Author Archives: Emily Barney

About Emily Barney

Technology Training & Marketing Librarian

Banned Books Week: International Issues

While we are celebrating the American Library Association’s national “Banned Books Week” on our blog, the freedom to read is an international issue. Here’s an example: Newsweek reported Iran instituted a ban on all works by Paulo Coelho, the author of international bestsellers … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Recent Challenges

The ALA Banned Books Week website and lists give us a “big picture” view of how often specific authors and works are challenged in America, but the lists don’t help us see how these challenges and bans occur in specific … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Toni Morrison

Suzanne Blaz, a staff member from the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, sent this contribution to commemorate Banned Books Week: No one uttered the word banned, but certain books assigned at my school were ‘objected’ to. More often than not, the book … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Fallen Angels

Review from CK staff member Gwen Osborne: Fallen Angels is Walter Dean Myers’ eye-averting young adult novel about dreams deferred and the realities of war. Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2015: Share A Favorite!

We want your book reviews! For Banned Books Week 2015 we want to show the value of intellectual freedom and celebrate the freedom to read within the Chicago-Kent community. Send us your story of a banned book that has influenced you personally, perhaps one … Continue reading

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Chicago-Kent Librarians at National Law Libraries Conference

Chicago-Kent librarians took on leadership roles, gave presentations and promoted professional development at the AALL 2015 conference. Continue reading

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Chicago-Kent at the 25th Annual CALI Conference – Updated with video!

Chicago-Kent staff will be attending the 25th annual Conference for Law School Technology this week. In their presentations, they will share A2J digital legal aid courses, new developments with Oyez project’s Supreme Court content, tools used for Video Management and offer tips on setting up basic WordPress websites. Continue reading

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Who controls your Facebook Feed?

Obviously you control who your friends are on Facebook and what groups you join and pages you “like.” But what shows up in your “Top Stories” is controlled by the Facebook algorithm. It uses your actions – clicks, likes, comments – to … Continue reading

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Galvin Library Website Outages

The main campus at Illinois Institute of Technology is currently experiencing power outages that may affect intermittently affect multiple websites, including the Galvin Library website. You can still access the library catalog and find library guides online if the website … Continue reading

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Events: Tech Tips for Students

The Library’s Tech Group, working with the SBA Tech Committee, has set up a series of 15 minute weekly presentations for the rest of this semester, scheduled for 3:00 on Wednesdays in room 305. We’re happy to answer questions, too, … Continue reading

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