Friday, April 23, 2010

Help Increase Access to Research!

In September, 2009, President Brian Rosenberg, along with 56 presidents of liberal arts colleges, signed a letter in support of legislation that would make government-funded research freely available online.

On April 15, 2010, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives with this purpose. Currently, publishing rights to much of government-sponsored research goes to private companies who charge for access.

You can help too: Contact your representatives (Senate, House) and express your support for public access to taxpayer-funded research.

For more information, please visit the Alliance for Taxpayer Access.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Learn: Resources for honors project research

When: Thursday, April 22, 5pm-6pm.
Location: DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 206. Sign up here

About the Session
The following topics will be covered: Special services for Honors Students, RefWorks, interlibrary loan services, copyright policies, and your rights as authors.

For further information contact Beth Hillemann

Want to take it a step further?
Set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian and get research advice tailored to your project.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Google Book Talk - JBD, noon, Friday

On Friday, 4/16 at noon, please join us to hear Jack Bernard ('88), Assistant General Counsel at the U. of Michigan speak about his work on the Google Book Search project.

Jack will be joined by Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Wendy will discuss the Google Book Project and the Hathi Trust for digitized works. More information.

John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Campus Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday Apr 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sandwiches and Scholarship, 4/15, 11:30am

This Thursday at 11:30 a.m., join the IGC Student Council and four student presenters in the Library's Harmon Room to hear about the scholarly work each of them is doing. Sandwiches provided. Sponsored by the IGCSC and the Library.

Sandwiches and Scholarship is a monthly luncheon dedicated to sharing scholarly work with each other and thinking about how different subjects might work together.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RSVP: Library Career Panel & Pizza 4/14

Are you interested in a career in librarianship? Come hear 3 librarians (including one Mac alum) talk about their work experiences and the challenges and rewards of librarianship. A pizza lunch will be provided. Q&A and discussion will follow. RSVP to

Wednesday, April 14. 11:45am, Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library.

Friday, April 09, 2010

READ Poster Unveiling and Reception

On Monday, April 12 at 11:45am, join us in the library to find out who are featured on Mac's 2010 READ posters.

Come and meet Macalester's own READ celebrities in the Harmon Room for appetizers and conversation as we unveil our 2010 posters in celebration of National Library Week.

Pick up your free celebrity bookmark and check out the wonderful book selections this year's celebrities have chosen as their favorites. Sign up for a chance to win a set of READ posters or be featured in our 2011 poster series.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Coming soon to a library near you...

National Library Week, April 11-17. 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Public Speaking Workshop

Come to "The Workshop On How Not to Look Stupid" and spend some time with rhetoric guru Adrienne Christiansen in a relaxed, interactive public speaking workshop to learn new skills or polish your existing rhetoric abilities.

1pm-2:30pm, Saturday April 3, 2010
Davis Court, Markim Hall

Need space to practice your presentation? Room 303 in the library is available to current students, faculty and staff. Reserve time here. About the practice presentation room.