Tuesday, August 22, 2006


You may have noticed that Nick Dimassis' name no longer appears on our staff page. Nick has left Saint Mary's for another library job. Please direct all of your questions to staff at our main library number of 612-728-5108.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Invitation from the Library

All staff and faculty are invited to drop by the library for a quick demonstration of our latest tool - Find it. You do not have to set an appointment. Just stop in and a library staff member will show you how this tool makes it very easy for users to find electronic journals in our collection. I also want to take this time to thank some people who made this project possible. Linka Holey supported the acquisition of this tool; she was on board from the very beginning. Without Lee Amenenya, I would not have been able to fully implement this new resource. He provided critical technology support and made it possible for the tool to be available for use before the start of fall semester. Alex Thomas-Thomas-puffe, with her wonderful skills, designed images and buttons so that we could customize the tool. Ruth Ann Schwartz, Lauren Leighton, and Rachel Mcgee gave feedback about the new tool and continue to test it out for the Twin Cities and Winona libraries. Thank you! -Gretchen Pyle

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Library Tool

If you are a regular user of our Full Text Journal List, you will notice that we have replaced it with a new tool. We call it Journal Finder. It works in much the same way that the Full Text Journal List worked. It is a tool that will allow you to determine whether or not Saint Mary's has access to a particular journal or journal article so that you can access the full text. Please watch for more information about this new tool and related components of this tool.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Library hours in August

Please note the following changes to library hours during August: On Friday, August 11, the library will be closed. On Monday, August 21, the library switches over to semester break hours. We are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during break with two exceptions. On Wednesday, August 23 and Monday, September 4, the library will be closed. Also, we are not open on Saturdays during break. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dreaming and Creativity

Sheila McNellis Asato, a Saint Mary's student, has organized a conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). The conference is being held at Luther Seminary in St. Paul on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. Stop by the library for a brochure about the conference or visit the IASD Web site.