Library Updates

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Calm @ the Library

In order to be mindful of the students studying in the library during finals, we will take additional steps to keep the building as quiet and calm as possible during this extra stressful time. The first floor of the library is naturally less quiet but efforts will be taken to keep interruptions there to a minimum as well. We wish you all well as you end your semester's work and hope you enjoy the break.

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Planning for the Future of the Library

Save these dates Macalester! Join us for conversations about changes affecting academic libraries.

  • January 31st, 11:30 - 1:00, General Overview
  • February 28th, 11:30 -1:00, Spaces
  • March 28th, 11:30 -1:00, Collections
  • April 25th, 11:30-1:00, Digital Publishing and Projects
More information in January.

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Ask a Macalester Librarian for Research Help

Need help with your research papers? Meet with a librarian now for help finding sources, searching research databases, and citation.

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Open Access @ Mac

Learn how staff at Macalester's DeWitt Wallace Library are using Open Access to help students and faculty share scholarship around the world.

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Mac the Vote this November

Looking for resources for the upcoming election? With important information about where to vote, the Library’s Mac the Vote research guide will help you make sure your vote counts!

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Suggest a Book or Resource

Is there a book or resource you wish the library had? Help us build a rich and diverse collection by submitting requests to purchase books and media items.

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Voices from Macalester’s Past

From DeWitt Wallace to Walter Mondale, listen to some of the college’s historical reel-to-reel audio recordings.

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Banned Books Week @ the Library

Help the Library celebrate Banned Books Week! Monday, 11:30 to 1:30pm - Button making at the Library. Tuesday, 7 to 8:30pm - Banned book reading with the English Dept. Friday, 1 to 2pm - An Hour of Dangerous Music on WMCN.

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Honors Sessions

Join library staff for a session covering tools, resources, and special services for students working on Honors projects: Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:45-5:45 p.m., OR Tuesday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m.

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September 17th is Constitution Day

September 17th is recognized in the United States as Constitution Day to commemorate the creation and signing of the Constitution.

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Looking for the Journals page?

Journals can now be found by searching WorldCat Discovery.

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Book list from 2016 Convocation

Did you miss some of the titles or authors during Marlon James' First Thursday - Opening Convocation speech? Get the whole list now!

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ITS Help Desk support in two locations starting August 31

LibTech Express

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New Faculty Orientation - today

New Faculty Library and ITS Orientation today!

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Summer Building Projects

Room 309 has been renamed the Barbara B.Davis SPACE (Scholarship, Partnership, and Community Engagement)

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New Library Webpage Design

Library webpage transitioned to an updated design to better serve our community as the entire Macalester College webpage updates for the coming academic year.

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Library Painting & Carpeting Project

Construction on the 2nd floor of the library has closed the main stairway. Please use the elevator or one of the side staircases to access levels three and four.

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Funky library search results?

Changes are being tested in the way our WorldCat Discovery results display.

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Macalester College welcomes SPARCS@Mac

Library staff are thrilled to host the SPARCS@Mac June 20-24.

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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.

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1600grand Library Tab Retiring

The Library tab in 1600grand will be retired at the end of June.

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Library News Archive: 2016-2005

Visit the online archive of Library news from 2005 through May 2016 on our old DeWitt Wallace Library News blog.

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