Threshold Seeks New Editors, Updates at the Library, and More

Today in student news, congratulations to Rhiannon Falzone (MAWP), who got a story published on ChicagoSide, a new online Chicago sports magazine. Rhiannon’s story, “Chicago Hoops’ League-Leading Guard Is Back — And It’s Not D-Rose,” is her second piece for the site.

Congratulations also to Bethany Brownholtz (MAWP), who has been named the new Assistant Editor for the online literary journal Blood Lotus. Blood Lotus Journal was founded in 2006 and is run by a group of editors that live all over the United States. It primarily publishes fiction and poetry, although the journal accepts other types of submissions, and Bethany is hoping to see more non-fiction submissions.

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Threshold, DePaul’s award-winning, all-student literary magazine needs new editors! The magazine is now searching for one Undergraduate and one Graduate Co-Editor to lead this year’s Threshold staff  in putting out a magazine that represents the very best of DePaul’s writers and artists. This is a great experience, a nice credit on a CV, and, as Prof. Dan Stolar promises, “a hell of a good time.” If you are selected to be one of Threshold‘s Co-Editors, you will be eligible to receive an internship credit for your work.

Graduate students interested in the Threshold Co-Editor position should turn in a 1-2 page application letter describing relevant experience and commitment, as well as a vision for the magazine, to Prof. Stolar’s mailbox in Arts and Letters Hall, Suite 312 by Thursday, Sept. 20th.

Additionally, if you are interested in working on the magazine at some level below the Co-Editor position, this is still the best way to make that interest known. Please indicate your preferred position(s) in your application letter.

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It’s that time again: the annual Fall Job & Internship Fair is just one month away! Current students have been emailed a list of employers who will be recruiting, but both students and alumni are invited to attend the fair on October 5th from noon to 3:00 p.m.Visit the DePaul.Experience event page for more details.

Student and alumni pre-registration will be available through the above link until October 3rd. On-site registration will be available the day of the fair. Please note: This fair is NOT open to the public. Only DePaul students and alumni will be admitted.

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Students planning on doing research this year will be excited to hear about new changes at the DePaul University Library. Here are the details direct from the Assistant Coordinator for Library Instruction and Online Learning, Jessica Guthrie:

1) WorldCat Local Brownbag Sessions

We will be holding brownbag sessions to introduce our new search interface, WorldCat Local.  No sign-up is necessary, and feel free to bring your lunch.  Refreshments will be served.

Student Sessions:
September 13th:  Loop Campus, DePaul Center Room 10028 from 12:00 – 12:30
September 20th:  Lincoln Park Campus,  Room 417 from 12:00 – 12:30

2) New Online Databases

Over the summer, we began subscriptions to the following databases:

New electronic content for Literary Criticism Online
We purchased the electronic archive for Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Contemporary Literary Criticism, so we can have online access to these collections back to the first published volume.

Paley Center’s iCollection
This collection of streaming media contains over 15,000 full-length television and radio programs and spans 70 countries and almost 100 years. Content includes both news coverage and entertainment, with selected episodes from a wide range of new and old TV series. Users must create accounts here before using this program. The subscription id needed for registration is F5727344-7793-4059-AC67-154670DC3554. Last spring’s trial of this resource received an enthusiastic response from both faculty and students.

Godey’s Lady’s Book
Published from 1830-1898, Godey’s Lady’s Book was one of the first, and most successful, American women’s magazines. It is an important resource for the study of 19th century American life and culture, and contains a wide variety of content including essays, stories, fashion, illustrations and sheet music.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI 
Our JSTOR access now includes content from the Arts & Sciences XI collection, which focuses on scholarship in the Humanities. More information about this collection can be found at: http://about.jstor.org/content-collections/journals/arts-sciences-xi

3) OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing

The DePaul Libraries recently joined the OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Program, a cooperative borrowing program that facilitates faculty use of research libraries across North America. Through this program full-time DePaul faculty members can gain borrowing privileges and on-site access to the collections of the nearly 200 libraries that participate in the program, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Loyola. For more details, please see the program description: library.depaul.edu/Services/oclcreciprocalfacultyborrowingpolicy.aspx

For a list of participating institutions, please visit the OCLC web site: oclc.org/membership/advisorycommittees/profile8.htm

To obtain a card, please contact our Access Services department: 773-325-7862

As always, students can also set up individual research consultations, as well as find help in our research guides, located here: http://libguides.depaul.edu

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