Archive for 2017

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New! Global Newsstream

New resource this year! Global Newsstream lets you search recent global news and older content stretching back into the 1980s. It features over 2,500 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and full-text websites. Global Newsstream is part of the Electronic Library for Minnesota, brought to our library through […]

Tea Tuesdays Are Back!

The Library is pleased to announce the return of Tea Tuesdays! Stop by the Library on Tuesdays this semester to grab a cup of tea and catch up with friends before heading off to your studies. Bring your own mug or use one of ours. Hot water and tea will be available from 8:30 or […]

Book Sale at the Library!

The Library will be holding a book sale from Monday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 8. Paperback books – 25 cents; Hardcover – 50 cents (with the weekend bringing discount prices). Come in with quarters and leave with books!

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Textbooks and Interlibrary Loan

As part of the Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, we’re covering some of the pressing issues and concerns we consider on a regular basis. Today’s topic is borrowing and lending course reading materials across libraries. The price of textbooks – and course reading materials in general – can be considerable, especially on top […]

Banned Books Week 2017 Resources

Welcome to Banned Books Week 2017. Yes, there are still people who seek to challenge and ban books they deem “controversial,” for whatever reason. And yes, libraries continue to play a critical role in educating the public about these threats, as well as the value of unfettered access to information, even to ideas that are […]

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.  This 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).  This 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 […]