Archive for Julie Gilbert

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 […]

Banned Books Week 2017 Resources

Welcome to Banned Books Week 2017. Yes, there are still people who seek to challenge and ban books they deem “controversial,” for whatever reason. And yes, libraries continue to play a critical role in educating the public about these threats, as well as the value of unfettered access to information, even to ideas that are […]

New Blog Series! Library Matters / Libraries Matter

“What do you think of when you hear the word library?” I ask a group of new students, prompting them to think about how the library can support them during their college careers. “Books!” is the unequivocal answer. They’re not wrong. Libraries still have books, and those books continue to occupy a central place in […]

We’ve Moved!

Remember when we told you we were moving? How all of our behind-the-scenes work and data were heading to a new system? Guess what – we’ve got (almost) all the boxes unpacked and we’re living in our new (virtual) space. Over the summer, a dedicated team of library employees supervised a major data migration, which […]

Gustavus Statement in Support of DACA Students

Yesterday the College released a statement in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students. We are sharing the statement below (also linked here), along with a few resources to help you explore and understand DACA. *** TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Rebecca Bergman SUBJECT: Support for DACA Students DATE: September 6, 2017 […]