Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer reads & Road Mix playlist

Some students from MLIS 7630 did book displays in the library this summer as part of an assignment. If you're looking for some Books with Bite, or if you have Wander Lust, or if you need a Dragon fix, check out this Vine video of their displays (and come into the library to find some good reads!):

The Wander Lust display also used a whiteboard to ask the question: what is your go-to travel song? And you delivered. Many people signed the board giving their song suggestions, so we had to make a playlist.

Here's your Spotify playlist - St. Kate's Road Mix*:

Now come into the library to find some great books to read! If you don't find any on these displays, a librarian can help you find something you may like. Just ask.

*These songs do not represent the beliefs & views of St. Catherine University Libraries.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, LibGuides service disruption

On Monday, August 4 we will be upgrading our LibGuides, the service we use to create guides to help you with certain subject areas, classes, and topics.

Because of this upgrade, while guides are migrated they will be unavailable. If you click on a guide and are redirected to a website for Springshare (the company that makes LibGuides) this is not in error. It means that guide hasn't been moved over quite yet and is in process.

All guides should be working by the end of the day.

In the meantime, if you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

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 playlist - Favorite Summer Songs*: 

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:

*These songs do not represent the beliefs & views of St. Catherine University Libraries.

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.