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McCain Library Winter Break Hours

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Mon., Dec. 11, 2017    Open 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Tues., Dec. 12, 2017    Open 8:30 AM –11:30 AM*
Wed.– Fri., Dec. 13 – 15, 2017   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat.– Sun., Dec. 16 – 17, 2017   CLOSED
Mon.– Fri., Dec. 18 – 22, 2017   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017 –
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
  CLOSED
Tues.– Fri., Jan. 2 – 5, 2018   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat. —- Sun., Jan. 6 -7, 2018   CLOSED
Mon., Jan. 8, 2017   Open 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues., Jan. 9 (Classes Start)   Open 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

*Closed for all staff holiday party

Posted in Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Research Help

Need Citation Help?

Just in time for the completion of final papers, McCain Library has published two guides to help you whip your citations into shape. Check out our new APA Citation Guide and MLA 8th Edition Citation Guide. Each guide walks you through key formatting tips and provides examples of how to format popular types of resources.

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If you still cannot figure out how to cite something, stop by the Scottie Research & Rescue Desk, email us at library@agnesscott.edu, or set up an individual appointment and we will do our best to help! We will not format your entire bibliography for you, but we are willing to answer tough citation questions! Good luck with all you need to do in the next two weeks!

 

Posted in Library Spaces, Services, & Resources

Book a Research Appointment!

Making an appointment with a specific librarian has never been easier!appointments

  1. Go to mccainlibrary.youcanbook.me
  2. Choose a librarian, Scottie Research & Rescue Desk, or No Preference
  3. Select a date and time
  4. Complete a short form letting us know how we can help.

You appointment will be immediately added to the calendar of the librarian or service point you selected and a confirmation message will be sent to your email account. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance so if you need a time today or early tomorrow stop by the Scottie Research & Rescue Desk or email the librarian you want to meet with directly.

Posted in Hours

Break Hours March 4-March 19

We wish you all a fun and relaxing time over Journeys/Peak Week and Spring Break!palm-tree

McCain Library’s Break Hours will be:

Pre-Journeys & Peak Week 
Friday, March 3 Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 4 – Sunday, March  5 Closed
Journeys/Peak Week March 6 – March 12
Monday – Friday, March 6 – 10 Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday, March 11-12 Closed
Spring Break March 13 – March 18
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 Open  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 18 Closed
Sunday, March  19 Open 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM

If you are researching at a distance, remember that LibGuides are available 24/7 to point you to the best resources for your topic. They are keyword searchable too! Email library@agnesscott.edu if need more guidance.

Posted in Hours, Interesting News & Commentary

Library Hours Around Thanksgiving Break

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An alert to library users:  between November 22-26, 2016, McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Thanksgiving Break.

Please plan accordingly.

Mon., 11/21      OPEN 8:00 am – 2:00 am*

Tues., 11/22         OPEN 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed., 11/23      OPEN 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thurs., 11/24         CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Fri., 11/25           CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 11/26          CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sun., 11/27         OPEN 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our online, no-password-needed, keyword searchable LibGuides – subject-oriented research starters for help at a distance, 24/7.

**If you’re staying on campus, remember that McCain G-11 is accessible by ASC ID card (go to library side doors facing Alston, then scan your ID at the card reader there and at the classroom door) when the main library spaces are closed. Enjoy the break!

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Videos

ASC Video Clips from the Archives

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The McCain Library Archives & Special Collections is regularly adding historical information about the college to its website at http://libguides.agnesscott.edu/speccoll/home.  The most recent additions are some video clips from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, showing campus scenes, students at work and play, etc.

All the clips can be found in the “From the Archives” playlist at McCain Library’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/McCainLibrary), and many of the clip descriptions on YouTube are linked to a related page on the archives website where the video, along with additional pictures and information, can be found.

One of the next major additions to the archives site, coming later this semester, will be a tab on the history of athletics on campus, with a page for each sport & historical pictures of play and teams over the years from the 1890s forward.

Thanks to ITS Media Technician China Wilson ’14 for digitizing this old video, and Margaret Rose Hunt ’18, Archives Student Assistant, for putting the material online.  Please contact Marianne Bradley ’74, Archives Manager, for further information.

Posted in Hours, Interesting News & Commentary

Library Hours Around Fall Break

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An alert to library users:  between October 5 – 9, 2016, McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Fall Break and because of a film shoot in the library.

Please plan accordingly.

