Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Library Hours for Finals & Christmas Break

Fri., Dec. 14 & Sat., Dec. 15: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sun., Dec. 16 - Wed., Dec. 19: 8:00 am - 2:00 am; Thurs., Dec. 20 & Fri., Dec. 21: 8:00 am - 4:45 pm; Sat., Dec. 22 - Tues., Jan. 1: Closed. Wed., Jan. 2 - Fri., Jan. 4: 8:00 am-4:45 pm; Sat., Jan. 5 & Sun., Jan. 6: Closed.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Zine Collection

We now have a cataloged collection of zines that can be browsed by title, shelved on the main floor between the newspapers and the browsing collection. Like browsing books, they can be checked out for a month. We decided to create this collection as an example of alternative DIY publishing. Many of the zines were gifts from the San Francisco Public Library and Barnard College's zine collection.

Though our collection focus will be on gender, diversity, contemporary protest movements, memoir, and Minnesota authors and subjects, there is quite a mix. Check it out! Or see our guide to zines.

Special hat tip to our cataloging and collections management staff for the hard work of making these zines discoverable.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Heitzeg Collection

Heitzeg Collection, 3rd Floor, Library
 Come check out our Heitzeg Collection located on the 3rd floor near our music scores.We are continuing to add new scores and ecoscores as they are made available to us. The collection is a gift from the Emmy Award-winning musician and 1982 Gustavus graduate, Steve Heitzeg. He is best known for his music written in celebration of the natural world. He has amassed a large body of works that address social and ecological issues with vision and compassion.

 An advocate for the “peaceful coexistence of all species through music”, Heitzeg has written compositions for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, ballet and PBS films. His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles.

 An environmentalist, Steve Heitzeg has been writing ecoscores, which are intimate works with inventive musical syntax that seek to honor nature and promote peace, for over a decade.Two of those works include Peace March for Paul and Sheila Wellstone (composed in the shape of a peace sign) and American Symphony (Unfinished)  (ten chords that honor famous American peace activists, superimposed on an unfinished American flag). He also constructs and includes naturally-found instruments in his compositions to symbolize the interconnectedness of humans with nature.

 For more information see Heitzeg's website