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A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College
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In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library

March 7, 2018 - 11:44am
Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee … Continue reading In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library →
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March Book Display 2018

March 6, 2018 - 10:28am
The Fall of the Alamo, 1836 and Beyond. Come check out the history and the library collection.
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March is Women’s History Month

March 1, 2018 - 10:27am
Learn about the history of a special group – 164 million Americans who make up 48% of the labor force in this country. View the library’s online guide to Women’s History Month. We connect you with news, books, articles, videos, to help you celebrate and participate all month long.
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SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS (March 12-16): 8:00-4:30 M-F (we will be closed Saturday, March 17)

February 28, 2018 - 1:37pm
Coming soon!  Spring Break, the week of March 12-17, Library Hours will be Monday-Friday 8-4:30.  We are closed Saturday, March 17.  Enjoy your break, and you may want to sign up for an 8-week half-term class starting the week after break – registration is now open!  The library also has Summer Course Schedules available now, if you would like to plan ahead for Summer Term. Upcoming March highlights also … Continue reading SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS (March 12-16): 8:00-4:30 M-F (we will be closed Saturday, March 17) →
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Librarian Receives Tenure

February 22, 2018 - 11:59am
Congratulations to Waubonsee Librarian Kathy Bartel on being granted tenure!
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Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean

February 21, 2018 - 2:51pm
Today the Waubonsee Community College Libraries officially join our new division, led by Dr. Jonathan Paver, Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Developmental Education, and welcome our new Dean, Anita Moore, who starts today! We would also like to take a moment to bid a fond farewell and best wishes to our old division, Online … Continue reading Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean →
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A Brief History of Presidents’ Day

February 19, 2018 - 9:47pm
Presidents’ Day, the third Monday in February, as we know it today, was first celebrated in 1971, after the 1968 passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved the observance of several federal holidays to Mondays. Before then, Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on his actual birthday, February 22, and in Illinois, Lincoln’s Birthday was celebrated on his … Continue reading A Brief History of Presidents’ Day →
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Library Staff Wins Big at Waubonsee WinterFest!

February 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
This year’s rescheduled WinterFest dinner on Friday, February 16 at the Lincoln Inn & Banquets in Batavia worked out well for the library staff – three of us won prize baskets in the after-dinner raffle: Rhea Hunter, Todd Library Circulation Assistant Kathy Bartel, Aurora Downtown Campus Librarian Audrey Bokuniewicz, Fox Valley Campus Librarian Also present for the win were Library Manager, Spencer Brayton, … Continue reading Library Staff Wins Big at Waubonsee WinterFest! →
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NEW! Self-Service Check-Out Kiosks and Study Room SMART Boards

February 14, 2018 - 4:50pm
Check out our new technology, just installed over Winter Break at Todd and Aurora Downtown Campus Libraries: Skip the line at the Circulation Desk and use the new Self Check Kiosks to check out materials, renew items, or review your account. Use the new computer-powered SMART boards in study rooms to work on PowerPoint slides, … Continue reading NEW! Self-Service Check-Out Kiosks and Study Room SMART Boards →
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From “I Have a Dream” to “Dreams from My Father” – Dream Big! It’s Black History Month

February 14, 2018 - 3:01pm
February brings us the Winter Olympics, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day,  Chinese New Year, and big library news: Our new Dean of Academic Support, Anita Moore, starts February 21 – Welcome, Dr. Moore! Our new website goes live soon – we look forward to your feedback! Our new Mission/Vision/Values statements are in the works … Continue reading From “I Have a Dream” to “Dreams from My Father” – Dream Big! It’s Black History Month →
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February 2018 Book Display

February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm
The U.N. salutes Women in Science, read our full post by visiting our library blog.
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January 2018 Book Display

January 16, 2018 - 11:27am
Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the 13th Amendment in 1865. Check out our blog and collection.
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December’s Book Display

December 1, 2017 - 11:27am
Did you know in WWII that Japan attacked and held a part of American soil? Come check it out at the Todd Library.
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