Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Txt us!

You can now text a librarian your research questions! Just send a text message to 66746 and begin your message with musslib.

You will get a response from a live librarian in minutes - provided that you ask your question when the reference desk is open (Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm and 6-10pm; Friday 9am - 3pm; Sunday 6-10pm). If you send a message when a librarian is not on duty, you'll get a response the next time a librarian returns to the desk. Standard text message and data rates may apply.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What do you love about Musselman Library?

In honor of Valentine's Day, Musselman Library conducted a survey in the CUB on Monday, asking students to select a valentine and share their thoughts about the library's collections, space, and services. 124 students participated and their appreciation ranged from free hot chocolate at midnight to favorite spaces and helpful staff.

Everyone who participated in the survey was entered in a drawing for one of three iTunes gift cards. Laura Banti ’11, Darnell McWhorter ’13 and Taylor Moscatiello ’14 were the lucky winners. See what they said about the library below.

"Everyone there is so nice and they really want to help people!" Laura Banti '11

"I love the free coffee and the cooperation of the library staff." Darnell McWhorter '13

"The various floors with the different levels of noise. Better for concentrating." Taylor Moscatiello '14

What do YOU love about Musselman Library?

Monday, February 07, 2011

Barbara Holley Internship

Musselman Library is looking for motivated and responsible individual who is interested in librarianship for the 2011-2012 Barbara Holley Internship.
The internship is intended for a recent college graduate (or one who will graduate this spring) interested in pursuing a career in information science, librarianship, or archives and records management.
This position allows the intern to work closely with many departments in the library (Special Collections, Reference, and User Services, just to name a few!), as well as organize student activities like Final Study break.

Check out the official announcement for more details and application information.

Applications received before February 25, 2011 will receive the fullest consideration.

If you would like to talk to the current Barbara Holley Intern about her experiences, feel free to contact Laura Heffner at 717.337.7029 or lheffner@gettysburg.edu.

Picture: Laura Heffner at the "Trick your Cupcake" Final Study Break

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Say Hello to Audrey and Sierra

You may have noticed Audrey Schwinn '11 and Sierra Green '11 working at the reference desk or up in Special Collections. They are the Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh interns for spring semester 2011.

If you're interested in finding out what it is an internship in the library entails, you can follow their blog: Blogging the Library: The Interns @ Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library, 2011.

Audrey Schwinn ’11 will be interning in Reference & Instruction, where she will be working on the reference desk, learning the extensive databases and print resources available in the collection, assisting with instruction sessions, and supporting special events.  

Sierra Green ’11 will be interning in Special Collections, where she will assist in processing new accessions, providing reference service to patrons, and working on a project of her own design.