Monday, February 03, 2014

Library Moving to New Online System in 2014

Building on the success we have had with WorldCat Local, the library will implement a system by the same vendor that provides us with WorldCat Local for managing our circulation, reserves, and acquisitions services. This move is underway and we expect to go live with the new system in July, 2014.

The change of systems will provide a number of benefits for the library, but it will also mean a change in services with our current consortium partners in CLIC. We expect there to be minimal disruption with the changeover and we will be providing updates during the semester to explain the changes as we move closer to going live.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Library Mobile Website


The library has a mobile-optimized website that includes a mobile-friendly WorldCat Local search, list of research databases, a mobile chat option, and news and events.

A link to the library's mobile site can also be found in the Academics section on the College's mobile site. 

m.macalester.edu/library

Monday, January 27, 2014

Library Closes at 10pm, Monday, Jan. 27th.

Due to the low temperatures and wind chill, a decision has been made to close Macalester's Library at 10pm today Monday (along with the Leonard Center, and the Campus Center). Make your study plans accordingly and stay warm!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

System Update, 1/2/2013, 11pm - 4am

Necessary Maintenance

On Thursday, January 2nd beginning at 11:00pm and ending at 4am (approx.), library systems will be undergoing necessary maintenance. Macalester WorldCat will be available during this time; however, item availability information may not display. CLICnet will be unavailable.

Full Service Expected by Early Friday

We expect all systems to return to full service functionality by mid-day on Friday. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, during open library hours, please contact our Service Desk staff at (651) 696-6346 (or via chat from our website) for assistance in accessing any library resources.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schedule a Research Consultation Today!

Discover a service that Mac students rave about: In-depth, personal help with a research project from a librarian. Contact your librarian today to schedule your consultation.

Your Librarians

For example, if you:
  • Have trouble finding good sources for a paper
  • Have looked and can't find much on your topic
  • Are not sure how the library system works in some area
  • Start on a project and have no idea how to proceed

The consultation could be 10 minutes or an hour, or longer. Your librarian is ready to help you make the consultation as thorough as you need it to be.

Schedule your research consultation

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Research Therapist Is In!

Mac students: If you want in-depth help with a research project, contact a librarian a.k.a. research therapist for a research consultation.

Your Librarians

For example, if you:
  • Have trouble finding good sources for a paper
  • Have looked and can't find much on your topic
  • Are not sure how the library system works in some area
  • Start on a project and have no idea how to proceed

The consultation could be 10 minutes or an hour, or longer. Your librarian is ready to help you make the consultation as thorough as you need it to be.

Schedule your research consultation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

International Open Access Week, Oct. 21-27

October 21-27 is International Open Access Week.

What Is Open Access?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access at Mac

The Library at Macalester actively promotes open access to scholarly works. A major component of our open access scholarly communication services is our institutional repository: Digital Commons at Macalester.

Almost a Million Downloads!

Since 2007, the total number of downloads from Digital Commons at Macalester now stands at over 928,000. This number includes Professor Joan Ostrove's article Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment, which by itself has been downloaded over 3,200 times.