Archive for 2006

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Check out our Journals

We now check out journals and magazines overnight, hoping to encourage students to discover and enjoy our print periodical collection. No, Virginia, it’s not all on the Internet. But starting this semester you can take home an issue of Harper’s or New Scientist for a leisurely read.

Booksale @ the Library

We now have an ongoing booksale! Take a look at the book cart beside the front entrance – and take a book home for only fifty cents. Proceeds go to our acquisitions budget.

Take a Look at Our New Look

It’s here! After a year of surveys and focus groups, a lot of meetings, and many, many summer e-mails we have launched a new homepage for the library. We wanted to be more standards-compliant, have a look that was closer to the campus style, and include some neat things like a simple catalog search right […]

New Look for our Home Page

Minnesota’s seasons – winter and construction. We’re almost finished designing a new library home page that should launch before long. By the end of the summer we’ll have some new organization for many second-level pages as well. Social networking software has been getting a lot of attention lately, from Library Thing to the ubiquitous Wikipedia. […]

Library News – Finals Edition

There’s still time – but not much – for students to submit papers to the library for the second Patricia Lindell Research Paper prize. Any paper written for a class in any discipline this academic year or last that utilizes primary or secondary sources (print, electronic, or both) may be submitted for consideration so long […]

More News from the Library – and Beyond

Our interim arrangements for interlibrary loan seem to be working well. We should be switching back to having direct requests within MnPALS and MnLINK next Monday.Teacher Reference Center is a new resource provided to us at no cost by EBSCO, the database company for many of our databases. Primarily of interest for for the Education […]

Where There’s an ILL…

The new interlibrary loan feature in MnPALS will be temporarily disabled while several libraries join the the MnPALS system. Between April 13-24th you will be able to make interlibrary loan requests in four ways: submit a printout of what you need to the interlibrary loan office fill out a paper form available at the interlibrary […]

And the Winners Are …

Thanks to all who took our Web survey. Over 900 responses! That will help us tweak and redesign our Website with you all in mind. Ashley Gibbs is the student who won the drawing to be a Library VIP; Marie Walker is our faculty Veep. Congratulations! More new books have arrived. Check out the latest […]

Take Our Survey – Please

Want to be a VIP? As the library considers a redesign of our website, we need faculty perspectives on the library’s online tools and services. This survey will enable us to improve the quality of the services we provide for you and your students. If you complete the survey prior to Monday, March 13, 2006, […]

MnPALS Interlibrary Loan Goes Live!

At long last, the interlibrary loan function in the MnPALS shared catalog is now working. To order books from other libraries, you need to log in using your barcode and last name and select Gustavus as your library. Then, when you find a book at another library that you want to order, click on the […]