Gould Library News
- 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.
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
Off-campus access to GeoScienceWorld is currently not working. We are working with GSW to find out the root problem and hope to restore off-campus access soon.
- 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.
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.
- March 28, 2012
There’s an issue with eReserves and it’s compatibility (or lack thereof) with Chrome. If you are having problems accessing PDFs from eReserves and you are using Chrome, switch to any other browser.
- March 27, 2012
Working on projects in the Weitz Center and have a question for a reference librarian? We're there for drop-in consultations three times a week.
Reference and Instruction Librarians will be holding office-less office hours at the IdeaLab at the following times during spring term. Drop-ins welcome!
- Mondays, 3-5 p.m.
- Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.
- Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
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View Academy-Award-Winning Short Film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" on YouTubeFebruary 29, 2012
The film that just won the Oscar for Best Animated Short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, is available to watch on YouTube. Anyone who enjoys the library or is a book lover will find a lot to like about it.
- February 29, 2012
Dean of the College Bev Nagel and Carleton College are pleased to name Brad Schaffner to the position of College Librarian. Brad is currently head of the Slavic Division at Widener Library, Harvard University. Prior to working at Harvard, Brad served at the University of Kansas Libraries as Head of the Library Slavic Department, and Head of International Programs, and Coordinator of Collection Development.
- February 15, 2012
The library has just subscribed to a collection of 12,000 online videos called Academic Video Online. It contains films and documentaries of all kinds across all academic subjects, from political campaign commercials to anthropological field recordings, from full opera performances to historical newsreels, from psychological counseling session demonstrations to filmed plays, and everything else in between. You can access it directly at http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.carleton.edu/ or just look for Academic Video Online among the databases listings on the library's website.
Deadlines are approaching! Are you organized? On Friday of Week 7 (2/17), join librarians and ATs in the Weitz Center Idea Lab for drop-in help and workshops on organizing your research.