The John T. Richardson Library Learning Commons, launched in fall 2013, has become the center for library partnerships with academic programs delivering peer tutoring and support for student success at DePaul, including the University Center for Writing-based Learning, Science and Math Learning Center, Supplemental Instruction, Career Center, Office of Multicultural Student Success, and programs sponsored… Read More


Over the past 5 years, the DePaul University Library has developed an array of new spaces and services to support digital scholarship, as well as new areas of teaching and learning in the digital humanities, data sciences, and related areas. Our ability to support students and faculty working in these emergent areas of DePaul’s academic… Read More


On Wednesday, February 22nd, the DePaul University Library and the Center for Identity, Inclusion, and Social Change will sponsor a discussion of censorship, free speech, and recent challenges to information policies designed to promote open and equitable access to information by James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive… Read More


In December 2016, a CNN commentator asserted that “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, as facts.” In the weeks since, others have questioned not just the veracity of specific facts, but whether or not we should put stock, as a nation, in the idea of verifiable information. Most notably, a senior adviser to the President… Read More


Earlier this week, DePaul University President Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., re-affirmed the University’s strong support for all members of the DePaul community affected by the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration. DePaul’s support for its international students, scholars, and staff is consistent with its support for its undocumented students, as well its historic commitment to being an institution of… Read More


On February 1st, HathiTrust Executive Director Mike Furlough will visit DePaul University to provide an update on the HathiTrust Digital Library, the HathiTrust Research Center, and ways in which DePaul students, faculty, and staff can benefit from our participation in HathiTrust. HathiTrust is a worldwide partnership of more than 100 libraries and research institutions “working… Read More


Libraries transform communities. Over the past year, this simple message has been at the center of the “Libraries Transform” advocacy campaign spearheaded by the American Library Association (ALA). Beginning with simple statements such as “Because Fake News Can Have Real-World Consequences” and “Because Students Can’t Afford Scholarly Journals on a Ramen Noodle Budget,” ALA and… Read More


In preparation for the upcoming renovation of the second floor of the John T. Richardson Library, a number of materials from our collections are being reviewed and re-shelved. Throughout the winter and spring quarters, materials may be moved to new areas on the second floor, or elsewhere in the building, so that we are ready… Read More


While 2015 saw us help to launch Chicago Collections and 2017 brings us the promise of another library renovation, no-one at the DePaul University Library lacked for opportunities to contribute to teaching, learning, and research at the university during 2016. Here’s a chance to revisit our top stories of the year as we get ready for more… Read More


On November 16th, the DePaul University Library hosted the inaugural open house for Studio Chi, a new center for faculty development at DePaul that “will foster and support research at the interface between humanities and computing.” Building on the teaching, learning, and research collaborations that have been explored in the John T. Richardson Library Scholar’s Lab,… Read More