Library staff participate in ALICE active shooter training

During the Fall 2015 semester and winter break, the Library staff participated in the Lewis University Police Department’s ALICE training. ALICE, an acronym for “alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate,” prepares participants to survive an active shooter event. In November, Library staff members completed the classroom portion of the training, which involves analyzing previous active shooter events to understand the best

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Holiday Break Hours

holiday hours final

The Library hours of operation over the upcoming Holiday break will be as follows: University Closure – Wednesday, December 23rd at 5 p.m. Resume Hours of Operation – Monday, January 4th at 8:30 a.m. Please note during the break, requests for assistance by email/chat and voice messages left at 815.836.5306 or 5300 will be checked periodically, and all messages that

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Student workers wanted!

Student workers needed

Does this sound like you? Current Lewis student Awarded Federal Work Study Experience providing customer service (in either paid or volunteer positions) Lots of availability, including all of the following: Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm Tuesdays, 12 pm to 2:00 pm Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm If so, you could be a Lewis University Library student worker! The

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Meet the (New) Librarian: Maria Emerson

Maria Emerson

The Library’s newest staff member is Public Services Librarian Maria Emerson. Maria’s duties include outreach to student organizations. You can reach her by email at, or just stop by the Library and say hi! Welcome to Lewis University Library, Maria! What aspects of your new position as Public Services Librarian are you most excited about? I’m really excited about

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Win your own study room for a day!

Super study contest external promo

**The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Bartosz Pyszowski, the Fall 2015 Library V.I.P.! This semester during Super Study, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room for the day of your choice! Beginning Monday (11/16), visit the Library’s Facebook page to enter. Here’s how: Like the official contest announcement Post a comment telling us

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Lewis students: Take the Campus Climate Survey!

Campus Climate Survey

The purpose of the Campus Climate Survey is to understand the scope and nature of sexual violence at Lewis University, including student attitudes about and behaviors toward sexual violence and students’ knowledge of sexual misconduct policies and reporting procedures. This information is critical to tailoring sexual violence prevention education programming and to improving the campus response. The survey will be

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Lasallian Partners Visit Lewis Library

Juana Juha (center, in green) visited the Library from Bethlehem University, one of our partner Lasallian institutions.

This fall, the Library hosted two international visitors from our partner Lasallian institutions. In September, Juana Juha, Secretary to the Library Director at Bethlehem University (BU), spent two weeks with the library staff, learning about various facets of library operations. Juana spent time with each of the library staff members, discussing their job responsibilities and observing them in instruction sessions

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