Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Art of Reading Photo Contest December Winner!

The winner of the December edition of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library “Art of Reading Photo Contest” is…

Maram Samara


The library will display all photo entries from this month’s contest including the winning image.

Thank you to all who participated!!!

The January edition of the Art of Reading Contest begins after Christmas break. Submit your images to gkml19010@gmail.com and you could win a $25 cash prize.

Have a wonderful Christmas Break from the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library!

Library Hours for Christmas Break

During the Holiday season, the Library will observe the following hours:
Monday, December 17-Friday, December 21: 8:30AM-6:00PM;
Saturday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 Book Collector's Contest

Laura Wilson, Eric Schaefer, Alexa Perotti, Diana Hamlin, April Hawkins, Michael Greico

The winners of the Undergraduate Book Collector’s Prize were announced on December 3 by the Board of the Friends of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. As was the case last year, deciding winners among very interesting collections was very difficult.
The top prize went to Laura Watson whose focus is on horror and science fiction genres, books which “inspire us to confront our vulnerability…..allowing a better insight into our true psyche.” Her collection centers on books by famous American and English writers: Ray Bradbury, M .R. James, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft.
The second prize went to Alexa Perotti who described her collection as part dystopia and part historical fiction. With her collection she has “taken many adventures to different worlds and different time periods.” Included are The Luxe series; the Tithe series; The Mortal Instruments series; and The Bar Code Tattoo.

Honorable mention went to presentations by Diana Hamlin, Eric Willi Nicholas Schaefer, April Hawkins, and Michael Greico.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Art of Reading Photo Contest November Winner!

The winner of the November edition of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library's "Art of Reading Photo Contest" is...

JM Szczepaniak Gilece


The Library will display all photo entries from this month's contest including the winning image.

Thank you to all who participated!!!

The December edition of the Art of Reading Contest begins after Thanksgiving break. Submit your images to gkml19010@gmail.com and you may win a $25 cash prize.

Library Hours for Thanksgiving (Update)

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Tuesday, November 20: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 21: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, November 22 - Saturday, November 24: CLOSED
Sunday, November 25: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Monday, November 12, 2012

Library Hours Extended--Now Open to 2:00 AM Tuesday-Thursday

By popular demand, the Library's hours are expanding! Starting this week the Library building will stay open until 2:00 AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays when classes are in session for your late night studying needs.

The hours from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM will be set aside for quiet study. Library services (research assistance, checkout of books and DVDs, pickup of Interlibrary Loans, etc.) will not be available after 11:00 PM. However, the computers, printer, and copier, and coffee will be available.

Sign up for INT-0150: Library & Information Research Strategies

Do you find libraries to be intimidating? Would you like to navigate the research process more smoothly? Undergraduate students should consider signing up for INT-0150: Library & Information Research Strategies before Pre-Registration ends on November 16. In this course taught by Reference Librarian Joseph Tresnan, you will learn how to develop a strategy to tackle research projects; how to identify, find, and evaluate information in print and online; and how to document sources properly. INT-0150 is a 3-credit course meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:00. This class can be used to partially fulfill the Problem Solving and Critical Thinking requirement of the Undergraduate College's General Education program.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest

Portrait of Émile Zola by Édouard Manet
Do you collect books on a particular topic, by a favorite author, or of a particular genre? Then you should enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Rosemont College Library. Your collection could earn you the first prize of $200 or the second prize of $100. All you need to do is write a brief essay and make a presentation about your books.
  • A 250 word essay explaining the focus of the collection is due on November 21, 2012.
  • The essay should be placed in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Janine Surrichio, President of the Friends of the Rosemont College Library, and submitted at the Information Desk in Kistler Memorial Library.
  • Presentations will be held in the Library on November 28, 2012.
  • You will be contacted regarding your scheduled time.
  • Full details and rules are available at the Library.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Enter the Art of Reading Photo Contest

The Library invites all Rosemont Students to enter our ongoing Art of Reading photo contest. Submit photos of yourself or others reading around campus. If you win you will receive a cash prize of $25 and have your photo displayed at the Library. A new winner will be selected each month for the duration of the school year.

Sumbissions for the November portion of the contest will end on Friday, November 16, 2012. A panel of impartial judges will choose the winning image on Monday, November 19. The winner of the photo contest will be notified by email on the November 20.

Submit your photos (high-resolution photos in jpg format are preferred) and questions to gkml19010@gmail.com

Good luck!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Library Hours for Fall Break

During the Undergraduate College Fall Break, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sunday, October 14: CLOSED
Monday, October 15-Friday, October 19: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 20: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 21: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In the Spotlight: Spooky Stuff for Halloween

The Library has a new online feature: In The Spotlight. Each month, this guide will showcase a list of Library resources on a seasonal theme. This month it's "Spooky Stuff for Halloween!" Browse through for ideas for leisure reading and viewing, or for research topics. Make sure to follow our Twitter for announcements of when In The Spotlight and other Library resources are updated!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Credo Reference Adds New Titles to Collection

