Month: May 2018

The Library Research Prize and Another Year of Student Research Success

In collaboration with the First-Year Writing Program, the DePaul University Library is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Library Research Prize: Lexi Jackson, Shane Waggoner and Lauren Yaccino. Their essays respectively covered the areas of gender and sexual identity, college student mental health, and net neutrality. All three

Digital Scholarship Spotlight: A Brief History of the African American Press

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

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

Unwind the Mind with I Am, I Am, I Am, Featured Book for May

In the autobiographical I Am, I Am, I Am, Seventeen Brushes With Death, Maggie O’Farrell chronicles 17 personal near-death experiences.  Each of the events is recounted in its own essay; some stories are short and fleeting, some are more complicated, with far-reaching consequences.  In telling these tales, she creates a full narrative

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