- Finals Study break
- When: Monday, December 9th from 8- 10pm
- Where: Room 18 on the Ground Floor
- What: crafts, coloring, games, drinks, snacks, and free cupcakes!
- Why? Free food and fun!
- Stress Relief table
- When: December 2nd -13th, 24/7
- Where: Ground Floor
- What: crafts, coloring, clay, comics... bubble wrap
- Why? Because you deserve it!
Friday, December 06, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
So that we can all enjoy a well-earned Thanksgiving break, Gettysburg College will be closed for a few days … and that means Musselman Library won’t be on our usual 24/5 schedule. Here are our Thanksgiving hours:
Tuesday, November 26th - Close at 5pm
Wednesday, November 27th – CLOSED
Thursday, November 28th – CLOSED
Friday, November 29nd – CLOSED
Saturday, November 30th – CLOSED
Sunday, December 1st - Open at 12pm, resume 24-hour access
During the last week of classes, we will be open until Friday, 12/6, at 8 pm. When we reopen on Saturday morning (12/7) at 10 am, we will STAY OPEN CONTINUOUSLY until finals are over (remember, you can always check our hours online).
And because we love you so much, we are having a stress relief table this year! Look for it on the ground floor. You will find games, crafts, and other activities that will take your mind of academia for a few minutes. Think of it as a warmup for the Finals Study Break, which is on Monday, 12/9, 8-10 pm. We’ll tell you more about that when you return.
Have a wonderful break!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Bring your lunch to Musselman library tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5th) and enjoy the music of Jazz Dispatch!
Directed by Dr. Paul Austerlitz, Jazz Dispatch focuses on the performance - as well as the academic study - of small-group jazz improvisation. The group's repertoire covers the gamut of musical types found in contemporary jazz, stressing the bebop style but also including modal jazz, Latin rhythms, free (or avant-garde) improvisation, and students' own compositions.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
If you're interested in working in libraries or archives this might be the position for you! These internships provide unique experiences working with the collections and library staff of Musselman library. Past interns have gone on to pursue careers in library science and are actively working at libraries and archives across the country. To find out a little bit more about our most recent interns' experiences check out the videos below:
The application deadline is Monday, November 11th. For a complete listing of the internship descriptions and a link to the application please visit the library website:
If you have any questions or for more information, contact Clint Baugess at email@example.com (Reference Internship), Amy Lucadamo at firstname.lastname@example.org (Special Collections Internship), or Amy Ward at email@example.com (Music Internship).
Friday, October 18, 2013
“Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.”
Peter Suber, Open Access Overview
Gettysburg supports OA with The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. The Cupola is a collection of scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of our college community.
Cupola Fun Facts
First paper posted
Number of items*
Dept with most items
|Physics – 75!|
Number of downloads*
Number of countries from which readers visit*
Number of journals
*as of 10/9/13
How does OA publication benefit authors?
- Discoverability. Content is indexed by Google and other search engines, so readers find your work quickly.
- Citation impact. OA works are cited more often than non-OA works. OA citation advantage varies by discipline. See Swan, Alma (2010) The Open Access citation advantage: Studies and results to date.
- Share a wide range of scholarship. The Cupola can host posters, presentations, conference papers, audio, video, and images, in addition to conventional publications like articles and book chapters.
- Know more about usage. Cupola authors receive monthly emails with download counts and detail about visitors.
Want to learn more?
Monday, October 14, 2013
Assistant Professor Richard Russell’s article, “Aspects of Facial Contrast Decrease with Age and Are Cues for Age Perception,” has an Altmetric score of 585. What does that mean, and why should we care?
Join us for Who’s reading you? Alternative metrics to measure your scholarly impact on Wednesday, 11/6/13, at noon (Specialty Dining Room 19).
A short presentation will introduce altmetrics and describe how they seek to measure scholarly influence beyond traditional impact measurements (like journal impact factor and citation counts). We will show how altmetrics display on journal websites, library databases, and our own institutional repository. We’ll end with a discussion about altmetrics in your disciplines and departments … and fabulous door prizes!
Please RSVP to Janelle Wertzberger (firstname.lastname@example.org), as space is limited to the first 20 respondents.
Monday, October 07, 2013
- Friday, October 11 - Close at 5 pm
- Saturday, October 12 - Noon to 6 pm
- Sunday, October 13 - Noon to 6 pm
- Monday, October 14 - 8 am to 11 pm
- Tuesday, October 15 - 8 am - Begin 24-hour access
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Banned Books Week is next week, so now is the perfect time to consider what books may be missing from the bookshelves of libraries and schools near you. Banned Books Week was created in response to book “challenges” and celebrates our freedom to read, uncensored.
Last there were 400 attempts to remove books from U.S. schools and libraries. The top 10 most banned or challenged books are:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. The Library and Prof. Principato (Environmental Studies) are hosting a discussion of this book on September 25, 7 pm. RSVP and get a free copy of this banned book!
- Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
- And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
- The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
- Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz. Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
- The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls. Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
- Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence
How many from this list have you read? Exercise your freedom to read by choosing a banned book sometime this fall. If someone doesn’t want you to read it, there must be something interesting between the covers!
Peek at the list of the 100 books most often banned between 2000 and 2009.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This fall the library is hosting two book discussions for First Year students. The books were both selections by faculty members for the library's annual You've Gotta Read This! publication. The discussions will feature the faculty member that selected the title and some fun conversation about the books. It's a great way to take a break from classes and enjoy some leisure reading. The first 10 students that sign up for each discussion will receive a free copy of the book.
The first discussion will be on September 25th with Sarah Pricipato, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, she will guide a conversation about Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. On October 29th, Ryan Kerney, Assistant Professor of Biology, will lead a discussion on Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.
For more information and to sign-up for the discussion head over to the library's website at http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/browsing/studentbookdiscussion.dot
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
|New quiet seating on the 2nd floor. (Artwork coming soon!)|
Welcome back, everyone! There’s nothing lonelier than an academic library in the summer, so we’re glad to have you back (or even to Gettysburg for the first time). While most people have been away from campus, we’ve made a few changes in Musselman Library.