Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Library Painting / Carpeting Project

On July 6th, crews supervised by Facilities Services began moving furniture to prepare for painting and carpeting all rooms on the library's second floor. We expect the work to continue through the month of July and into early August. During this period, the floor will be closed to the public. Staff with offices on second floor will be temporarily housed in other spaces in the building. While there will be limited access to portions of our collection, library staff will work with community members to provide full access to needed materials.

The main stairway will be closed during the project. We ask that library visitors use the elevator or one of the side staircases to access levels three and four of the building during the construction period. Thanks, Mac community, for your flexibility and understanding as we refresh our study spaces.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funky library search results?

The library has partnered with our vendor to test changes in the way our WorldCat Discovery results display. If you see search results that look unusual to you, you can use the "sort by" box in the upper left corner to select "Library and Relevance." This will sort your search results in the "regular" way. If you have questions or are having trouble finding an item, please contact us.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Macalester College welcomes SPARCS@Mac

Library staff are thrilled to host the second iteration of SPARCS@Mac, a technology skills development program for Minnesota high school students, co-hosted with our partners at AdvanceIT Minnesota. This day camp will bring 28 participants eager to learn about technology to Macalester June 20-24 in the DeWitt Wallace Library. Individuals from historically underrepresented populations, students of color, gender non-conforming students, and would-be first-generation college students were especially encouraged to apply. Please join us in welcoming SPARCS participants and volunteers to Macalester.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1600grand Library Tab Retiring

The Library tab in 1600grand will be retired at the end of June. All services are now available via the Library website, including access information for both Ingenta and ScienceDirect Pay Per View article services. See "For Faculty" for more information on these services.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Macalester College welcomes the Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference

The DeWitt Wallace Library welcomes participants to the first Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference taking place this weekend, June 10-12th, on the Macalester College campus. More than 70 participants from Oberlin Group Libraries, a consortium of over 80 private liberal arts colleges, will be meeting on campus beginning with a Friday reception and dinner. This is an opportunity for Oberlin Group staff and faculty with significant interests or responsibilities in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and other digital projects to meet, network, and learn together.

More information may be found on the conference website or on Twitter using the hashtag #obeds2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Get Help with Citations and Sources!

Did you know you can ask a Macalester librarian for help with references, citations, and sources? Your librarians can help with:

  • Creating a source list using RefWorks or Zotero
  • Citation style questions
  • Finding sources

How to Get Help

Monday, April 18, 2016

This Week: Take Your Honors Project to the Next Level

Honors Students: Sign Up for Library Research Sessions

Sign up and learn from a librarian how to be more efficient in your research and find out about special resources and services, just for you. Sessions will be offered:

Please contact us if you have any questions. About the sessions.