Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Poetry on the Patio – Noon, April 28 – on the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library terrace


poetry in colorsPlease plan to join us at Noon on April 28 and enjoy favorite poems read by your colleagues across campus!   On Tuesday, April 28, we’ll host our 17th Annual Poetry on the Patio – open and free to all – refreshments will be provided!

If you would like to take a peek at previous poetry readings please visit our site where you can see a recording of each event, a list of readers, what they read, and more!  If by chance the weather is too chilly or rainy, we will hold the poetry reading inside the library, Room 102.

April is National Poetry Month and we hope you will enjoy celebrating with us!   We begin as close to Noon as possible  – as soon as the carillon bells finish their singing!

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Foreign Language Films via Kanopy

kanopy The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the Foreign Language Films , a streaming movie collection delivered by “Kanopy.” We have over 40 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse.

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at

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World Cinema Video Database

FOD The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the World Cinema Video Database, a streaming movie collection delivered by “Films on Demand.” We have over 400 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse by country. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at

English, Libraries, News & Events, Services

3,344 lbs. of Food and Counting: UST Libraries Annual Food Drive

The UST Libraries just kicked off their 7th Annual Food Drive. Since the Library’s first drive in 2009, where we received 156 lbs. of food to last year’s donation of 927 lbs., the Library has donated a total of 3,344 lbs of food to local food shelves.

For the first 6 years of the program the Library emphasized the opportunity for library users to donate food in exchange for the forgiving of overdue library fines. A student could donate 1 can of food and the Library would then waive $2 of fines. Over the years the Library has forgiven a total of $6,836 fines.

However, over time we noticed that the vast majority of donors were either students, whole dorms, or staff and faculty, who just wanted to give food, regardless of any reciprocity.

2011_1In the fall of 2011 the Library was approached by the English Department to offer a mid-year food drive, in collaboration with their Common Context theme “Hunger”, which “focused on numerous aspects of hunger and scarcity on a global and local scale, but they also are designed to inspire the consideration of related dimensions of hunger including desire, longing and the struggle for justice.”

Since the inception of the food drive the Library’s primary interest was to offer students an alternative to paying for overdue fines and at the same time allow for the UST community to bless a local food shelf. We wanted to donate to food shelves that may be impacted by our campus and likewise may even serve some members of our institution. Since we started offering the program, we have donated to the Franciscan Brothers of Peace (’09, ’10, ‘11), Francis Basket Foodshelf (‘11), and Saint Paul Area Council of Churches (’13, ’14, ’15).


This year’s UST Libraries Food Drive started during Library Week, April 12th and will run until the end of the semester, May 31st.

We encourage any and every one to donate to this program, regardless of having overdue fines. Consider how fortunate our campus is, with the wonderful community that surrounds us, and give a little back today.

How many of the UST Libraries Food Drives have you donated to? We would love to hear your stories and how these drives may have affected you. #USTLibraries

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Music and Art of the 1930s – May 5 noonartsound

depression era 1Our final noonartsound presentation of the academic year, “The 1930s: Songs of the Early Labor Movement,” will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at noon in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.


Andy Scheiber and Liz Wilkinson


Please join us in the O’Shaughnessy Room for music of the 1930s, presented by two professors of the UST English Department, Andrew (AJ) Scheiber and Liz Wilkinson.  They have been performing folk and honky-tonk music as “Wilkinson James” for the past seven years, and will be playing a mixture of original songs and folk and labor tunes from the 1930s, including a song or two by Woody Guthrie.

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson

Shelly Nordtorp-Madson will present popular art and photos from the 1930s, including images of labor unrest and musicians from that time.

Bring your lunch if you wish – beverages and light dessert will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you on May 5!

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National Library Week 2015!

ALA_NLW2015_336x280Since 1958, the American Library Association has chosen a week in April to celebration National Library Week. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

National Library Week is April 12-18th this year, and the national theme is “Endless Possibilities @ Your Library.” UST Libraries will be celebrating from April 13-17th and have come up with a variety of programs and events throughout the week. We are excited to share it all with you!

