Thursday, February 28, 2008

Prepare to Celebrate!

The college is launching a new Celebration of Creative Inquiry this year to share all the amazing research and creative work of Gustavus students. These may include -
  • a class assignment or project.
  • off-campus projects or internships.
  • student-faculty collaborative research or creative projects.
  • independent student research or creative projects.
  • the work of extra-curricular student organizations.
Sign up by March 19th to be part of it! The celebration itself will be held the evening of May 2nd, the day before honors day.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Love Your Library (2-26-08)

The Gustavus Library is many things - study space, laboratory, meeting place, and provider of countless sources of information. But right now it's also looking a little rumpled. Dirty caf dishes are left in study carrels. Reams of pages are printed and then abandoned or stuffed into trash cans. Library books are returned filled with pen and highlighter marks on almost every page.

Even one ruined book or dirty plate gives us cause for concern. Damaged books result in loss of shared property. Wasted paper has a profound impact on the environment. And, quite simply, no one likes to stumble across dirty, abandoned dishes. For this reason, the library is reviving our Love Your Library Leave No Trace campaign. The rules are simple: Return your dishes to the Marketplace. Take notes about library books - not in them. Be mindful of the amount of paper you print. Remind your friends to do the same. Essentially, leave the library how you found it.

The library belongs to all of us. Be comfortable and be respectful. Enjoy your library and help others do the same.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin!

Today is Darwin Day - and you can celebrate his 199th birthday. We have a small display of books at the front of the library that you are welcome to check out - and even more in the stacks.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Extra Credit

There are still a few seats open in the spring term .5 credit class, Information Fluency. This course is designed to give students who are thinking about going on to graduate or professional school (or who simply want to know more about research) an immersion in the literature of their chosen field, exposure to research tools, and an opportunity to explore where information comes from and how it can be found and used. We also will have a chance to think about information and society - tackling issues relating to ethics, policy, and culture.

The course meets Mondays from 2:30 to 4:20; if that doesn't fit with your other courses, it can also be taken by arrangement.