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Week of May 17, 2004

Director of Public Services Joins Library Staff

Holly Lakatos has joined the Library staff as the Director of Public Services. Holly received her MS in Information Science from the University of North Texas and her BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her arrival at Downtown Campus Library, Holly worked at the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin from 2000 to April 2004 and at the business and humanities library at the University of North Texas from 1999-2000.

Holly is especially interested in receiving feedback from students on the collection and services. If you'd like to speak with her or set up an appointment, email her at or call 312-906-5690.

New Look for Our Electronic Resources

Preview the new look for our electronic resources page. You will no longer have to scroll through long tables to find the database or ejournal you need. You can search for resources by subject, look for specific resources, or look for resources by type. See our new look at

Summer Library Hours

Monday, May 24 through Monday, July 26

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Library will be closed Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Library Hours Extended for Read Period and Exams

Thursday, May 6 through Friday, May 21

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Commencement Weekend Hours (May 22-23)

Saturday, May 22: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 23 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Regular Library Hours

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - 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.

Featured Resource This page provides resources for lawyers preparing asylum cases and others interested in researching asylum issues. The page is sponsored by a Chicago-based organization. Case support and legal materials are arranged by the countries and themes they cover. There are also links to related news stories. The super search feature allows users to search 15 different databases of human rights materials from a variety of organizations.


WebVoyage is the new online catalog for the Downtown Campus Library. You can use WebVoyage at the library desk or at This new online catalog allows you to find similar materials with “More Like This”, keep your research for later use with “MyBookbag”, request email updates when the library adds materials of interest to you, and allows you to renew your books online. More about new WebVoyage features is available on the Library's web page, You will need your new bar-coded student ID to check out books with the online check-out feature. Please allow a few extra minutes for your first online checkout or stop by the Library desk ahead of time so the staff can make sure your account information is correctly in the system.

E-mail Terminals

The next time you are in the Library and need to do a quick check of your e-mail, you can use one of the Library's four e-mail terminals. The terminals are located across from the Service Desk, in front of the book sale and career services collection, and will allow access to any Web-based e-mail service, including your Kentlaw account via Webmail ( ) .

If you have any questions about using the terminals, please feel free to ask a Reference Librarian.

Library Suggestion Box

A suggestion box is available in the Library.

The box is mounted to the wall on your right as you enter the Library on the 9th floor. All suggestions, comments, and complaints will be answered as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours of receipt. Both suggestions and replies will be posted on a bulletin board to the left of the box.

You are not limited to the suggestion box! Please send me an E-mail to: Keith Stiverson, give me a call (x65610), or come to see me in room 871 if there is anything you want to discuss about the Library or its services.

Keith Ann Stiverson, Library Director

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 with your current ID.

Study Room Policy

Study rooms are for group study by IIT students using the Downtown Campus Library's resources. You may reserve a room in advance at the Service Desk with your current ID.

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

Drinks are allowed in either of the following two containers:
1) Capped bottles;

2) Hard plastic or metal mugs with lids.

Drinks are not allowed in cans, Styrofoam (with or without lids), or any other non-lidded receptacle.

Food is not permitted in the library. If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian at the Service Desk.

Please Guard Your Valuables

Personal belongings must be carried with you each time you leave your study area. Theft of wallets is a recurring problem. If your belongings are discovered unattended, security personnel may remove them to a safer location.


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