Archive for October, 2021

Library Hours for Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 22:  8 am – 5 pm; Saturday, Oct. 23 & Sunday, Oct. 24:  Closed; Monday, Oct. 25:  9 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 26:  9 am – 12 am.

New Acquisitions in SCRB!

Detail of Leaf 127 from the Liber Chronicarum. 1493. (SCRB Collection 16) This semester we are welcoming several new items to Special Collections and Rare Books, or the SCRB (pronounced “scrib”)! These new acquisitions will help us teach the history of books and printing along with many items we already own. These rare items are […]

Library at Gustavus (Part 2 of 10)

ST. ANSGAR’S ACADEMY (1863-1876) The school Norelius founded moved to East Union in Carver County, Minnesota in 1863. Andrew Jackson became the head of the school, as well as the faculty, registrar, treasurer, and librarian. There were two major additions to the library during this time. The Minnesota Lutheran Conference authorized Jackson to travel to […]

Early Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

Gustavus Library is proud to host the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection, which includes over 2,000 books, periodicals, and other materials donated to the library by the late poet, editor, and Gustavus professor John Calvin Rezmerski (1942 – 2016). In this blog post and display, the first in a series, we’re highlighting early science […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. Although the holiday is not yet federally recognized, it has been increasingly celebrated over the past decades. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an […]

Meet our Fall 2021 Academic Assistants!

Gustavus Library is pleased to welcome two academic assistants this Fall semester, Vanessa Kiriago ’22 and Madelyn Hessian ’23! Already Vanessa and Maddie have made an impact by assisting Gustavus Library’s Outreach and Promotion Committee (O&P) with producing the fantastic social media content you’ve been enjoying, and in the meantime gaining experience in creating content, […]

Random Reads October 2021: Historical Fiction

Want to travel to another time and place without getting in a car or hopping on a plane? Historical fiction can immerse you in another world! For our first Random Reads blog and display, we’re highlighting some of the most entrancing Historical Fiction novels to be found in our literature collections. The Master of Ballantrae […]

Patricia Lindell Scholarship Application Now Open!

Every other year, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library awards a junior or senior student the Patricia Lindell Scholarship, established through the generosity of the Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates. The recipient will be awarded $1,200 to undertake a research project of value to the Library and/or the wider Gustavus community. The scholarship […]