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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * May 2023

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * May 2023

Student at study carrel.

The Harold Washington College Library congratulates the spring 2023 graduating class! 

The Harold Washington College Library supports the academic work and life-long learning pursuits of the College community. We provide research assistance, information literacy instruction, access to course textbooks, leisure reading recommendations, group study rooms, quiet study areas, computers and printers, 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. The Library will be closed during the interim beginning May 13. We will reopen on Wednesday, June 7 when the summer semester begins.

Image Credits: Loop College graduate (staring into the future), photograph by Dorothy Pygon, Harold Washington College Library Archives, 1977.

In Memoriam: John Kieraldo (1964 - 2023)

It is with much sadness that we share the news of the death of retired librarian John Kieraldo. John was a valued member of the Library Department from January 1998 until his retirement in May of 2022. He served as department chairperson / co-chairperson from 2015 to 2022. Originally from California, John received his master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John will be remembered as a kind and reliable friend and colleague. 

Find Us Online

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

Featured eBooks: Graphic Novels & Comics (Not Just Superheroes)

May Featured Displays

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Asian American - Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month

May is Asian American - Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month

Past Newsletters

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

Final Semester Due Date

As the end of the semester nears, please remember to return all library books. Books can be returned inside the library at the circulation desk or dropped in the book drop outside the library's entrance. All library books are due by Friday, May 12. Library books will be room use only beginning May 8. Thank you for your cooperation!

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)

Finals Week Advice from the Library

  • Find a space that is conducive to the library! 

  • Take breaks and make sure you are getting rest.

  • Break up larger projects into smaller steps, and set goals for each step. It will help projects feel less overwhelming.

HWC Library on YouTube

The HWC Library is now on YouTube! Check out our channel where we'll be adding short tutorials on library-related topics and skills.

Pop-Up Library

Have any end-of-semester questions for a librarian? Meet us on the first floor next to the escalators from 10:00AM to 1:00PM on Wednesday, May 10 for our last pop-up of the spring semester.

We're on Instagram!

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

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