Archive for 2012

Interlibrary Loan fun facts

Here’s a fun ILL tidbit:  sometimes, an out-of-state library can supply an item faster than a library in Minnesota. It’s true.  ILL staff populate the automated system with compiled lists of “fastest lenders.”  In fact, any location information from the record you choose is stripped from the request when you submit it.  So just make […]

New Zine Collection

We now have a cataloged collection of zines that can be browsed by title, shelved on the main floor between the newspapers and the browsing collection. Like browsing books, they can be checked out for a month. We decided to create this collection as an example of alternative DIY publishing. Many of the zines were […]

Access from Off-Campus

Make sure your record is active by using “My Library Account” from the library website. If you are unable to gain access you will need your patron record updated. Email We will be able to assist you if you find yourself itching to do research while on break! Happy Thanksgiving!

Model of the Swedish Warship Vasa of 1628 on display

There is now a miniature representation (1:50 scale) of the Vasa built from scratch by Clayton Johnson from Albert Lea, MN on display in the library.  As Clayton made many trips to Sweden conducting research at the Vasa Museum, this model is the most accurate replica of the original.   The Vasa was one of the […]

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 20 & Nov. 21: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Thursday, Nov. 22 – Saturday, Nov. 24:  Closed. Sunday, Nov. 25: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am. 

Stellar students!

Congratulations to Josh Syzpulski (AV), Libby Larson (Archives), and Molly Schroeder (Processing/Stacks) for 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. A […]

Changes on the first floor

Looking for a comfy place to study? Try the first floor of the library!  We have taken out some of the study carrels and replaced them with comfy furniture.  There is also more room for group studying at the tables or if you’re somebody who likes to spread your stuff out then this is a […]

Elections at Gustavus

Students are often passionate about political causes and especially so during presidential election years.  In the modern era, as evidenced by results of a student preference survey in the most recent issue of the Gustavian Weekly, Gustavus students prefer more liberal candidates.  In decades and centuries past, Gusties favored the more conservative contenders.  Although the following […]

Spring Courses @ the Library

Once again, we’re offering two courses in the spring, ones small enough to fit into even a fairly busy schedule. NDL 301: Information Fluency is a .5 credit discussion-based and hands-on course that gives students a chance to dig into the tools for the literature of their major field and discuss the social and ethical […]

Because My Heart

has always belonged in a library, come find a book you just may fall in love with.