Entries tagged with ‘displays’

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 […]

April is National Poetry Month!

Looking for something fun to read? Celebrate national poetry month, one of the largest literary celebrations in the world by checking out our collection of poetry in the children’s and young adult sections! Take a break from studying to read poems by Shel Silverstein, Tomie dePaola, poems about nature, poems that will make you laugh, […]

Congratulations to Our Colleagues!

The library is delighted to congratulate our newly-tenured colleagues, who will be recognized in a Chapel service at 10am on Friday, April 21. In honor of their achievements, the library has dedicated a book to each of them. The books are on display near the library’s front doors. Congratulations, Josh, Betsy, Pam, Brandon, Angelique, Lauren, Ursula, Karrin […]

Immigration and Refugee Information

Immigration and refugee issues have dominated news cycles recently. In order to help you explore what’s happening, we’ve put together a couple of displays. Just inside the front doors, you’ll find a book display covering these topics. These books are a sample of what you’ll find in our collections; to find more, search the catalog […]

Building Bridges Resources #BB2017

The 2017 Building Bridges conference topic is “Uprooting Injustice: Fostering the Growth of Grassroots Movements.”  In honor of the conference, the Library has created an online guide to Activism resources. Please also stop by the library itself to see the Building Bridges book display created by the Building Bridges team. Be sure to visit the conference website above […]

New Spot for our Zines!

Those of us who are children of the 90s might know all about zines, those amazing, hand-made books and pamphlets used for self and political expression. Those of us who were children in the 90s might have no idea what’s happening. But now’s your chance to learn more! The library has a zine collection dating back several […]

Get Out the Vote!

  Election Day is almost here! So go vote tomorrow, if you haven’t already! Our online election voting guide has information about candidates and also where to vote in St. Peter. Be sure to stop by the Information Desk area to see the election display on our research help desk.

Nobel Conference Resources

 A reminder that the Gustavus Library has both in person and online resources related to this year’s Nobel Conference! Books by our Nobel speakers are on a display shelf near the front door in the new books area. Additional books on the subject are displayed in the GLA Reading Room. Feel free to check out any that […]

Banned Books Week

Wait, people still ban books? Even in this day and age? Unfortunately yes, which is why we celebrate Banned Books Week every year. We celebrate our freedom to read, we condemn censorship, and in doing so, we remind ourselves that threats to our freedoms still exist. The America Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles data […]

Congratulations to Our Senior Student Employees

The library is beyond lucky to have such great student employees. They check out materials, interact with patrons, shelve books, create displays and assist with ordering and preparing new library materials. We’re pretty sure the library’s work would come to a grinding halt without them. Every year, we say goodbye to a wonderful group of […]