Library Matters / Libraries Matter: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Think back to the books you loved as a kid, the ones you loved to read (or have read to you) over and over again. Now ask yourself how many featured brown or black characters as the main character? How many portrayed main characters who were differently-abled? Or who had single parents? Or LGBT parents? […]

Library Star Students

Congratulations to Rafael Soriano (Circulation), Tory Makela (Audio Visual) and Ben Przybilla (Archives) for being chosen as Library Star Students for spring 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 […]

Doing Research…in History

Calling all Gusties who are conducting research for a History course – the Gustavus Library is here to help. The History Research Guide will help you navigate various resources and approaches to doing research. Use the tabs at the top to explore various types of sources, including specialized reference works, books and history journal articles. […]

New: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

New resource! The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines published between 1684 and 1912. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a news brief from the AAS Historical Periodicals Collections that appeared in a Boston magazine in 1875: Woman Suffrage Partly Granted in Minnesota: While we […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Teaching Library

Asking questions and seeking help is the mark of a good researcher. When you start your research – or even midway through – you won’t know everything about your topic or how information is organized in your field. Librarians won’t know everything about your topic, either, but we do know how to navigate complex information […]

Travel in January – Or Vicariously

There are so many opportunities to travel abroad during the January IEX term. Stop by outside the caff on Monday, April 12th between 3:00 and 5:30 pm to check out the offerings – or browse through them online. We also have books about all the destinations available for travel domestically or abroad. You can do […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day #IWD2018 #PressforProgress

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #PressforProgress, which encourages communities to work together for gender parity and inclusivity. We think a lot about library space and collections in terms of inclusivity. We’ve been working for a long time to make our main floor bathrooms gender neutral – and we hope to have an update for the […]

1998 Tornado Display

Most of us have heard the stories. Many of us lived through it. Twenty years ago, a tornado struck the town of St. Peter and surrounding areas, causing widespread damage, including to campus. To mark the anniversary, the College & Lutheran Church Archives is unveiling a new display documenting the 1998 Tornado. Displayed materials include […]

Doing Research….In Religion

Are you taking a Religion course and need to conduct some research? The Gustavus Library is here to help. Topics in Religion are wonderfully diverse. You might be studying anything from biblical texts to  the intersection of Buddhist meditation practices and mindfulness movements to the role of religion in American politics. The Religion Research Guide […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Day of Facts Reflection

Last year, the Gustavus Library participated in the #DayofFacts campaign via our blog and social media. Some of our tweets even went viral! (Well, viral for us.) On the anniversary of the event, we are reposting last year’s blog post about the day itself – and the reasons that facts continue to remain important. On […]