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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * January 2022

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * January 2022

Happy New Year from all of us at the Harold Washington College Library! 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 / Tuesday from 8AM to 8PMWednesday / Thursday from 8AM to 6PM, and Friday from 8AM to 4PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Chat Reference Hours

Librarians are available via chat Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 8 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.

Featured eBooks: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Cover of The Sword and the Shield
Cover of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor Peoples' Campaign
Cover of The Chicago Freedom Movement
Cover of King Me: Three One-Act Plays Inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Cover of To Shape A New World: Essays on the political philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Cover of Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

Featured Database: Flipster

Flipster is one of the newest additions to the library's collection of online databases. Access popular magazines including VogueTimeThe New Yorker, National GeographicSports Illustrated, and more. Download the Flipster app to access the CCC subscriptions from your phone or other device. Remember that to access remotely, you will need to log in with your CCC username (do not include the part) and password.

New eBooks

Cover of Oryx and Crake
Cover of Kinder Than Solitude
Cover of White Teeth
Cover of Faces in the Crowd
Cover of Bedrock Faith
Cover of Writing Down the Bones
Cover of Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Poetry in the Library

Since the pandemic began, HWC Librarian, Todd Heldt, has published poetry or fiction in Claw and BlossomThe Freshwater ReviewRubbertop ReviewKallisto GaiaThe Chaffin JournalBeatificBroadkill Review,WelterBarstow and GrandLily Poetry Review, and The Dunes Review.  His poem "The Barrelman" won the 2021 Rose Warner Prize for Poetry.

Feel free to stop by the library and talk with Todd about poetry and leave with some great book recommendations. Here are some poetry books in our collection that Todd recommends:

Cover of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Cover of At the Drive-in Volcano Cover of Landscape at the End of the Century

There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker 

PS3616.A74547 A6 2017

At the Drive-In Volcano by Aimee Nezhukumatathil 

PS3564.E995 A8 2007

Landscape at the End of the Century by Stephen Dunn 

PS3554.U49 L36 1992

Visit the library to check any of these out, or contact a librarian to find out how to place these on hold for pick up at the library.

Past Newsletters

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

Remote Classes in the Library - Spring 2022 Policy

In order to maintain a shared space that is conducive to quiet study, but that also accommodates the needs of students attending remote classes in the library, we ask that visitors read and follow the current policy for attending remote classes (classes on Zoom) while in the library space.

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)

Upcoming Events

Join us on the last Friday of each month at 1:00 PM in 501K for Movies in the Library. On January 28th we will screen:

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends--Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Running Time: 94 mins.

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Transitioning to OER 

If you have ever wanted to make your class more accessible with OER, join Professors Todd Heldt and Carrie Nepstad on Zoom, February 24, 1PM-2PM. They will walk you through the process of transitioning your class to open educational resources.

To learn more about OER, visit

Library Shelfie Day

The fourth Wednesday in January is Library Shelfie Day, a day for book lovers to share photos of their bookshelves (or the bookshelves of their favorite libraries). Have a shelfie to share with us? Send it in and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter. #libraryshelfieday

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