Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gustavus Community Publications

Publications written or edited by faculty, staff, and friends of the Gustavus community and owned by the library have been compiled into a convenient list that can be found on the library's webpage.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beyond The Girl: Three Days With Scandinavian Women Crime Writers

We're excited to host four mystery writers - Helen Tursten and Kristina Ohlsson from Sweden, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis from Denmark - and a noted Swedish critic, Dr. Kerstin Bergman of Lund University, from October 8 - 10 (the week after the Nobel Conference). In addition to meeting with classes, our visitors will be involved in several free public events.

On Monday, October 8th, at 4pm in Confer 127, Kerstin Bergman will give a talk, "The Women Strike Back: The Rise of Women Crime Writers in the Sweden 1997-2012." This talk will survey the rise of women as mystery authors and

Also on Monday, at 7:30 pm in the Interpretive Center, there will be a panel discussion with the authors and Kerstin Bergman, followed by a book signing.

Read on for more information about the speakers and events, including appearances in Minneapolis. This event is funded by the library's Scandinavian Studies endowment and the Scandinavian Studies Department with support from the Embassy of Sweden and Sisters in Crime.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Banned (or more appropriately - Challenged) Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 30 through October 6 by participating in Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library’s Virtual Read Out. You are invited to record a short video reading from a banned or challenged book and post the YouTube link to the Library’s Facebook page. 2012 marks the 30th year of Banned Books Week. In that time more than 11,000 books have been challenged including many classics and new favorites.  For more information on the Read Out.

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Welcoming Royalty to Gustavus

As Gustavus is busy preparing to welcome Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, check out this new display that showcases their previous visits to our campus.  The “Swedish Royalty Visits Gustavus” display features artifacts and articles from the King and Queen’s last three visits.  Swedish Royalty has visited Gustavus for the United States’ Bicentennial, to unveil a sculpture, and to rededicate Nobel Hall.  Before the King and Queen of Sweden arrive to dedicate the West Mall and celebrate the sesquicentennial, visit this exciting display located on the main floor of the Library near the reference section!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Music Scores & Vinyl Records Move

You can now find the music scores on the third floor of the library located near the music book collection.

The Music Library that was in the Fine Arts Building was closed in June in consultation with the Music Department.  We worked out a plan to integrate music library collections into the main library, and then with the help of Physical Plant we moved the collections over this summer. 

If you are wondering how they got those huge shelves up to the third floor, they were brought in through the third floor window.

The vinyl albums can be found on the first floor in the Audio-Visual area. There are listening stations with record players located nearby. 

Around 2700 vinyl albums were retained that had institutional significance and ones that support our jazz collection.  Remember that around 1600 of those albums are being digitized and over half can already be heard through our library catalog with on-campus access.

We are pleased that the music collection is even more accessible to everyone on campus.

Friday, September 07, 2012

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!!! Water bottle filling stations have been installed on each floor of the library. Located near the restrooms on each floor. There are still water fountains that work and are located also on all 3 floors on the south end of the building!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

The reading in common book is taking an exceptional upswing in notoriety as the author, Wes Moore, will be on campus on Sept. 11, 2012. The Kendall Center has kindly donated two extra copies for campus and these can be borrowed from the library reserve shelves for 30 days.