Thanks to an alumna gift supporting access, the well-liked, scholarly journal archive JSTOR is being made accessible at no charge to graduates of Agnes Scott College who request access through McCain Library. JSTOR offers backfiles (and not always although some of the most recent issues) of core academic journals in many disciplines. JSTOR limits the number of libraries with which it is partnering on this pilot. When we informally polled alumnae on Facebook, there was overwhelming enthusiasm for the idea, so we are happy that it’s worked out.
ASC undergraduates use JSTOR heavily, so that fondness must continue after Commencement! If you are applying to grad school and need sources for a writing sample, or just want to stay connected to more than a thousand academic journals and primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.
Alumnae who earned an Agnes Scott College degree and who are in good standing with McCain Library may email us requesting remote JSTOR access. You will be sent a link with which to create a My JSTOR account. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with “Alumnae access to JSTOR” in the subject line.
Note: Our other research database license agreements do not permit remote access for alumnae; however, you may use them on site at visitor computers. If you are a Georgia resident, contact your local public library about access to their GALILEO databases, and if you are no longer in Georgia, ask what databases your local public library provides.
The filming of “Endless Love” has wrapped up using the Main Reading Room. The film crew is clearing their equipment and the First Floor of our building is being put back together.
If you would like to use the Library, come on over. Thank you for your patience during the disruption!
Note: not all DVDs are back in place yet, but they will be soon.
Monday – Friday (May 13-24) (Semester Break) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday CLOSED
Wed.-Thurs., May 22-23 MOVIE FILMING – Email email@example.com before visiting, and NO VISITS are feasible on Thursday, May 23.
Mon., May 27 (Memorial Day) CLOSED
Tues., May 28 – Thurs., May 30 (Summer I Starts) 8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Fri., May 31 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Though Elaine Holliday ’10 worked in McCain Library for over 2 years at the Circulation Desk, it took several sessions with Gail Bell in the Career Planning Office at Agnes Scott College to help Elaine realize that a career in libraries was a perfect match for her. “I like to help people, ” she said, “and I also like to be the holder of knowledge.”
Though new to the idea of librarianship, Elaine showed clear signs of a librarian mind when she set out to research and apply for graduate programs. “I looked for programs that were considered more ‘bang for your buck,’” she said, “and applied to University of South Carolina, University of Oklahoma, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Did you know that although there are 3 library programs in NC, 1 in SC, there are 8 in Hawaii?”
Elaine decided to attend University of South Carolina -Columbia and is currently working towards a Master’s of Library and Information Science. When her studies are complete, Elaine said she wants “to work in a small academic library, like McCain. Or in a larger academic library were I could specialize and be a cataloger or a science/technology reference librarian. Or in a special library, like a Medical Library.”
Already Elaine is embedded in the library culture, she has tales of “someone turning in a book to the library that wasn’t a library book” and adventures finding “really odd old documents.”
For students interested in pursuing an Masters in Library and Information Science, Elaine encourages them to consider online courses. “All of my courses have been online,” she said. “Not all the courses offered are, but it was very doable to have mine be all online, and this seems to be not uncommon in library programs. Also, there really is a good bit of specialization amount libraries and that affects what courses you’d want to take. And different programs might have a stronger “department” or more courses for one type of librarian or another.”
Good luck Elaine! We hope you end up working with a population as wonderful as the one we encounter at McCain Library.