Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ILLiad interlibrary loan downtime July 26-27

This weekend our ILLiad interlibrary loan service will be unavailable for about 4 to 5 hours while upgrades are being done.  The downtime will begin on Saturday, July 26th at 9:00 PM Central.  ILLiad should be back online by Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 AM Central.  Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The DSM-5 is now online!

The DSM-5, used widely to assess, diagnose and classify mental disorders, is now available full text online. The DSM-5 is part of a suite of new online journals and books from Psychiatry Online. Check them out!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Your summer playlist & more

We have a lot of rolling whiteboards around the library for your use, but we also are using one to ask you a Question of the Week. (You can read more about this in a past blog post.)

Our first Question of the Week asked you to give us your favorite song of the summer. You gave us a wide variety of songs, so we thought we'd make a playlist. Check out your favorite songs of the summer (just click play):

Your song didn't make it? Tell us in the comments what your favorite song of the summer is.

And if you don't want your voice being missed on our next question, come to the library today to tell us: What movie do you never tire of watching? We got a lot of responses on this one already:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rolling whiteboards all around the library!

Whiteboards are great ways for you to do things like:
  • Get your thoughts out;
  • Collaborate with other students on projects;
  • Brainstorm topics; and
  • Do some mindmapping.
At your disposal, we now have many rolling whiteboards on wheels all around the library. Just check out a box of markers from the Circ Desk and away you go!

But whiteboards can also be fun, which is why we bought some of these:

And why we came up with the Question of the Week:

The Question of the Week this week asks you to tell us your favorite song of the summer. After you give us your favorite tunes we'll make a Spotify playlist, so you better get in here soon to give us your suggestions.

Make use of the whiteboards. We bought them for YOU to use, so get some work done...or have a little bit of fun.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Request Macalester items via Interlibrary Loan, not CLICnet

Beginning June, 2014, Macalester College Library materials can no longer be requested via CLICnet, but instead should be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Recently, the CLIC library consortium conducted a process to select a new integrated library system. During this process, Macalester selected a different vendor. We cannot integrate Macalester’s system into ours, so Macalester’s content will no longer be findable via CLICnet. If you find an item you want from Macalester, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Via Interlibrary Loan, we don’t anticipate too much of a difference in the time frame for when you receive items held at Macalester. Journal articles and book chapters typically come via email within two business days; physical materials should also arrive within two business days.

If you have any questions about this, or if you need help requesting items, contact a librarian.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Congratulations Graduates!

Logistics for your big day:
Here are some resources to help you after graduation:
  • Alumni resources at the Career Development Center 
  • Stay connected to your community here at St Kate’s with the Alumnae Relations Office 
  • Apply for an Alumni borrower card at the Library Circulation Desk so you can continue checking out books from the library  (online databases and ILL are only for current students)
In celebration of this momentous occasion (and Memorial Day) the library hours have changed...
  • St Paul Campus Library will be open on Friday 5/23 from 8am-7pm 
  • Minneapolis Campus Library will be open on Friday 5/23 from 7:30am-4pm 
  • Both libraries will be CLOSED Saturday 5/24 through Monday 5/26 
  • Summer hours begin Tuesday 5/27

De-Stress Fest pics & videos

De-Stress Fest was a hit!

If you didn't attend De-Stress Fest, it was a joint program between the library and The Pulse that was held on May 19-21. Here is the De-Stress Fest website where you can read all about it.

In the library we had therapy dogs, Wii gaming, Adopt an Herb, beaded jewelry making, Lego robots, and a bunch of different snacks.

Here's a slideshow of pictures we took at De-Stress Fest:

We also took some Vine videos of the fun things people were doing, our favorite being these students having a great time dancing:

If you missed De-Stress Fest, look for it again in December at the end of the semester!