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Librarians, Come Work with Us!

Are you a current or soon-to-be degree-holding librarian looking to gain experience in an academic library? Come work with us! The Gustavus Library is currently accepting applications for a one-year, visiting librarian position (at the instructor or assistant professor rank). We offer a supportive, collaborative environment with many opportunities to develop your skills. Primary responsibilities include […]

OCLC Error messages

Recently, we have had a few reports of an error occuring when attempting to submit ILL requests or view a personal library account (see image above). If you encounter this error, please clear your browser cache and cookies (going back at least 4 weeks), then restart your computer. If doing so does not resolve the […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

Sat. & Sun., Feb. 1 & 2:  Closed.  Monday, Feb. 3 – Friday, Feb. 7 :  9:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 8 & 9:  Closed.

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2020

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 2018 through Spring Semester 2020. As faculty endorsement […]

Extra Cool Student-Created Zine

We are pleased to display a zine created by Emily Monicken for her creative writing class. You can find Emily’s zine displayed on the main floor of the library (near the Christmas tree.) A part of Emily’s project is to collect responses from people who interact with her zine. So stop on by, check out […]

Suggestion Box – Answers!

We’ve had a great response to our library suggestion box! Here are a few things that have been suggested, along with our replies: Please add The Dark Forest by Cixin Lin. You have the first and third books of the triology but not the second. Our response: Oops! This sometimes happens with how we order […]

Patricia Lindell Scholarship Recipient

We are pleased to announce that Aimen Zara (Junior, Management major) is the recipient of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library’s 2019-2020 Patricia Lindell Scholarship.   This year’s project will explore how the library can improve its website to better serve student needs. Aimen’s work experience and coursework has provided her with a strong foundation in comparative […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Infrastructure Part Two

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the Library provides the infrastructure that supports most undergraduate and a big chunk of faculty research across campus. Today I’m going to unpack what that means. When we think about research, we often picture the scientist in the lab, hunched over her microscope. Sometimes she’s working with students, […]

You got somethin’ to say??

Well, we want to hear it! We’re pleased to announce the Gustavus Library’s Virtual Suggestion Box. If you’ve got something you’d like to share with us – something we don’t have that you wish we did, or something we do that you wish we’d change – let us know. We value input from our users […]

Patricia Lindell Scholarship Application Now Open

Every other year, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library awards a junior or senior student the Patricia Lindell Scholarship, established through the generosity of the Gustavus Library Associates. The recipient will be awarded $1,200 to undertake a research project for the library that benefits the wider Gustavus community. The scholarship is awarded upon the successful completion […]


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