‘Display’ Category


Literary and Historical Award Display

Check out our new display featuring some of the newest literary and historical award winning books. We order award winning books annually that have been chosen for the top literary and historical award prizes.   The links below are for books awarded throughout the years.  You can check our catalog to check if it is available […]

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 […]

Understanding Whiteness Resources

Attend Dr. Shakti Butler’s workshop on Tuesday? Didn’t get a chance but wish you had? Either way, we hope you are motivated to learn more about topics such as white culture, bias, and systemic racism, especially in light of how they impact our Gustavus community. The library has an online guide with resources drawn from […]

Celebrate and Explore Diversity

We’ve got a few new displays highlighting various library resources that support diversity. When you first walk through the doors, you’ll find a display about race in anticipation of Dr. Shakti Butler’s visit next Tuesday. You’ll also find a Black History Month display at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library. And […]

Cookbooks on Display

It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to gatherings, celebrations….and food. If you’re looking to be inspired, check out the display of cookbooks at the library’s reference desk. Feel free to grab cookbooks directly from the display (really, it’s okay!) or find more cookbooks by browsing the TX section in either the General […]

With Islam in the News …

. . .  we thought it was a good time to display some of the resources we have on the subject. You’ll find our book display just inside the front doors. Feel free to check out any of the books that you would like to take home with you. We also have a list of […]

The Refugee Crisis

With Europe’s refugee crisis and a debate about whether to welcome Syrian asylum-seekers to the U.S. in the news, the library has a display of books and other information about refugees and asylum-seekers as well as a webpage of resources. Also of interest – a teach-in on the Paris attacks featuring reflections and discussion by […]

Young Adult Fiction is Not Just for the Young

The Library has recently purchased some of the best recently published Young Adult books. Even though these titles are located in our “Children’s Collection” on the first floor, don’t let that stop you from enjoying these great reads.  If you appreciate young adult fiction you know there is often provocative themes and complex characters that […]

Gustavus Community Publications

Our latest book display highlights recent publications by Gustavus faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Publications written or edited by faculty, staff, and friends of the Gustavus community and owned by the library have been compiled into a convenient list that can be found on the library’s webpage.

Celebrating Black History Month

At the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, we offer many print and online resources that document, commemorate and celebrate Black history and experiences in the United States. Ferguson Resources – In addition to organizing a range of information about the protests in Ferguson, MO, this online guide provides a sample of resources addressing African American history, […]