Folkelore

Celebrate and Explore Diversity

We’ve got a few new displays highlighting various library resources that support diversity. When you first walk through the doors, you’ll find a display about race in anticipation of Dr. Shakti Butler’s visit next Tuesday. You’ll also find a Black History Month display at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library. And […]

Featured Collection: Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers

During World War II, by April 1942, more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps. This digital collection of 25 relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the daily life of the interned Japanese-Americans. Click to search the Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers collection

Everything, Everything Reviewed

We’re rolling out a new feature in our blog – young adult book reviews! Last spring, we surveyed students about the library (read more about the changes we made based on your input). Many of you mentioned you’d like to see more book reviews. Many of you also said you’re looking for more young adult books. […]

Accessibility to ALL

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we have automatic doors on both sides of the breezeway! Kristine Rogers, with the Gustavus Student Nursing Association, submitted a grant proposal to the Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Committee requesting funds for this equipment/installation. With the assistance and collaboration of the Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grant monies and Gustavus Physical Plant, […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

Friday, Jan. 29: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Jan. 30 & Jan. 31:  Closed.  Monday, Feb. 1 – Friday, Feb. 5:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 6 & 7:  Closed.

You Asked, We Listened

Follow Up to Frequently Asked for Things in the Spring 2015 Library Survey Last spring, the library sent out a student survey about possible improvements to the library space. Hundreds of students responded, and we are grateful for their feedback. We’ve worked to address some of the most frequently asked-for improvements and others have been […]

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Break

Wed., Dec. 16 – Fri., Dec. 18: 8:00 am – 1:00 am; Sat., Dec. 19: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun., Dec. 20: 11:00 am – 1:00 am; Mon., Dec. 21 – Wed., Dec. 23: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Thurs., Dec. 24 – Sun., Jan. 3: Closed.  Happy Holidays!

Book Swap Extended Hours!

The Library’s book swap is such a hit that we are extending our hours. Rather than ending at 4pm today, the book swap table will be up all evening. (No guarantees the tea & cocoa will last that long – they are a hit, too.) Stop by to pick up fun reading materials for break. […]

Book Swap!

The library is hosting a book swap on Wednesday, December 16 from 10am – 4pm on the main floor of the library for the entire campus community. Look for the beautifully decorated table near the front doors. We will also be serving cocoa and tea starting at 10. What is a book swap, exactly? Good question! Book swaps […]

Gustavus Student Book Launch!

Research always leads us deeper into exploring the many conversations on any given topic. First year students in Professor Kate Knutson’s First Term Seminar course, Fast Food and Society, took the extra step by contributing new literature to the conversations happening on fast food culture. The book, In the Shadow of the Golden Arches, contains essays […]