Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Interlibrary Loan over the Holiday Break

Interlibrary loan requests submitted over the holiday break (December 21, 2010 - January 2, 2011) will not be processed until Monday, January, 3, 2011.

Please plan accordingly; you can contact the ILL department with questions or concerns. Enjoy your break!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gusties are in the House! (and Senate) - Display

Several Gustavus Adolphus alumni and a faculty member were very successful in the past election on November 2nd. Come see the new display brought to you by the College and Lutheran Church Archives, "Gusties in Minnesota Legislature." The display features five former students (Mindy Greiling, David Hann, Kory Kath, Ted Lillie, and Paul Torkelson) and one current professor (Terry Morrow). Learn what these Gusties were up to back in the day, and in their current positions as state senators and representatives! This fun display was created by Lacie Micek, archives student worker. It is located on the main floor of the library by the reference desk. Be there or be square!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yes, the Weather Outside is Frightful

.... but it's nice and cozy inside the library. Still, due to the difficulty of getting around town and the towering snowdrift in front of the reference librarian's garage, holding her car hostage, face to face reference service will be limited today; after dark, please use the chat feature on the library's website if you have questions or would like advice about where to start with a research project ...

....or where to look next if you are feeling stuck.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Library Hours for Finals

For all bookworms and heavy studiers the library is extending hours for finals. The following are the hours the library will be open: Weds., Dec. 15- Fri., Dec. 17, 8am - 2am ; Sat., Dec. 18 - 8am - 10pm; Sun., Dec. 19, 8am - 2am; Mon., Dec. 20, 8am - 4:45pm. We are also open through Dec. 23, 8am - 4:45pm. Happy Holidays and good luck with finals!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

College Photographs

The College and Lutheran Church Archives has released a photo database documenting the college from the 1800s to the modern era. Currently, this resource contains 300 images from our main photograph collection. New content appears somewhat regularly. The archives retain thousands of images, and the primary limitation to adding additional photographs is time.
Researchers and those with avocational interests have a powerful research tool that allows for finding images from targeted decades or pictures concerning particular topics, groups, and individuals. Moreover, this resource makes historical inquiry fun and much more accessible for students, alumni, and staff.
Users can access the database via the archives page. You will want to click the link for photographs along the left column. Please visit the archives (located on the library's third floor) or call the archivist if you are unable to find an image in the database.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Monthly Book Drawing

As some of you have noticed, we are having a monthly book drawing in the library. Each month we put a new book out near the portrait of Count Folke Bernadotte just inside the front door. Put your name and e-mail address into the box nearby and at the end of the month you may be the lucky winner. So far we've given away a book by a Nobel speaker, the Reading in Common book, and a book by a distinguished Gustie grad.
Up next - a gentle mystery set in Botswana starring Mma Romatswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency...