Digital citizenship is the University’s business; University Libraries can help
Posted January 26, 2018
By Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries We now live in a global society that is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Institutions of higher education...
Signs of life: 53 million pages of biodiversity
Posted January 12, 2018
By Becca Greenstein, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian Wouldn’t it be nice to have the collections of the world’s most famous natural...
The Revolution Will Be Archived: The 1960s at Northwestern
Posted November 30, 2017
The fall 2017 issue of Footnotes marks Northwestern University Libraries’ declaration about becoming center for study of the 1960s. Read the full issue here....
Behind the Scenes Conservation: Gellan Gum Workshop
Posted November 29, 2017
By Susan Russick, Special Collections Conservator Water in. Water out. Half of what we do in conservation is adding and removing water. We use...
A Taste of Distinctive Collections
Posted November 21, 2017
In preparation for Thanksgiving dinner next week, the Distinctive Collections staff have gathered together a sampling—a tasting menu, as it were—of food-related items from...
New librarians for music, business join Northwestern
Posted November 17, 2017
The Northwestern University Libraries are pleased to welcome two new librarians to its staff: Emily Boyd has joined as a Business/Data Analytics Librarian. She...
Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
Posted November 14, 2017
In late 2008, an elderly woman slipped on the ice and hit her head near Sheridan and Juneway Terrace, on the southern border of...
Farewell to Archives Month 2017
Posted October 31, 2017
Like the barrage of light and sound that ends a 4th of July fireworks display, Distinctive Collections is topping off Archives Month with an...
Archives Month: University Archives
Posted October 30, 2017
It’s National Archives Month! But you knew that, right? Chicago Collections and the Chicago Area Archivists have adopted the theme of “Hidden Stories” for...