building also houses back issues of periodicals and the Wendell Will Room. The Mudd building houses the current periodicals collection; extensive collections of U.S. government documents, maps, and foreign and domestic newspapers; the College Archives and Special Collections; the Madelon Stockwell Turner Memorial Room; viewing and listening facilities for video and music; a classroom; the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA); and the Academic Skills Center. The library’s online catalog is available to students and faculty from computers located throughout the library, from across campus and from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The library website provides instant access to the library’s periodical holdings, numerous online databases and full-text sources, and special collections. The book collections, developed over more than a century, are extensive and provide support across the curriculum. A large collection of classic and popular motion pictures on videotape and DVD is available. The library is a participant in the Michigan Electronic Library (MeLCat), an online system that enables Albion students and faculty to directly request materials from other participating Michigan libraries. In addition, the library provides an interlibrary loan service that utilizes an international computer network and electronic transmission to locate and rapidly retrieve materials not available locally. Wireless access to the College network and the Internet is available throughout both buildings. The library maintains a pool of more than 35 wireless laptops (both Windows and Macintosh), iPads, and e-book readers available for student checkout at the Circulation Desk. The library contains many attractive areas for study—classrooms, seminar rooms for groups, carrels for individual study, and comfortable seating. The Friends of the Stockwell-Mudd Libraries sponsor a variety of displays and programs, including readings and
Albion College has been recognized as a leader in providing technology resources and support to students, faculty, and staff. The Information Technology staff provides superior technical skills and customer service to the campus community. Computers are available for student use in public and residence hall computing labs on campus. Each lab is equipped with a high-speed laser printer. Labs are located in the Ferguson Building, Olin Hall, and Putnam Hall. The Stockwell information desk is staffed Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-12 midnight, by student technology assistants who assist with software troubleshooting and equipment operation. Software installed on lab computers includes Microsoft Office, library access programs, and other applications specific to course work. Students can take advantage of free Microsoft Office software within Albion College’s licensing agreement. Technical assistance can be obtained from the Help Desk. The Help Desk is available via e-mail at helpdesk@albion. edu or at ext. 0479 (517/629-0479). For more information on IT resources, see www.albion.edu/it/.
Library Services The Stockwell-Mudd Libraries make available to students and faculty approximately 425,000 books and non-print items, over 20,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions, and full-text articles from more than 53,000 journals through the library’s many online databases. The print collections are distributed between two buildings connected by an enclosed walkway: The Stockwell Memorial Library (1938) and Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center (1980). The Cutler Commons, the newly renovated area on the first floor of the Stockwell building, includes interactive study spaces, a one-stop services area (Reference, Circulation, and Information Technology), and a café. The Stockwell
Published on Jul 16, 2013
Published on Jul 16, 2013
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