Archive for Barbara Fister


Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here

 

Spring Research Opportunity – That Pays

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 student to […]

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 […]

For Faculty: Digital Tools for Learning

We have been participating in the Mellon-funded Digital Humanities workshops and activities over the past three years. Students will once again have an interesting array of IEX courses this coming January that will have at least some infusion of digital humanities including a new one offered by the library (on Identity and the Internet – […]

Fall .5 Credit Course – Information Fluency

Will you be taking a course that requires research next fall? Are you thinking about applying to grad school? Are you planning a career that involves research? You might be interested in NDL 301: Information Fluency. This half-credit seminar course meets once a week (Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20) for discussion and hands-on work. Students may conduct research […]

The Press Is Not Our Enemy

The library faculty is dismayed by President Trump’s recent public statement that the media is “the enemy of the American people.” We believe a free press is fundamentally important to the future of an American democracy. The First Amendment to the US Constitution wisely offers strong defense of journalists striving to write the “first draft […]

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin!

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. We may not have cake for him this year, but we do have some good reading. With the help of science faculty we have complied a list of nifty websites and blogs and have highlighted some of the books in our collection that make reading about science […]

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 […]

Standing Rock Conversation

The Student Senate is sponsoring a panel and discussion of the Standing Rock protest against the North Dakota Pipeline. It will be held December 7th at 6:00  p.m. in the Dive. We put together a brief guide about the protest.   image courtesy of Dark Sevier

Open Mic @ the Library

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2:30-4:00 pm We know that many Gusties have a creative side. We’d like to celebrate our local writers by hosting an informal open mic (only without the mic) in the GLA Reading Room, on the main floor of the Gustavus library. Have a poem, a story, an essay, or fanfic you’d like […]

Extra Reference Hours

To help with crunch time, librarians will be available for research consultations three evenings a week for the next two weeks. You’ll find help at the reference desk on . . . Sunday, December 4th, 6-9 pm Monday, December 5th, 6-9 pm Tuesday, December 6th, 6-9 pm Sunday, December 11th, 6-9 pm Monday, December 12th, […]