Monday, August 29, 2016

Information Commons Exhibit: George Bernard Shaw

This year, Kistler Library Notes will be highlighting the exhibits located throughout the Library. Today, we will be highlighting the Information Commons Exhibit. 

Check out Kistler Library's newest Rare Book & Art exhibit celebrating the 160th birthday of George Bernard Shaw. Born in Dublin in 1856, he was a “playwright, critic and polemicist.” Shaw was awarded a number of honors including the Nobel Prize. He died in 1950. Rosemont’s copy of his St Joan play was printed in a limited edition of 750. Its cover design is elegant and its pages are untrimmed. The illustrations in this edition were done by Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866-1931), who is known for his work in the design of books as well as his work for the theater. This book resides in the Rosemont College Rare Book Collection.

Shaw is known for his “brilliant” quotations a few of which are shown here:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.”

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

Please enjoy this exhibit through the end of September!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Rosemont Upperclassmen! And an official Welcome to our Class of 2020 and Transfer students! We are very excited to have you back on campus (it's been a very quiet summer and we've missed you). We hope that your First Day of classes goes off without a hitch.

As many of you will discover soon, the Kistler Library staff have been busy making some changes and updates to the Library that will help you better study, learn and even relax. We will post on our other social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the week to highlight what's new in Kistler Library.

In the meantime, we'd like to point out a couple of refreshers to help you jump right in:

  • Information about Kistler Library and all of its electronic resources, can be found on the Library's Website at Here you can access the Library's Databases, the Catalog, and Ask a Librarian for help.
  • In order to print in the library, you can must print from the library desktops or laptops located throughout the Library. Upon submitting an item to print, you will be asked to enter your Student ID number, which can be found on your Rosemont ID card. You will then be asked to enter your ID again at the Printer. Also, like last year, this service is still completely free.
  • In order to check out books, you must have a Kistler Library barcode on the back of your ID. For incoming Freshmen and Transfers, you must visit the Library Information Desk and request a barcode before you can begin to check out books and reserve items. For returning students that lost your ID, you must get a new ID from Public Safety before you can receive a new barcode.
  • For more information on Library Policies and Procedures, check out the Library Policies page on the Library's Website.
  • As always, if you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask a Librarian or Library staff member for help. We are always available to answer your question, no matter what it is.
Again, we'd like to extend a warm welcome back to campus. We are just as excited to begin working with you as you are to get started!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome Back from Kistler Library!

Welcome Back, Rosemont Upperclassmen! And an official Welcome to our First Year and Transfer students! We are super excited to have you back on campus (it's been a very quiet summer and we've missed you).

As some of you may have realized, a few things have changed at Kistler Library since the Spring semester. Among other things, you may have noticed there is a new printing system in place for all library computers. Instead of printing directly from the library desktops and laptops, you are now being asked to enter your student ID number, which you can find on your ID card, both to print at the computer and to release the print job at the printer. While printing is still completely free, this will hopefully help streamline the printing process and limit printing jams, while also allow us to act on the campus' green initiatives. We appreciate your flexibility in learning this new system and, as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a Librarian.

Watch for more posts next week about other exciting changes and upcoming plans for Kistler Library!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Library Hours for Finals

The Library's hours during Finals and up to Commencement are as follows:
Tuesday, April 28 - Friday, May 1: 8:30 AM - 2:00 AM;
Saturday, May 2: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM;
Sunday, May 3: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM;
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8: 8:30 AM-6:00 PM;
Saturday, May 9: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM;
Sunday, May 10: CLOSED

Monday, April 20, 2015

How Are We Doing? Take the Library's Student Survey to Let Us Know!

UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Thank you.

At Kistler Memorial Library, we are always looking for ways to improve. Let us know how we're doing by taking our Student Survey. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and all responses are kept confidential and anonymous. We will be welcoming responses through Tuesday, April 29. As a token of our thanks, free candy is available at the Library for all completed surveys.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Library Hours for Easter

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Library hours will be adjusted as follows:

Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 2: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 3 - Monday, April 6: CLOSED
Tuesday, April 7: 8:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Friday, February 13, 2015

Additional JSTOR Content Now Available

Kistler Memorial Library has added two new collections to our JSTOR subscriptions. Arts & Sciences XII and XIII will provide you with full online access all the way back to the first issues of over 250 scholarly journals in the fields of Religion, Language & Literature, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Art History, and more. Notable titles added include Arab Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Criminology, British Journal of Social Work, Cambridge Quarterly, Early American Studies, Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Church & State, Professional School Counseling, and Studies in the History of Art.

We have also added Books at JSTOR, a program that offers access to thousands of books from scholarly publishers covering the same disciplines as JSTOR's journal content, and integrated into the familiar JSTOR platform.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit service dedicated to preserving and providing researchers with access to scholarly information through its archival collections of academic journals covering a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.