Archive for 2017

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. 

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: #MeToo

As major allegations of sexual assault and harassment conducted by politicians, entertainers, CEOs and others have unfolded over the past weeks, the #MeToo movement has spread across social media. Using the #MeToo hashtag, women and men are speaking up about their experiences of sexual assault. Some shared specific stories. Others said, “It happened to me, […]

New Zines Have Landed

We visited the 13th annual Twin Cities Zine Fest earlier this fall and acquired new zines for our collection. Check them out! (Literally. You can check them out.) This collection, which lives on shelves just outside the Hasselquist Room on the main floor, is geared toward expressive work that is hand-made and photocopied, representing an […]

Spirit Photography in ArtStor

Did you know the Library brings you access to ArtStor, a digital library of more than 2 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences for teaching and research? And just in time for Halloween, an ArtStor blog post about spirit photography in the mid-1800s to early 1900s: “But it looks so real! The […]

Spring Research Opportunity – That Pays

Deadline extended! Are you going to be our next Lindell Scholar? Are you interested in doing fieldwork that will benefit the library and the college – and possibly lead to publication? Would you like to get some funding to do this work? Every other year, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library selects a junior or senior […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Open Access

Welcome back to our Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, where we share insights into the issues, questions and opportunities libraries consider on a regular basis. This week, we’re celebrating Open Access Week at the Library, joining a community of researchers, publishers and librarians who advocate for removing barriers to scholarly publications. Open Access […]

Student Appreciation Event

  Students! We know you love the library as a place to study, conduct research, wrestle with ideas, and meet up with friends. You make the library a vibrant, exciting place to be. And we want to show you our thanks and appreciation. We’ll be tabling outside the caf on Friday, October 27 from 11:00am – […]