Graduate students in English Literature must fulfill a Book and Media History course requirement for their degree program. In Winter 2018, this course took on a new aspect by combining book history with digital humanities. Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English John Shanahan partnered with Dr. Ana Lucic, Digital Scholarship Librarian, to teach the… Read More


The availability of new spaces and services offered as part of Phase 3 of the John T. Richardson Library renovation continues. Earlier this year, we launched the 1581 Media Studios: sound-buffered rooms for 1-2 people to record and edit audio-visual projects for either class assignments or personal interest. With over 190 separate bookings created during… Read More


DePaul University Transfer Students

A commitment to student success was a core component of Vision 2018, one seen in the library through the establishment of our Learning Commons partnerships and our work with colleagues to identify undergraduate learning goals for information literacy in first-year programs including Chicago Quarter and WRD 104. As we move toward the adoption of a… Read More


While there are many components to the educational affordability problem, the high cost of textbooks is one area where faculty, students, and staff can make a difference by participating in the conversation and initiatives. On March 6, 2018, as part of Open Education Week activities, the DePaul University Library welcomed Pablo Gomez, Associate Professor in… Read More


Special Collections and Archives is home to a wide variety of research materials that are rare, unique, and valuable (think vellum, embellished leather bindings, university records, one of a kind letters and photographs, etc.). So why are collections of photocopies getting so much attention? Our zine collections have¬† attracted recent interest from faculty, students, a… Read More


Last year, the DePaul University Library joined libraries, museums, scientific organizations, and others in promoting the Day of Facts, “an international social media campaign allowing … trusted public sources of knowledge to share mission-related content … as this relates to the role of these institutions in promoting an educated public and an informed electorate.” Like… Read More


Following the 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference, the DePaul University Library made a strategic commitment to engaging with colleagues across the university to promote greater use of open education resources, including open access journal and books, freely-available media and learning objects, and open textbooks. What began as a commitment years earlier to increasing access to… Read More


The third phase of the John T. Richardson Library renovation extended the open-plan computing of the Information Commons to the second floor of the Library to include the CoRE (Collaborative Research Environment), with Mac and Windows workstations powerful enough to handle CPU-intensive applications used in digital mapping, text and data mining, 3D modeling, graphic design,… Read More


DePaul University’s Special Collections and Archives has long been distinguished by the ways in which the university mission is reflected in our collections, services, and programs, with special attention given to DePaul’s commitment to teaching and to social justice. Our current exhibit,¬†INCARCERATION: Art, Activism & Advocacy, showcases the creativity, resilience, dialogue, and agency of incarcerated… Read More


Data are everywhere. Data are being streamed both to our phones and from our phones, data are being made available to the public faster than we can possibly consume it, and researchers are increasingly being required to share their data in public repositories. As we move from being consumers of data to being data sources… Read More