Columbia College Chicago

March 17, 2008

Cut the Midterms angst with Ask A Librarian!

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Midterms got you stressed out? Need some help? This week you don't need to come to the Library...the Library will come to you!

Helpful and friendly Columbia College Chicago librarians will be available on Wednesday and Thursday in the Hokin Annex (623 S. Wabash) to assist you with your research as you head into midterms.
Where: Hokin Annex 623 S. Wabash
When: Wednesday, March 19th 1-3pm & Thursday, March 20th 12:30-2:30pm
Why bother to Ask A Librarian?
  • Impress your friends and instructors with your ability to find relevant and "on target" sources!
  • Get more sleep at night...research and finish papers early and with ease!
  • Make a new friend! Let a librarian help you find resources instructors will love!
  • Cut the angst of midterms!
Remember--there are also helpful and friendly librarians available in the Library during regular hours and the Library's web site (and through it, thousands of scholarly journals, lots of encyclopedias and other handy research stuff) is available 24x7.

And don't forget: you can use the link anytime from anywhere!

March 13, 2008

Introducing the Library's d.i.y. series: do indie yourself!

The Library is kicking off National Poetry Month early with our new d.i.y. series.

d.i.y. (do indie yourself) Real Art. Real People. Real World.: Independent Artists Share Ideas for Creating and Sustaining Success debuts with a panel discussion from three emerging Chicago poets.

Looking for an answer to "What do I do now?!?"
Longing to put all your knowledge, ambition, and talent to use?

This panel will give you some great ideas...Three practicing poets will discus their experiences fostering their work through a variety of time-tested DIY methods related to writing and building an audience, including publication, poetry groups and workshops, readings, literary journals, and independent presses.

WHEN: March 20, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Library, 3rd floor east (624 S. Michigan Ave.)

The panelists:

Jacob Saenz graduated from Columbia College Chicago in the winter of 2005 with a BA in Creative Writing - Poetry. His work has appeared in a handful of journals such as RHINO, Columbia Poetry Review, Inkstains and Poetry. In 2007 he was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award.

Kristy Bowen graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2007 with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing - Poetry. She is the author of the fever almanac (Ghost Road Press, 2006) and in the bird museum, (Dusie Press, 2008), as well as several small press and self-published chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Swink, Backwards City Review, DIAGRAM, Caffeine Destiny and others. She is the editor of the online litzine wicked alice, and publisher of dancing girl press, which has published over 30 chapbooks and book arts projects by emerging women writers. She recently moved the whole operation into a studio / reading / workshop in the Fine Arts Building down the street and off of her dining room table. Her third collection, girl show, is forthcoming from Ghost Road in late 2009.

Todd Heldt is a poet-librarian in Chicago, and his poems and short stories have appeared in dozens of print and electronic journals. He has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and helped judge the 2006 Poetry Superhighway poetry contest. His chapbook, The Science of Broken People, was published by Little Poem Press in 2003, and his first full-length collection, Card Tricks for the Starving, is to be published in 2009 by Ghost Road Press. In 2002 he toured coffee houses and bars in the South with a self-published book and CD of poetry, making enough money to replace the transmission when it dropped out of the car in Texas.

March 5, 2008

Save the date! Edible Books on April 1st!

It's that time of year again...time for Edible Books!

When? Tuesday, April 1st from 5-7pm
Where? Columbia College Library, 3rd Floor

Submit an edible book or just come to judge (and then eat!) the entries.

For more information on rules and deadlines, check out the Edible Books page.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Book & Paper Arts and the Columbia College Library.

March 4, 2008

Critical Encounters Panel: Tomorrow in the Library

Can Art and Culture be a force for social change?

Come to the Library for a Critical Encounters event where the role of arts & culture in confronting/confirming public policies around poverty & privilege will be discussed.

Tomorrow! Wed. March 5 from 12:30-1:30pm
Where? the Library, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, 3rd floor

Panel participants: Phillipe Ravanas (Arts management), Rob Watkins (Liberal Education), Nick Rabkin (Center for Arts Policy)
Panel moderator: Sandra Allen