Archive for September, 2014

Banned Books Week

September 21st– 27th is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community  in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or […]

Observing Constitution Day in the Library

On December 8, 2004, President George W. Bush signed a bill which designates every September 17th as Constitution Day (Public Law 108-447).  Gustavus will observe Constitution Day with a variety of activities and resources to promote the study of the constitution.  The library and the Dean of Students Office have a Constitution Day display near […]

On Display in Government Documents

  This fall, we are displaying Government Document recommendations from the fictional government employees of the television show Parks and Recreation. As we put the display together, we noticed that there really was something that matched each character’s interests. Government Documents is known mostly for legislation-related materials, but in our search for the perfect item […]

Change in Reference Hours

Seasons are slowly changing but the biggest change at the library for this fall are our reference hours. Staff reductions took place so reference hours had to be shortened.  The following is the current schedule for reference: Reference Desk Hours – Fall and Spring Semesters Mon-Thurs: 10:30am-4:30pm Mon. – Weds.: 6:00pm-9:00pm Friday:  10:30am-2:30pm Sunday: 2:00pm-5:00pm […]