In this issue:
- Richard M. Daley donates papers – The University of Illinois at Chicago is proud to announce that former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has chosen to make UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library the repository for a large collection of papers and artifacts amassed during his 22-year mayoral tenure.
- Partnering to recruit a diverse workforce – The UIC University Library and Northwestern University Library co-hosted two days of professional development programming and networking for library science graduate students as part of the Association of Research Libraries Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce.
- Supporting public health researchers – Two library faculty members from the UIC Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago recently published a report entitled, Research Practices of Public Health Faculty Scholars at UIC in order to gain a better understanding of how to support the research needs of UIC Public Health scholars. Findings from the report were incorporated into a national Ithaca S+R report.
- Donor Spotlight: Richard J. Nowak – Over the years Richard J. Nowak and his wife, Yvonne, have generously supported several different areas at UIC. The UIC University Library is grateful for a recent, significant gift that honors Richard J. Nowak’s family heritage and supports a highly regarded discipline at UIC—Polish Studies.
- Taking a creative approach to research – In a new course entitled Research Unbound: Creative Expressions of Scholarship, two UIC University Librarians are teaching UIC Honors College students how to apply the academic research skills they acquire in college to explore their personal interests and communicate with a general audience through non-traditional formats such as graphic novels, documentary films, performing arts and social media.