Thanksgiving Break Hours

Tuesday, November 21: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Wednesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 26: Closed. Wishing you a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a month to “celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities and ensure their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive with each passing generation” ( Gustavus itself was built on lands belonging to the Dakota people. The campus […]

First Generation College Celebration!

The Library joins the Gustavus community in celebrating first generation college students! We’re here to support you on your journey! We share these messages from first generation Library faculty and staff: Dan Mollner, Librarian & Associate Professor –  I am a first generation student. My father went for one year, but had to drop out […]

Advising Day @ the Library

Join us! Advising Day @ the Library: Tuesday, November 7 Open House: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Stress Less @ the Library with Tea Tuesday, treats, and prize drawings! Learn about: Library internships, graduate programs, and careers in libraries & archives For more information: Visit our Careers in Librarianship & Archives guide PS: November 7 […]

Open Access Week 2023 #OAWeek

October 23-29, 2023 is Open Access Week. This is an opportunity to celebrate and advocate for equitable information access for all. Open Access publishing models make a diverse set of perspectives freely available, rather than restricting access to only those with institutional credentials that remove paywalls.  This year’s theme, Community over Commercialisation, asks us to […]

Library Hours for Fall Break

Saturday, Oct. 21 & Sunday, Oct. 22:  Closed; Monday, Oct. 23:  9 am – 4:30 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 24:  9 am – 11:30 pm.

Poetry Display in Memory of Nobel Laureate

Visit the Library’s book display in memory of Nobel Prize-winning poet Louise Glück (1943-2023). Glück was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal” (Remembering Louise Glück, Nobel Prize). Selected Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, 2020 National Humanities Medal, 2015 National Book Award, 2014 […]

Congratulations to Gustavus Library Author!

  Gustavus librarian and professor Julie Gilbert recently received the 2023 Best Indie-Published Young Adult Fiction Author award for her novel, Cemetery Songs. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Author Project, MN Writes MN Reads, and the Minnesota Library Foundation, recognizes the best independently-published books by Minnesota writers. The award was presented on October 4th […]

Gustavus Logos

This post was conceptualized, researched, and written by Ellen Dow ’25, College and Lutheran Church Archives Student Worker. Gustavus Logos Through the Years Logo: an identifying symbol. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). One logo linked with Gustavus is the three crowns.  Gustavus first started using the three crowns in the 1950s in conjunction with their link to the […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 9, 2023, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an accident.  Indigenous Peoples’ Day asks us to both recognize the destructive actions the United States has taken […]