Monday, September 15, 2014
Join us in kicking off our Iran: Beyond the Headlines series with a lecture on "Iranian Cinema and Factional Censorship" tomorrow, Tuesday September 16 at 7pm in Joseph Theater! Professor Jim Udden in Film Studies will be speaking on the interaction between Iranian cinema and the political factions that comprise Iranian society. Despite censorship, Iranian films discuss love, divorce, infidelity, class inequality, social oppression, gender discrimination, and suicide. Come and learn about an Iranian art form most Americans have never seen!
Iran: Beyond the Headlines is a learning series that includes book discussions, film screenings, and lectures designed to help us move past today's headlines and explore the history, art, culture, and everyday life of Iranians. Series events are scheduled for September 2014 - April 2015. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information:
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
If you are interested in reading The Other Wes Moore, Musselman Library has several copies available for checkout. For more information about the book and the author, check out the official The Other Wes Moore website.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
We can't wait to meet you @ your library!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Think textbooks are expensive? You’re not crazy. Textbook prices have grown at 3 times the rate of inflation over the past decade. What’s a frugal college student to do?
Here’s a great article to start with:
Want to compare prices on the same book sold by different stores? Try campusbooks.com. Just enter your book title, author, or ISBN (ISBN is best!) and you’ll see the full range of options to buy or rent. It includes print books and ebooks.
The Gettysburg College Bookstore sells and rents textbooks, too. Check there to find out what books are required and recommended for your classes. Also check the professor’s syllabus to find out how much of a book you need to read.
When in doubt, ask your professor.
Public domain image courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Programming_language_textbooks.jpg
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The good news: we are getting new carpet on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library! Say goodbye to the kelly green stuff that was installed in 1981. (Yes, it’s that old.)
The bad news: we will have to close the book stacks on the upper floors in order to install the carpet. Beginning Saturday, May 17, books with call numbers D-Z will not be available.
The good news: you can check out as many books as you want and keep them all summer long!
The bad news: you need to go get those books no later than Friday, May 16.
The good news: if you need dozens of books, we will store them for you! To explore this option, coordinate with Paulette Blount ASAP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More good news: if you forget to retrieve something, we can get it for you via Interlibrary Loan later in the summer.
Really good news: the Browsing Room, DVD collection, books with call numbers A-C, and oversize books will not be affected by this project.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Chicago: Visions for Feminist Art” by Francesca DeBiaso '12,
Makes a Monster and What Makes a Man? Exploring the Relationship between the
Creator and the Creation in Three Gothic Novels” by Veronica B. Rosenberger
- “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Reflections on Art, Fundamentalism, and
Democracy” by Professor Daniel R. DeNicola
- “Pippo: An Italian Folklore Mystery of World War II” by Professor Alan R. Perry
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
in honor of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
There were eleven entries for the festival, ranging from children’s books (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss) to classics (Catch-22 by Joseph Heller) to current bestsellers (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green). Members of the campus community had an hour to view and vote for their favorite entries, and at 3 pm the tasting took place. A special thanks to all of the contributors and congratulations to the winners!
The National Library Week events continue with an Easter egg hunt in the library on Wednesday, and "Snacks in the Stacks" (cookies & cake) on Friday, 11 am - 2 pm.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
We have a new exhibit curated by Natalie Sherif ’14 in Special Collections!
Slow to Heal: The Evolution of Medicine from the Civil War Era to WWI
This exhibit explores the history of medicine from the Civil War through World War I through artifacts, letters, photographs and documents. The cases feature materials from Musselman Library’s Special Collections and College Archives, as well as items on loan from Dr. Ian Isherwood (Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute and proud alumnus of Gettysburg College), Angelo Scarlato, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
The exhibit runs March 17 – August 1, 2014
Special Collections Reading Room, 4th Floor – Musselman Library
Monday, March 17, 2014
A Peer Research Mentor is a student who works alongside librarians to support students engaged in research, while also improving one’s own research skills. This position is open to four rising sophomores and two rising juniors in any major. While the appointment is for an academic year, there is potential for continuation. If you love information and helping people find exactly what they need, this could be the position for you!
|Help fellow students and improve your research skills!|
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!