Archive for September, 2017

New Blog Series! Library Matters / Libraries Matter

“What do you think of when you hear the word library?” I ask a group of new students, prompting them to think about how the library can support them during their college careers. “Books!” is the unequivocal answer. They’re not wrong. Libraries still have books, and those books continue to occupy a central place in […]

Celebrating the US Constitution

On September 17th, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the US Constitution. Every year, the signing of the Constitution is celebrated by observing Constitution Day – honoring both our founding legal document and people who become American citizens. Before the US entered World War II, many states and, eventually, the federal government embraced “I […]

Ancestry.com at the Gustavus Library

The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library and the College and Lutheran Church Archives are happy to announce a new database: Ancestry.com Library Edition. ┬áThis popular consumer online genealogy resource includes birth, death, and marriage records, as well as searchable manuscript census records for the U.S. dating from 1790-1940 (1950 is coming in April 2022). ┬áThis database […]

We’ve Moved!

Remember when we told you we were moving? How all of our behind-the-scenes work and data were heading to a new system? Guess what – we’ve got (almost) all the boxes unpacked and we’re living in our new (virtual) space. Over the summer, a dedicated team of library employees supervised a major data migration, which […]

Gustavus Statement in Support of DACA Students

Yesterday the College released a statement in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students. We are sharing the statement below (also linked here), along with a few resources to help you explore and understand DACA. *** TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Rebecca Bergman SUBJECT: Support for DACA Students DATE: September 6, 2017 […]