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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * February 2023

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * February 2023

The HWC Library is your college resource for a variety of needs: research assistance, accessing course textbooks, finding books for research or for leisure reading, a quiet space to study, and much more. We are located on the 5th floor of the College. Our spring semester hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM to 4PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Find Us Online

Visit our homepage to access online resources and learn more about what the HWC Library can offer.

Chat Reference Hours

Librarians are available via chat during the fall semester. Chat hours are: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-10 pm and Saturday - Sunday: 10 am-10 pm. The chat box feature will open on the lower right corner of any library page including the main CCC Libraries information page.


Screen capture of the CCC Libraries Homepage with links to the individual campus libraries.


On the HWC Library homepage, you can also chat with a librarian by clicking on the blue "Chat With A Librarian" button on the left side of the page.

From the Archives

Cover of the Handbook for Students, Loop Junior College, 1963.

Loop Junior College Handbook for Students, 1963.

"For your trimester schedule" from the Handbook for Students, Loop Junior College, 1963.

Featured eBooks: Black History Month

Pop-Up Library

Meet us on the first floor next to the escalators from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on:

Tuesday, February 14

Thursday, March 16

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, May 4

Wednesday, May 10

We're on Instagram!

Connect with us on Instagram @hwc_library for news and information about resources, events, and more at the HWC Library.

Library Request Forms

Schedule Library Instruction (for HWC faculty)

Schedule a Research Consultation (for all HWC community)

Suggest a Purchase (for all HWC community)

Request an Interlibrary Loan (for all HWC community)

Request a Video for Online Viewing (for HWC faculty)

Faculty Publications (for HWC faculty)

Film Requests: Spring - Summer 2023

If you are faculty assigning movies as part of your curriculum and find that the titles you need are not available through Kanopy or Academic Video Online, please be aware that the CCC Libraries now have access to a Swank package that includes 50 title slots licensed through June 2023. To view the CCC Libraries' currently licensed titles, to search the Swank catalog, and to request titles for Spring or Summer 2023, visit the Swank websiteWe will do our best to honor all requests and will prioritize high demand films that are requested by multiple instructors or needed for more than one class.

Meet Our New Librarians!

Courteney Belai / Adjunct Faculty Librarian: I'm from Seattle, Washington and recently moved to Chicago this past fall. I received my B.A. from the University of Washington in English & Political Science, and my MLIS from the University of British Columbia. I love reading fiction and my favorite database to use is NoveList to find new books to read. Excited to join the HWC community!

Janet Harper / Adjunct Faculty Librarian: I was born and raised in Detroit, or as I like to say, Détroit (day-twah), using the French pronunciation. My M.L.I.S. is from Wayne State University. I have worked as both a librarian and an archivist. My research interest is the education of African Americans during segregation. Currently, I am researching a school in Alabama that was founded and funded by black miners. The school opened in 1903. 

Paul Rizik / Full-time Faculty Librarian: I grew up in Metro Detroit, and I have a Master’s degree in Information Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan. My favorite book is The Power Broker by Robert Caro. It’s the story of New York in the early to mid 20th century, but it’s also a story of cities in America and why things happen the way they do that I think is incredibly relevant to Chicago. In addition to my library work, I also volunteer at El Paseo Community Garden in Pilsen and do events with Bike Grid Now! to help advocate for better cycling infrastructure throughout the city. I’m super excited to be at HWC and I look forward to working with students in the library!

Featured Movies on Kanopy: Black History Month

Explore the Black History Month featured films on Kanopy, one of the CCC Libraries streaming platforms.

Featured Resource: New York Times Online

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! All CCC students, staff, and faculty now have access to the digital edition of The New York Times. To learn more about how to set up your account, visit the CCC Libraries LibGuide to the NYT Digital Edition. The digital subscription includes access to: The New York Times from 1851 to the most current edition and updates; international Spanish and Chinese editions of the newspaper; NYT-produced videos, blogs, newsletters, and subscriber events; and teaching and learning tools. Please note that the digital subscription does not includes access to NYT games, recipes, nor the e-reader replica edition.

Past Newsletters

Take a look at our previous newsletters for any information you might have missed.

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