Thursday, April 17, 2014

Library Hours for Easter

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

Wednesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 17: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 18 - Monday, April 21: CLOSED
Tuesday, April 22: 8:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On Display: Kistler Family Serving Ware

The College has collected an assortment of serving ware over the years, including several tea sets, dishes, flatware, and serving pieces. The Kistler family donated many of their beautiful serving sets and other items to the College posthumously. The Kistler items are usually monogrammed with the initials "K" for Kistler or "BKK" for Bertha Kaul Kistler. A selection of items from this collection from the College Archives are currently on display on the first floor of Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. Please stop by to see these beautiful pieces in person.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Art of Reading Photo Contest Extended to April 16


John Molocznik's winning photo from the Fall 2013 contest

Good news! The submission deadline for the Art of Reading Photo Contest has been extended to April 16. The contest is open to all current Rosemont students. Submit photos of yourself or others reading around campus. Be creative! Winning images will be displayed at the Library. All submissions will be added to the Rosemont College Archives digital photograph collection for posterity. Official rules and guidelines are listed below and are available at the Information Desk in the Library upon request.

Spring contest is open February 3 through April 16.

First Prize: $100

Second Prize: $25

Email high resolution .jpg images to gkml19010@gmail.com. Multiple entries are encouraged!

Questions? Contact Cathy Fennell fennell@rosemont.edu or Kathleen Deeming kdeeming@rosemont.edu

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Rules and Guidelines
Bi-Annual Photo Contest. Students are encouraged to submit images of themselves or others reading around campus. Prizes for Fall/Spring editions of the Photo Contest are $100 for 1st prize and $25 for 2nd prize. Contest open to all students. All submissions will be added to the Rosemont College Archive Digital Photograph Collection for posterity.

  1. Eligibility:  All current students of Rosemont College are invited to participate in the Art of Reading Photo Contest
  2. Dates:  The Art of Reading Photo Contest will be held once a semester during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Fall portion of the contest opens on September 19 and ends November 26. The Spring portion of the contest begins on February 3 and ends April 16. Late entries will not be considered eligible for awards.
  3. Judging:  Submissions will be judged based on style, execution, and relevance to the topic of literacy on campus. Judging is anonymous. The judging panel will consist of three library staff members.
  4. Awards:  First prize: $100. Runner up: $25. Winners will be notified via email. Winning images will be displayed in the library and on the library's website. All submissions will be admitted to the Rosemont College Archive Digital Photograph Collection.
  5. Conditions of Participation:  All submissions must be original content. By entering the contest you agree that the submitted photograph is of your creation and no other party can claim ownership. In addition to displaying the winning photographs, all entries may be posted on the library's webpage, social media sites (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and subsequent material. By entering the contest you agree that the library has unlimited use of your submission.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kistler Library's Hidden Nooks and Crannies

By Emily Siegel

Some days you need to find an hour of peace and serenity. Maybe the dorms are too loud or your roommate cannot stop playing your least favorite song. Your brain is calling out for a break. The Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library offers a number of serene nooks and crannies that can separate you from the madness on campus. Whether you are looking for a desk to work at or just need the space to decompress, we have a spot for you. Scattered on each of the three floors of the Library are a number of secure spots that offer some much needed tranquility.

On your way to the Reading Room you can find three desks nestled among the stacks on both sides:

In the basement you will find two desks along the moving stacks that are ideal and peaceful work spaces:


You can also find multiple personal desks scattered throughout the periodicals room:


Moving up to the third floor, among the HG and HN stacks, sits a desk overlooking the beautiful and ever-changing foliage outside:


 At the end of the third floor stacks, on either side, sit another two desks that shield their occupants from everything going on in the rest of the building:


Finally, if you are ever looking for a nook to accommodate more than one person, the room for the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility Research Collection offers a round table with numerous seats and is ideal for a group that needs a little bit of silence:


No matter what floor you are on, the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library has the nooks and crannies for you to find some serenity and a conducive work environment.

Monday, March 17, 2014

On Display: Ireland, Early 1900's

The Rosemont College Archives will be celebrating Saint Patrick's Day throughout the month of March with a vintage postcard collection. The display features postcards from eleven counties in Ireland from the early 1900's. The collection itself houses hundreds of postcards. Rumor has it that Mother Mary Ignatius (President of Rosemont College 1924-1939) collected the postcards on a trip home for the SHCJ. The collection also includes postcards from England, Scotland, and France.

For more information please visit the Archives display case on the first floor of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

On Display: Ethics in The Lord of the Rings

A new and interesting display is now available in the Upper Reading Room of the library. Learn about J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and the ethical themes within “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.” Tolkien’s major works are also on display and are available for check out.