Monday, September 12, 2016

No longer updating this blog

With the introduction of our new library website, we are also changing how we deliver news posts.

We will no longer be updating this blog. Instead, on the new library website, you can find updates on our news page.

Friday, August 26, 2016

New library website coming next week!

We will be unveiling a new library website next week, so below is your sneak peek at what the homepage will look like. (Click the image to make it larger.)

We tried to keep a lot of the same elements, so giving you quick access to a search that searches all our book collection and the majority of our databases. And giving you quick access to an Articles page (it's called Databases on our current site) where you can easily find databases to search by subject area.

We'll make a little video showcasing some things on the new site when we go live, but don't hesitate to ask us questions.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Changes to St. Paul Media Services

After 42+ years working in Media Services in the St. Paul Library, Ann Piotrowski is retiring. We wish Ann well.

With her retirement some things in Media Services in St. Paul will be changing. Here are some of the changes.

Video Reserves & Booking

Need a St. Kate's-owned video for class? Please now contact:

Jenny Peters
St. Paul Library, CdC 133

Video Purchases

Want St. Kate's to purchase a video for classroom use? Please now contact:

Heather Tompkins
St. Paul Library, CdC 65

Media Services

Need classroom technology or support? Contact:

Rodney Fillmore
St. Paul Library, CdC 130

Monday, August 22, 2016

Off-campus access TODAY, 8/22

Off-campus access will be interrupted this morning while we implement our new EZproxy server.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we'll have it up and running again as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ILL access 7/13

Starting around 9 p.m. on July 13, and lasting for 4-5 hours, our interlibrary loan system will be down for upgrades. During this time you will be unable to place interlibrary loans and you will not be able to enter the system to retrieve interlibrary loans.

This interruption should not affect any interlibrary loans you place before this time period, but if you do have any troubles or any questions, contact interlibrary loan at:

Thank you, and sorry for this interruption.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Library access July 4 weekend

UPDATE 7/4: Off-campus access to library databases appear to be working again. Let us know if you're still having issues accessing them -

Due to the Kateway update, all off-campus access to library databases has unexpectedly become inaccessible.

We have contacted IT to see if there is any way they can fix the login, but we do not have a time frame for when it may be back up and running.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2 Reference Graduate Assistantship positions

Come work with us in the St. Kate's Library!

For fall 2016 we have two Reference Graduate Assistantship positions open in the St. Paul Campus Library.

In these positions, MLIS graduate students will provide professional reference service to students, faculty, and staff of St. Catherine University. Students will get hands-on experience providing research help, including citation assistance, and will be mentored by and work alongside four professional reference librarians at the St. Paul Campus.

For more information about the positions and how to apply, visit our Reference Graduate Assistantship job description page.

If you have any questions, contact LeAnn Suchy at or 651.690.6693.