Folkelore

It’s Cool Inside

It’s nice and cool in the library. This welcome sign was created by our talented students. Stop off and find something to read, check out a DVD, or borrow some magazines. While you’re at it, enjoy the outdoors. The prairie behind the library and in the Arb is looking mighty fine right now.

The Bards of Valley View

Thanks to the Minnesota Library Publishing Project, we were able to publish Geography Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas’s stories about residents of Valley View, home to some influential Gustavus faculty and administrators, who designed the street and made it into a community.You may browse it online, download free digital copy, or purchase a paperback copy. If […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

Update: Net Neutrality is back in the news. Democrats in the US Senate just forced a vote on a resolution to reverse Chairman Ajit Pai’s change in internet regulations, a change that some internet service providers and all of the big telecomm corporations favored but a majority of citizens in both parties opposed. The bill […]

Audio Video Equipment/Books and DVDs During Summer Months

     Video camera kits, tripods, and/or projectors will not be available for checkout from the library from June 1st – August 31st.  If you were planning on using such equipment during these summer months, please contact Mark Kump, x7571 or mkump@gustavus.edu prior to May 31st to make permissible arrangements. Please also expect a delay […]

Honoring our Senior Student Employees

Whenever you walk through the Library, you see students. Studying, researching, browsing shelves, socializing…sometimes even napping. We hope you’ve also noticed an essential group of students who are working at the front desk, or the AV desk, or shelving books. Other students are behind-the-scenes, helping to order and process books and other materials. These are […]

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2018

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 2016 through Spring Semester 2018. As faculty endorsement […]

Mayday! Leymah Gbowee

How often do you get to hear a Nobel Peace Prize winner speak? This week, Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker for the annual Mayday! peace conference.  She will be speaking in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. There will be a screening of a documentary about her work, Pray the […]

Student Book Reviews

Thirteen students participated in the Library’s Spring Reading Workshop during the first half of the semester. We read and discussed a book together (Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, a family drama, social critique, and mystery all in one) and students read and reviewed of a second book of their choice. Excerpts from some student book […]

Seeing White with John Biewen

CAB is bringing an interesting speaker to campus – John Biewen, a Gustie grad who now teaches at Duke University and produces audio documentaries for its Center for Documentary Studies. According to his bio, “as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and India […]

Mental Health Matters

We noticed some signs posted on campus today. We’re not sure who put them up or whether they are connected to a particular event or course, but we agree that mental health matters, that youth face increasing challenges for their mental health, and that access to health care is important for all. We put together […]