Monday, October 31, 2011

Today: Notes at Noon!

Bring your lunch to Musselman Library today and enjoy some show tunes! The Sunderman Conservatory of Music will be performing a preview of the upcoming musical theater showcase, A Night on Broadway. The showcase is directed by Dr. Kathleen Sasnett.

The preview is Monday, October 31, at noon in the library main floor apse. Bring your lunch for a musical experience!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wanted! Fortenbaugh Interns

Musselman Library is offering two internships—one in the reference and instruction department, and one in music—to a Gettysburg College student during the spring semester.

Do you enjoy searching for information and helping people find exactly what they need? Are you contemplating a career in libraries or information science and want to gain some experience? Then you should consider applying for the Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Internship in the Reference & Instruction Department at Musselman Library! This internship provides a great opportunity to learn what it's like to be a librarian or information specialist. Students in any major are eligible to apply.

Are you a music major or minor who is interested in learning about music in libraries? Students considering a career in the field, or interested in learning more about music librarianship, are encouraged to apply for the Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Internship in Musselman Library's Music Department. This internship offers a great opportunity to work with the many different types of music resources available in the library, including audio-visual materials, printed music, databases and digital collections, and books about music.

Both internships are for the Spring Semester 2012 (6-8 hours/week, $8.50/hour).Deadline for applications is Sunday, November 13, 2011. You can find the applications here:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Who was President Hanson?

President Carl HansonHopeful Times, Turbulent Times: The Presidency of C. Arnold Hanson

October 19, 2011


Joseph Theater

Fifty years ago this fall, Carl Arnold Hanson became the 10th president of Gettysburg College, serving from 1961-1977.  His long administration saw the College through some interesting times. There are many great stories to tell.

Please join President Janet Riggs ’77, as well as Professor Emerita Mary Margaret Stewart and Professor Ken Mott, who will share stories from the Hanson years. 

Junior history majors Melissa Dorrance ‘13,  J.J. Beck ‘13 and Sam Larson ‘13 will comment on their research about student life during his presidency.

Refreshments will follow the program.  Sponsored by Friends of Musselman Library.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Plan your research from start to finish

Fall Reading Days are behind us, which means that those term paper deadlines are starting to loom on the horizon. But, where do you begin your research, and what should you do if you get stuck?

Use the Assignment Calculator to create a personal timeline for planning your research and writing.

The target due dates will help keep you on track. Plus, the timeline includes useful tips for each step along the way, including choosing a topic, brainstorming, gathering background information, focusing your research, writing your paper, and citing your sources. The Assignment Calculator lets you email yourself a personal research and writing plan, and helps you to quickly contact a librarian for research help.

Plan your research and stay on track with the Assignment Calculator.