Author Archives: bstyer

Permission to leave crumbs…

Harrington Library Open House
Wednesday, January 19th
12:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Room 336

Grab a cookie and meet the library staff, tour the new book shelves and leave some crumbs in the stacks.  This is a one time only opportunity.  Don’t forget the milk!


Harrington Library Book Sale

October 11-15 & October 18-22, 2010

The Harrington Design Library is selling lots of withdrawn or donated

books and magazines. This is a great opportunity to add to your

personal library or clipping file! Cash preferred, credit cards accepted.

Ebooks at the Library!

Have no time but need to use the library?  Don’t forget that you can get access to books like Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book, Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book, Lightroom2.

Login with your Portal Username and Password to .

Best collections to use: Netlibrary and Safari Tech books online!

As always, don’t hesitate to contact the library at if you have any questions!

New Atelier Blog site

Exciting news from the staff of the Atelier!

Welcome to Harrington College of Design Atelier Blog:

The hcdatelier blog was created with the intention of sharing sustainable information.  You will find sustainable information relating to the newest materials, manufacturers, projects, resources and terminology.

Sustainable sites can be found within the blog in the Links section by going to .

To help us ensure the latest and most relevant sustainable information is posted, a comments section has been included for you to share your sustainable finds with the Atelier staff.

You can also follow us through our twitter account at HCDAtelier .

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Can you lend a helping hand?  Ronald McDonald Charities needs Harrington’s help with toys, games and books for all ages, as well as travel size shampoo and conditioner to replenish the gift closet for guests staying in the Ronald McDonald House while their love ones receive medical care at the hospital.

Each child is allowed to choose two gifts from the gift closet on their birthday and holidays.  Can you help make a child’s stay a little more enjoyable by donating a toy, game or book?

To date, we have one Xerox box filled with various materials; however, I know we can do better. Can you take this challenge?  Instead of purchasing one of your daily treats such as Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Cupcakes, or daily snack-purchase one gift for the Ronald McDonald House.  Just imagine how HAPPY we can make a child who needs our support.  Donations are being taken until the end of  July 2010.

Drop off locations are the 2nd floor reception desk, 4th floor SLIK space and outside the 5th floor ILS or better yet, you can leave your donations at my desk on the 2nd or 6th floors.

Thanks in advance for your support and kindness,

Month at the Museum – Be a Part of Museum History!

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is looking for “you.” And by “you,” we mean an adventurous, outgoing person with a strong interest in learning about science and the world around her or him, plus the ability to write very well about your experiences. Ideally, you’re also the web-savvy sort who can keep your thumb out of frame when taking photographs. If that “you” sounds like you, or if you are simply curious about this intriguing endeavor, then you should read on.

We’re looking for someone to take on a once-in-a-lifetime assignment: spend a Month at the Museum, to live and breathe science 24/7 for 30 days. From October 20 to November 18, 2010, this person’s mission will be to experience all the fun and education that fits in this historic 14-acre building, living here full-time and reporting your findings to the outside world.

Sure, it’s a commitment. But if you are chosen and can successfully complete the Month at the Museum, you’ll walk away with a prize of $10,000, a package of tech gadgets, an honorary lifetime membership to MSI, and new knowledge and experiences that may just transform you.

Learn More!