Archive for 2010

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Archives Renovation: A Brave New World

The College and Lutheran Church Archives has been, for the most part, in its current location since the opening of the second Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library in late 1972. During that last thirty-eight years many items have been collected. Thousands of acid-free boxes serve as home to the unique documents, photographs, recordings, and numerous other […]

Stellar Students

Congratulations to Rose Follis, Tyna Johnson and Annie Kleinschmidt on being chosen as 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. Thanks Rose, […]

Armistice Day Blizzard at Gustavus

Today is the anniversary of the Armistice Day Blizzard of November 1940. The Monday started much like today with unseasonably warm temperatures that had climbed to the low 60s during the afternoon. However, the weather changed quickly and temperatures dropped by 40 degrees over the next several hours. A large and powerful winter storm rolled […]

Check it out

Our AV collection has moved out into the open stacks on the first floor. It’s now easier to browse and you can check out any movie for 24 hours. We’ve also moved the AV desk out near the stacks and opened up a new study space in its place.

Students: Earn a free 5 dollar print card!

Students: participate in a one-hour focus group on Dec. 1st and earn a free $5.00 print card good for the 2010-11 academic year. The focus groups are casual and, most importantly, your participation will help improve the library for current and future Gusties!  For more information or to sign-up, please send an email to libstudy@gustavus.edu. […]

Another Spring Course: Information Fluency

As we have done for several years, the library will again offer NDL 301: Information Fluency. (You can get a sense of what the course is about by checking out last spring’s blog and course pages.) As it says in the catalog, This course will give students interested in going to graduate or professional school […]

New Spring Course: NDL 201: Reading Workshop

  We are offering a new course (.25 credits) in which students will read and discuss two or more books, including a contemporary work of fiction or non-fiction announced in advance and a book chosen by the student. The book being discussed this spring is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It […]

Curl Up With a Good IEX January Course

Library faculty are offering two courses this January. A new course jointly taught by Anna Hulseberg and Julie Gilbert is Fact and Fiction (NDL 109). “In this course students will explore the relationship between fact and fiction in the experience of the reader and the writer. We will commence with an investigation into the psychology of reading and apply […]

New Peer Reference Tutors – and Longer Hours

We know that as busy as students are, they often can’t really settle down to work on their papers until 9:00 pm or later And 10pm is when the librarians are yawning, hanging up the reference shingle, and heading to bed. (Okay, one of us is a night owl, but he’s the exception to the […]

Do You Hear What I Hear?

At the entrance to the library are security gates. Every book we own and equipment now too, are secured so that unless we desensitize items, the alarm (or beeping) will sound as you leave the building. Our items, books, computers, DVD’s, CD’s, etc., are precious to us. We want everyone to be able to use […]