Archive for 2021

Library at Gustavus (Part 4 of 10)

COMMERCE BUILDING (1889-1897) In 1889, the library moved out of the Main building and into the Commerce Building. During this time the librarian was J.S. Carlson, professor of history, philosophy, and political science. He secured some of the annual publications of Uppsala University in Sweden, and he and his assistants commenced work on a subject […]

All Human, All Equal

Join us in recognizing Human Rights Day on December 10th, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year’s theme is equality, as stated in Article 1 of the Declaration: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Human rights encompass “economic, […]

New Wave Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

During the New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s, science fiction authors sought to overthrow existing social and aesthetic dogmas by critiquing the status quo of sex, race relations, gender, and environmental degradation, and by incorporating stylistic innovations influenced by the Beat poets, literary modernism and post-modernism, and an interest in expanded consciousness through […]

Welcome New Librarian!

Join us in welcoming Dylan Mohr as Visiting Assistant Professor & Academic Librarian! Dylan earned an MS in Library & Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. We asked Dylan a few questions to get to know him better… What interested you […]

Library at Gustavus (Part 3 of 10)

OLD MAIN (1876-1889) The Main building was the first building built when Gustavus moved to St. Peter in 1876. It housed everything, including classrooms, offices, living quarters, and the library. In the beginning the library consisted of approximately 500 volumes and additional donations were actively being sought. By 1887, the library held 3,100 volumes. The […]

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Library hours for Thanksgiving week: Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28: Closed.

Pollinators Exhibit

We borrowed a portable interactive exhibit titled “Pollinators” from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. It is currently on display and located in our GLA Reading room on the main floor of the library. This exhibit explores the importance of insect pollinators for the production of many of […]

Meet the Library Staff!

Ever wondered who coordinates purchasing books (and more) for the library?  Meet new Library Acquisitions Manager Kate Sonsteby (‘05).  Kate joined us in summer 2021, and her work is essential to providing library research materials at Gustavus.  We asked Kate a few questions to get to know her better… What interested you in working at […]

Native American Resources in GovDocs

November is federally designated National Native American Heritage Month. Several national agencies and museums have created a portal of government resources and events that cover the history, art, culture and heritage of indigenous populations in the United States. The library has put together a display on the first floor showcasing the variety of available government […]

Elections 2021!

Election day is almost here!  On November 2nd, most Minnesota voters will see one or more of these races on their ballots: city officers, school board members, township officers, and local ballot questions (Minnesota Secretary of State).  Wondering how to register? Wondering how and where to vote? Wondering who’s on your ballot?  Visit the Office […]