Archive for February, 2016

Going Bovine Reviewed

Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Find it in our new Young Adult collection! Diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease (otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease), Cameron Smith embarks on a quest with a cast of bizarre and memorable characters – including a garden gnome and a pink-haired fairy – to find a cure. His journey parallels the same […]

Studying Human Sexuality? Try this new database!

The library is currently offering a trial database subscription that may be of particular interest to anyone studying questions related to LGBTQ history, identity and culture: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 provides access to primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities. […]

Building Bridges Library Resources

The theme for this year’s Building Bridges is Silver or Lead: Wealth and Violence in the War on Drugs. We have a display near the front door of some of the many books in the library related to this topic as well as a guide to some of our resources. This day-long conference featuring speakers […]

Understanding Whiteness Resources

Attend Dr. Shakti Butler’s workshop on Tuesday? Didn’t get a chance but wish you had? Either way, we hope you are motivated to learn more about topics such as white culture, bias, and systemic racism, especially in light of how they impact our Gustavus community. The library has an online guide with resources drawn from […]

Featured Collection: America in Protest: Vietnam Veterans Against the War

The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), formed in 1967, gave voice to returning service members who opposed the ongoing war in Southwest Asia. This collection, America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations: The Vietnam Veterans Against the War, consists of FBI reports dealing with various aspects of antiwar work carried out by VVAW. […]

Share Your Love of Reading – Looking for Volunteers

Dear Gusties, Do you happen to have a book to recommend to our fellow Gusties? Our library is looking for student volunteers to participate in a video interview as part of a library research project on leisure reading. The main focus of this interview is to get in touch with what our fellow Gusties are […]

Celebrate and Explore Diversity

We’ve got a few new displays highlighting various library resources that support diversity. When you first walk through the doors, you’ll find a display about race in anticipation of Dr. Shakti Butler’s visit next Tuesday. You’ll also find a Black History Month display at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library. And […]

Featured Collection: Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers

During World War II, by April 1942, more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps. This digital collection of 25 relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the daily life of the interned Japanese-Americans. Click to search the Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers collection

Everything, Everything Reviewed

We’re rolling out a new feature in our blog – young adult book reviews! Last spring, we surveyed students about the library (read more about the changes we made based on your input). Many of you mentioned you’d like to see more book reviews. Many of you also said you’re looking for more young adult books. […]

Accessibility to ALL

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we have automatic doors on both sides of the breezeway! Kristine Rogers, with the Gustavus Student Nursing Association, submitted a grant proposal to the Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Committee requesting funds for this equipment/installation. With the assistance and collaboration of the Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grant monies and Gustavus Physical Plant, […]