Gould Library News
- December 16, 2014
Gould Library's research guides will be unavailable for portions of today, Tuesday, December 16th, as we upgrade the guide software. If you need research assistance, please ask a reference librarian. We'll be more than happy to help you.
- October 27, 2014
We're trying out a new way to make it easier to see what's new in Bridge, the joint catalog of the Carleton and St. Olaf Libraries. You can view a list of new books, sorted by call number/subject area and a list of new DVDs, sorted by title. We'll update these lists each month.
- October 24, 2014
Gould Library is please to announce that we have just acquired the complete digital collection of Rotunda's American Founding Era published by the University of Virginia Press. Click through for more information.
- August 11, 2014
A guide to the temporary detour around the entrance to the Libe, week of August 10, 2014.
- August 4, 2014
A guide to the temporary detour around the entrance to the Libe, August 2014.
- July 15, 2014
Carleton Digital Collections will be down for system maintenance, starting Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014. We expect it to be back up soon. We apologize for any inconvenience during the system maintenance. If you have any question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 13, 2014
Exciting news from Alumni Relations! Carleton is rolling out JSTOR access to alumni. JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,900 academic journals, 15,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects available to more than 10,000 institutions in more than 160 countries. Through this program, we will now be able to provide Carleton alumni with full access to the same set of archival journals collections available to current students and faculty.
Log in using your Carleton alumni credentials (username and password). If you do not have or cannot remember your credentials, please start at the Alumni Username/Password Help Page. If you need further help, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 1-800-729-2586 or email@example.com. There may be a slight delay between enabling your account and getting access to JSTOR, but it should be available the same day.
Gould Library will be hiring 3 Reference & Instruction interns for the next academic year (2014-15).
The Reference & Instruction department supports the teaching and learning goals of the college, with an emphasis on providing excellent library reference and research services to students, staff, and faculty.
Reference & Instruction interns will get a chance to work with the librarians in providing these services, while learning about librarianship and information literacy, and providing a critical student perspective to our programs and services. The internship program will include training in information literacy and reference services through mentoring and shadowing and discussions. Interns will also get a chance to work on individual projects. The interns will also be introduced to other librarians and library professionals in the area.
• Create, update, and maintain online / multimedia tutorials and Library Research Guides
• Help with preparing for classes
• Assist in assessment projects
• Provide usability testing of library website and other online services
• Develop shared materials for collaboration with St. Olaf
• Help evaluate resources
• Other projects as needed
This position is paid, and set within a framework of goal-setting and evaluation. The R&I Interns, with other interns selected for this pilot project within the college, will find support in the Career Center.
The application deadline is fast approaching: Monday, June 2nd. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and two references to the Tunnel (search for Carleton College as the employer) by midnight. For assistance with your application materials, please stop by the Career Center.
- March 13, 2014Need a break from studying? The Library will be serving bagels at 2:00 on Thursday, March 13th!
- October 15, 2013
Due to the government shutdown, some government websites have gone dark, including the Census site. Other sites, including EPA and BLS, remain live and functioning. Other sites indicate they will not be updated regularly, such as PubMed or the Department of Energy.
If you require documents or statistics from these sites for your research or teaching, please contact a librarian for alternative ideas.
NOTE: the library subscribes to many databases that provide government information. Some suggestions for finding government information from the library databases during this time include:
- Social Explorer for Census information
- Proquest Statistical for a variety of statistics
- Data-Planet for a variety of government data
- MEDLINE for PubMed
- ERIC through Proquest
- Proquest Congressional for legislative updates and CRS reports
- Intergovernmental organization websites for U.S. socioeconomic data such as WDI, IMF (library database), or UN sites.
- Print books such as the U.S. Statistical Abstract.
Ars Technica has a fairly complete list of which sites are down.
- September 20, 2013
Gould Library is pleased to announce the addition of Northfield Flood 2010 to the Carleton Digital Collections. Photos, video, interviews, research papers, and geospatial data document the flood on the campus and Northfield, including community responses. The launch of this collection coincides with the third anniversary of the flood, which started on September 24, 2010. This is a growing collection! If you have items or stories to share, contact Heather Tompkins or Hsianghui Liu-Spencer.
- August 22, 2013
Working from off-campus? Click that red "Log-in for off-campus access" button up in the top right corner of the page, and you'll have access to everything just as if you were on campus.