Friday, September 30, 2011
Thanks to the efforts of Lacie Micek, an archives student worker, there is a wonderful new display on the windows of the College and Lutheran Church Archives. Using the 2011 homecoming theme of "black and gold never gets old," she created a visually appealing display of images depicting life at Gustavus since the institution moved to St. Peter in the mid 1870s. Micek utilized the facility's segmented windows to break the exhibit into 20 year time blocks. Most images were pulled from the online database of college photographs.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
After doing a wide-ranging study of student use of the library, we learned that many students who want to search for articles were baffled by our previous site. We also had long experienced confusion on the part of students who associate the word "catalog" with list of courses and major requirements.
To solve those category problems, we simplified our entry point to get people quickly to the most-often used resources and gave them common names. Unfortunately, libraries are more complex than that. The tab we labeled "books" is also the gateway to films, sound recordings, and music scores. The tab we labeled "articles" is also where you'll find databases that include book content, statistics, and primary sources. We'll be continuing to study use of the library's main page, and no doubt will make more tweaks as a result.
But the short answer, meanwhile, is "click on the Articles tab."
photo courtesy of f1usster (Jeannie)
Monday, September 26, 2011
To find click on "New Arrivals" on our front page. Categories are arranged by Library of Congress classification and reflect books, videos and other materials added to the library collection in the most recent two weeks. Click on the category to see the new titles; clicking on an individual title will take you into the library's catalog for more details on the item.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Join President Jack and Kris Ohle at the President's house on Monday, September 19 from 10:00-11:30am. Enjoy refreshments and learn more about GLA. Bring a friend - we hope to see you there!
Friday, September 09, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
If you want to visit library staff, please do - but we encourage you to use the entrance to the administrative areas near the front door and the library conference room. We want to be sure the books and videos you need don't turn out to be among the missing.
photo collage courtesy of Robyn Jay