News & Events


Oct. 22-24: A Library State of Mind, Peoria
Reconnect with GSLIS in booth #316; or at our Alumnae/i Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 22, 8-10 a.m., Cheminee Ballroom, Marriott Pere Marquette; or our Reception Friday, Oct. 23, 5-6 p.m., LaSalle Ballroom, Marriott Pere Marquette.

Save the date for the 2016 Butler Lecture featuring award-winning children's book illustrator Christian Robinson. The Lecture will take place Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a reception and booksigning to follow, in the Martin Recital Hall on Dominican's main campus in River Forest, IL.

Save the date for the 2016 Follett Lecture featuring Follett Chair Janice M. Del Negro. The Lecture will take place Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a reception and booksigning to follow, in the Lund Auditorium on Dominican's main campus in River Forest, IL.

Off the Shelf Newsletter

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Faculty News

Karen Brown, professor and PhD director, and Stacy Kowalczyk, assistant professor, presented “Living the Mission: Caritas and Veritas in the Professions” at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 29. They presented the results of a study looking “at how Caritas and Veritas manifest themselves in the daily work of service professionals, exploring the successes and failures of charity and truth when working in large and complex organizations and with a variety of people in challenging circumstances.”

Bill Crowley, professor, published “Developing Information and Library Theory for a Conflicted Paradigm World” in the September 2015 issue of LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services (Vol. 65, Issue 3). The essay “examines theory development for local, national, and international information and library programs facing service issues involving the religious beliefs of users.”

Janice Del Negro, associate professor, presented the workshop “Women in Folktales: Images and Transformations” in September at the 2015 Power of Words Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Alumnae/i News

Elizabeth (Betty) Buenning, MLIS '07 and library media specialist at Lake Zurich (IL) Middle School South, will use a grant of over $20,000 from the District #95 Foundation to convert her school’s library into what she describes as a “totally reconfigurable space.”

Doris Cardenas, MLIS ‘15, was appointed assistant archivist at the Claretian Missionaries Archive in Chicago.

Chad Comello, MLIS '13, was appointed adult services librarian at Morton Grove (IL) Public Library.

Monica Dombrowski, MLIS ’08, and Melissa Bernasek, MLIS ’06, received a 2015 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the ALA Publishing Committee for Gail’s Toolkit, which Dombrowski describes as “an online portal for sharing content that can be used to teach technology classes in libraries.” Launched September 29, the portal includes lesson plans, presentations, activity sheets, handouts, and surveys. Both grads are employees of Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois, Dombrowski as technology education manager and Bernasek as information services director.  The Chicago Tribune reported on the $5,000 grant and Gail Borden’s technology initiatives in March.

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