Year: 2013

More than Just a “Gateway”: DePaul Faculty on the Library Role in Teaching, Learning, and Research

During the Spring Quarter, DePaul University was one of a dozen institutions across the country (and the only one in Illinois other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) to participate in the pilot of the local version of the Ithaka Faculty Survey, a national survey of faculty perspectives on

Information Commons opens in the JTR

Although students had been gathering at and using it since the beginning of the quarter, the John T. Richardson Library’s Information Commons celebrated its grand opening on September 24, 2013. Over 300 visitors, including Provost Don Pope-Davis, were treated to tours of the new facility, Banned Books Week button-making, and

Early English Books Online Now Available At DePaul

This powerful resource contains over 125,000 titles, allowing users to view and search digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. It includes the first book printed in English by William Caxton; early quarto

New Roles for Library Staff

Over the summer, a number of staff members moved into new and/or expanded roles as the DePaul University Library continues to focus on enhancing existing services while also focusing new attention on areas identified in its newly-adopted strategic plan. Among the staff members with new administrative portfolios in the library

New Services for Faculty: OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing and ‘Start-Up’ Funds for New Faculty

The DePaul University Library often receives good input from faculty through our Librarian Liaison program. Two of the services we have received the most requests for over the past few years are expanded borrowing privileges at other research libraries in the region, including the University of Chicago and Northwestern, and

Rev. Edward Udovic Named 2013 Recipient of the Center for Research Libraries’ Primary Source Award for Teaching

Rev. Edward Udovic, C.M., DePaul University’s Vice President of Teaching & Learning Resources, Senior Executive for University Mission, and Associate Professor of History, won the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Primary Source Award for Teaching this year for his Chicago Quarter class, The Lincoln Park Neighborhood: Then and Now. CRL is

Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success

DePaul University Library has been selected as one of 75 institutions to participate in the first year of the “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA).  As the project leader for DePaul University, Heather Jagman, Coordinator of Library Instruction, will lead DePaul’s team in the development and implementation

Library Establishes New Goals Aligned with Vision 2018

Over the past few months, a Strategic Planning Task Force has led a planning process across the DePaul University Libraries to identify strategic goals aligned with the university’s Vision 2018 (V2018) strategic plan. While the V2018 plan for the library is not yet complete, we are able to share a