Archive for April, 2008

Periodicals Unlimited

Thanks to your suggestions from the library suggestion box, the library is extending the loan period for periodicals (journals and magazines) from 24 hours to *one week* and from 3 items to *unlimited* (or as many as you can stuff in your backpack). Effective immediately! Periodicals are located on the first floor of the library […]

Native Waters MAYDAY! Exhibit

In connection with this year’s MAYDAY! Peace Conference on “Troubled Waters,” the library is hosting an exhibit on the library’s lower level – “Native Waters: Sharing the Source.” Created by Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), the interactive exhibit is designed to help both children and adults explore the importance of water in their lives. […]

Uncommon Reading

The book for next fall’s Reading in Common program has been chosen, and it fits really well into the Global Insight focus on China for next year. John Pomfret’s Chinese Lessons personalizes the country’s recent history by focusing on five students who were classmates at Nanjing University in 1982. Meanwhile, Michelle Twait has created a […]

Immigration Teach-In

Today, April 17th, there will be a teach-in on immigration in the Heritage Room, Jackson Student Union. Here’s the run-down: 2:30 Suzanne Wilson, “Myths of Immigration”2:50 Bob Douglas, “Old and New Immigrants in Minnesota”3:10 Sujay Rao, Mexican Immigration in historicalperspective”3:30 Byron Nordstrom, “”How They Coped: Swedish Immigrants in Minnesota”3:50 Deb Pitton, “Stories from the Border”4:10 […]

You Asked For It

. . . and here they are: extended hours during finals week. Here’s when we’ll be open. Thurs., May 22nd – 8am – 1amFri., May 23rd – 8am – 2amSat., May 24th – 8am – 10pmSun., May 25th – 8am – 2amMon., May 26th, 8am – 2amTues., May 27th – 8am – 4:45pm Many thanks […]

Celebrate New Books

Every year, the Book Mark and the library host an author tea to celebrate Gustavus folks who have new books out. This year it will be held on April 29th at 3:30 in the Courtyard Cafe and added to the Gustavus bookshelf are . . . Esbj! by the late Robert Esbjornson (religion) and Dennis […]

Print Green

The library’s hardest working printers – Romeo and Juliet – are now taking reservations. From now on, when you print to these printers, you will need to go through a couple of simple steps to release the document to print. This should help reduce the enormous amount of wasted and abandoned print jobs. As a […]