Monday, June 1, 2015

Sad Farewells

The library is saying good bye to two long time workers this Spring: Rachel Thomas, the Interlibrary Loan Librarian and Mary Kosel, the Acquisitions Director.  They have provided many years of exemplary service to the library and will be much missed.

 Lauren Leighton ( 507-457-1564 |  will be temporarily filling in for Rachel at the Interlibrary Loan desk and Amanda Bauer ( 507-457-8702 | will be taking over Mary Kosel's position.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Now Online

The library is happy to announce that the New Catholic Encyclopedia (15 volume set plus 10 supplement volumes) is now available in an online version.  You can access the resource through the Gale Virtual Reference Library or as a direct link here .  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Reference Database

The library has acquired a new online reference database, CREDO, that provides access to 650+ full text titles including encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and more.

Start you research here and use CREDO's linking features to expand you search to related articles in library databases and to the books in our catalog.

Includes a "Tools" page with links to a crossword solver, image library, pronunciation guide, quotation locator, and more.

 No check out is required to read these e-Books online.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rocky the Therapy Dog Returns

Rocky, a gentle golden retriever and therapy dog, will be returning to the library during finals week. Stop by to receive some free stress relief on Saturday May 2nd.  Rocky will be available for consultation
from 1-5 pm.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fitzgerald Library Participates in Money Smart Week

This week is Money Smart Week, a national initiative in its fifth year  between the American  Libraries Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help communities manage their personal finances.

In partnership with Winona State and area banks the library is hosting a presentation on Wednesday April 22nd from 4:00 to 5:00 in the McEnery Center  titled "Understanding Credit." There will be refreshments, as well as the chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to attend.

For more information on the week's events go to the Money Smart Week site.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Evening Circulation Supervisor says Adieu

Here's Juanita at her farewell party
Juanita Greenwell, the cheerful presence at the evening Circulation Desk for the last few years, has moved on to pursue new career opportunities. We will all miss her very much, but wish her the best in her new position.

Taking her place for this semester you will see Amanda Bauer from Technical Services.  You can expect that excellent circulation services will continue with Amanda.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Book Madness Winner

The Book Madness Bracket winner this month was Jaci Bongard. She won a tie breaker in a random drawing and took home a gift certificate for Barnes & Noble.  Harry Potter (in all its manifestations) came out as the winning title.  Thanks for everyone who participated.