Loyola University Chicago Libraries was honored to have renowned writer and Loyola alum Stuart Dybek (BS ’64, MA ’68) as our inaugural Alumni Authors Series speaker. As part of our National Library Week festivities, we hosted the event on April 26 in the Loyola Information Commons and welcomed about 70 Loyola students, faculty, staff and […]
In fall 2022, we officially unveiled the Alumni Authors Collection at the Lake Shore Campus, Information Commons. Thanks to the ongoing support and dedication of our staff, faculty, and Friends Advisory board member, Dr. Peter Gilmour, the Loyola community can now enjoy browsing over 550 titles published by Loyola alums from one location. To browse […]
This month’s Alumni Author Spotlight is on Eric Kessler (MEd ’19) and his book, A Walk Through Rogers Park, an illustrative journey of his walks around his neighborhood during 2020. The Alumni Author Spotlight video series features brilliant Loyola alumni and affiliated authors throughout the year. Authors share their inspirations as well as read excerpts from their work. […]
Even though the current global health crisis has forced campus buildings like Loyola University Chicago Libraries to temporarily close its physical spaces, we continue to provide virtual services, resources, and digital content. We’re here to help. Learn more at libraries.luc.edu/continuity. This week is National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association and libraries […]
WELCOME! For thousands of years, libraries have been at the heart of the academic enterprise. When you become a member of the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries you sustain that age-old tradition and propel it into the modern age. As Past President of the Friends and a member of the faculty, I know […]
The Other Book: The Ames Almanack
Opens a Window on Colonial America
Featuring Susan M. Allen, PhD
Director, California Rare Book School
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program
In this age of e-books and e-readers, the word “book” has taken on new meanings. Yet the book in its printed form endures and is highly sought after by the general public, libraries, and book collectors. This lecture series has been created to celebrate the book in print, its form, function, and beauty, its historical importance and lasting nature. Come celebrate with us a “technology” that has been around since Johannes Gutenberg.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor
Theodore J. Karamanski, PhD and Eileen M. McMahon, PhD, editors of Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History will discuss the Civil War’s transformative role in our city’s development as the heartland metropolis and the integral part that Chicagoans played in shaping the course of American history.
Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress since 1998, presented his lecture, Jefferson’s Enlightenment: Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the Library of Congress, at the second annual Focus on the Book (a lecture by and for bibliophiles) on December 3, 2014. For more information about Mark […]