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WANT YOUR OWN STUDY ROOM DURING SUPER STUDY? ENTER OUR CONTEST!

 

This semester during Super Study*, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room on the day of your choice (plus a gift basket of swag, snacks, and study supplies).

Follow us @lewisulibrary on Instagram and Twitter and watch for our official contest announcement. There are two ways to enter:

  • Retweet the official contest announcement (Twitter)
  • Like the official contest announcement photo (Instagram)

Do both to increase your chances of winning!

We will randomly select one winner from all entries received by midnight on Saturday (11/17). The winner will be contacted via their Lewis University email, Twitter direct message, or Instagram mention on the morning of Monday, 11/19 and must respond by 11:00 p.m. that day. If they do not respond, a new winner will be selected.

The winning student will have until midnight on Monday, 11/26 to select their preferred study room reservation date and time (any 12-hour period during library hours between Sunday, 12/2 and Friday, 12/14).

Enter to win on Twitter and Instagram starting Sunday, 11/11: You might become the Lewis University Library VIP!

*Super Study takes place during the last 2 weeks of each semester (for Fall 2018, that’s Sunday, 12/2 through Friday, 12/14) and includes extended service hours and expanded academic support for Lewis students. For more information, visit the CASE webpage.

Native American Heritage Month

For the month of November, the library will be celebrating Native American Heritage month!  Heritage month was established in 1994 by former President George H. W. Bush as a way to recognize the contributions of American Indians.  The month is a time to celebrate traditions and historiography and acknowledge the impact of Native peoples.  Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to inform and educated the public about modern day tribes and to raise awareness of the unique challenges Native peoples still encounter daily.

 

During this month, the library will maintain a display portraying some of the major events and contributions of various tribes and individuals of Native American descent.  Concurrently, The Office of Multicultural Student Services is hosting several events.  For more information, stop by the library of the OMSS today!

 

Ahóá!

Cheers!  Good health!

Navajo, an Athabaskan language 

Open Access Week

This week is Open Access Week in library land…and all across the land really.  Open access sources are extremely important to research.  Not only are they free, but they also allow the free spread of ideas that research fields need to prosper.

Here at the Lewis Library, our amazing library Kelly Plass has put together a research guide to help you verify good open source material versus ones that might not be so good:

http://lewisu.libguides.com/OER

Once you have gone over her guide, we also recommend you check out this short documentary about the need for more open access sources for scholarship:

https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall

 

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is always the last week of September.  It is a week that celebrates the freedom to be able to read whatever you choose.  In today’s society, books are being banned more due to issues of diversity.  James La Rue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom states, “there’s been a shift toward seeking to ban books focused on issues of diversity, things that are by or about people of color, or LGBT, or disabilities, or religious and cultural minorities and that shift is very clear” (IFLA blog, Sept 27, 2018).

That is why we are partnering this year for our Banned Books Read Out with the office of Multicultural Student Services.  Please join us on October 2nd at 4pm at the new Brother James Gaffney, FSC Student Center.  The theme of this year’s Banned Book Week is “Banning Books Silences Stories.”  We want to make sure all of our voices are heard.  Won’t you add yours to ours?

More than just books!

Did you think the library only lends out books?!  The Lewis University library has many different items to lend out including:

digital cameras, headphones, tripods, laptops, webcams, audio recorders, and SO MUCH MORE.

All you need to do is fill out our Equipment Contract and you are ready to check out so much more than our library books!

Introducing Safari

safari flyer

We are pleased to bring our patrons a brand new database: Safari.  You now have access to over 40,000 e-books, tutorials, videos, and more!  Keep them for as long as you like, and make notes and even highlight sections.  This database allows multiple users to access the same item, so you don’t need to worry about your classmate or coworker trying to access the same item as you!

Try it out today!

Welcome back, Faculty!

faculty reception

We would like to invite all of our faculty at Lewis University to take part in our Welcome Back Reception.  You are encouraged to come and meet all of our staff, and enjoy some light refreshments.  We will have games and prizes, too.

Come for the treats, stay for a round of Apples-to-Apples, and get to know your hard-working library staff and everything that we can do for you!

Financial Times

Last semester the College of Business partnered with us to give Lewis University students, staff, and faculty access to the Wall Street Journal.  And Students, faculty and staff can still activate their University-sponsored memberships by:

  • Visiting com/lewisu and
  • Logging in via the MyLewis portal

And now we are pleased to let you all know that we now have access to the Financial Times, as well.  Students, faculty and staff can access their University-sponsored subscription by:

Once you create an account, you may access FT.com directly on your computer and mobile devices.

If you have questions about the Financial Times or need help logging in or navigating it, just contact the Library staff. You can reach us by phone, email, chat, or text–or just stop by!

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