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Reference Desk (507-933-7567)

Gustavus Librarians 2011
L to R: Dan Mollner, Michelle Twait, Anna Hulseberg, Julie Gilbert, Barbara Fister, and Jeff Jenson.

Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday - 10am - 5pm; 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm; 6pm - 10pm
Hours vary during January and when classes are not in session.

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Barbara Fister Barbara Fister
(507) 933-7553
Liaison areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Scandinavian Studies, Diversity
Julie Gilbert Julie Gilbert (On leave AY 2013-14)
(507) 933-7552
Liaison areas: Classics; Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies; Political Science; Religion
Anna Hulseberg Anna Hulseberg
(507) 933-7566
Liaison areas: Geography, Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology, Theatre & Dance
Jeff Jenson Jeff Jenson
(507) 933-7572
Liaison areas: Environmental Studies, History, Peace Studies, Sociology/Anthropology
Dan Mollner Dan Mollner
(507) 933-7569
Liaison areas: Art & Art History, Geology, Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Music, Peace Studies
Michelle Twait Michelle Twait
(507) 933-7563
Liaison areas: Communication Studies, Economics/Management, Education, Health & Exercise Science, Math/Computer Science