Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Unbound in the library stairwell

Check out our latest stairwell exhibit: "Unbound." The exhibit "Unbound" is by John Kovaleski, cartoonist and Instructor of Art and Film at Gettysburg College. Using books and journals withdrawn from Musselman Library's collection, Kovaleski takes individual pages and highlights a word, then uses that word as inspiration for a drawing on that page. The individual pages are then strung together and hung down the center of Musselman Library's five-floor stairwell.

One such banner is already hanging, and Kovaleski expects to hang two others later in the semester. According to Kovaleski, "Unbound began as a simple exercise in using used books as sketchbooks and the words on the pages as the subject of the drawings, thus altering their identity. When I began using discarded bound journals the change in identity became even more important since they'd been rendered useless in this electronic age. The next logical step was to free them from their bindings and install the pages in a familiar setting but in a different context."

Friday, March 26, 2010

Do you have an iPhone, Blackberry, or other mobile device?

Do you use that device to browse the web?

Musselman Library wants to know what library resources or services you'd like to access from your mobile device.

Please take our brief survey.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Svitanya brings Eastern European folk music to Musselman Library

Our Notes at Noon concert series returns on March 29th with a performance by Svitanya, a women's vocal ensemble specializing in Eastern European folk music. Based in the Philadelphia area, the group performs traditional and modern arrangements of folk songs drawn from across Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Macedonia. Svitanya - which means "the light at sunrise" in Ukrainian and Croatian - also performs original music composed in the folk tradition, and accompanies many of the songs with guitar, tambourin, doumbek, and gaida, a Macedonian bagpipe. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of Musselman Library and the Adams County Arts Council, and is free and open to the public.

Please join us in the apse at noon and feel free to bring your lunch!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Caffeine Fix in the Library

Exciting news from Musselman Library and Dining Services! You no longer have to walk across campus in the rain to get your cup of joe – there is now coffee in the library 24 hours a day!

To get your local caffeine fix, just visit the new coffee machine on the main floor of Musselman Library (next to the Circulation Desk). Prices range from 50 cents for hot water, to $1.00 for regular coffee, up to $1.50 for specialty drinks (vanilla coffee, café latte, mochaccino, etc.).

Currently, the machine only uses vending dollars off your Gettysburg College ID card (NOT declining dollars). If you would like to add vending dollars to your ID card, visit the ID card machines next to the photocopiers on main and ground floor of Musselman Library (this money also works for making photocopies and laundry).

For anyone visiting campus that may not have a Gettysburg College ID card, there are GETT cards available in the office supply vending machine pre-loaded with $5.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Celebration of College Authors

Musselman Library and the Provost's Office invite faculty, administrators, and staff to join us on March 26 at 4:30 pm for the annual College Authors Reception.

This event, which will take place in the apse on the main level of the library, celebrates 2009 publications by members of the Gettysburg College community.

College authors will be in attendance, and their publications will be on display. Check out the complete list of college authors and their publications on the library web site.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Library website – tell us what you think!

We need a few volunteers to take a look at the library's website and give us some feedback.

If you have 30 minutes to spare, please complete the volunteer form online.

Participants will be given a $5 gift card for the college bookstore.

C’mon… you know you have an opinion!