Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Sarah Bolce, Evening/Weekend Supervisor

Every Tuesday during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College. 


This week, we'd like to introduce Sarah Bolce, Evening/Weekend Supervisor.



As Evening/Sunday Supervisor, Ms. Bolce manages the Information Desk during Kistler Library's evening hours from 6pm to 11pm during the week. She also supervises the Library on Saturdays. She is responsible for checking items in and out and keeping the Library clean and quiet. Let's learn a little more about Sarah:

  1. If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing?

    I would be at the Circulation Desk ready to help students as needed.

  2. What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library?

    I enjoy the walk from Kaul parking lot to the Library because I get to see the campus in all seasons as I'm heading to and from work. The library's Front Reading Room is my favorite spot in the Library, it's old-fashioned and impressive, while also being warm and welcoming. 
  3. Where do you spend most of your time while working in the Library?

    I spend most of my time in the Library behind the Circulation Desk.
  4. What do you like to do when you're not working?  
    In my free time I like work on my family’s genealogy to figure out who my ancestors were and where they came from, and learn about their lives.
  5. What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library?

    My favorite part of working in Kistler Library is meeting, and talking with, the students who come into the library.
  6. What is a fun fact about yourself?

              I'm on level 1229 in Candy Crush.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Information Commons Exhibit: 2016 Presidential Lecturer, Chris Lowney

On Monday, October 24th, Rosemont's Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility will sponsor a talk by the highly recognized author, Chris Lowney. Lowney will give the Presidential Lecture entitled "Doing the Laundry, Dirty Shoes, and the Monastery Bell Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis." With such an intruguing title, we are eager to hear his presentation.

Educated in the Jesuit tradition and for a time a Jesuit seminarian, he later entered the business world ultimately becoming a manager at J.P. Morgan, where he remained for seventeen successful years. Then after much thought, he decided to leave without a clue as to what he would be doing with the rest of his life. That issue was resolved when he started writing books and lecturing on leadership. His talks combine both his spiritual and worldly experiences in a captivating way.

To learn more about Chris Lowney, and Pope Francis, please stop by to see the Information Commons exhibit case on the first floor of Kistler Library.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Emily Siegel, Archives Assistant

Every Tuesday during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College. 

This week, we'd like to introduce Emily Siegel, Archives Assistant.



As Archives Assistant, Ms. Siegel assists the Archivist with organizing and maintaining all the items in Rosemont College Archives. She works with the Archivist to help develop exhibits, both online and for the Archives display case in Kistler Library. She also works with Archives patrons both on and off-campus to find items or information about specific students and events in Rosemont's past. When she's not working in Rosemont College's Archives, she is working at the SHCJ Archives next to Gracemere. Let's learn a little bit more about Emily: 

If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing?

Setting up an exhibit on the main floor near the Front Reading Room


What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library?

The garden outside of the library down the steps near the original entrance you can find me attempting to warm up from the cold Library.


Where do you spend most of your time while working in the Library?

Typically I’m in my office across from the upstairs lavatory




What do you like to do when you're not working?

Surprise surprise, I love to read (historical) fiction


What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library?

I love to see the diligent work as students race to meet deadlines. It reminds me of my own college experiences at Rosemont.  


What is a fun fact about yourself?


I was planning to enter the US Air Force before I decided to attend college (at Rosemont).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Joseph Tresnan, Assistant Director of the Library

Every Tuesday during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College. 


This week, we'd like to introduce Joseph Tresnan, Assistant Director of Library Services.


As Assistant Director, Mr. Tresnan assists the Director with the administrative responsibilities for the Library. He also works with the other Reference Librarians to assist students and faculty with their research, both at the Reference Desk in the library and in library instruction sessions for individual classes. When Joe is not working with the Director or at the Reference Desk, he manages all of Kistler Library's print and electronic resource subscriptions, including the subscriptions for our databases and electronic journals. Let's learn a little bit more about Joe: 

If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing?


  • I might be found at the information desk helping students with research, managing our periodicals and electronic resources, or looking for new books to add to our collection.

What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library?


  • I like to walk down by the stream, especially when the geese are around.

What do you like to do when you're not working?


  • When I’m not working I enjoy reading, doing crossword puzzles, and watching way too much TV!

What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library?


  • The best part of working in the Library is helping students with their research. They come up with some fascinating topics, and I love to learn right along with them.

