Thursday, May 31, 2007

Welcome Back to Macalester Alums!

Please feel free to ask a Library staff member for help during Reunion 2007. Library hours are Friday from 10-4:30 and Saturday from 9-4:30. Stop By and Say Hi...

We wish you a happy
weekend with many laughs!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ashley Lambert Wins Library Award

Graduating senior Ashley Lambert has been awarded Macalester's first annual Jean K. Archibald Award for Library Service.

Established in 2006 with an endowment from Jean K. Archibald, former library director from 1978 to 1985, and supplemented with donations from friends, this annual award recognizes a graduating student employee of the library who has consistently provided excellent service to library patrons. The award includes a cash prize. Ashley will also have her name inscribed on a plaque located near the entrance to the library's rare books room.

Ashley plans to spend a year working for the Minnesota Reading Corps and will then pursue studies toward a career as a children's librarian. Other Archibald Award nominees recognized at the library's senior awards dinner for their exceptional service include Todd Baker, Devin Foster, Emily Hedin, and Elizabeth Ho.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A Special Congratulations to our Graduating Library Student Employees!

Our seniors select a book from our collection which they particularly enjoyed or which had special meaning for them. An honorary book plate is placed inside the front cover of the book in recognition of their service to the library. See More Info About Our Seniors and View Their Book Selections »

Summer Loan Period

Most regular library items checked out now are due back on Sept 7th. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for more info.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Community of Inquiry Faculty Workshop

According to a recent survey conducted by the CST, nearly 80 percent of you agree it is somewhat important, highly important, or urgent to learn "how to incorporate information fluency concepts in my classroom teaching." Successful liberal arts students need to develop the ability to use information resources effectively in addressing scholarly questions, and to use writing to clarify thinking and describe, persuade, document and analyze. Please join us in a participatory peer workshop that focuses on assignment design to enhance information fluency and writing skills. The Community of Inquiry: Assignment Design for Research and Writing is open to all faculty, with a special emphasis for faculty who are teaching in the first-year course program. This is an opportunity to develop a specific assignment for a course.

Sponsored by the CST, Library and MAX Center, the workshop will be held:

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, May 14
9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, May 15
9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Mary 17

Workshop participants will receive a $200 stipend.

Advance registration for the workshop is required. Registration Deadline is May 8

Extended Hours for Students During Finals

The Library stays open extended hours during finals for Macalester students. These special hours start May 2 and run through May 6. After May 6, Library hours will be variable. Please see the Library Calendar for a listing of extended hours and additional information about Library hours in the coming weeks.