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


Arthur Pita's Metamorphosis

The DePaul Humanities Center presents the second event in its 2016-2017 “Transformations” series on Thursday February 16, when it welcomes Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson to discuss art and transformation in the context of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The evening begins with a screening of Watson dancing the title role of Gregor Samsa in Arthur… 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


On Friday, January 27th, fifteen members of DePaul University Library staff sat down to collaborate with librarians worldwide on a common goal: improving Wikipedia, one citation at a time. This is DePaul’s second year of participating in the #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) campaign. Recognizing that Wikipedia is one of the first stops for researchers,… Read More


25 small prints celebrating the Chicago artist, Jose Guerrero, will be on view at the John T. Richardson Library from February 2 to May 31.  The prints were created by his former students to honor the beloved artist, community organizer, teacher and muralist.  DePaul is honored to participate in remembering Jose’s talent and impact on the… 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


Finishing those end-of-quarter research papers and studying for finals can be stressful. The Library understands and can help! During Brain Fuel Week, November 7-11, the Library and our campus partners at The Ray,  Health Promotion and Wellness and many others, encourage you to take a study break to relax, clear your mind, and fuel up… Read More


DePaul Special Collections and Archives recently participated in the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Midwest Regional Conference.  On Saturday, October 22, Archives Assistant, Derek Potts, led breakout sessions in The John T. Richardson Library with materials from the Anthony Rayson zine collection.  Eighteen students at the conference perused zines and artwork created by prison… Read More


The Library is excited to support the  Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change‘s events for 2016-2017. The theme for the year is “Envisioning a New Beginning,” with a focus in the Fall specifically on the concept of Identity. On Monday,  November 1st, there will be two events with Chris Crass, a longtime community organizer… Read More


Two years ago, the DePaul University Library received a surprise package in the mail, a copy of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory that had been checked out by a DePaul student in the 1950s. While the library is always happy to receive materials that have been on “extended loan,” we would like to… Read More