- White boards and markers
- Seating for from 2 to 25 people
- Movable desks that can be arranged in any configuration
- A computer, projection screen, speakers and WiFi access.
July 28, 2014
July 1, 2014
Have you been glued to ESPN for three weeks watching soccer matches? It must be the World Cup!
Whether you're a die-hard or fair-weather fan, if you crave more soccer try some of these:
Animated reconstructions of World Cup moments
The Game and the People:
Learn more about soccer's origins in Brasil with this digital collection.
Every World Cup goal:
An interactive display of every goal scored during a World Cup since 1930.
There are also some great videos to get you pumped up for the next match, including this one:
Plus plenty of books and online resources to keep you entertained:
Follow CCC's board World Cup on Pinterest.
So say it with us, "I believe that we will win!"
Posted by Amy Killebrew at 1:30 PM
June 11, 2014
In honor of Bike To Work Week we've put together some resources on cycling:
|Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives on Flickr Commons|
- City of Chicago Bike Maps
- Chicago Online Bike Map & Trip Planner
- Protected & Buffered Bike Lanes - Active Transportation Alliance and CDOT
- Maps and Route Tools - Chainlink: A Chicago Bicycling Online Community
|Photo courtesy of State Library Queensland on Flickr Commons|
- Bike Commuter Challenge
- City of Chicago Bike Week Events & Partnerships
- Bike to Work & Bikes on Transit - Active Transportation Alliance
- Bike to Work Week Events - Higher Gear Chicago
|Photo courtesy of Nationaal Archief on Flickr Commons|
May 23, 2014
May is National Short Story Month!
The short story is often overlooked in favor of the novel. As Steven Millhauser says in his New York Times essay:
Oh, but we do want you!
As people consume more and more media on iPhones and other small screens, it seems that the short story is poised for a renaissance. And in a time crunched world, short fiction provides the pleasure of a novel without the commitment.
So check out some of the short story collections we have in the library:
Follow CCC's board Short Stories on Pinterest.
And try these online resources too!
Celebrating National Short Story Month
Short Stories to Savor
But for now, we'll leave you with this famous little story which has inspired the six word story movement:
"For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." - Ernest Hemingway
Posted by Amy Killebrew at 4:08 PM
May 15, 2014
The Columbia College Chicago Library staff wish the very best to our 2014 graduating student assistants! We appreciate them and the outstanding work they have done for us. Congratulations to all of you, and best wishes on your future endeavors!
Jordan Berry, Journalism
Walt Schaffield, Art & Design
Sarah Stanley, Fiction Writing
Felix Ofosu-Yeboah, Cinema Art and Science
Community Engagement and Special Initiatives
Alida Banh, Arts, Entertainment and Media Management
Amy Barger, Photography
May 8, 2014
Need a little relief from the end-of-semester crush?
Take a peek at the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels database
A treasure trove of alternative comics from the 1960s to today.
More than 100,000 pages including:
75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves).
25,000 pages of interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism—from The Comics Journal and other publications.
It's a Library database: CHECK IT OUT! Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels
(We promise not to laugh.)
May 5, 2014
Semester's end is fast approaching. Got a million things to do? Follow this path for a less stressed arrival!
First, eat a balanced breakfast!
Then, make a...
Use colorful sticky notes to highlight points you need
During the day, make time for a walk...
or a dance...with a friend, even. You'll look, think and feel better!
Be sure to wear the right colors. Studies show that blue can promote calmness.
Journalize thoughts about
that upcoming summer vacation
then gently guide yourself
back to business.
Review your To-do List right before bed to ease concerns and smooth the way to sleep!
And if you need help with those pesky papers, come see us!