Field Trips

The Old (Archives) and the New (IC) at Loyola

This morning, a group of librarians gathered at Loyola University’s beautiful lakefront campus for a tour of their new Information Commons, recognized as an impressive example of the national trend for academic libraries. Leslie Haas, director of the IC, kindly led the tour of the entire facility and I think it’s safe to say that everyone was impressed! The digital media lab, computers, comfy seating, group study rooms, automated blinds, and the best view from any library office I’ve ever seen were just some of the highlights. It’s definitely worth checking out for yourself if you couldn’t make it to today’s trip!

We also toured the Women and Leadership Archives, housed in the newly refurbished Piper Hall. Beth Myers, director of the Archives, talked about this collection, which focuses on materials relating to women’s contributions to society. Every inch of Piper Hall, formerly a mansion, is full of interesting, beautiful details and it’s no wonder that it’s often booked for wedding receptions.

We also had the opportunity to visit the Reading Room at the Cudahy Library as well as the newly refurbished Madonna della Strada Chapel, both located nearby. Overall, it was a great morning!

View photos of the trip on Flickr!

Field Trips Programs

Field trips aren’t just for kids!

On Friday, October 3, join us for a visit to the much talked-about, technology-rich Information Commons at Loyola University! Leslie Haas, director of the IC, will be giving us a tour of this state-of-the-art facility that features sustainable architecture. Afterwards, we’ll also be touring the Women and Leadership Archives. It should be a very fun and interesting afternoon.

Check out the program flyer (pdf) and register online now on the NSLS events calendar!

More information about this and other programs can be found on our upcoming programs page.