Entries tagged with ‘diversity’

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This is a Library

 Libraries are open to everyone, no matter your beliefs, convictions, thoughts, attitudes or shoe size. Libraries are places of discovery, where you can explore facts and opinions, read the latest scholarship on a given topic, or find a new favorite book. At a library, you can delve into research conversations about pretty much any topic. […]

The Library’s #DayofFacts

On Friday, February 17, the Gustavus Library will join libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions to participate in the #DayofFacts campaign. Day of Facts is a social media event dedicated to reminding the public that facts matter, and that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge. On Friday, we will be on Twitter, […]

Who Are Libraries For?

The picture says it all. (From Hafuboti)

Banned Books Week

Wait, people still ban books? Even in this day and age? Unfortunately yes, which is why we celebrate Banned Books Week every year. We celebrate our freedom to read, we condemn censorship, and in doing so, we remind ourselves that threats to our freedoms still exist. The America Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles data […]

New Diversity Center Library

You may know that the Gustavus Diversity Center has a collection of books. Did you know that you can veiw the Diversity Center Library collection on LibraryThing? You can search the collection, write reviews and get recommendations. You can even check books out at the Diversity Center. Members of the library’s Diversity Interest Group aided in setting up […]

Selma and Voting Rights Act Display

March 2016 is the 51st anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, which saw both Bloody Sunday and the introduction of the Voting Rights Act, later signed by President Johnson. Our display about the marches can be found in the Gustavus Library Associates Reading Room, next to the eclassroom on the main floor. The display […]