Entries tagged with ‘books’

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Gustavus Student Book Launch!

Research always leads us deeper into exploring the many conversations on any given topic. First year students in Professor Kate Knutson’s First Term Seminar course, Fast Food and Society, took the extra step by contributing new literature to the conversations happening on fast food culture. The book, In the Shadow of the Golden Arches, contains essays […]

New Books – Young Adult Fiction!

New books arrive almost daily at the library. Here are some recent additions in Young Adult fiction. Stock up for your holiday travels! Everything, Everything by Nicola Soon. *Shelved on the Young Adult display shelves near the couches by the library’s main entrance. Heir of Fire: A Throne of Glass Novel by Sarah J. Maas. […]

Secrets on the Edge

“Good books don’t give up their secrets at once,” Stephen King writes in Hearts in Atlantis. Take a peek at the secrets hiding on the fore-edges of a series of books housed in the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa. Now there’s something you won’t find in an ebook!

Hot or Cold? Library Books and Their Environment

The library temperatures fluctuate a lot, especially during the fall and spring seasons.  While we always hope by making a thermostat adjustment it will solve the problem, we have to be conscious of the environment of our books.  They need certain dryness and stable temperatures so mold or other pests do not wreck our paper […]