Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stellar Students

Congratulations to Tricia Weyland (ILL) and Jacob Schueler (Circulation) on being chosen as the Library Star Students for fall semester!

Star Students are library student employees who have demonstrated superior performance in their departments. The library depends heavily on student workers and wishes to recognize those that go above and beyond the call of duty.

My Pet Peeve

This post is for everyone who believes library books "borrowed" belong personally to them. There is a word for the disease that irks me most and it is "marginalia"! The need of a person to write notes in the margins, underline or highlight text, use pen, marker, pencil, or anything that is either impossible or time consuming to remove. The next reader of the book doesn't care what you thought and needs to form an impression for their own research!

If you need to mark pages for reference in library books for your research, use post its, page markers (not dog earring the page please!), slips of scrap paper, anything but writing on the pages!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All That Jazz

Featured database: Jazz Music Library

This growing collection of streaming jazz currently includes over 10,000 albums and more than 130,000 tracks. It provides access to thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Click here to enter the Jazz Music Library. Also available from the library homepage: click "Research Guides" then "Music."

Want to learn more about library resources? Visit with a reference librarian.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Need to Do Online Research During Reading Days?

If you need to use online library resources from off campus over Reading Days, a word to the wise: check now to make sure your account is active:

  • Go to the Library home page (
  • On the list of links on the left, Click "My Library Account"
  • User ID/Barcode: enter the 14-digit number (begins with 20110...) from your Gustavus ID
  • Password: enter your last name
Problems? If your account does not work, contact the Circulation Department for help: 507-933-7557

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thinking About Grad School in English or Library Science?

Come join faculty for an informational session on grad school and programs.

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:30-4:30 PM, Confer 331

Presenting Faculty:

Sean Cobb, Film Studies
Yurie Hong, Classics
Anna Hulseberg, Library & Information Science
Kate Keller, History
Rob Kendrick, Renaissance Studies
Matt Rasmussen, Creative Writing

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Circumpolar Region Display

Are you interested in learning more about the Circumpolar Region? This “cool” region is the Global Insight topic this year and the library has a display full of books on Alaska, Greenland, Northern Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. The topics on these areas range from history, politics, and the people living in these areas. There is also a section on climate change and just for fun some literature from this region.

Along with the Global Insight Program we will be highlighting a different region each month. Look for our display on the main floor of the library near the new book shelf.

If you want to learn more about the Circumpolar Region go to our library resources page.

The Global Insight Program is a campus-wide initiative designed to increase cultural and international awareness. See all of the upcoming events on their website.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Author Patricia Hampl visit

Patricia Hampl, Minnesota book award winning author of The Florist’s Daughter will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni hall to read from several of her works. She is an award-winning author of numerous books including Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime, I Could Tell You Stories and A Romantic Education. Look for these titles in the library.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Need a good source? Need it now?

Try our featured database: Sage Premier
Sage provides electronic access to 600+ scholarly, full-text journals and over 300,000+ articles, with content dating back to 1999. Subject areas covered include business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, medicine and more. To begin searching, click here.

Need more help finding good sources? Visit with a reference librarian.