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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

National Library Week 2016: Libraries Transform

April 11-April 17 is National Library Week and the theme is Libraries Transform. Come attend one of our events and celebrate this week with the Dewitt Wallace Library.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Library Party Mac @ Nite

Welcome to the Wizarding World of the Dewitt Wallace Library! Join the Library staff and the Mac @ Nite team this Saturday from 10:00pm to 1:00am in the Library for a Harry Potter themed party!

There will be games, music, button making, and plenty of butterbeer and snacks to satisfy those late night cravings! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character to enter the costume contest for the chance to win the Chromebook grand prize!

If you have questions, please contact Katie Brown.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Read Local!

Ebooks Minnesota is a collection of ebooks available to anyone living in Minnesota, with a focus on local, independent publishers. Want to find a great local read? Just create an account with Ebooks Minnesota.

If you have questions about accessing the collection, please contact Katie Witzig.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Read Local!

Ebooks Minnesota is a collection of ebooks available to anyone living in Minnesota, with a focus on local, independent publishers. Want to find a great local read? Just create an account with Ebooks Minnesota.

If you have questions about accessing the collection, please contact Katie Witzig.

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.