Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Solar Powered Library

The dreams of the SMUMN alternative energy coalition came to fruition today.   Workers from Winona Renewable Energy LLC  braved  freezing cold temperatures to install solar panels on the roof of the Fitzgerald Library this morning. When the work is completed the panels will supply energy to  both the Library and the McEnery Center. Kudos to all who worked on and supported this mission!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Tuesday November 25: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday November 26: 8:00 am to Noon
Thursday November 27-Sunday November 30th: Closed
Monday December 1: 8:00 am to Midnight
Tuesday December 2: Regular hours resume

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone !

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What's New?

There have been several new additions to the  Fitzgerald Library over the summer:
  • Comfy window seating compliments of a generous gift from the Senior Class of 1999
  • 4 beautiful Mac computer stations situated in the lower McEnery "pit"
  • 2 new group study rooms on the main floor of the library (#s 117 & 119) 
  • Enhancements in 3 McEnery group study rooms including a 50" flat panel display screen with built in speakers and Apple TV
IT workers installing new Macs
New seating arrangements

Welcome (Back)

A big welcome to new and returning students from the Fitzgerald Library staff. Stop into the air conditioned comfort of the library to get a start on your research, study, or just take a break in some of our new comfy arm chairs.  The library staff is  on hand to help you succeed in your academic endeavors; visit us.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Essay on Gabriel García Márquez from Salem Press

Salem Press would like to acknowledge the passing of the great literary giant Gabriel García Márquez by sending our teachers, professors and librarians this essay with our compliments, entitled Gabriel García Márquez: Cultural and Historical Contexts. It was originally published as part of 12 essays in the Critical Insights Series title on Mr. Garcia Márquez.
Gabriel García Márquez is and will remain a favorite author of many of the avid readers here at Salem Press. We celebrate his life and works.

Have you read his work? Start with these:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Minitex Trials

Academic bulb image logoEvery few years the state of Minnesota, through our library consortium Minitex, funds a collection of online databases for school, public, and academic libraries.  A trial period for the next funding package is currently in place with many vendors competing for inclusion.  One of the contenders, Credo Reference, can be sampled by SMU users through April. Credo is an exciting reference database providing access to thousands of excellent academic reference books online.  Take advantage of this trial period and sample it now.  Please send any comments you might have about Credo to wlibrary@smumn.edu and we will pass them on to the Minitex selection group. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Teen Fiction Book Review Blog

As part of her library internship Katie Sonnek has created a book review blog, The Reading Lamp, in which she describes and critiques literature for the young adult audience. This month you can find reviews of critically acclaimed fantasy writer Susan Cooper's Over Sea Under Stone, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm, The Lions of Little Rock by Kristine Levine, and several others.  Each month Sonnek will be busy reading and reviewing some of the best fiction written for teens, including the books that have received American Library awards this year.  Watch for a Katie's display of the 2013 teen award winners in the lower level of the library coming soon. Check our her critiques for advice on good books to read for yourselves, your students (if you are an education major), or your children (if you are a book loving parent).