The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library opened at the heart of the University of Chicago campus in 2011. It features a soaring elliptical glass dome capping a 180-seat Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art conservation and digitization laboratories, and an underground high-density automated storage and retrieval system. The Mansueto Library speeds scholarly productivity by allowing for the retrieval of materials within an average time of 3 minutes through use of robotic cranes. Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the Mansueto Library has been recognized with a Distinguished Building Citation of Merit by the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago chapter and a Patron of the Year Award by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Jee-Young Park wins Provost’s Global Faculty Award for Bibliography of East Asian Periodicals (Colonial Korea 1900-1945)
Through data compilation, organization and research, the bibliography will outline each journal’s identifying information. Additionally, through textual interpretation, the bibliography will provide commentary on the symbolic meaning of these texts.
Updated schedule for expanded Summer Library services
The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) will end on August 1, and full access to the Regenstein and Crerar bookstacks for UChicago faculty, OAAs, students, and staff will begin on August 2.
Transgender rights: Progress and setbacks
A record number of new laws were passed recently that negatively impact transgender individuals. As we mark Pride Month, this article summarizes relevant federal and state laws and related resources.
Daniel Meyer, Director of the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, to retire in July
Meyer will retire after a distinguished 35-year career at the University of Chicago Library. See some of his favorite items from the collections in a web exhibit.