Book Drive for Open Books!

Dominican University will be hosting a Book Drive in collaboration with Open Books from Monday, November 3 until Thursday, December 4.  Look for the book drop box at Rebecca Crown Library, near room Crown 111!

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture providing literacy experience for thousands of readers annually through inspirational programs and creative capitalization of books. Every month, thousands of books are donated to classrooms and nonprofits as well as providing free books to hundreds of students participating in their instructional programs.

Dominican University is asking for YOUR help in providing the most popular and engaging titles. Open Books welcomes all books: Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s Books, Cookbooks, Craft Books, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Foreign Language Books, College Textbooks, Poetry, Plays and more. CDs and DVDS are also accepted!

For more information on Open Books programs, stores, and volunteer opportunities.


Last Zotero Workshop Of the Semester!

The FINAL Zotero Workshop of the semester will be an online webinar taking place this Saturday, November 8 from 5:30-6:30 pm!

Learn how to assemble bibliographies with ease using Zotero software.  This workshop will cover setting up an account, collecting and organizing sources, and building citations with the click of a button.  No prior experience is necessary.

Come one, come all! Sign-up is free and sign-up is here!

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On this Day: King Tut’s Tomb Discovered

On November 4, 1922 King Tutankhamen‘s Tomb was discovered by Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Upon Carter’s initial arrival in Egypt in 1891, majority of the Egyptian tombs had already been discovered,except for King Tut’s. The steps leading up to King Tut’s was discovered under debris near the tomb of King Ramses VI, also in the Valley of the Kings. Twenty-four days later on November 26, 1922 Carter and Lord Carnarvon, archaeologist, entered into the interior chambers of the tomb. Over the next several years Carter continued his exploration through the four-room tomb, where his most superb finding was of a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins. Within the final coffin, which was made of gold, the mummy of King-Tut, which was preserved for more than 3,000 years was discovered. The remaining treasures can now be found in the Cairo Museum in Egypt.

For more information on King Tutankhamen check out the books found in the Rebecca Crown Library.