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- April 15, 2013
Stop by to answer the question of the day, and come this Thursday for root beet floats.
- April 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARLETON COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW NAME FOR ITS LIBRARY
“Toff Memorial Library” will honor beloved campus cat
NORTHFIELD, MN, April 1, 2013 – Carleton College announced today that it will change the name of its library, formerly “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” to “Toff Memorial Library,” effective immediately. The new name honors beloved campus cat, Toff (1997-2011).
The announcement comes on April 1, 2013, as the campus celebrates what would have been Toff’s 16th birthday. According to a librarian at the newly named Toff library, the decision stemmed from a few factors. “Toff embodied the characteristics that we hope to inspire in all Carleton students: curiosity, playfulness, overcoming obstacles (like doors), and of course, a love of the library.”
The Toff Memorial Library had previously been named the “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” after the well-loved Carleton professor, president, and Antarctic explorer. “While we admired Gould’s story and place in Carleton’s history,” continued the librarian, “we found that students associate Gould with cold weather and harsh conditions, and especially after this year's winter, we just want to forget that cold weather exists. Toff, on the other hand, brings to mind warm, soft, and fuzzy thoughts.”
The Toff Memorial Library will be celebrating the its new name, as well as Toff’s birthday with cat-themed treats, served today in the Toff Library lobby.
Learn more about Toff and his legacy at Carleton College in the 2007 documentary.
- March 12, 2013
The Library will be serving Bagels on Tuesday, March 12th.
- February 26, 2013
- November 28, 2012
Our ContentDM server will be down on Thursday, November 29 for maintenance. This affects many of the Carleton Digital Collections and the Northfield Historical Collaborative collections that are provided through ContentDM.
- November 14, 2012
The library will be open extended hours for reading days and finals.
- October 31, 2012
Stop by the Swingline Cemetery in front of the library today (Halloween) to pay your respects to our dearly beloved staplers who gave their lives in service of binding your papers.
- August 3, 2012
The Reference Room of Gould Library will be closed from August 6 through 20 due to a maintenance project. Print reference books will be inaccessible during this time.
The computers, scanners, printers, and copier in the Reference Room will also be inaccessible. The computer labs on the 3rd floor will remain open. A black-and-white photocopier is also available on the 3rd floor. Additional computer labs across campus are available. Color printing is available in the Center for Math and Computing (CMC) and color copying is available in Print Services.
On-call reference service is available at the circulation desk on weekdays between the hours of 10 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-4 PM.
- June 4, 2012
ILLiad, our online InterLibrary Loan software, will be down starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012, as we move to a new host.
We hope that it will be back up by Friday, June 8.
Our apologies for any inconvenience.
- May 24, 2012
The Carleton College Gould Library and Archives announce the addition of the Algol yearbooks to its Digital Collections. Named for the variable star, Algol, and published by Carleton students, the Algol yearbooks present a unique student perspective on campus life. Text and photographs document campus events and personalities. Replete with photographs, many editions also employ prose, poetry, and illustration to tell a detailed history of the academic year. While the Algol appeared sporadically during its early years, it became an annual volume starting in 1923.
Presented in high-resolution scans, the Algols can be searched for specific people, places or events. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae can freely access the digitized Algol at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/algol/ where they can browse through the editions or search by keyword. Carleton College’s complete Digital Collections can be accessed at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/. Off campus access requires login.
The Algol online is brought to you by the Digitization Team of the Gould Library and Archives, coordinated by Hsianghui Lui-Spencer. This collection was made possible by generous support from Alumni Relations and the Digital Archiving Group. For more information about the Algol online, contact the D-Team and Hsianghui at firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 16, 2012
Join us this Thursday, May 17 for Drop Everything and Read Carleton! Noon to 1 on the Bald Spot. Rain location is the Weitz Cafe.
Come for 5 minutes, stay for the whole time… Bring something non-required to read — a book, a magazine, etc.
Need a book? Stop in the library to pick up something fun to read.
- April 23, 2012
The Carleton College Library, along with the St. Olaf College Libraries, the Northfield Public Library and the Friends of the Northfield Public Library will sponsor a free public event in Northfield about The Saint John’s Bible at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 14 in the Weitz Center Cinema.