Archive for 2005

Chaos in the Library!

Here’s the tree in all its hand-made glory. Photo courtesy of Kathie Martin. It’s hard to believewe’re one day away from the end of finals – the library is packed on Monday afternoon with students studying together, hunching over books on the “quiet floor” and working on last-minute papers. Students are checking out books to […]

Shelve Under Ick

Students who spend hours in the library naturally want to be comfortable, and that means being able to have food and drink handy. We’re okay with that. We’re not okay with leaving trash around for others to pick up, and we’re troubled by the sheer amount of waste involved. The Student Senate and the Gustavus […]

The Latest from the Library

Focus groups of students and faculty have given us much food for thought about our library’s Web page. Thanks to Anna Hulseberg and Michelle Twait, as well as to Laura MacPherson and Paul Coleman, the library’s Academic Assistants, for taking on this project – and to the students and faculty who participated. We’ll be discussing […]

Go Ahead, It’s Good For You

Chill out! Students working in our Interlibrary Loan department had a table at the annual wellness fair. Here they are, proving the point that reading leads to happiness. We’re happy they took the initiative to represent the library at this event. Looking for something to read? Check out our latest list of new books. Jane […]

Focus on the Library

Tell us what you really think. The library will be conducting a focus group this fall to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our website. We would like to invite 5-10 faculty to share their unique perspective on the library and its resources – we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. (We will […]

ERIC update and more

The ERIC education database underwent some major changes last year as it launched a new Website. It was an improvement, especially in the way full text ERIC documents were linked, but the interface wasn’t without its problems. We’re now getting it through the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts interface. This allows for better advanced searches, easy interlibrary […]

new books and book news

Check out our list of new books added to the library in the second half of September. We make these lists available twice a month. It’s one way to see what’s new – an armchair (or desktop) version of browsing the new books shelf in the comfy area near the front door. Also in that […]

Find it!

Our link resolver is working well. You’ll find yellow “find it” buttons in most of our online databases that will take you to full text in other databases or to the library catalog. (In many cases, you’ll go to the full text article directly, but not in databases such as LexisNexis that don’t have persistent […]

September Project news and more

Our participation in The September Project kicks off on Monday, September 12th, with a panel discussion, Perspectives on Civil Liberties in the Post 9/11 World. Faculty from four disciplines will lead a discussion on the tension between security and liberty. Join us on the 1st floor of the library at 7 p.m. for an interesting […]

the plot thickens

Either-Or?Some of you will have discovered we’ve made a change in off-campus access to our databases. Now, rather than making changes in your browser settings, you can access databases through any browser without having to go under the hood. The drawback? Each time you start a search you have to enter your barcode (from your […]