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Juneteenth, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation on June 19, 1865 of the last slaves of the Confederacy. That day came two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation when Union soldiers finally reached Galveston, Texas and proclaimed the slaves of Texas free. This is a celebration for all Americans who love liberty and freedom. The annual commemoration is […]

Queer History & Fun Reads for Pride Month 🌈

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the library, Rainbow Book Month. Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. This post highlights a few materials from the Gustavus Library collection that celebrate queer history, the present, […]

Together: A Global and Interconnected Effort (Feminism Series Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the third and final post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here and her second post here. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) Thus far in our […]

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

Join us in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Below is a sampling of resources on AAPI heritage in the library, including decolonial travel guides, memoirs, novels and graphic novels, plays, films, current news, and primary sources. Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i edited by Hokulani K. Aikau and Vernadette Vicuña […]

Library Hours for May 15- 31

The hours for May 15 – 31 are:  Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm; Friday – Sunday: Closed. We will also be closed on Memorial Day. Summer hours will begin Tuesday, June 1:  9 am – 4:45 pm (Monday – Friday).

Summer Reads at Gustavus Library: Fantasy

Looking for some leisure reading after finishing Game of Thrones, Chronicles of Narnia, or Harry Potter? Check out these fantasy series available at Gustavus Library. The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Call Number: PS3610.E46 F54 2015 Publication Date: 2015-08-04 The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Call […]

Guest Post! TRANSforming Book Study

Today we welcome guest blogger and Library Intern Amber Wolfinger (’21), who highlights a recent book study. This spring, the Chaplain’s office sponsored a book study of Austen Hartke’s Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. The book study discussions were led by Maggie Falenschek (Chaplain’s Office) and Aaron Geringer (Counseling Center), who […]

Library Hours for Spring Finals

Friday, May 7:  8 am – 12 am; Saturday, May 8:  8 am – 8 pm; Sunday, May 9:  12 pm – 12 am; Monday, May 10:  8 am – 12 am; Tuesday, May 11:  8 am – 8 pm; Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, May 14:  8 am – 4:45 pm.

A Starting Point that Never Ends: A Brief Look at Feminist History (Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the second post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here. Feminism has been around arguably as long as women have existed. As mentioned in the previous blog post feminism is a movement for equality, and people believe […]

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2022

The Library is now accepting submissions for the Patricia Lindell Research Prize/Paper. This $400 prize is awarded by the library faculty for a paper already written for a Gustavus academic course. This paper should demonstrate excellent use of source material. Papers may be submitted from Fall Semester 2020 through Spring Semester 2022. As faculty endorsement […]


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