Archive for December, 2015

Book Swap Extended Hours!

The Library’s book swap is such a hit that we are extending our hours. Rather than ending at 4pm today, the book swap table will be up all evening. (No guarantees the tea & cocoa will last that long – they are a hit, too.) Stop by to pick up fun reading materials for break. […]

Book Swap!

The library is hosting a book swap on Wednesday, December 16 from 10am – 4pm on the main floor of the library for the entire campus community. Look for the beautifully decorated table near the front doors. We will also be serving cocoa and tea starting at 10. What is a book swap, exactly? Good question! Book swaps […]

Gustavus Student Book Launch!

Research always leads us deeper into exploring the many conversations on any given topic. First year students in Professor Kate Knutson’s First Term Seminar course, Fast Food and Society, took the extra step by contributing new literature to the conversations happening on fast food culture. The book, In the Shadow of the Golden Arches, contains essays […]

Cookbooks on Display

It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to gatherings, celebrations….and food. If you’re looking to be inspired, check out the display of cookbooks at the library’s reference desk. Feel free to grab cookbooks directly from the display (really, it’s okay!) or find more cookbooks by browsing the TX section in either the General […]

With Islam in the News …

. . .  we thought it was a good time to display some of the resources we have on the subject. You’ll find our book display just inside the front doors. Feel free to check out any of the books that you would like to take home with you. We also have a list of […]

New Books – Young Adult Fiction!

New books arrive almost daily at the library. Here are some recent additions in Young Adult fiction. Stock up for your holiday travels! Everything, Everything by Nicola Soon. *Shelved on the Young Adult display shelves near the couches by the library’s main entrance. Heir of Fire: A Throne of Glass Novel by Sarah J. Maas. […]

Spring Courses to Fit Your Schedule

Seats are still available! Librarians are offering two courses this spring that might be a good fit for your interests and your schedule. Anna Hulseberg is teaching Reading Workshop (NDL 201), a .25 credit pass/fail course that meets during the first half only of spring semester on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:30–3:20. Students will read and […]

Secrets on the Edge

“Good books don’t give up their secrets at once,” Stephen King writes in Hearts in Atlantis. Take a peek at the secrets hiding on the fore-edges of a series of books housed in the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa. Now there’s something you won’t find in an ebook!

Patricia Lindell Scholar Announced

We are very excited to announce that junior Renee Yong has been selected as the 2016 Patricia Lindell Scholar. Renee was selected from a very impressive group of applicants. Renee will be working with Professor Julie Gilbert to investigate the ways that academic libraries can help foster a culture of leisure reading on college campuses. The […]