Thursday, February 04, 2016

Open Access Books and the Lever Press

Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director of Michigan Press, will be speaking about the Lever Press on Wednesday, March 2nd at 3:30pm in the Harmon Room. This new open access book publishing press focuses on works in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Unique among open-access publishing initiatives, Lever Press is conceived, governed, and funded by a consortium of liberal arts college libraries. A complete description of his talk can be found on the events calendar. Charles will also be meeting with interested faculty during the day. If interested in meeting with Charles during one of the open discussion times, please contact Terri Fishel.

Curious about Lever Press? Read more about the launch now.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DeWitt Wallace Library wins ACRL award

The DeWitt Wallace Library is proud to announce it has received the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for the "college" category. The award recognizes the staff of a college, university, and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

"I was absolutely thrilled when ACRL President Ann Campion Riley called me with the news," Terri Fishel, library director, said. "I have the pleasure of working with extremely talented, creative, and dedicated people, and this is affirmation for every one of them because each and every one contributes so much every day. I am delighted to have their work recognized by receiving this distinguished award. Thanks so much to the members of the selection committee."

Congratulations are also in order for the other two recipients: The Hudson County Community College Library in Jersey City, New Jersey, which won the community college category, and the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which won in the university category.

Read more about the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award including a list of past winners as well as Macalester College's announcement.

Friday, January 08, 2016

DeWitt Wallace Library joins Lever Press

New Open Access Initiative

The DeWitt Wallace Library is proud to be a member of the group launching Lever Press. Lever Press is an exciting new open access initiative and aims to acquire, develop, produce and disseminate a total of 60 new open-access scholarly titles by the end of 2020.


Library Director Member of Oversight Committee

Terri Fishel, the Library Director, is a member of the Lever Press Oversight Committee. This group will begin work to assemble an Editorial Board that will be responsible for approving Lever Press publications.

Read the announcement from Lever Press now or the news from Inside Higher Ed.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thank you for another great semester

Everyone at the DeWitt Wallace Library would like to say thank you to the people who made this semester great, especially our student employees who work so hard keeping everything in the Library working smoothly.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Ask a Macalester Librarian for Research Help

Ask a Macalester librarian for help with research papers. Your librarians can help with:

  • Finding sources and searching research databases
  • Questions about citation style
  • Formatting citations with RefWorks, Zotero, and much more

How to Get Help

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Come Celebrate Archives Open House!

What do Abraham Lincoln, tricycle races, and costume design all have in common?

Find out the answer and see collections from the college's 130-year history during our Archives Open House!

October is American Archives Month, so we're celebrating with button-making, coloring of old Spotlights (what's that you ask? come find out!) and tours of the College Archives. Stop by the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, October 29th.

Everyone is welcome!



Friday, October 16, 2015

Intermittent WorldCat Discovery and ILLiad Access

We regret to report that we are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our library catalog, WorldCat Discovery, and related services such as our ILL request system. Our vendor, OCLC, is working on a fix and we will update this message when all systems are restored. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.