Library Updates

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Library Sessions for Honors Students

Come check out one of two Honors sessions taught by librarians: Tuesday, April 18, 12:00-1:00, or Thursday, April 20, 4:45-5:45. The session will cover special services and resources for Honors students.

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Celebrate National Library Week 2017

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Join us for events at the DeWitt Wallace Library all week long.

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Libraries Transform: Preview of Summer Changes

On Thursday, April 13th from noon - 1pm, a group from the Planning Team will present draft plans for the second level of the library in the Harmon Room. This session is open to all faculty, students, and staff. Food will be provided. We hope you will join us and learn more about this exciting project.

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Open Education Week

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational resources (OER). During the week of March 27-31, 2017, events will be held around the world to help spread the word about Open Education.

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Library 2nd floor renovation

The library is renovating our second floor. This new space will complement the other areas of the library and will also offer more areas for working, studying and teaching. We want your input to ensure that the project is designed to respond to the needs of all of you. Read more, for ways you can share your ideas.

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Macalester Welcomes LibTech 2017 Attendees

The 10th annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 15-16, 2017, on the Macalester College campus. Over 500 library staff and technologists from as many as 150 institutions are expected to attend the conference. For more information visit libtechconf.org

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Celebrate Open Data Day

Saturday, March 4th, is Open Data day. Celebrate open data by sharing your ideas and learning about ways to contribute to open data projects at http://opendataday.org

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Digital Commons hits 2 million downloads

Digital Commons @ Macalester, the college’s repository for scholarly works by faculty, students, and staff, just passed 2 million downloads.

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Planning for the Future of the Library

Join us next week for the second part in our conversations about changes affecting academic libraries.

February 28th, 11:30 -1:00 - Spaces March 28th, 11:30 -1:00 - Collections April 25th, 11:30-1:00 - Digital Publishing and Projects

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Schedule a Research Consultation Today!

Discover a service that Mac students rave about: In-depth, personal help with a research project from a librarian. Contact a librarian today to schedule a consultation.

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#ColorOurCollections at Macalester

Join us Feb 6-10 to celebrate the Archives and Special Collections at Mac by coloring pages from items in our collections. Want to learn more, check out macalesterarchives.tumblr.com

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Macalester, share your thoughts on the future of our library

Join us for Tuesday, January 31st for a conversation about changes affecting academic libraries. The first session will be in room 309 of the Library. We welcome all community members to come and share thoughts on the future of our library.

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Check out a Laptop from the Library!

Need a laptop? The library has 36 MacBooks, 9 Dell laptops, and 15 Chromebooks available for checkout. Laptop computers are available to current Macalester faculty, staff and students.

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Access Library Resources While On Winter Break!

Current faculty, staff and students can access Library Research Databases, Macalester WorldCat and most other resources from anywhere with internet access. Be sure to go through the Library Website and you will be prompted to enter your Macalester username and password. Reference librarians will be available throughout break to answer questions and provide research assistance. Contact us via email or chat (if chat is active) - a librarian will respond.

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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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