Archive for Barbara Fister


Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here

 

Extra Reference Hours

To help with crunch time, librarians will be available for research consultations three evenings a week for the next two weeks. You’ll find help at the reference desk on . . . Sunday, December 4th, 6-9 pm Monday, December 5th, 6-9 pm Tuesday, December 6th, 6-9 pm Sunday, December 11th, 6-9 pm Monday, December 12th, […]

Open Mic @ the Library

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2:30-4:00 pm We know that many Gusties have a creative side. We’d like to celebrate our local writers by hosting an informal open mic (only without the mic) in the GLA Reading Room, on the main floor of the Gustavus library. Have a poem, a story, an essay, or fanfic you’d like […]

Spring Courses to Fit Your Schedule

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, a .25 credit pass/fail course that meets during the first half of spring semester on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:30 – 3:20. Students read and discuss a book […]

Open Access Week – Take Action

It’s time to celebrate the movement to free scholarly research and make it available to all. The Open Access Week website has some suggestions for taking action. Among the things you can do: Upload your work to SocArXiv. Consider submitting an article to Open Library of Humanities. Take a look at the Open Science Framework […]

Indigenous Peoples Day

photo of Dakota 38 Plus 2 Riders in Mankato, 2012, courtesy of The Uptake The library is observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an online resource guide and an exhibit, Commemorating Controversy, originally created by students on the 150th anniversary of the Dakota-U.S. war. The exhibit is also available in digital form through our institutional repository, […]

Cookies and Constitutions

This Friday, September 16th, between 1 and 4 pm the library will celebrate Constitution Day, with frost-your-own cookies and pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution that you can take with you thanks to the generous support of the Dean of Students office. And do we have a guide for that? Of course we do.  

Resources for Nobel

Books by our Nobel speakers are on a display shelf near the front door in the new books area. Additional books on the subject are displayed in the GLA Reading Room. Feel free to check out any that interest you. Want to browse from afar? No problem. We have a guide for that.

Resources for Between the World and Me

Our Reading in Common book this fall is short but challenging, raising difficult questions about race, history, fairness, and how Americans see themselves. You can read more about these issues by checking out our Black Lives Matter and Understanding Whiteness resource guides or browsing our diversity display shelves in the GLA Reading Room. Don’t forget […]

Any Questions?

After a lot of study and thought, the librarians have switched up the way we provide reference services. We hope to connect with students through their courses and individually through personal contact. Every department has a liaison librarian who can help students with their research needs. You can call us, make an appointment, drop by […]

Special and Rare

Some students will remember a brick-lined room on the library’s main floor that was a quiet bolt-hole for serious studying before it was mysteriously locked up. Alumni and other long-timers will recall when that room was full of microfilm. Well, the locks are open now (at least during the daytime) and you can study in […]