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Librarians, Come Work with Us!

Are you an MLS-holding librarian or recent library school graduate 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 […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: IMLS

Like many professional organizations, libraries are famous (notorious?) for their use of acronyms: ILS, RDA, OCLC, ACRL, ALA….The list goes on and on. (No, seriously, it does!) One of the most important acronyms, and one that has been in the news recently, is IMLS, which stands for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

Friday, Feb. 2: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 3 & 4:  Closed.  Monday, Feb. 5 – Friday, Feb. 9 :  8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 10 & 11:  Closed.

RIP Ursula Le Guin

We have lost a great writer. If you haven’t discovered her books – or if you want to reread one you loved – we have many of them available in the library. I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live […]

Open Again

We are open again! Come on inside and enjoy lovely views of a snowy campus from the library. You can also check things out – who wants to be caught without an emergency book or two? Or a pile of magazines or some DVDs? If you’re looking for something to read, check out our display of […]

Snow Day – We’re Closed!

The weather outside is frightful. Since classes have been canceled, the library is closing at 10 am along with most of the campus. You will be able to access electronic resources whether you are on campus or off. Any research questions you might have can be asked via email. Stay warm and safe!

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 […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

By now you’ve probably heard that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s chairman, Ajit Pai, has introduced plans to end net neutrality. The outcome of the vote, which is scheduled for December 14, is almost certain to pass, given the partisan makeup of the commission. Ending net neutrality is troubling on a whole host of reasons. […]

Library Star Students

Congratulations to Seagin Clauss (Audio Visual) and Jordan Johnson (Circulation) for being chosen as Library Star Students for fall semester! Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Library hours for Thanksgiving week:  Tuesday, November 21:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Wednesday, November 22:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, November 25:  Closed.  Sunday, November 26:  6:00 pm – 1:00 am.