Archive for October, 2023

Open Access Week 2023 #OAWeek

October 23-29, 2023 is Open Access Week. This is an opportunity to celebrate and advocate for equitable information access for all. Open Access publishing models make a diverse set of perspectives freely available, rather than restricting access to only those with institutional credentials that remove paywalls.  This year’s theme, Community over Commercialisation, asks us to […]

Library Hours for Fall Break

Saturday, Oct. 21 & Sunday, Oct. 22:  Closed; Monday, Oct. 23:  9 am – 4:30 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 24:  9 am – 11:30 pm.

Poetry Display in Memory of Nobel Laureate

Visit the Library’s book display in memory of Nobel Prize-winning poet Louise Glück (1943-2023). Glück was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal” (Remembering Louise Glück, Nobel Prize). Selected Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, 2020 National Humanities Medal, 2015 National Book Award, 2014 […]

Congratulations to Gustavus Library Author!

  Gustavus librarian and professor Julie Gilbert recently received the 2023 Best Indie-Published Young Adult Fiction Author award for her novel, Cemetery Songs. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Author Project, MN Writes MN Reads, and the Minnesota Library Foundation, recognizes the best independently-published books by Minnesota writers. The award was presented on October 4th […]

Gustavus Logos

This post was conceptualized, researched, and written by Ellen Dow ’25, College and Lutheran Church Archives Student Worker. Gustavus Logos Through the Years Logo: an identifying symbol. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). One logo linked with Gustavus is the three crowns.  Gustavus first started using the three crowns in the 1950s in conjunction with their link to the […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 9, 2023, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an accident.  Indigenous Peoples’ Day asks us to both recognize the destructive actions the United States has taken […]

Patricia Lindell Scholarship Application Now Open!

Every other year, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library awards a junior or senior student the Patricia Lindell Scholarship, established through the generosity of the Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates. The recipient will be awarded $1,200 to undertake a research project of value to the Library and/or the wider Gustavus community. The scholarship […]

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 […]