Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finals Hours and Study Break

Finals are almost here! The library is getting busier and students are hard at work throughout the library. Musselman Library will be trying to help ease finals anxiety by extending hours and holding a finals study break.

Can't wait till May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Come to the library on the 4th for a Cinco de Mayo study break!
When: May 4th 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Library, back patio
*Rain location: Library Media Theater (Room 18)
Take a break from studying and de-stress for a while while enjoying some free ice cream and snacks, playing some games and listening to music! Bring your friends!

Library Finals Week Hours
Friday, May 1st, Close at 11pm
Saturday, May 2nd, Open at 10am and begin 24 hour access
The library won't close again until Saturday, May 9th at 5pm
Sunday, May 10th, Closed
Monday, May 11th, Open 8am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Research Help - 911!!

The semester may be coming to a close, but we know students are just gearing up for end-of-year papers and exams. Here are some quick survival tips!

Need help with your research during the wee hours of the night? Musselman Library now has access to "Ask Here PA," a state-wide reference service that provides users with access to a librarian 24/7. What does this mean for you? It's simple! If you have a burning research question when the reference desk is not staffed (10:00pm-9:00am), simply connect to Ask Here PA from the "Ask a Librarian" link off the library website and a helpful librarian from somewhere in the region or across the country who is staffing the 24 hour service will be able to help.

Citations, citations, citations! If you need help formatting citations for a paper, check out the Musselman Library "Citation Guide." This guide provides helpful links to several online citation manuals for commonly used styles (MLA, Turabian, APA, etc.). Students also love using SourceAid which builds citations for you. Give it a try!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


It’s National Library Week!
That’s right, April 12 – 19 is a week designated specifically to celebrate libraries and all they have to offer! Stop by Musselman Library to check out the display behind the reference desk featuring books, CDs and DVDs that relate to this year’s National Library Week theme: Worlds Connect at Your Library. Captain Picard will also be on hand with a few new facts about the library every day.

We will continue our observance of National Library Week with a Cake Break on Thursday, April 16 at 3:00pm. Everyone is invited to take a break, relax and enjoy some cake in the library.

Celebrate National Library Week with your library!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Read/Meet Bill McKibben


The final two events of the Read Green environmental series involve Bill McKibben and his work. Join us for a discussion of Deep Economy, facilitated by Environmental Studies professor Randy Wilson, tonight at 7:00 pm (Penn Hall Lyceum). Then, plan to attend a public talk by Bill McKibben himself next week on Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm (College Union Building Ballroom). McKibben wrote his book in 1997, and a lot has happened with the U.S. and global economies since then. How does it affect you, and what can you do to help? This is a talk you won't want to miss!


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Do-it-yourself book check out!

For those of you who dream of working in a library, now you can pretend you do! The library has recently installed a self-checkout machine that will allow you to check out books on your own without having to wait in line. Grab a library book, your ID card, and you’re ready to begin checking out books as fast and furiously as you can. It’s easy and convenient, and if you have problems, you can still get help from the friendly folks over at the Circulation Desk. Note that it can only be used for book check out; DVDs, videos, and CDs still need to be checked to you by a human at the Circ Desk.

The machine is located in the lobby of the library, right near the Circulation and Reference Desks. It looks like something out of Star Trek—very space age. Check it out! (Excuse the pun.)