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First Generation College Celebration!

The Library joins the Gustavus community in celebrating first generation college students! We’re here to support you on your journey! We share these messages from first generation Library faculty and staff: Dan Mollner, Librarian & Associate Professor –  I am a first generation student. My father went for one year, but had to drop out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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: […]

Challenged Books @ the Library

National Library Week (April 23-29) starts with the release of the American Library Association’s list of the Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022. Today also marks Right to Read Day, a day for readers, advocates, and library lovers to oppose censorship and defend, protect, and celebrate your right to read freely. One way you […]

Award Winners @ the Library!

Looking for an award-winning read? Want to watch an award-winning film? Look no further! Guide to award winners: Visit the Library’s Book & Film Awards Guide. Find winners of American Historical Association awards, literary prizes, Minnesota Book Award winners, and translation prizes. Browse award-winning films from the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, and […]

Round 2! March Madness BEST BOOK turned TV SERIES!

Round 2 of the fourth annual March Madness Tournament closes TOMORROW! YOU get to decide which is the BEST BOOK turned into TV series! As YOU vote for your favorite TV series within each category; each week, half of the shows will be eliminated based on top votes. Follow us on Instagram @gustavuslibrary to keep […]

Week 1: Reading Brings Us Together

Reading Brings Us Together…in the Library! Every week during March, celebrate how Reading Brings Us Together by filling out this form for a chance to win prizes! The more activities you check off, the greater your point total will be, but no matter what you have time to complete, we hope you enjoy the challenge […]