Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finals - May 2011

Have you been stressing out? This is the week for high stress levels to become apparent....it is also the week when available study space in the library is premium!

We have set up extra study spaces in the brick room next to the e-classroom. Look for the cool white board drawing and find a quiet comfortable spot if your favorite study space is gone! Also please remember to make reservations for the study rooms that are available to use. Access reservation information here.

One last request.....please be kind to our building and respect your surroundings. The custodians at Gustavus do great work but they don't need the added stress of your mess! Use the trash receptacles and Gustie Ware return containers!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Catching Up With Our Graduates

In recent years, the library has hosted several interns and Patti Lindell scholars.  Some of those students have gone on to graduate school for library science. We were pleased to hear from  Cara Evanson ('09) who will graduate this Sunday from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies. She has accepted a position at Davidson College in North Carolina serving as an Information Literacy Librarian. Congratulations, Cara!

She is one of several Gustavus grads in the library profession. For example, Betsy Appleton '05 is an electronic resources librarian at George Mason University.  She was recently selected as the ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services) Emerging Leader for 2010-2011.  Two Gustavus grads currently serve their alma mater as reference librarians -- Michelle Twait '98 and Julie Gilbert '99.And, after a national search, Lois Langer Thompson '83 was named director of the Hennepin County public library system in 2009, managing an organization with 900 employees and a budget of $79 billion.

If you are thinking about a career in libraries, you may want to talk to a librarian, find out more about opportunities in this field, or pursue an internship in the library. 

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Keeping in Touch - Gustavus Postcards

The College and Lutheran Church Archives have brought you another exciting display! “Postcards from Gustavus Adolphus College” consists of many postcards that feature the college and the St. Peter community. Come and see what you can learn about how Gusties and our campus have changed in the last 150 years! You may be surprised at some of the similarities and differences of our community today! This appealing display was created by Lacie Micek, an archives student worker. It is located on the main floor of the library by the reference desk. Check it out!

Books in Bloom: May 6-8, 2011

Don't forget to join us in the Library on Honors Weekend (May 6-8, 2011) for Books in Bloom, sponsored by Gustavus Library Associates.

Enjoy beautiful floral arrangements by designers and professional florists that reflect a selected book, film, or other academic resource within the library. Tour the library, enjoy the flowers, and take some time to learn more about our friends, the Gustavus Library Associates.