DePaul University Transfer Students

Information Literacy and Transfer Student Success

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

Tell Us About Textbooks (Faculty Edition)

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

Un/Common Copies: Zines in Special Collections and Archives

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

Consuming News in a “Post-Truth” Era

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

“Opening” Education at DePaul

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

1581 Studios Now Available for Reservation

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

Learning from the “Inside”: Prisoner Art and Advocacy in the Archives

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,

Teaching with Data from ICPSR

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

New Tool for Searching the Archives

Searching for, and searching within, library resources has come a long way from the days of physically consulting card catalogs.  Today, faculty and students are most likely to start their searches from a keyboard or smartphone rather than on paper.  Archival materials haven’t enjoyed this same liberation—often researchers are expected