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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 […]

Student Book Reviews

Thirteen students participated in the Library’s Spring Reading Workshop during the first half of the semester. We read and discussed a book together (Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, a family drama, social critique, and mystery all in one) and students read and reviewed of a second book of their choice. Excerpts from some student book […]

Mental Health Matters

We noticed some signs posted on campus today. We’re not sure who put them up or whether they are connected to a particular event or course, but we agree that mental health matters, that youth face increasing challenges for their mental health, and that access to health care is important for all. We put together […]

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. […]

New: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

New resource! The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines published between 1684 and 1912. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a news brief from the AAS Historical Periodicals Collections that appeared in a Boston magazine in 1875: Woman Suffrage Partly Granted in Minnesota: While we […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Teaching Library

Asking questions and seeking help is the mark of a good researcher. When you start your research – or even midway through – you won’t know everything about your topic or how information is organized in your field. Librarians won’t know everything about your topic, either, but we do know how to navigate complex information […]