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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews
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Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews

The second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library has been reborn. Books are by and large gone – replaced with open space, new furniture, new classrooms, touch screens, and makerspaces. The renovation, announced last year and completed over the summer, has been met with a rapturous response. “The reaction has been very positive,” Associate Director,…

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Library director delves into recent space changes

This fall, returning Macalester students may have sauntered to their favorite DeWitt Wallace Library study spots only to find a couple brand-new walls impeding access to their preferred cozy corner. Fear not, observant Macites: although the two freshly partitioned spaces blend in and look as if they’ve existed forever, they were indeed created anew this…

Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty
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Way Back at Mac: Dewitt Wallace is not guilty

We are guilty, here at Macalester, of falsely accusing a man for a crime he did not commit. Namely, bringing a cow to the fourth floor of Old Main and leaving it for the administration and facilities to deal with. This man, as many know, is Dewitt Wallace. If you took a tour as a…

Library receives the Excellence in Academic Library award
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Library receives the Excellence in Academic Library award

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recently awarded Macalester’s Dewitt Wallace Library the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for the “college” category. The Hudson County Community College Library in Jersey City, New Jersey won the “community college” category and the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Georgia…

Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options
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Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options

With the popularity of renting MacBook Pros from Macalester’s lending pool, the library purchased 15 Chromebooks to make more computers available to students at an affordable price for the library. The Chromebooks are browser-based, meaning that they run exclusively online and on Google apps. “[They’re] perfect for emailing, writing papers, video-calling, chatting, sending emails and…