Tuesday, March 04, 2014
While you're headed away from campus don't forget to check out a book from the collection, we've even got a special display on the main floor all about spring to get you in the mood. Or borrow something from our ebook collection, there's nothing better than lying on the beach with an e-reader or tablet in hand! Where ever you're headed or even if you're not leaving, Musselman Library hopes you have a relaxing week!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Special Collections Department of Musselman Library invites current students (including seniors who will graduate in May) to submit applications for the Diane Werley Smith ’73 summer internship in Special Collections.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
|No date is weekend? Check me out!|
Thursday, February 06, 2014
If you’re not reading Next Page yet, you’re in for a treat. Next Page is a new library column featuring guest readers from the Gettysburg College community. In it, readers share what they are reading now, what they are reading next, what title they recently recommended, and much more.
We’ve heard from a range of readers so far. The latest featured reader is Mauricio Novoa, ’14. Mauricio is finishing his senior year at Gettysburg and won the Silent Leader Award in November, 2013. You’ll find that his poetry interests range from Shel Silverstein to Marianne Moore! He’s also reading some pretty heavy social justice titles.
Here are just a few of our campus readers who have been profiled so far:
If you’re interested in what books inspire members of our community to take action, what titles they frequently give as gifts, or just what they’re reading in general, then add Next Page to your media diet.
Friday, January 31, 2014
|Stephanie Bowen, current Holley Intern,|
planned a finals study break complete
with cupcake decorating!
Application materials can be submitted through the HR on-line system: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/836. This position will remain open through February 21, 2014.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|Professor Kathy Cain, Psychology|
Welcome back, everyone! If you're already dreading to go outside due to the cold or are feeling stressed by classes, take a break, de-stress, and join us in reading Alif the Unseen for fun on February 26 at 7 pm in Musselman Library.
The book discussion is a fun, easy way to take a break and enjoy a new book with others. Professor Kathy Cain, Associate Professor of Psychology, will guide our discussion.
You also get a free copy, courtesy of Friends of Musselman Library.
Sign-up online by Wednesday, February 19.
“In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif — the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state’s electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover’s new fiancé is the “Hand of God,” as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen.” Book description courtesy of the publisher.
For more about the book, read G. Willow Wilson on writing Alif the Unseen.
Friday, December 06, 2013
- 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!
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.