Archive for Julie Gilbert

Tea Tuesdays Are Back

We took a break during January, but Tea Tuesdays resume for spring semester (thru May 22). 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 […]

Librarians, Come Work with Us!

Are you an MLS-holding librarian or recent library school graduate looking to gain experience in an academic library? Come work with us! The Gustavus Library is currently accepting applications for a one-year, visiting librarian position (at the instructor or assistant professor rank). We offer a supportive, collaborative environment with many opportunities to develop your skills. Primary […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: IMLS

Like many professional organizations, libraries are famous (notorious?) for their use of acronyms: ILS, RDA, OCLC, ACRL, ALA….The list goes on and on. (No, seriously, it does!) One of the most important acronyms, and one that has been in the news recently, is IMLS, which stands for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

By now you’ve probably heard that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s chairman, Ajit Pai, has introduced plans to end net neutrality. The outcome of the vote, which is scheduled for December 14, is almost certain to pass, given the partisan makeup of the commission. Ending net neutrality is troubling on a whole host of reasons. […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: #MeToo

As major allegations of sexual assault and harassment conducted by politicians, entertainers, CEOs and others have unfolded over the past weeks, the #MeToo movement has spread across social media. Using the #MeToo hashtag, women and men are speaking up about their experiences of sexual assault. Some shared specific stories. Others said, “It happened to me, […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Open Access

Welcome back to our Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, where we share insights into the issues, questions and opportunities libraries consider on a regular basis. This week, we’re celebrating Open Access Week at the Library, joining a community of researchers, publishers and librarians who advocate for removing barriers to scholarly publications. Open Access […]

Student Appreciation Event

  Students! We know you love the library as a place to study, conduct research, wrestle with ideas, and meet up with friends. You make the library a vibrant, exciting place to be. And we want to show you our thanks and appreciation. We’ll be tabling outside the caf on Friday, October 27 from 11:00am – […]

The Press is Still Not Our Enemy

In recent days, the President has ramped up his attacks against the press, tweeting that NBC and other news organizations should lose their licenses and saying it was “disgusting” that (in his mind) the press can write whatever it wants.   It seems like a good time to repost our The Press is Not Our […]

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 […]

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 […]