Library news & announcements for the week of
October 22, 2001

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Library Fall Hours
Beginning Monday, August 13
Library Document Center
Sunday  10:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 8 :00 p.m.
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reference Hours for Fall Semester
Sunday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Library of International Relations Holds 48th Annual Consular Ball 
On Saturday, October 13, the 48th Annual Consular Ball, honoring the Consular Corps of Chicago, was held at the Chicago Hilton. 

This year, the Library of International Relations presented the Eloise ReQua International Humanitarian Award to Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, recently appointed senior vice president for Boeing after a distinguished career in the United States Foreign Service as ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, Russia, and India.  The Annual Consular Ball benefits the Library of International Relations, and also supports a visiting scholar, selected annually from a country represented by the Chicago Consular Corps, to visit and study at the LIR and Chicago - Kent.

Company Information Tutorial
In this week's tutorial, we will show you how to find company information using the print resources available in the Library, as well as various electronic resources.  There is no need to sign up for tutorials; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.  You can find the schedule for the week posted in the entry way of the Library.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding tutorials please e-mail Joe Mitzenmacher (JMITZENM). 

Resource of the Week 
ProQuest Direct.  Provides full text and abstracts from business journals. 

New Library Databases
The Library has added two new databases.  Both resources are available from the Library's homepage or by clicking on the name below.  The resources are:

Government Web Sites from Bernan.  This resource provides a database and search engine for local, regional, state, federal, and international government web sites.  It covers nearly 5,000 web sites.

Chicago Tribune from Newsbank.  Updated daily, Newsbank provides access to archived editions of the Chicago Tribune.  Materials are available in full text from 1985 to the present.

Consideration for Others in the Library
Please try to maintain a quiet atmosphere in the Library for the benefit of all those who are studying around you.  If you need to work in a group, study rooms are available.  You may use any unreserved study room, or make a reservation at the Service Desk. 

Library Cell  Phone Policy
Before entering the Library, cell phones must be turned off.  In addition, you must leave the Library before using your cell phone. We have been inundated with complaints about the disturbances caused by cell phone usage in the Library, which has forced us to adopt this policy. 

For those of you with an emergency situation who must be reachable by cell phone, you can leave your phone on ONLY if it gets your attention by some method other than ringing. If you have one that vibrates quietly or uses a blinking light, you can leave it on while you are in the Library. This exception does not change the requirement that you leave the Library to use your phone. 

Library Food and Drink Policy
1) Drinks are permitted, except in the computer labs,  if they are in a reusable hard plastic or metal container with a permanent lid that does not have to be removed to drink.  Water is allowed in a standard water bottle with a securable cap.

Not allowed are: cans, styrofoam or paper cups, or soft drinks in bottles.

2) Food is not permitted in the Library. 

3) No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in the computer labs.

Free mugs that comply with this policy are available at the Service Desk.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one mug is available per person.  The mugs have been donated by Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis, so there are two different styles.

Please Guard Your Valuables 
Personal belongings, such as laptops, wallets, purses, briefcases, cell phones and Palmtops should be carried with you any time you leave your study area.

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