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Featured Event 

Spring New Student Orientation Program for Transfers and VISP Students

Friday, January 17, 11:30am-12:30pm

Come learn about the library, including its centers and labs, and meet your personal librarian.



Winter Intersession Hours, 12/20-1/20

Day Circulation & Help Desk
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4:45pm
Sat. - Sun. closed
Day Study Spaces LL-5
Mon. - Fri.  8am - 6pm
Sat. - Sun. closed


Winter Intersession Closings: Monday, January 20, 2020 (MLK Day) - Milstein Center Building and Circulation & Help Desk are closed

Regular Semester Hours: Resuming 1/21

Livable Futures: Climate Gathering Open Rehearsals

Tuesday, January 15, 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, January 16, 11:00am-5:00pm

Movement Lab, MLC LL020

Norah Zuniga Shaw and her creative team will be working on interaction design for their Livable Futures: Climate Gathering transmedia performance rituals. Open Rehearsals on the 15th and 16th are by request. Please fill out the following form to join:

Motion Release

Friday, January 24, 5:30-7:30pm

Movement Lab, MLC LL020

Need to shake off your stress? This time is yours to unwind or spin, sit still or jump up and down, expend energy and release tension. This month features live musician and DJ Jude Icarus!


Recurring Events

The Stillness Lab

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm, Movement Lab (MLC LL020).

Need a break or a floaty place to meditate? Join us in the Stillness Lab.

Digital Humanities Center Office Hour

Every Friday, 1:00-2:00pm, Digital Humanities Center (MLC 103).

Staff News

Farewell, Jen Green!

Jen GreenDean of BLAIS, has accepted a position as the Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University of Chicago Library. We are grateful for Jennifer’s leadership over the past two years during a time of transition for the college and wish her all the best! The interim dean team consists of BLAIS directors Melanie Hibbert, Kristen Hogan, and Miriam Neptune.

Goodbye Inaugural Design Center Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Zoe Ross

Zoe Ross, CC ‘19, served as the Design Center’s first post-baccalaureate fellow. In Design and Technology Librarian Jen Brown’s words, “the Design Center wouldn’t be what it is today without Zoe’s guidance and deep expertise.” She is moving to Australia and pursuing a graduate architecture degree. We wish her the best and will miss her dearly.


Professional News

Josalynn Smith wins SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship

Josalynn Smith, IMATS Senior Department Assistant, won a SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship, which supports the development of narrative feature screenplays that explore scientific or technological themes and characters. Congrats, Josalynn!

Rachel James named to Young & Hungry List

Rachel James, Associate Director of IMATS & the Media Center, has been named to the Young & Hungry List, which spotlights up-and-coming creatives! Rachel’s screenplay The Swells is also included on The 15th annual Black List, a rundown of the “most liked” unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

Jenna Freedman publishes zine in The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy

Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian and Associate Director of Communications, published a zine, Weigh of Showing, in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. It considers the education process, research papers, and alternative methods of showing scholarly mastery. Read the zine at jitp.


Movement Lab 

The Movement Lab has drones! One is controller steered, and a second is steered by wearing a motion sensitive glove. Spring Artist-inResidence Chisa Hidaka is planning on using them to film for her project. Please come in during Open Lab to play! Open hours can be found on the Movement Lab calendar.