Library Instruction Intern Position Open

GSLIS students, are you interested in learning more about information literacy and gaining experience in how to be an instruction librarian? The Rebecca Crown Library is hiring an Instruction Intern to help teach library workshops, create instruction materials (including videos), and compile statistics about instruction. Applicants must have taken or be enrolled this summer in LIS 764.  This position works closely with an instruction librarian for one year. Internships are paid hourly and include tuition waiver for one three-credit course per semester for the 2016-2017 year.  See the full job description and apply online.

Blind Date With A Book

For Valentine’s Day, the Rebecca Crown Library created a spin on the idea of a blind date and picked some great reads. These books can be brought home and read for your pleasure.

The catch: We want to know how your time together went.  Using Instagram, create a post starting with “I had a blind date with (use book title and author) and…” you fill in the rest.  Let us know if it was a match, a terrible experience, or a rekindled pairing.  You can also tweet us @domlibrary.  Use #dominicanu for any posts.


Partnership with Business School to share faculty research

The student loan crisisThe mortgage crisisSocial responsibilityBusiness education.

These are just a few of the areas in which faculty in Dominican’s Brennan School of Business are doing research and publishing.  The library began a partnership with BSB to archive those faculty publications and make them widely available in our online repository of scholarship, Constellation.

We’ve already uploaded over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and will continue uploading all eligible articles from the last five years from all faculty members.

If you’re looking for a specific faculty publication, or doing your own research on areas in which BSB faculty are experts, try Constellation.  The articles are easy to access and free to you.

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Pre-Event Screening of “This Changes Everything”

Climate Change & Community Response

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7pm

As a part of the One Earth Film Festival there will be a pre-event screening of This Changes Everything (2015, 89 minutes). Directed and produced by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, this is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change using footage from 211 shoot days over a four year period in nine countries on five continents.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with a panel of Dominican University associate professors:

Scott Cummings (chemistry), Patrick Homan (political science), Scott Kreher (biology), Tim Milinovich (theology), Susan Schmitz (economics),  and Tama Weisman (philosophy)

Location: Dominican University, Lund Auditorium
7900 W. Division Street, River Forest

The festival will be March 4th thru March 6th.

For a full festival schedule and tickets visit



De-stress Week, December 7-11

You’ve been working hard all semester, and the Library, Student Involvement and the Dean of Students Office are here to help you through the last few weeks.  Next week, December 7-11, is De-stress week, a time for students to relieve the stress of the semester and be calm and ready to take finals the following week.  Events will be held each day and all students are welcome.  Here’s the schedule (also available at

Every day, Monday-Friday : Coloring and Games
Take a break, show your creative side and play games. We’ll have coloring book pages and colored pencils, and board games in the Library.  Share your coloring creations on Twitter @domlibrary and @DUbeInvolved.

Every day, Monday-Friday : Hot Beverages and Snacks 8:30-10:00pm
Warm up, get caffeinated, and fulfill your late night cravings.  Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and snacks every night in the Library at 8:30pm.

Tuesday, December 8: Chair Massages 1:00-5:00pm
Take care of those stress knots in your neck and shoulders.  Come to Room 111 in the Library to get a free chair massage.

Wednesday, December 9: Winter Wonderfest 11:00am-2:00pm in the Underground
Get into the holiday spirit with festive games and food from campus clubs and organizations.  This event is in the Underground.

Thursday, December 10: Therapy Dogs 2:30-3:30pm in the Underground
Our popular event returns.  Take in the cuteness and relieve stress in the company of therapy dogs.  The dogs will be in the Underground.

We hope everyone can stop by these events, and that these last weeks of the semester go well.  Librarians are here to help with all your research, and stress-relieving, needs.


Book Drive for Open Books – Through December 11


​Dominican is hosting a book drive for Open Books, a non-profit literacy organization​ that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.​

​The book drive will be held from December 1-11 at the lower level desk of Rebecca Crown Library.

Join us and donate your gently-used books!

For more information, please contact Web Services Librarian, Rich Clegg at

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