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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 […]

Open Access Week

October 25-31 is International Open Access Week, a week that promotes open and equitable access to research. So what is open access?  It’s the “free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of […]

Library Hours for Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 22:  8 am – 5 pm; Saturday, Oct. 23 & Sunday, Oct. 24:  Closed; Monday, Oct. 25:  9 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 26:  9 am – 12 am.

New Acquisitions in SCRB!

Detail of Leaf 127 from the Liber Chronicarum. 1493. (SCRB Collection 16) This semester we are welcoming several new items to Special Collections and Rare Books, or the SCRB (pronounced “scrib”)! These new acquisitions will help us teach the history of books and printing along with many items we already own. These rare items are […]

Library at Gustavus (Part 2 of 10)

ST. ANSGAR’S ACADEMY (1863-1876) The school Norelius founded moved to East Union in Carver County, Minnesota in 1863. Andrew Jackson became the head of the school, as well as the faculty, registrar, treasurer, and librarian. There were two major additions to the library during this time. The Minnesota Lutheran Conference authorized Jackson to travel to […]

Early Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

Gustavus Library is proud to host the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection, which includes over 2,000 books, periodicals, and other materials donated to the library by the late poet, editor, and Gustavus professor John Calvin Rezmerski (1942 – 2016). In this blog post and display, the first in a series, we’re highlighting early science […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. Although the holiday is not yet federally recognized, it has been increasingly celebrated over the past decades. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an […]