Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adé Bethune Lecture: Dr. Julia A. Upton, Sept 18, 6:30 pm

"The Work and Works of Mercy: Learning from Catholic Worker Artist Adé Bethune"

Thursday, September 18
6:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building lecture hall

This is the first in a series of lectures celebrating the centennial of liturgical artist, writer, and social activist Adé Bethune (1914-2002). Upton explores the life of Adé Bethune, with focus on her passion for social justice. This passion grew from Bethune's involvement with the Catholic Worker and characterized her whole life. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Julia A. Upton, RSM, Ph.D.
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Dr. Julia A. Upton, RSM, is Distinguished Professor of Theology at St. John's University in New York. She served as St. John's University's Provost from 2000-2012 and has been a member of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies since 1979. She has published 5 books and numerous articles. Currently Dr. Upton is writing a biography of Adé Bethune.

The lectures are presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Adé Bethune: The Power of One Person" at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery through December 19, 2014. The exhibition draws from items in the University's Adé Bethune Collection and each speaker has used the Collection for their research.

Co–sponsors of the lecture series are: the Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province; Alumnae Council Lifelong Learning Committee and Friends of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

For more information about the exhibition and lecture series see

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Adé Bethune: The Power of One Person

September 8 - December 19, 2014

An exhibition featuring materials from the Adé Bethune Collection began this week at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. The show, entitled Adé Bethune: The Power of One Person, commemorates the centennial of artist, writer, and activist Adé Bethune (1914-2002).

The opening reception is Saturday, September 13, 6-8 p.m.

In the 1930s, Bethune gained recognition as an illustrator for The Catholic Worker newspaper. Although she is principally remembered for her involvement with the Catholic Worker, Bethune made significant contributions in other areas, most notably in her role as a liturgical designer and consultant, graphic designer, and community activist.

The exhibit includes a selection of artworks and other materials, which highlight Bethune’s varied interests as an artist and social activist. The show runs from September 8 - December 19, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

University Archivist Deborah Kloiber arranges objects for
display in the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

For more information on the exhibit and the accompanying lecture series, visit:

For more information on Adé Bethune, visit:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome to St. Kate's!

Hello, new students, and welcome to St. Kate's!

The libraries on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses have a lot to offer you. Need to find scholarly articles? Use the libraries. Need to get books on your topic? That's us, too. Need to use a computer? We have those. Need a group study space? We've got those, too.

Need help researching your topic? Ask a librarian! We're here to help you; you're not interrupting us. Come talk to us. Ask us questions. Don't struggle with your research. We librarians can help you in-person, via email, chat, appointments, and even by text. We are the research gurus, so ask us for help.

And on the St. Paul campus, we created a self-guided QR Code library tour, so if you want to learn more about our services, come into the library with a smart phone and take the tour, any time you want. Just look for this whiteboard as you enter the library:

And while you're at the St. Paul campus library, we also made a book display just for you - Keep Calm and Survive College. It's full of books about college life, recipes for college students, and more, so look for this display:

(Part of the display includes an infographic highlighting fun reads, and you can view this infographic online, too. Check it out!)

Welcome to St. Kate's! We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer reads & Road Mix playlist

Some students from MLIS 7630 did book displays in the library this summer as part of an assignment. If you're looking for some Books with Bite, or if you have Wander Lust, or if you need a Dragon fix, check out this Vine video of their displays (and come into the library to find some good reads!):

The Wander Lust display also used a whiteboard to ask the question: what is your go-to travel song? And you delivered. Many people signed the board giving their song suggestions, so we had to make a playlist.

Here's your Spotify playlist - St. Kate's Road Mix*:

Now come into the library to find some great books to read! If you don't find any on these displays, a librarian can help you find something you may like. Just ask.

*These songs do not represent the beliefs & views of St. Catherine University Libraries.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, LibGuides service disruption

On Monday, August 4 we will be upgrading our LibGuides, the service we use to create guides to help you with certain subject areas, classes, and topics.

Because of this upgrade, while guides are migrated they will be unavailable. If you click on a guide and are redirected to a website for Springshare (the company that makes LibGuides) this is not in error. It means that guide hasn't been moved over quite yet and is in process.

All guides should be working by the end of the day.

In the meantime, if you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ILLiad interlibrary loan downtime July 26-27

This weekend our ILLiad interlibrary loan service will be unavailable for about 4 to 5 hours while upgrades are being done.  The downtime will begin on Saturday, July 26th at 9:00 PM Central.  ILLiad should be back online by Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 AM Central.  Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The DSM-5 is now online!

The DSM-5, used widely to assess, diagnose and classify mental disorders, is now available full text online. The DSM-5 is part of a suite of new online journals and books from Psychiatry Online. Check them out!