Archive for Julie Gilbert

Research Help – Now and Always

As you get started on research for the semester (or maybe you’re already knee deep in it), we want to remind you that the Gustavus Library & its librarians are here to help you with your research. We can assist and guide you with anything research-related, whether it’s recommending places and ways to search, brainstorming […]

Now Showing – Movies at the Library

Did you know the library has DVDs that you can check out? We’ve got a lot of Oscar winners, plus a number of other fun gems, including all the Harry Potter movies and a number of Pixar classics. Want to watch a foreign film? We’ve got those, too! Movies haven’t always been easy to find […]

Let’s Talk at the Library

The Library is pleased to provide space for Let’s Talk, the Counseling Center’s new drop-in consultation service. Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service meant to provide students with immediate support on an as needed, walk-in basis. The Let’s Talk space is on the lower (bottom) level of the library in one of the […]

Welcome (back)!

We want to extend a big welcome to all new and returning Gusties. As we walk around the building on the first day of the academic year, it’s wonderful to see students already settling into study spaces at the Gustavus Library and browsing our collections. Whether this is your first day at Gustavus or you’ve […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Open Access

Welcome back to our Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, where we share insights into the issues, questions and opportunities libraries consider on a regular basis. This week, we’re celebrating Open Access Week at the Library, joining a community of researchers, publishers and librarians who advocate for removing barriers to scholarly publications. Open Access […]

International Pronouns Day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 marks the first annual International Pronouns Day. The ability to use and be referred to by one’s preferred pronouns is a basic human right. Being referred to by the wrong pronoun especially affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Exploring the varied conversations surrounding pronouns is essential to a better understanding of […]

In Memory of our Friend and Colleague

┬áThe Library was saddened to learn the news a few weeks ago that former Library AV Manager, Mark Kump, had passed away. Mark was a steady, calm presence in the library and we miss his dry wit. In honor of his memory, we have dedicated a book about sailing to him. Sailing was one of […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Beautiful Mess

A few weeks ago, I stood in front of the newest group of POL 200: Analyzing Politics students, who were joining me in the library classroom for a┬ásemester-long library lab. “Research is conversation,” I told them. “Whenever we do research, we are listening to conversations that are interesting to us, figuring out how the conversation […]

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day! What a perfect opportunity to check your voter registration status and make sure you don’t miss any upcoming deadlines. And we have a guide to help! Our Vote 2018 guide walks you through requirements to vote in MN and also links you to requirements for other states.

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Net Neutrality

Update: Net Neutrality is back in the news. Democrats in the US Senate just forced a vote on a resolution to reverse Chairman Ajit Pai’s change in internet regulations, a change that some internet service providers and all of the big telecomm corporations favored but a majority of citizens in both parties opposed. The bill […]