Archive for February, 2012


Dickens/Darwin Birthday Party

It’s not too late! Join us today, February 28th at 1:30 for birthday cake and conversation about two notable Victorians whose 200th and 2003rd birthdays are celebrated this month. Julie Bartley (Geology) and So Park (English) will have a few words to say. And yes . . . there will be cake.


Fun facts: Interlibrary Loan

Gustavus relies on the generosity of other libraries to sustain faculty and student research through Interlibrary Loan. Likewise, we share our collection with those same libraries for their faculty and student research. We participate in a regional sharing network to meet most of those needs, but we also borrow and lend nationwide. What kinds of […]

What’s political about the world map in our classroom?

This is a slight revision to a blog post from last semester. I think it is relevant, given our discussion about scale in class today. Enjoy!: Here’s a 4 minute clip from a West Wing episode called “Why are we changing maps?”. In it, the characters make an argument that maps are political and that […]


Blast from the Past: Civil War in the Eyes of Union Soldiers

As we celebrate the sesquicentennial of Gustavus Adolphus College, it is important to look back and discover the events that occurred as Gustavus began.  One hundred and fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a Civil War.  Many interesting facts can be revealed by studying the conflict, and the archives can help!  […]


Gustavus graduate Kurt Elling up for another Grammy

Elling’s latest album, The Gate, is his 11th Grammy nomination When the annual Grammy Awards are held on Sunday, February 12, Gustavus Alumnus Kurt Elling ’89 will be among the nominees for Best Jazz Vocal Album for his latest jazz album entitled The Gate. For Elling, this is his eleventh Grammy nomination. Elling received his […]


Birthday Party for Charles

As we write this blog post, it’s Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. We are also approaching Charles Darwin’s 203rd birthday. We though we’d go ahead and have a birthday party for both of them. Please join us on February 28th at 1:30 in the GLA Reading Room of the library for cake and a conversation with […]


Children’s Collection – Now With Noise!

Over touring week, the library’s children’s collection did some traveling of its own – from the third floor to the lower level, where it now occupies a cozy nook at the south end of the floor. Though originally it seemed to make sense to place this collection near the education books, we realized that little […]


Language Buddies Program Bridges a Gap

After only a year at Gustavus Adolphus College, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program Director Angelique Dwyer has founded an influential program that is aimed at bridging the gap between the Latino community of St. Peter and the College.