Archive for January, 2017

Learn About Islam

Given recent events, we have added a few new resources to our guide about Islam in the News to reiterate our commitment to religious diversity and assure Muslim students, faculty, and staff that you are welcome here. Our 2016 guide about the refugee crisis seems newly relevant, too.   Photo of the mosque in Abuja […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

Friday, Jan. 27: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Jan. 28 & 29:  Closed.  Monday, Jan. 30 – Friday, Feb. 3 :  8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 4 & 5:  Closed.

Facts are Facts

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” This Aldous Huxley quote is displayed prominently at the top of our Fighting Fake News online guide. We created our fake news guide because helping people develop the skills to evaluate information is central to our mission. So let’s talk about “alternative facts,” which popped up in […]

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

Featured Digital Collection: American Indian Movement & Native American Radicalism. Decades before Standing Rock, the American Indian Movement formed from roots in Minnesota. This is a collection of FBI documentation on the evolution of AIM and its development as a radical organization. Click to search American Indian Movement & Native American Radicalism

Fighting Fake News

Worried about fake news? Yeah, so are we. Fake news is no joke. It undermines facts, confuses local and national discussions, and threatens our very democracy. Libraries play a unique and important role in educating people about fake news. In fact, the mission of the Gustavus Library is “instructing in [information’s] use, interpretation, and evaluation.” […]

Curl up with a good book

  Looking for something to read during January? Look no further than the library! Browse our extensive fiction section (pretty much anything in the P call number section), explore young adult books on the first floor, or check out our nonrequired reading selections right inside the main doors. We also have an online guide with […]