Check out the schedule below or view our National Library Week website to learn more!


Special Events:

Monday, 4/13
OSF Booksale Grand Opening – 12:00pm in the OSF Leather Room

Tuesday, 4/14
Storytime for All Ages – 10-11:00 am in the OSF Reference Room (by Coffee Bene)
in conjunction with the UST Child Development Center & National Week of the Young Child

Thursday, 4/16
Caden10485847_285589934969998_4889919847079693104_nza (women’s a cappela group) – 12:00pm in the OSF Rotunda

Friday, 4/17
Katrina Vandenberg Poetry Reading - 7-8:30pm in the Great Hall
in conjunction with the Sacred Arts Festival, cosponsored by the English Department


Ongoing Events:


OSF Booksale
Noon-6pm, OSF Leather Room

Theology Used Booksale & Silent Auction
8am-10pm, Ireland Library
4/13-16, & 12noon on 4/17

Daily Trivia
Questions will be posted Monday-Thursday on the UST National Library Week website

6th Annual Food Drive
Back again for 2015, join with the rest of the UST community to donate non-perishable food items. Donations will go to the Emergency Food Shelf at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches.

Library Post (Catalog) Cardsdesktop card
Take a break from your studies and design your very own Library Post (Catalog) Card. We’re sure your mother would love to hear from you and tape your latest creation to the family fridge!

What have Libraries made Possible for You?
Join the community discussion of this year’s National Library Week theme on the OSF Rotunda whiteboard, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media sites (viewable on our website, as well)

Database Highlights & Trials, English, Libraries, News & Events

Literature Online now includes MLA Bibliography

Literature Online
The Literature Online (LION) database now includes content from the MLA International Bibliography, making this a single-point resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. The fully integrated service combines the texts of over 357,000 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference. It lets users search across the two leading literary indexes – MLA and the Annual Bibliography of Language and Literature (ABELL) – and link directly to literary criticism and reference from an extensive collection of full-text literature journals.

The MLA add-on module provides over 2 million citation records of books and articles covering literary criticism, modern languages, folklore, and linguistics. Users will now benefit from full integration with the database and features such as:

  • Immediate access from MLA citations to full-text journal articles in Literature Online
  • Access to full-text articles via Open URL and JSTOR links
  • Integration with the extensive library of primary works, criticism, and reference sources in Literature Online

Researchers will be able to cross-search these bibliographies by keyword, title keyword, subject author/reviewer, publication details, journal, and publication year. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!

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value line system maintenance

Value Line’s technology team will be performing maintenance on their website beginning Thursday evening (April 2, 2015) and ending early Sunday morning (April 5, 2015). During that time, the following digital services will be unavailable:

  • The Value Line Daily Options Survey Online
  • The Value Line Fund Advisor
  • The Value Line Convertibles Survey
  • Portfolio Tracker

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Beatles and Stones and More – oh my! Noonartsound on Tuesday, April 7 in the Library

beatlesOur next noonartsound highlights “The British Invasion: 1964-1967.”  Please plan to join us at at Noon on Tuesday, April 7, in the O’Shaughnessy Room (Room 108) of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

The program is free and open to all — it brings together the talents of Dr. Shelly Nordtorp-Madson, chief curator and a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Art History, and Dr. Chris Kachian, guitarist and professor of music.

“The British invasion was, in a word, groovy,” Kachian says. “But it wasn’t all tie-dye.  It was Mods, Rockers, and Teddy Boyz, white lipstick and Twiggy . . .  and pop art and op art.  Unfortunately for all those who see the British invasion that it was ‘peace out’ you will be lectured by someone who strove mightily to be not only groovy, but far out and right on.   And, kids, the right-on music that goes right in that rockin’ grooviness?   You don’t need me to tell you!”

You are welcome to bring your lunch if you wish – beverages and a light dessert will be provided.

What’s next?  Our final noonartsound of the spring semester will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 5 and will feature songs of the 1930’s and the early labor movement.

Please call Julie at 962-5014 if you have any questions.  Thank you very much and we hope to see you at Noon on April 7!