Working with Agnes Scott College students, Faculty, and staff to ensure they have the information they need to teach, learn and conduct research is always a pleasure. The staff in McCain Library is thankful for the opportunity to work with such an engaged, intellectually stimulating, and receptive community.
This year to celebrate National Library Week we will be posting short profiles of students who have either gone on to pursue careers in libraries or who are planning to go to graduate school to obtain a Masters in Library and Information Science. Learn what inspired them to follow this career path. If you are interested in this career. Please feel free to ask any of the librarian on staff in McCain.
Yep, that is right! McCain Library is now on Pinterest. Go to
to check out our new books and movie boards! As soon as we order a book or movie we pin it to our boards. If you follow us you could be the first one to check out a hot new movie or book! Yay you!
Each pin will let you click through to a description on Amazon. Once you have decided it is something that interests you check SOPHIA, the library catalog to see where it is located in the library or pin it to your own boards to check out later.
Some books may still be on order. If that is the case we are sure you can sweet talk the Circulation Desk into placing it on hold for you so you are notified when it comes in. (Of course, we want give everyone a chance at the new material so let’s just limit it to one hold at a time.)
Questions? Want to see it in action? Check out this quick video!
Downloading Images in ARTstor
ARTstor recently announced that Java will no longer be used when downloading an image. Instead, the image will be zipped. Users will need a file compression tool, such as 7-Zip to unzip the files. There are several free tools available if a file compression tool is not already available on your computer.
McCain Library is currently working with ITS to ensure all computers in the library are able to unzip these files. Currently, we know that the large screen desktop computers on the main floor of the library are all equipped with 7-Zip.
ARTstor hosts webinars each month to introduce users to ARTstor and to help users transform their skills. This month, McCain Library will host three of these webinars in McCain 211. Please join us or participate from your own computer:
The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey captures a picture of faculty members’ practices, attitudes, and needs. In the fifth triennial cycle, fielded in fall 2012, the survey focused on research and teaching practices broadly, as well as the dissemination, collecting, discovery, and access of research and teaching materials.
Findings from this cycle of the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey will provide colleges and universities, libraries, learned societies, and academic publishers with insight into the evolving attitudes and practices of faculty members in the context of substantial environmental change for higher education. The development of the 2012 questionnaire was guided by an advisory committee of librarians, publishers, policy makers, and a scholarly society executive. The overall project was supported by some 20 colleges and universities, learned societies, and publishers / vendors.
You may download the free, full report here. Sample information is below.
On Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30pm in McCain Library, RM 211 meet two amazing archivists and learn about career options in Archives!
Morna Gerrard, Women’s’ Collection Archivist at Georgia State University and Gabrielle Dudley, Research Fellow with the Emory Manuscript, Archive, Rare Books Library (MARBL) will discuss the types of projects they get to work on and what it took to get to where they are today. Also, our very own Marianne Bradley and potentially an archivist from the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum will be in the audience to chime in with their own experiences.
Archivists work in a range of organizations. In Atlanta they can be found at the Carter Center, Coca-Cola, CNN, local universities, government agencies, and museums. Imagine collecting and organizing the papers of important figures and organizations, conducting oral histories, hosting events celebrating history, developing exhibits, and helping researchers answer interesting questions about policies and the past.
In her role as the Women’s Collection Archivist, Morna Gerrard has coordinated oral histories with the Indigo Girls, met with Sarah Weddington – attorney who argued Roe vs. Wade, been actively involved with Atlanta Feminist groups and hosted events that celebrate women’s history.
Gabrielle Dudley’s work at MARBL focuses primarily on the African American History and Culture collection. Prior to working with MARBL, Ms. Dudley worked with the South Carolina Political Collections Library and with the African American Documentary History Initiative at University of South Carolina.
Light refreshments will be served! We hope to see you there!