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Celebrate International Women’s Day #IWD2018 #PressforProgress

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #PressforProgress, which encourages communities to work together for gender parity and inclusivity. We think a lot about library space and collections in terms of inclusivity. We’ve been working for a long time to make our main floor bathrooms gender neutral – and we hope to have an update for the […]

1998 Tornado Display

Most of us have heard the stories. Many of us lived through it. Twenty years ago, a tornado struck the town of St. Peter and surrounding areas, causing widespread damage, including to campus. To mark the anniversary, the College & Lutheran Church Archives is unveiling a new display documenting the 1998 Tornado. Displayed materials include […]

Doing Research….In Religion

Are you taking a Religion course and need to conduct some research? The Gustavus Library is here to help. Topics in Religion are wonderfully diverse. You might be studying anything from biblical texts to  the intersection of Buddhist meditation practices and mindfulness movements to the role of religion in American politics. The Religion Research Guide […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Day of Facts Reflection

Last year, the Gustavus Library participated in the #DayofFacts campaign via our blog and social media. Some of our tweets even went viral! (Well, viral for us.) On the anniversary of the event, we are reposting last year’s blog post about the day itself – and the reasons that facts continue to remain important. On […]

My Library Account-Managing your library materials

What is this? This is a link from the library website where you can check your account, view items you have checked out and verify their due dates. ILL items you have in your possession will show up here by default, but can’t be edited or managed here. Why do I need to know about […]

Tea Tuesdays Are Back

We took a break during January, but Tea Tuesdays resume for spring semester (thru May 22). 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 […]

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 […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: IMLS

Like many professional organizations, libraries are famous (notorious?) for their use of acronyms: ILS, RDA, OCLC, ACRL, ALA….The list goes on and on. (No, seriously, it does!) One of the most important acronyms, and one that has been in the news recently, is IMLS, which stands for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS […]

Library Hours for Touring Week

Friday, Feb. 2: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 3 & 4:  Closed.  Monday, Feb. 5 – Friday, Feb. 9 :  8:00 am – 4:45 pm;  Sat. & Sun., Feb. 10 & 11:  Closed.

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 […]