Archive for Barbara Fister
Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here
In case you wondered why a smiling librarian is always sitting at a desk out in the middle of the library, we thought we’d try out a new sign. We mocked this up on paper after debating typefaces. (Team Serif won.) If we find that it helps people realize we’re not just faculty without offices […]
Bah, humbug! We’ve had a rash of thefts in the library. Word to the wise: keep an eye on your laptops, phones, iPads, and textbooks. Some Grinches are at work trying to ruin your day. photo courtesy of Rhys A.
Students in Kate Knutson’s First Term Seminar on Fast Food & Society have published a book of essays, In the Shadow of the Golden Arches. They will be celebrating its release in the library this Friday (December 13th) between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Students will share donuts, hot cocoa, and fascinating insights into farming, working […]
Today’s the day! If you want to toss your hat in the ring for the chance to be this spring’s Lindell Scholar, the deadline for applications is Monday, December 2nd. Work with a librarian on a digital humanities project this spring and earn a $1,200 award. Check it out.
Join the community on Thursday, December 5th, between 3:00 and 4:30 in the Book Mark to congratulate and celebrate poet Matt Rasmussen. Matt’s first book or poetry, Black Aperture, was a finalist for this years’s National Book Award. There will be refreshments! And you can do some holiday shopping while you’re at it - because surely […]
You may have seen the news in the paper or on the college website or heard the announcement at the Gustavus Library Associates‘ Royal Affair – donors have committed funds and more are being raised to renovate the library. We’re excited about the possibilities but are especially interested in knowing what you think the library needs and what you […]
Every other year, the library offers a research opportunity funded by the Gustavus Library Associates. The Lindell Scholar receives a $1,200 award upon successful completion of the project. Because of the time commitment involved, applicants are strongly recommended to apply for independent study credit during the spring semester. Each project has a different focus. This […]
Librarians are offering two courses in the spring that might be a good fit for your interests and your schedules. Anna Hulseberg is teaching NDL 201 – Reading Workshop is a .25 credit pass/fail course that meets during the first half of spring semester on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:30 – 3:50. Students read and discuss a […]
It’s Open Access Week, a week when the potential for sharing scholarship widely is promoted and celebrated. If you aren’t entirely sure what “open access” means, it’s essentially putting scholarship online so that anyone can benefit from it. This has, of course, some implications for the traditional ways that scholarship is shared – through publishing […]
Due to the federal government shutdown, a number of websites are currently unavailable, including American Facfinder and other data from the Bureau of the Census. Other sites, such as PubMed, are running but with minimal staff. Links to government documents in our catalog may not work. Contact with people is also affected as offices are […]