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In this issue: Blind Date with a Book Event, African American Studies guide, new catalog & more!

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University of Chicago Library News

College Edition – February 2013

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a "Blind Date with Books"

Are you in love with books? Attend the Special Collections Research Center's event Blind Date With Books on Feb. 13th from 4-6 pm. Learn how early books were made and try your hand at folding a folio. Engage in the ultimate blind date with a book by trying to identify books while blindfolded. Or view some of the Library's rare books and manuscripts focusing on elements of love, romance, and heartbreak, from medieval through contemporary times. Refreshments will be served.

African American Studies Library Guide

February is African American History Month. Learn more about some of the variety of resources available from the Library for African American Studies--everything from the full-text archives of The Chicago Defender to the Ida B. Wells papers.

Library Developing New Catalog

The Library is developing a new library catalog that will replace both the current Library Catalog and Lens, which could be launched this summer. Learn more about the new catalog and the Mellon grant funding its development.

Save the Date: "Make-a-Zine" Event on March 7th

Learn to make your own zine at the Library's Make-A-Zine event at the Logan Center. A copy of each zine will be deposited into the Library's Special Collections Research Center. We'll supply the zine-making materials and refreshments, you supply the creativity. To learn more about zines, visit My Life Is an Open Book: D.I.Y. Autobiography, on exhibit now through April 13 in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery.

Cover from The quiver of love : a collection of valentines ancient and modern

The quiver of love : a collection of valentines ancient and modern. By B. Montogomerie Ranking and Thomas K. Tully, 1880.


Introduction to EndNote Web
February 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
TECHB@R, Regenstein 160

EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley? Selecting the Best Citation Manager
February 28, Noon - 1:00 pm
TECHB@R, Regenstein 160

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