Archive for October, 2013


This resource highlight is brought to you by library intern Erik Johnson ’14. The Library has recently gotten access to ARTstor—a database of more than 1.4 million images, containing high-resolution pictures of everything from sculptures, to historical photographs, to impressive architecture. While this is obviously of great use to art and art history classes, the […]

Happy Open Access Week!

It’s Open Access Week, a week when the potential for sharing scholarship widely is promoted and celebrated. If you aren’t entirely sure what “open access” means, it’s essentially putting scholarship online so that anyone can benefit from it. This has, of course, some implications for the traditional ways that scholarship is shared – through publishing […]

Archives Unbound

This resource highlight is brought to you by library intern Erik Johnson ’14. The library has recently gotten access to several new primary source collections from the Gale “Archives Unbound” database, covering a broad swath of history.  These databases grant access to collections looking at such topics as the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), […]

Film screening “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World”

All are invited to a film screening of “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” this Thursday, October 24th at the Treaty Site History Center at 7:00 pm.  This is a FREE event co-sponsored by the library.  The ninety-minute film, narrated by Susan Sarandon, explores the richness of Islamic art, from great ornamented palaces and […]

Library Hours for Reading Days

Friday, Oct. 18: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, Oct. 19:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, Oct. 20:  Noon – 6:00 pm; Monday, Oct. 21:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 22:  8:00 am – 1:00 am.

Alfred Nobel Hall of Science Dedication Display

Come to the library and learn about the Nobel Hall dedication!  Gustavus has recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of this building this past spring.  The dedication of Nobel Hall welcomed 26 Nobel Laureates, which was the third largest gathering of these scholars in history!  Board members of the Nobel Foundation and an ambassador from Sweden […]

Library Star Students

Congratulations to Haley Kubista (Cataloging)  Erik Johnson (Audio-Visual) and Stephanie Aho (Processing) on being chosen as the Library 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 […]

Behind the Wall

Ever wonder what’s happening “behind the wall “ of the circulation desk  or the back offices of the library? Did you ever wonder how titles get entered into the online catalog that you use to search for materials for your assignments? There is a group of library staff  that order materials, catalog them into the […]

Free Online Tools

Looking for ways to save time, get organized, or increase your productivity? Here are a few (free!) online tools: Google Docs ( – If you’ve been assigned a group project/paper, need to write a lab report with your partner, or any other collaborative writing project, Google Docs can help. It allows you to share documents […]

Disappearing Documents

Due to the federal government shutdown, a number of websites are currently unavailable, including American Facfinder and other data from the Bureau of the Census. Other sites, such as PubMed, are running but with minimal staff. Links to government documents in our catalog may not work. Contact with people is also affected as offices are […]