challenges for Online Instruction

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 17:54
As we approach the Fall 2020 semester, Loyola University Chicago Libraries staff are committed to providing alternative access to our print Course Reserves collection. To support instructors and students, we are developing new approaches to how we acquire course textbooks, even in a primarily online, alternative delivery environment.  However, this work is hampered by textbook publishers who do not provide electronic purchasing […]
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FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 5: DAVINCI RESOLVE

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:07
By David Schmidt FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 5: DAVINCI RESOLVE Are you waiting for campus to re-open and you’re looking for something positive to do while isolating? Why not learn new software? There are lots of great creative digital tools that are absolutely free, that you can do amazing things with! Do want edit professional […]
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FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 4: ANKI (Flashcard/Spaced Repetition Learning)

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:22
By David Schmidt Are you waiting for campus to re-open and you’re looking for something positive to do while isolating? Why not learn new software? There are lots of great creative digital tools that are absolutely free, that you can do amazing things with! Do want better tools to study for your exams? To learn […]
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Samuel Steward: Loyola’s Extraordinary English Professor

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 15:51
By Charles Greene As the library celebrates PRIDE Month we thought we would turn our focus to one of our own. From 1936 to 1946 Samuel Morris Steward served as a professor of English here at Loyola University Chicago. And although his is a name lost to our current campus community, Samuel Steward is definitely […]
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FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 3: AUDACITY – easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder.

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:46
Contributed by David Schmidt Are you waiting for campus to re-open and you’re looking for something positive to do while isolating? Why not learn new software? There are lots of great creative digital tools that are absolutely free, that you can do amazing things with! Do you want to practice a speech or presentation? Record […]
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Free Online Resources of Classic LGBTQIA Authors

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 14:55
Celebrate Pride Month by reading the works of classic LGBTQIA authors! Representation of LGBTQIA culture and people throughout history was scarce due to censorship, legality, discrimination, and violence. Free resources available online demonstrate the rich literary history of LGBTQIA authors. Check back weekly for new additions! Images created by David Schmidt. E.M. Forster: Room With […]
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Resources on Race and Anti-Racism

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:42
As a Jesuit institution, Loyola University Chicago Libraries is committed to provide services that promote social justice. The abuses perpetrated by the nations police continue to lead to an unprecedented number of wrongful killings of people of color. It is our duty to educate ourselves and our community on race and anti-racism. The University Libraries […]
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FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 2: GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:13
By David Schmidt Are you waiting for campus to re-open and you’re looking for something positive to do while isolating? Why not learn new software? There are lots of great creative digital tools that are absolutely free, that you can do amazing things with! Do you want to learn to edit your photos? Apply filers […]
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FREE CREATIVE SOFTWARE, Part 1: OBS STUDIO

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:47
Contributed by David Schmidt Are you waiting for campus to re-open and you’re looking for something positive to do while isolating? Why not learn new software? There are lots of great creative digital tools that are absolutely free, that you can do amazing things with! Have you ever considered creating your own Podcast? You can […]
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:47
The month of May was designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. in 1990 which recognizes the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to and influenced America’s history, culture, and triumphs. Reading works of Asian American authors can broaden one’s perspectives on immigration experiences, issues of belongingness […]
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Loyola Libraries Summer Reading Bingo 2020

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:30
Have you been filling a lot of your extra quarantine time with reading? Need an excuse to pick up a good book? Missing baseball and want a little reminder of having it in your life? If so, participate in The Loyola Libraries Summer Reading Bingo! Readers gain raffle entries by finishing books, getting a bingo, or […]
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Adjusting Reading Habits to New Study Spaces

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:15
Contributed by Jane Currie Did you have favorite places for particular reading before you started taking all of your classes online? Did you tend to read on campus and at favorite spots nearby—philosophy on the third floor of the IC, sociology at a favorite coffee spot, or the New York Times website on your morning […]
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Virtual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 08:00
Each year Loyola University Libraries looks forward to showcasing the work of our faculty and inviting our campus community to view their publication successes. Due to the sudden campus closure, we were unable to have our physical event. We are grateful to our colleagues who submitted work to be featured at the celebration, and do […]
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Digital Historical Newspaper and Magazine Collections

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:52
Contributed by Jane Currie We better understand the present when we can consider events with an awareness of the past. What could we learn about the 1918 flu pandemic in order to understand our own? University Libraries offers a broad and deep collection of newspapers and magazines from the past. The History Research Guide includes […]
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Stay Calm and Chill

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 18:00
It’s hard to believe that finals are here. We know how stressful these days can be, but don’t worry. We’ve curated a list of ways you can relax before you head back to another round of studying. So sit back and chill for a while! Crafts Online Coloring Origami Wolf (go LU!) Tote bag from […]
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Find the Library at Your Place

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 15:37
Lewis Library: Now & Then Each year, National Library Week occupies a time and space in April. Themes are chosen to represent how libraries impact our lives, usually many months before the actual week. That’s why, this year’s theme may have seemed a bit ironic (don’t you think?) due to the current pandemic that’s engulfing […]
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Archives at Home: University Archives and Special Collections Digital Resources

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 10:57
The Loyola University Archives may be closed, but there are plenty of resources online to help with your research needs. Learn about the digital collections, digital exhibits, and research help available from the Archives while staying at home Though the archivists are away from the collections, we are still answering questions and inquiries to the […]
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National Library Week: Cheaters Trivia!

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 10:42
During NLW 2020, the Libraries will be hosting an online trivia contest. Between April 20 – 24, we will post a link to questions via our social media platforms: facebook, instagram, twitter, and our blog. Check this blog daily for the new link! Rules The 3 “main” trivia questions will be worth 5 points each […]
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