Archive for November, 2010

Quick facts: E-reserves

Are you busy planning syllabi for J-term and Spring semester? Here’s some quick facts about e-reserves. Moodle is the method of “delivering” e-reserves for each course. (Moodle does a lot more than that, though. If you’re interested in the bells and whistles, request assistance from the Moodle gurus.) It’s okay to post small portions of […]

Library Hours- Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving all! Our hours will be reduced during the break. Here are the library hours: Tues., Nov. 23 and Weds., Nov 24 – 8am – 4:45pmThurs. Nov. 25 – Sun., Nov. 28 (until 6pm)- ClosedOpen at 6pm – 1am on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Plan to do research at home over Thanksgiving? Test your library account before you leave campus

If you’re planning to do research from home over Thanksgiving break, test your library account from on campus before you leave to make sure you’ll be able to access our databases. To test your account, login to your borrowing record (use your 14-digit barcode from your Gustavus ID as your User ID, and use your […]

Archives Renovation: A Brave New World

The College and Lutheran Church Archives has been, for the most part, in its current location since the opening of the second Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library in late 1972. During that last thirty-eight years many items have been collected. Thousands of acid-free boxes serve as home to the unique documents, photographs, recordings, and numerous other […]

Stellar Students

Congratulations to Rose Follis, Tyna Johnson and Annie Kleinschmidt on being chosen as Star Students for fall semester! Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks Rose, […]

Armistice Day Blizzard at Gustavus

Today is the anniversary of the Armistice Day Blizzard of November 1940. The Monday started much like today with unseasonably warm temperatures that had climbed to the low 60s during the afternoon. However, the weather changed quickly and temperatures dropped by 40 degrees over the next several hours. A large and powerful winter storm rolled […]

Check it out

Our AV collection has moved out into the open stacks on the first floor. It’s now easier to browse and you can check out any movie for 24 hours. We’ve also moved the AV desk out near the stacks and opened up a new study space in its place.

Students: Earn a free 5 dollar print card!

Students: participate in a one-hour focus group on Dec. 1st and earn a free $5.00 print card good for the 2010-11 academic year. The focus groups are casual and, most importantly, your participation will help improve the library for current and future Gusties!  For more information or to sign-up, please send an email to […]

Another Spring Course: Information Fluency

As we have done for several years, the library will again offer NDL 301: Information Fluency. (You can get a sense of what the course is about by checking out last spring’s blog and course pages.) As it says in the catalog, This course will give students interested in going to graduate or professional school […]

New Spring Course: NDL 201: Reading Workshop

  We are offering a new course (.25 credits) in which students will read and discuss two or more books, including a contemporary work of fiction or non-fiction announced in advance and a book chosen by the student. The book being discussed this spring is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It […]