Archive for Julie Gilbert

International Pronouns Day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 marks the first annual International Pronouns Day. The ability to use and be referred to by one’s preferred pronouns is a basic human right. Being referred to by the wrong pronoun especially affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Exploring the varied conversations surrounding pronouns is essential to a better understanding of […]

In Memory of our Friend and Colleague

┬áThe Library was saddened to learn the news a few weeks ago that former Library AV Manager, Mark Kump, had passed away. Mark was a steady, calm presence in the library and we miss his dry wit. In honor of his memory, we have dedicated a book about sailing to him. Sailing was one of […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Beautiful Mess

A few weeks ago, I stood in front of the newest group of POL 200: Analyzing Politics students, who were joining me in the library classroom for a┬ásemester-long library lab. “Research is conversation,” I told them. “Whenever we do research, we are listening to conversations that are interesting to us, figuring out how the conversation […]

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day! What a perfect opportunity to check your voter registration status and make sure you don’t miss any upcoming deadlines. And we have a guide to help! Our Vote 2018 guide walks you through requirements to vote in MN and also links you to requirements for other states.

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

Update: Net Neutrality is back in the news. Democrats in the US Senate just forced a vote on a resolution to reverse Chairman Ajit Pai’s change in internet regulations, a change that some internet service providers and all of the big telecomm corporations favored but a majority of citizens in both parties opposed. The bill […]

Honoring our Senior Student Employees

Whenever you walk through the Library, you see students. Studying, researching, browsing shelves, socializing…sometimes even napping. We hope you’ve also noticed an essential group of students who are working at the front desk, or the AV desk, or shelving books. Other students are behind-the-scenes, helping to order and process books and other materials. These are […]

Doing Research…in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Are you taking a Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) course and need to conduct some research? Or maybe you have ongoing research interests in this interdisciplinary field. Either way, the Gustavus Library is here to help. Topics in GWSS are wonderfully diverse and interdisciplinary. Since many fields and approaches contribute to our understanding of […]

Help Our Board Game Collection Grow

If you’ve ever spent time in the GLA Reading Room, you might have noticed our board game collection. We’ve got a somewhat random but charming collection of board games that are available for use within the building. Libraries aren’t just (or even primary) quiet places for study. They serve as an important gathering place, too, […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Think back to the books you loved as a kid, the ones you loved to read (or have read to you) over and over again. Now ask yourself how many featured brown or black characters as the main character? How many portrayed main characters who were differently-abled? Or who had single parents? Or LGBT parents? […]

Doing Research…in History

Calling all Gusties who are conducting research for a History course – the Gustavus Library is here to help. The History Research Guide will help you navigate various resources and approaches to doing research. Use the tabs at the top to explore various types of sources, including specialized reference works, books and history journal articles. […]