‘diversity’ Category

Celebrating Black History Month: Three New Works of Fiction

Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to check out these three new fiction books by black authors at Gustavus library. “Eric’s enthusiasm is infectious. After the first two rides I’m enjoying myself, and not just because dying means I won’t have to pay my student loans.” Raven […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Science Fiction

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight science fiction written by Black women. Kindred by Octavia Butler is widely regarded as modern classic, a best seller as well as a foundational literary […]

Celebrating Black History Month

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight the book collection and primary sources online. Book Collection Book Display: Visit our Black History Month display near the Information Desk. Feel free to borrow […]

Diversity and Inclusion Library Display

We have recently updated the permanent “We Need Diverse Books” display  at the Gustavus Library in the GLA Reading Room which is funded through a dedicated fund for diversity materials. We think about diversity when we create displays and order materials. We also have an ongoing diversity interest group, consisting of library employees. We have […]

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 […]

Selma and Voting Rights Act Display

March 2016 is the 51st anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, which saw both Bloody Sunday and the introduction of the Voting Rights Act, later signed by President Johnson. Our display about the marches can be found in the Gustavus Library Associates Reading Room, next to the eclassroom on the main floor. The display […]

Studying Human Sexuality? Try this new database!

The library is currently offering a trial database subscription that may be of particular interest to anyone studying questions related to LGBTQ history, identity and culture: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 provides access to primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities. […]

Understanding Whiteness Resources

Attend Dr. Shakti Butler’s workshop on Tuesday? Didn’t get a chance but wish you had? Either way, we hope you are motivated to learn more about topics such as white culture, bias, and systemic racism, especially in light of how they impact our Gustavus community. The library has an online guide with resources drawn from […]

Celebrate and Explore Diversity

We’ve got a few new displays highlighting various library resources that support diversity. When you first walk through the doors, you’ll find a display about race in anticipation of Dr. Shakti Butler’s visit next Tuesday. You’ll also find a Black History Month display at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library. And […]