Archive for 2023

Banned Books @ Your Library

Banned Books Week (October 1-7, 2023) celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.  The Gustavus Library endorses the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement affirming that “the freedom to read is essential to our democracy” and that librarians should “make available the widest diversity […]

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Do you love the Gustavus Library? Would you like to help make it the best place it can possibly be for your fellow students? Apply now to be a member of our new Student Advisory Board for Spring 2024! We are seeking candidates who will: · faithfully represent the student body and share feedback on […]

Ethnic Diversity Source – New!

The Library is pleased to announce access to Ethnic Diversity Source, a new database that expands our resources for diversity and ethnic studies. Ethnic Diversity Source includes: 400+ full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers, ranging from… African Diaspora: Transnational Journal of Culture, Economy and Society  –  to Latin American Research Review  –  to Women in Judaism: […]

Constitution Day 2023

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.  In 2004, Congress mandated that educational institutions receiving federal funding provide education about the Constitution on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which is observed nationally on September 17th. Did you know?  2023 is the […]

End-of-Summer Library Hours

Library Hours for Aug. 28 – Sept. 4 (Labor Day):  Monday – Thursday:  9 am – 1 pm; Friday:  9 am – 3 pm; Sept. 2 & 3: CLOSED; Monday (Labor Day) Sept. 4: 9 am – 4:45 pm.

Oppenheimer Resources

Amidst all the buzz about the new Oppenheimer movie, you might want to learn more. You can start by perusing these selected sources from the Gustavus Library and beyond… Books American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Call Number QC16.O62 B57 2005) This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography was the inspiration for the 2023 […]

Freedom to Read

The Library joins the American Library Association in reaffirming our commitment to the Freedom to Read Statement on its 70th anniversary: “As censorship threats continue to target libraries, schools, publishers, authors, and booksellers, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) are calling on all members of the book community to affirm their […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2023

The Library joins the nation in commemorating Juneteenth National Independence Day. On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved African Americans in Texas learned they were free. Early celebrations of Juneteenth began soon thereafter and in June 2017, Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday. Here are a few […]

Pride & Rainbow Book Month

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the Library, Rainbow Book Month! Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. Here are just a few resources to learn about and celebrate Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month: […]

Interim Library Hours (May 24-June 4)

Library Hours through June 4th: Wednesday-Friday, May 24-26: 8:00 am – 11:00 am; Saturday – Monday, May 27-29: Closed. Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4: Closed. Monday, June 5th: Summer hours begin: 9 am – 4:45 pm (M-F).