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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 […]

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 […]

Open Again

We are open again! Come on inside and enjoy lovely views of a snowy campus from the library. You can also check things out – who wants to be caught without an emergency book or two? Or a pile of magazines or some DVDs? If you’re looking for something to read, check out our display of […]

Snow Day – We’re Closed!

The weather outside is frightful. Since classes have been canceled, the library is closing at 10 am along with most of the campus. You will be able to access electronic resources whether you are on campus or off. Any research questions you might have can be asked via email. Stay warm and safe!

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 Star Students

Congratulations to Seagin Clauss (Audio Visual) and Jordan Johnson (Circulation) for being chosen as Library Star Students for fall semester! Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty.

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, […]

New Zines Have Landed

We visited the 13th annual Twin Cities Zine Fest earlier this fall and acquired new zines for our collection. Check them out! (Literally. You can check them out.) This collection, which lives on shelves just outside the Hasselquist Room on the main floor, is geared toward expressive work that is hand-made and photocopied, representing an […]

Spirit Photography in ArtStor

Did you know the Library brings you access to ArtStor, a digital library of more than 2 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences for teaching and research? And just in time for Halloween, an ArtStor blog post about spirit photography in the mid-1800s to early 1900s: “But it looks so real! The […]

Spring Research Opportunity – That Pays

Deadline extended! Are you going to be our next Lindell Scholar? Are you interested in doing fieldwork that will benefit the library and the college – and possibly lead to publication? Would you like to get some funding to do this work? Every other year, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library selects a junior or senior […]