Friday, May 23, 2008

Interlibrary Loan unavailable 5/27 - 6/2

Got a bunch of articles to request via ILL? Now's the time! Due to software upgrades, ILL requests submitted from Tuesday, May 27 - Monday, June 2 will not be processed until Monday, June 2. You'll be able to place requests via the usual methods May 27 - May 29, although requests will not be processed until the following Monday. On May 30, all systems will be offline to complete the upgrades - you can make requests in person at the ILL counter. Visit our Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

Our MnPALS consortium decided on these dates for the upgrade in order to avoid halting services during the semester. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this disruption may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Biff! Pow! On Sale!!

The library has a sale going on of donated comics and Science Fiction magazines, many of them classics. Stop by until May 23rd to get your own superhero.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quite the Saga

Jan Jensen, manager of the Lund Music/Speech Library, held a Viking Feast for a set of special guests - those who had bid on the dinner at last fall's Royal Affair, a fund-raiser held by the Gustavus Library Associates. They were met on campus and taken to a secret location, where they were instructed to leave their weapons and horses outside. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal that was historically accurate (well, mostly accurate).

Thanks to Jan for her imaginative and well-planned feast, to Ginny Bakke and her husband who helped out, and to Mike Haeuser who lent a hand and got into the spirit of things in costume.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lindell Prize Competition

The Patricia Lindell Prize for Research Papers is open for submissions. Awarded every other year, the prize of $400 is funded by our stellar friends group, the Gustavus Library Associates Papers written during the 2006/07 and 2007/08 academic years will be accepted for the current competition. By “research paper,” we mean a paper written on any topic for any Gustavus course that clearly demonstrates the use of primary or secondary print and/or electronic resources. A panel of faculty will select the winning paper in the Fall of 2008, with announcement of the winner to be made at the annual St. Lucia luncheon next December.

The competition is open to Gustavus students from all disciplines who have written for a Gustavus course. Members of the faculty are asked to encourage their students to enter their work. Application forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk.

Previous prize winners include Adrienne Donath for "Silence in the Cloister: A Study of the Future of the Sisterhood in the American Church" and Daniel Pioske for American Protestantism and its Impact Upon the Desire of its Members to Seek Congressional Office."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Fefu in the Library

In conjunction with the final theatre production of the year, Fefu and her Friends, the library has a small exhibit near the reference desk related to the play. We hope to do this regularly in the coming year to help remind us all of the rich performance offerings available on campus.

Fefu and her Friends runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm this weekend, and also on Sunday at 2 pm. If you think you don't have time to take it in - hey, that's why you're at a place like Gustavus! to have a rich and varied cultural experience. You'll be glad you went.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Celebrate Student Creativity

A reminder that the first ever Celebration of Creative Inquiry is today, May 2nd, from 5-7 pm in the Jackson Student Center. Research and creative projects by 125 students (wow!) will be on display. Come browse, chat, have refreshments, and take in some of the exciting work that Gustavus students are doing all across campus.