Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Library Hours

Take note! We've got some changes to our library hours this week.
  • Friday, 10/25:  9am-12pm  
  • Saturday, 10/26:  8am-3pm  
  • Monday, 10/28:  1pm-9pm  
  • Tuesday, 10/29:  12pm-9pm  
Normal hours resume Wednesday.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, check out the Lasallian Research Symposium held next door at the Saint Mary's Event Center. Several librarians will be there, as well as a vibrant community of scholars committed to supporting, conducting, and publishing Lasallian research!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Library Website Launches

Go on, feast your eyes. Chances are you’re reading this paragraph in the blog feed embedded in our new website. Lovely isn't it?

Our new library website is easy to use, requires fewer clicks, and gives you instant access to SuperSearch.
Take a short video tour, and then blast off into awesome.

Let us know what you think of the new site - feedback is most definitely welcome

Thursday, October 03, 2013

October 2013 New Books

In addition to bulk orders of Halloween candy, Twin Cities Library has ordered some spooktacular new books for your reading and learning pleasure. Can you tell that the person blogging this week enjoys a certain holiday?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ERIC Shutdown

Our largest database of education research and information, ERIC, happens to be a sponsored by two government entities - the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. If you've followed the news as of late, today marks the start of a partial government shutdown. Imagine our surprise to learn ERIC is affected.

On ERIC's website:
Dear Users,
Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host eric.ed.gov have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.
If you find a resource in SuperSearch and try to access the full text from ERIC, you'll be met with this message:

We'll keep you updated! Until then, continue using SuperSearch for most of your education resource-related  needs. You can manually request items from ERIC using our Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form.

Tally ho!