Wed., 10/5         OPEN 8:00 am – 2:00 am*
(Students may use computers in McCain 211 or library laptops if computer clusters on Floor 1 are affected by movie prep.)

Thurs., 10/6      OPEN 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (No Classes/Movie Prep in Main Reading Room)

Fri., 10/7           CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 10/8          CLOSED (Movie Filming)**

Sun., 10/9         OPEN 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our online, no-password-needed, keyword searchable LibGuides – subject-oriented research starters for help at a distance, 24/7.

**If you’re staying on campus, remember that McCain G-11 is accessible by ASC ID card (go to library side doors facing Alston, then scan your ID at the card reader there and at the classroom door) when the main library spaces are closed. Enjoy the break!

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

 

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources

Alumna Architect Featured in Atlanta Magazine

McCain Library’s archival collections related to alumna architect Leila Ross Wilburn are featured prominently in the September 9, 2016 online issue of Atlanta Magazine. The full article is available here: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/homeandgarden/pioneering-female-architect-leila-ross-wilburn-one-atlantas-prolific/.

The article reports that, “After graduating* from Agnes Scott Institute (now Agnes Scott College) and studying architectural drafting with a private tutor, the 21-year-old traveled around the country to study the emerging Arts and Crafts movement—using her Kodak camera to capture some 5,000 photographs of residences that inspired her. Returning to Atlanta, she apprenticed with B.R. Padgett and Son, where her first commission was a three-story YMCA gym at Georgia Military Academy, now Woodward Academy. Just three years later, Wilburn established her own practice.”

If one visits “Atlanta’s Intown neighborhoods where early-20th-century houses and bungalows remain,” the results of Wilburn’s house plans can be seen, particularly in Decatur’s MAK neighborhood adjacent to Agnes Scott College. Her homes also still exist in Inman Park, Ansley Park, and Midtown.

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Wilburn’s plan books are the only ones known to have been published by a female architect.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MCCAIN LIBRARY

*Note from McCain Library: Wilburn attended Agnes Scott Institute but did not graduate from there as stated in the article.

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Changes to Library Fine Policy

Mugshot With the new academic year starting, McCain Library made some changes to three fine categories and a loan period policy.

Because Browsing Book fiction/nonfiction and DVDs are high-demand collections:

1. Browsing Books and DVDs incur a $.50 (fifty cents) per day fine when overdue (previously, both were $.10 per day)

2. DVDs circulate for 7 days (previously, they were loaned for a shorter time)

Students will be glad to learn that McCain Library has discontinued overdue fines for the general circulating collection (most books in the Stacks) as of August 29, 2016.

3. The $.10 (ten cents) per day fine for the non-reserve circulating collection was dropped

Fines do remain in place for course reserves ($1.00 per hour or partial hour) since all members of a class need access to those items in a timely manner.

Students, faculty, and staff will still need to return library books eventually in order to avoid being billed for a lost item. There is a non-refundable $10 billing fee for items returned after moving into lost status. Watch for courtesy reminders sent to your ASC email account, and make a note on your calendar when checking out an item. Then you will not have to worry about any fines or lost fees. You may check your account status and request renewals 24/7 at https://sophia.agnesscott.edu/patroninfo.

All library borrowing policies are posted here: https://www.agnesscott.edu/library/about/policies.html

Questions may be directed to Christopher Bishop, User Services Librarian, cbishop@agnesscott.edu or x6337.

 

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The “Most Expensive” Textbooks on Reserve – Fall 2016

fluffy-bunny-reading_zpse8b402bb  McCain Library continues to provide a loaner copy of the most expensive textbooks required in certain Agnes Scott College courses. These are typically 100-level (a few 200- level) classes in the natural sciences, foreign languages, and Econ/Business. This list below does not include other books on course reserve, only ones that met criteria for purchase by the library (reflecting a student focus group’s advice to us), or that were provided by a faculty member/academic department: 

  • Retail cost is more than $100, and the book is not easily bought used or rented for less $
  • Quickly available on Amazon.com or through a similar source
  • Used in 100-level/introductory classes for subjects noted above (with the thought that students are more likely to want to buy and keep a personal copy of texts related to a major in higher level courses, rather than the 100-level books)

The textbook may be borrowed for two hours at one time to use in McCain Library.

Always check our catalog for the full picture! All course reserves are searchable/noted in the SOPHIA library catalog:  http://sophia.agnesscott.edu/search/r.

 

Pricey Textbooks
Expensive Textbooks on Reserve (not a list of all books on reserve)