What is a fun fact about yourself?


  • I would love to someday compete on Jeopardy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Allison Sharkey, Reference and Archives Librarian

Every Tuesday during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College. 


This week, we'd like to introduce Rosemont alumna, and keeper of the history of Rosemont College, Allison Sharkey, Reference and Archives Librarian.



As Reference and Archives Librarian, Ms. Sharkey works with the other Reference Librarians to assist students and faculty with their research, both at the Reference Desk in the library and in library instruction sessions for individual classes. Additionally, she manages all of the archives for Rosemont College. She is responsible for maintaining and organizing all sorts of items from Rosemont's past, such as yearbooks and newspapers, meeting minutes, photos, President's journals, even the old mascot costumes! Let's learn a little bit more about Allison:


 If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing? Most likely you’d run into me at the reference desk, as that’s where I’m able to stay put for long stretches of time. I like that my job keeps me busy and all over the library, but I also really enjoy getting some time to slow down at the reference desk and getting to interact with Rosemont students.
What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library? Hands down the garden behind the library. I love sneaking out there on my lunch break to read.

Where do you spend most of your time while working in the Library? I’m all over the place-- I spend about half my time at the reference desk, and the other half is split between my office and the archives, both tucked behind the third floor stacks. I’m also teaching this semester so I can be found downstairs in room 107 too.

What do you like to do when you're not working? I love trying new restaurants and am so lucky to live in the foodie haven that is Philadelphia. I’ve been to 22 of this year’s top 50 restaurants in Philly, but I’ve got a lot of work to do before next year’s list comes out!

What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library? The staff! We’re a really close knit group and really care about each other both personally and professionally. It really makes coming to work a joy when you care about the people you spend so much time with during the week.

What is a fun fact about yourself? I’m seriously really good at parallel parking- like better at it than normal parking lot parking. It’s a skill I picked up from living in Center City for so long.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Kathleen Deeming, MA, Head of Access Services

Every Tuesday (except today) during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College.

This week, we'd like to introduce the most mysterious, and most adorable, member of the Kistler Library Staff, Kathleen Deeming, MA, Head of Access Services, seen here with her attack rooster, Kirk Kistler (no relation to Gertrude).



As Head of Access Services, Ms. Deeming manages student library accounts and is in charge of making sure that your books and DVD's get checked out and checked back in correctly. She also is responsible for many of the fun events and activities in Kistler Library, including the Board Game collection (yes, you can check out board games!), the Color Me Calm coloring pages and the soon-to-be-opened Makerspace. Let's learn a little bit more about Kathleen:


If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing?
Dashing around.

What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library?
The Japanese Maple and Rhododendron between the Library and Cardinal Hall

Where do you spend most of your time while working in the Library?
Circulation Counter at the Information Desk

What do you like to do when you're not working?
Walking, crossword puzzles, coloring, fishing.

What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library?
Books and Co-eds.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
My favorite vegetable is Brussels Sprouts. Yum.

Staff Tuesdays: Kathleen Deeming, MA, Head of Access Services

Every Tuesday (except today) during the Fall semester, we will be introducing, or re-introducing, you to the wonderful (and adorable) Library staff that work to help students make the most of their academic experiences here at Rosemont College.

This week, we'd like to introduce the most mysterious, and most adorable, member of the Kistler Library Staff, Kathleen Deeming, MA, Head of Access Services, seen here with her attack rooster, Kirk Kistler (no relation to Gertrude).



As Head of Access Services, Ms. Deeming manages student library accounts and is in charge of making sure that your books and DVD's get checked out and checked back in correctly. She also is responsible for many of the fun events and activities in Kistler Library, including the Board Game collection (yes, you can check out board games!), the Color Me Calm coloring pages and the soon-to-be-opened Makerspace. Let's learn a little bit more about Kathleen:


If I run into you in the library, what would you typically be doing?
Dashing around.

What is your favorite spot on campus, outside of the Library?
The Japanese Maple and Rhododendron between the Library and Cardinal Hall

Where do you spend most of your time while working in the Library?
Circulation Counter at the Information Desk

What do you like to do when you're not working?
Walking, crossword puzzles, coloring, fishing.

What is your favorite part about working in Kistler Library?
Books and Co-eds.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
My favorite vegetable is Brussels Sprouts. Yum.