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National Library Week 2018

National Library Week

Monday, April 9th

Take Note of the Library!
Staff at all Library service desks will be handing out packs of index cards to students. Great for finals prep!
Time: All day

Tuesday, April 10th

In collaboration with Learning Commons, the Library will reach out to students at all campus locations. The Library will “Pop-Up” at both main campus Learning Commons locations and librarians will be at all four Centers sharing information about Library services with candy and giveaways at midday.
11:00am – 1:00pm: Learning Commons
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Westside Learning Commons
5:30pm – 6:30 pm: Learning Commons
Various times 11:00am -1:00pm: COD Centers

Critical Thinking Workshop: The Health Connection – with Debra Smith
Whether you are debating trying a new diet plan, taking a prescribed medication or wondering if the latest health & wellness research findings apply to you, critical thinking skills are essential. Questions are the answers to today’s convoluted health care system. Come to this session for tips on applying critical thinking principles to common health and wellness situations.
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm (SRC 3104)

Wednesday, April 11th

Lynda Demonstration
Visitors can see a running demonstration of content included in Lynda on a screen in the Lower Level Lobby. Lynda bookmarks and sign up instructions will be available as well.
Time: 7:30am – 10:00am (Library Lower Level)

Digital Media Petting Zoo
Visitors can stop by to see some of the great equipment available for check out in the Media Lab. Test drive the 360 camera, try out Google cardboard VR headsets, or jump into our green screen photo shoot!
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Library Lower Level)

Introduction to Virtual Reality Workshop - with Colin Koteles
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have hit the mainstream--it's now easy and affordable to experience and use virtual environments for yourself. Attend this workshop to learn how virtual and augmented reality is being used in education, entertainment, and many other aspects of daily life; learn how to get started experiencing virtual reality environments, and even get some hands-on experience using simple VR devices.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (SRC 3114)

Thursday, April 12th

Coffee Service
Visitors can stop by the Refuel Station with coffee and tea service all morning and add their thoughts to our comment board.
Time: 9am - (Library Lower Level)

Pop Up Library and Cookies
The Library will be popping up at Campus Central and in honor of National Library Week and we’ll be bringing cookies! Yay libraries!
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (SSC Atrium)

Friday, April 13th

Introduction to Infographics Workshop – with Colin Koteles
Visual representations of data--infographics--effectively communicate research, ideas, and stories.  As Killer Infographics CEO Amy Balliett writes, "a quality infographic packages a great story with great design, which leads to an enthralling piece of content worth sharing." In this workshop you'll get a brief introduction to different types of visual communication, how to use data to craft a message, and different types of tools you can use to create infographics.
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (SRC 3114)

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits Workshop - with Carol Eisinger
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory workshop. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are.
  • What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (SRC 3104)

Website Downtime, Thursday, March 30, 4-6 PM

Website downtime March 30Due to server maintenance and upgrades, parts of the Library website will be unavailable on Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 pm. Outages will be intermittent during this time. If you need help accessing materials during this time, please visit one of the LIbrary's reference desks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

2017 African American Read-In, Feb. 7th

African American Read-InThe COD Library cordially invites you to the College of DuPage African American Read-In Tuesday, February 7th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the upper level of the Library.

The Library is the new home of the African American Read-In! Join us as almost 2 dozen readers introduce their favorite writers and hear some of the many diverse voices of African American literary traditions. Stay for the whole event, or drop in any time - the Read-In will be held on the upper level of the Library and is open to everyone.

Adobe Career Bootcamp, Nov. 19

Adobe Career Bootcamp

This Saturday, November 19th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm COD Adobe Education Leaders will be hosting the first ever Adobe Career Bootcamp at the Playhouse Theater in the MAC. The Bootcamp is a free, four-hour intensive workshop, open to the entire COD community, that will train participants in the skills of networking and presentation.

Adobe Career Bootcamp is a half-day intensive learning experience focusing on the strategies of launching a creative career in any field.

Bootcamp will train you to network with potential clients and employers, curate your portfolio, present yourself like a pro, and turn compliments into job offers. Packed with insights from insiders, experiential workshops, and a networking simulation where you can practice newly acquired skills, you’ll leave armed with a competitive edge in your industry. Admission is free and open to the entire COD community. Adobe is giving away three or four one-year licenses for the complete Creative Cloud Suite.

For more information and to enroll go to the following link:

Or contact Tony Venezia at of 630-942-2020.

Media Lab & Lynda Open House, Thursday, Oct. 6

Media Lab Open HouseCome by the Media Lab this Thursday between 9:30 and 4 to learn about our free digital media production tools. You can use the Media Lab to create video, design graphics, record music, learn to code, and much more. If you stop by, we'll also help you create a account that will give you free access to 1,000's of high-quality online technology tutorials. Rumor has it there will also be free candy (while supplies last)!

NoodleBib/NoodleTools Unavailable July 14 - July 17

Noodle Tools logoNoodleTools developers are applying a new interface and launching a new support website for NoodleTools/NoodleBib this weekend. During this upgrade, NoodleTools will be offline. The outage will run from Thursday, July 15th, through Sunday evening, July 17th. Please plan accordingly if you use NoodleTools for citation formatting and management. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Questions? Call the Library Reference Desk at (630) 942-3364.

D-Day Book Display

D-Day invasionJune 6 marks the 72nd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. This event is commonly considered the turning point of the War in Europe, which eventually led to Allied victory in Western Europe. To mark this anniversary, the Library has compiled a collection of D-Day books and videos and put them on display on the upper level of the Library near the upper Circulation Desk. All of these items are available for checkout.

To learn more about D-Day and its impact on history, have a look at our D-Day Research guide.

Reserve a Group Study Room

COD students can now book Library group study rooms for groups of 2-12 people up to one week in advance! Just look for the green "Reserve a Group Study Room" button on the LIbrary's homepage, choose your desired date, group size and see available time slots. Choose your desired times, enter a valid COD e-mail address, and submit your booking!

You can book rooms up to 2 hours a day and 5 times a week. After submitting your booking, you'll receive a confirmation message in your COD email. You can use the link provided in this message to cancel your booking if needed. Book your room now!

Here's the fine print:

  • Group study room keys are checked out at the upper level Circulation Desk.
  • Two or more people in your group must check out the room in person.
  • Covered beverages are allowed. Food is not allowed.
  • All group study rooms are equipped with whiteboards, electrical outlets, and coat hooks and have access to the College's public wireless network.
  • The Circulation Desk has dry erase markers, cables and adapters available for checkout.
  • Laptops are available for checkout from the Computing Services and Printing Support (CSPS) area.
  • For questions about group study rooms contact Library Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.


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