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Guest Post! What is Feminism?

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the first post is a series on feminism resources. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) As many of you know, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library holds thousands of books on all different subjects. […]

And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who submitted a book recommendation and entered the #read book bag drawing. And the winner is…first-year student Dallas Carlson! Dallas recommends Stephen King’s The Shining: “Not only is it well known (and for good reason), but it is one of Stephen King’s finest works. If you were turned off by the movie, […]

New YA novel by Gustavus librarian!

Congratulations to our own Gustavus professor & librarian Julie Gilbert on the publication of Cemetery Songs, a young adult novel about adoption, identity and the ghosts of the past. For more details on Cemetery Songs, visit the book page on Goodreads. Looking for more leisure reading? Visit our “Read, Relax, Win a Prize” post.

March Madness Book Tournament!

Gustavus Library presents the inaugural March Madness Book Tournament! YOU get to decide which title is the BEST BOOK! The tournament is split into eight genres: classics, fantasy, young adult, biography/autobiography, graphic novels, children’s literature, horror, and fiction. Each genre has four books competing. Please vote for your favorite title within each category.  Each week, […]

Student Book Reviews

Thirteen students participated in the Library’s Spring Reading Workshop during the first half of the semester. We read and discussed a book together (Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, a family drama, social critique, and mystery all in one) and students read and reviewed of a second book of their choice. Excerpts from some student book […]

Books Reviewed by Students

Eleven students participated in the Spring Reading Workshop (NDL-201), a .25 credit course that met during the first half of the semester. Students read and discussed a book together (this semester it was Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl, which turned out to be a great discussion book!), read and shared their own reviews of a second […]

In praise of print

Debates about ebooks vs. print have been happening ever since…well, ever since ebooks hit the market. While we aren’t anti-ebooks at the library, we are also cautious about how ebooks might impact student research and reading behaviors. (We’ve even done research about it!) Several scientific studies have investigated these questions as well. Mic.com has summarized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]