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Prize Winners & Photos from McCain Library Open House

Thank you to all of the students, staff, and faculty who visited the library during our open house on Thursday, August 30th. Over 50 people attended and 25 completed a scavenger hunt of the library to have their names entered in to a drawing for one of three gift cards to Butter & Cream, eBrik, and Raging Burrito. The winners of the drawing are:

  • Julia King
  • Princess Miller
  • Amya More

In addition to learning how to find a book, test riding bikes, and visiting the Center for Digital & Visual Literacy, participants also had the chance to create a mugshot with the call number for their favorite book.

 

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Most of our visitors also signed up for a Dekalb County Public Library card!

Thank you to all of our co-hosts: Center for Digital & Visual Literacy, CC from the Center for Student Involvement, Decatur Public Library, and Educational Technology Center!

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Zotero Learning Lab: Get Help Citing Sources

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Drop-in to a Zotero Learning Lab session with Mayra Tolentino and Casey Long to learn how to use the web browser add-in/extension Zotero to create footnotes and bibliographies and to organize your sources. It takes 15 minutes to install and learn the basics. If you are already a Zotero user drop-in with your questions and Mayra and Casey will help you expand your knowledge of Zotero.

The Zotero Learning Lab sessions will be held in McCain 211 on: 

  • Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 4pm
  • Wednesday, March 21 at 5pm
  • Thursday, March 22 at 1pm
  • Monday, March 26 at 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 27 at 6pm

Additional sources for Zotero help:

  • Zotero LibGuide: Provides step-by-step instructions for getting started
  • Scottie Research & Rescue Desk: All of the student assistants at the Scottie Research & Recuse Desk can help you install Zotero to your computer and learn the basics of adding citations and creating bibliographies. Drop-in or set up an appointment!

Just need a quick reference for citing in a specific style? Try one of our citation style LibGuides!

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Alumnae Video Chat: Careers in Library, Information, and Archival Science

Join McCain Library and Office for Internships and Career Development on Tuesday, January 30th from 6pm-7pm in Campbell 215 for a video chat with April Hathcock ’04 and Lindsay Cronk ’06.

These two illustrious alumnae librarians will share stories about their career paths, answer questions about the profession and graduate schools, and discuss what the future holds for individuals in this profession.

April Hatcock ’04 jokingly refers to herself as a lawyerbrarian since she holds both a J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2004 with a B.A. in French and Psychology. Currently she is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University.  April is well known for her writing and work on intellectual property in a digital world and diversity in libraries. In addition to her own blog, At the Intersection, April  is noted for her article White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS.

Lindsay Cronk ’06 was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2017, just 5 years after graduating with her MLIS from Valdosta State University, in recognition of her incredible ability to leverage technology to build community and share ideas and resources. In her blog she shares resources she has created to further facilitate collaboration with her person and even writes about all the “wrong moves” she made as a new librarian that ultimately turned out right. Currently she is is Head of Collection Strategies at University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries in Rochester, NY., which means she determines the priorities and direction of the resources collected for her library. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2006 with a B.A. in International Relations and Studio Art.
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Banned Book Week: Find Free Books!

bannedbookweekIt is Banned Book Week! To raise awareness about books that have been challenged in schools and libraries and to generate discussion about why books are banned, McCain Library is hiding books around campus for you to find!

The book hunt begins on Tuesday, September 26th at 8 a.m and will run through Friday, September 29th. Each day a bundle of books will be hidden somewhere on campus. For clues on how to find the bundle of books, follow us on Instagram (@McCainLibrary), Twitter (@McCainLibrary), or the McCain Library Facebook page. If you find the books they are yours to keep or redistribute to friends, but please take a picture of yourself with the books and share with us via one of our social media accounts. Good luck hunting!

To learn more about books that have been banned or challenged in recent years, visit our Banned Book exhibit on the first floor of McCain Library near the spiral staircase.

Many thanks to all of our student workers and our Library Event Planning Committee members who helped imagine and implement this exciting event. If you would like to help McCain Library plan future events consider joining our Library Event Planning Committee. Email Christopher Bishop (cbishop@agnesscott.edu) for more information.

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McCain Library & Decatur Public Library Meet and Greet – Thursday, August 24 from 3pm – 5pm

The library is so much more than books! Come learn how we can help you and what we have to offer to make your experience at Agnes Scott College even better! Decatur Public Library will be here signing people up for library cards. This event is the easiest way for students who live on campus to get a library card to an amazing collection of books and other resources, including passes to major Atlanta tourist attractions. We hope to see you there!

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Writers’ Festival LibGuide

Be prepared to ask great questions at this year’s Writers’ Festival. Visit the Writers’ Festival LibGuide to find interviews, books, articles and more with each of the writers on campus this week.

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A big thank you to Jillian Speck ’17 who created all the profiles on the writers this year. The guide also links to snapshots of previous years and provides a history of the Writers’ Festival.

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Info Session: UNC-CH iSchool (MSLS/MSIS)

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On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, representatives from the #2 nationally ranked School of Information at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be on campus to provide information about their graduate programs, financial aid, and career placement. (1-2pm). The session will be held in Lower Evans, Room C.

The iSchool at UNC-Chapel Hill offers a Master’s in Library Science and in Information Science. Graduates are in the workforce as Digital Librarians, User Experience Librarians, business intelligence analysts, web developers, archivists, and more.

Attendees may meet individually with recruiters from 2-3pm in that same location.

Open to alumnae and the public.

Co-sponsored by the ASC Office of Internship and Career Development and McCain Library. https://asclibrary.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/asc-visit-spring-2017-flyer.pdf

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Book Lovers’ Fair – Thursday, August 25 – 3:00pm-5:00pm

Book Lovers' FairWe are so excited to welcome all the new and returning students to campus that we are throwing a Book Lovers’ Fair just so we can see each and everyone of you in person!

We will have stations to test your knowledge of book trivia, provide you with tips for finding inexpensive textbooks, and share with you information on how to access other libraries.

Plus we will provide tours of our literature collection to help you find your favorite works of fiction.

Charis Books and Decatur Public Library will be on site to tell you about their resources too! Decatur Public Library will be ready to sign up Agnes Scott students for a public library card so you have access to even more books and databases, including test prep materials and audiobooks!

Best of all we will have cookies from Insomnia Cookies.  Mmmmh, cookies! We can’t wait to see you!

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Alumnae Weekend Events in McCain Library

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Alumnae Weekend will happen soon on April 15-16, 2016. Current students are invited to enjoy a few of the relevant things happening then in McCain Library.

Elevator lobby displays will reflect current events during the years of reunion classes (1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011).

English majors may join faculty and returning alumnae at the English Department Reception on Friday, 4:00-5:45 p.m. in the Kate Durr Elmore Reading Room (Ground Floor). Alumnae English majors, minors and friends are invited to share refreshments and visit. Current students who have received awards and honors this year will be recognized. (Note: that reading room will need to be set up for the event starting about 2:00 p.m. on Friday, so students should kindly choose another spot in McCain for studying.)

On Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center (Floor 2) will have an open house. Visit and enjoy this small museum space that preserves and celebrates the rich history of the Scott family and the college.