Archive for Barbara Fister


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

 

Remembering Folke Bernadotte

The Gustavus library is named in memory of Count Folke Bernadotte, a member of Sweden’s royal family and a diplomat who worked for peace. Born in 1895 he was particularly known for his role in organizing the rescue of prisoners and concentration camp survivors in the final months of the Third Reich, using a convoy […]

Constitution Day Event

Monday is Constitution Day. Browse our display in the library, check out our guide to information about the Constitution, and pick up a free pocket constitution (thanks to our Government Documents department) in the library. This year, you’ll also have an opportunity to attend a special event sponsored by the Communication Studies department’s Deliberation and […]

It’s Cool Inside

It’s nice and cool in the library. This welcome sign was created by our talented students. Stop off and find something to read, check out a DVD, or borrow some magazines. While you’re at it, enjoy the outdoors. The prairie behind the library and in the Arb is looking mighty fine right now.

The Bards of Valley View

Thanks to the Minnesota Library Publishing Project, we were able to publish Geography Professor Emeritus Bob Douglas’s stories about residents of Valley View, home to some influential Gustavus faculty and administrators, who designed the street and made it into a community.You may browse it online, download free digital copy, or purchase a paperback copy. If […]

Mayday! Leymah Gbowee

How often do you get to hear a Nobel Peace Prize winner speak? This week, Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker for the annual Mayday! peace conference.  She will be speaking in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. There will be a screening of a documentary about her work, Pray the […]

Seeing White with John Biewen

CAB is bringing an interesting speaker to campus – John Biewen, a Gustie grad who now teaches at Duke University and produces audio documentaries for its Center for Documentary Studies. According to his bio, “as a public radio journalist and documentary-maker, he has told stories from forty American states and from Europe, Japan, and India […]

Mental Health Matters

We noticed some signs posted on campus today. We’re not sure who put them up or whether they are connected to a particular event or course, but we agree that mental health matters, that youth face increasing challenges for their mental health, and that access to health care is important for all. We put together […]

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 small-size seminar course meets once a week (Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20) for discussion and hands-on work. Students may conduct […]

Travel in January – Or Vicariously

There are so many opportunities to travel abroad during the January IEX term. Stop by outside the caff on Monday, April 12th between 3:00 and 5:30 pm to check out the offerings – or browse through them online. We also have books about all the destinations available for travel domestically or abroad. You can do […]

RIP Ursula Le Guin

We have lost a great writer. If you haven’t discovered her books – or if you want to reread one you loved – we have many of them available in the library. I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live […]