Children’s Literature Conference

The Butler Children’s Literature Center, in cooperation with the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago, presents a day-long literature conference celebrating the illuminating power of books for children and teens:

The Truth About Beginnings

Friday, September 25th 8:30am-4:30pm

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
(room to be announced)
River Forest, IL 60305

Sessions include:

Beginning Stories

Tim Tingle, renowned author, storyteller, and winner of the Jane Addams Award for Crossing Bok Chitto

The Truth about Beginnings Book Discussion

Thom Barthelmess, Lecturer and Curator Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University

Teens in Transylvania: Young Adults and the Supernatural

Janice Del Negro, author and GSLIS Assistant Professor, Dominican University

Poetry: Beginnings and Innings

Michael Leonard, GSLIS Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University

My True Beginning , an interactive panel presentation on the first book that mattered

Jill Bambenek, Public Services Librarian Rebecca Crown Library, Dominican University, and;
Victoria (Vicki) Rakowski and Melanie M. Walski, current graduate students, Dominican University

Your registration includes:

6 (six) continuing education credits

Morning snacks, box lunch and afternoon snacks

Book sale and signing, courtesy of Anderson’s Bookshops

$100 after September 10, 2009

$40 Dominican University Students

register here:

or call the Dominican University Box Office at 708-488-5000

For more information, contact Thom Barthelmess:

708.524.6861 or

download .pdf form: here


Welcome our new Instruction Coordinator


Please welcome Crown Library’s newest faculty member, Instruction Coordinator, Ning Zou.

Ning Zou received her Dual Master’s of Library Science and Information Science – Human Computer Interaction from Indiana University Bloomington in 2004. She’s been working as an academic librarian in reference, instruction, collection development and information services for the past five years, holding positions at Miami University (Ohio), Eastern Kentucky University and most recently Trine University in Indiana. She is originally from Beijing, China. Ning loves travel, shopping, food, and being a librarian working on a variety of things.

In addition to coordinating library instruction, Ning will be the subject specialist for Business and Social Work disciplines. Stop by and say hello – Welcome, Ning!

Ning Zou (, Crown 113, ext 6886

RefWorks workshop dates announced




If you’re not using RefWorks, you’re working too hard!

RefWorks is a resource management tool that allows you to save citations, create a bibliography in the style of your choice, format papers, and more.

Upcoming workshop dates:

  • Wednesday, September 30
  • Monday, October 5
  • Tuesday, October 6
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Wednesday, October 21

All workshops are held in Crown 111, 4:15 pm -5:45 pm

Presented by Rebecca Crown Library.

Go Green, Print Lean


On Tuesday the Library began a new printing system.  After sending your documents to the printer, you must log in at the printer and select your print jobs.  You can log in to and print your documents from any printer on any floor of the library.  For more information, please see the FAQs on the Library web site:

A few things to remember:

• Printing is still free for current Dominican students, faculty and staff.  Even though the printer screen shows costs of 10 cents/page, Dominican students, faculty and staff will not be charged.

• You log in to the printer with the same username and password as you use to log in to the library computers and to your email.  Remember to log off at the printer, too.

• When printing a PDF, be sure to use the print icon within Adobe.  Using the Adobe icon, rather than your browser’s File-Print option, will ensure that your entire document is sent to the printer.


Using this system helps us all be conscious of how much we’re printing, and helps eliminate unnecessary printing and unclaimed print jobs.  If you have questions about how to use the new system, please ask.