Thursday, May 21, 2009

Discover Other Worlds in Musselman Library

Alumni Weekend is just a week away! If you’re planning on visiting campus that weekend, make sure you stop by the library and check out the many exhibits that are on display. The current exhibit series is titled Discover Other Worlds and includes photographs, maps, wood carvings, and more.

On the Main Floor you will find:
  • Life in Miniature: Wood Carvings from Brienz – Wood carvings depicting daily life in nineteenth century Switzerland from the collection of Reverend Frederick S. Weiser, Class of 1957.

  • Literature of the Telescope – Browse 400 years of books about the telescope, and check out a replica of Galileo’s first modern telescope, all from the collection of Professor Larry Marschall.

  • 11 Days in Asia – Photographs of Gettysburg College Students from China, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, India, and the Philippines.

  • Images of Italy – A photography exhibit by Professor Dan DeNicola, party of the Library’s “Hidden Talents” series highlighting the artistic talents of the Gettysburg College community. Located in the Browsing Room.

  • Buddhism in the Modern World: Quest for Social and Religious Identity in Southwest China – Photographs by Professor Deborah Sommer. Located in the Apse.

In the Main Stairwell you will find:

  • Rediscovering My Country – Images of Kathmandu by Anukul Gurung, Class of 2009, documenting the dramatic rise in poverty and homelessness in his native Nepal.

In Special Collections you will find:

  • Mapping Other Worlds – Selections from the Stuckenberg Map Collection.

For those who are not able to visit campus, please check out the web versions of these exhibits available on the Library’s website. Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summertime Reference

The semester is officially over and the Musselman Library Reference Desk is closed ... but that doesn't mean reference librarians aren't still here, ready and available to assist with your research!

If you would like to consult with a librarian, feel free to contact us using the Ask a Reference Librarian web form - one of us will respond to you during business hours. If you need help after hours, try using the Ask Here PA 24/7 reference service - friendly librarians from other colleges and universities are standing by ready to help.

If you're in town, Musselman Library is generally open 8:00-4:30 on weekdays during the summer. Ask for a reference librarian at the main desk, or visit us in suite 102 on the main floor - someone is bound to be around on most days. The Library is open additional hours for special occasions (like Alumni Weekend) - check the official calendar to find out if we're open on weekends.

Have a great summer. We'll see you again when classes resume on August 31, 2009!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

You’ve gotta read this summer!

Finals aren’t over yet, but the library staff know that you’re dreaming about the summer. Many of you will be busy during the break with jobs, internships, travel, and catching up with friends and family. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up books! You wouldn’t want your mind to turn to mush, right?

To help you all relax and keep your brains in working order, we encourage you to take full advantage of Musselman Library’s summer reading list. The list is easy to find on the library homepage, or you can link to it directly at
Books and films have been selected by faculty, staff, and your fellow students, so you know they’ve got to be good.

Have a spectacular summer! For those of you who are graduating, we’ve loved working with you for the past four years – may you be successful in your future endeavors. As for the rest of you, we’ll see you in the fall!