Over the summer, electronic information provider Credo Reference added twenty-four new and updated encyclopedias and other reference works to its General Reference collection, bringing the total number of titles to over 600. The new content provides background information in a broad range of disciplines, including Art, Business, Communication, Economics, Education, History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Science, and more. The newly added titles are:
Credo has also added updated editions of the following reference works:
Credo Reference's electronic collection encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and more are avalable via the Library's Electronic Databases page. See a list of all 601 titles at http://www.credoreference.com/shelf.do?tab=subject

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Additional JSTOR Journal Collections Now Available

Kistler Memorial Library has added three new collections to our JSTOR subscriptions. Arts & Sciences IV, V, and VII will provide you with full online access all the way back to the first issues of over 300 unique scholarly journals in the fields of Art & Art History, Business & Management, Education, History, Language & Literature, Philosophy, and more. Notable titles added include The Academy of Management Review, American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Psychology, American Philosophical Quarterly, Harvard Law Review, Journal of Public Health Policy, Journal of the Walters Art Museum, The Kenyon Review, and U.S. Catholic Historian.

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.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6/28/12: Library Closing at 12:30

The Llibrary will close at 12:30 PM on Thursday, June 28 for a library staff planning session. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Library Hours Extended During Finals

The Library will be open longer throughout the Undergraduate College's finals to meet your late night research and studying needs. Hours will be extended as follows:

Tuesday, May 1- Friday, May 4: 8:30 AM - MIDNIGHT
Saturday, May 5: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 6: CLOSED
Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 12: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 13: CLOSED

Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Reading Book Sale

Get a jump on picking up your summer reading.
Come to the Library for our Summer Reading Book Sale!

 Romance, mystery, suspense: we have something for every taste! 
Hardbacks: 2 for $1.00        Paperbacks: 4 for $1.00

Friday, April 27 - Friday, May 4
Come early for the widest selection!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kistler Honor Award to be Presented to Mary Leahy at 85th Anniversary Celebration

Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library is celebrating 85 years of service to Rosemont College and honoring Mary Leahy, Special Assistant to the President. The celebration is Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:00 in the Front Reading Room of the Library.  Our guest speaker is Catherine Lafarge, Emeritus Professor of French of Bryn Mawr College.  If interested in attending to celebrate with us please RSVP by April 20 to Ext. 2208 or archives@rosemont.edu.  The luncheon is $25.00.  Please make checks payable to Friends of the Rosemont College Library.  We are pleased to celebrate this very special year for the library and to honor Mary Leahy with the Kistler Honor Award for all she has contributed to the Library and to the College.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Library Hours for Easter

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

Wednesday, April 4 - Thursday, April 5: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 6 - Monday, April 9: CLOSED
Tuesday, April 10: 8:30 AM - 11:00  PM

Monday, March 19, 2012

Take a Cookie Break and Check Out the New Careers & Majors Research Guide

Last month we told you about our new Careers and Majors research guide. Now we are inviting you to the Library to see it in action! If you are undecided about your major or nor sure what career to pursue, come to our Cookie Break on Tuesday, March 20, at 3:00 PM in the Library's Information Commons. Ashley Lierman, our Information Technology/Technical Services Librarian, will be on hand to walk you through the Careers and Majors guide, which will identify resources on campus, on the web, and in the Library to help you with your career and major decisions. We will be serving cookies and lemonade, and all participants will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Interlibrary Loan Forms Now Available Online

The forms for requesting books and articles from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan can now be filled out right on our homepage. Just click on the Interlibrary Loan link on the left side of the Library's homepage, and select the request form for books or journal articles. We will find libraries that have the items you need and have copies sent to us. When your materials arrive at the Library, you will be notified through your Rosemont email address. For questions about Interlibrary Loan policies or procedures, please contact ill@rosemont.edu or call 610-527-0200 x2204.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Follow Us on Twitter!

Have a library question? Want a quick answer? Tweet us! Check out our Twitter account @KistlerLibrary for the latest library news and event information.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New in the Library: Archives Unbound

A new resource is available on the Library's Electronic Databases page. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students. Kistler Library's collections include The Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South and The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824.

Library Hours for Spring Break

During the Undergraduate College's Spring Break, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sunday, March 4: CLOSED
Monday, March 5-Friday, March 9: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 10: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 11: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Research Guide: Careers and Majors

By Ashley Lierman
Trying to decide on a major? Thinking about the future? Have a career in mind, but no clue what you need to do to get there? The Library has a research guide that can help: Careers and Majors!

The Careers and Majors guide identifies resources on campus, on the web, and in the library that are designed to help students find their way through these important decisions. Browse through to find quizzes that will help you determine what major is right for you, information on what sorts of careers are available to graduates by major, and information on what academic course of study is generally required for different types of careers. The guide also points out places on campus where you can go for more information and help.

Your librarians have been working to build research guides like this one for the Rosemont community, and will continue to develop more in the future. Check the Research Guides section (under Online Resources) of the Library website for a complete listing of available guides.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WilsonWeb Databases now Available on EBSCOhost

In the wake of last year's acquisition of the H.W. Wilson Company by rival EBSCO Publishing, the popular WilsonWeb database platform was recently eliminated. The Wilson databases to which the library subscribes, the OmniFile Full Text Mega and Art Full Text, are still available and are now searchable on EBSCO's platform, EBSCOhost. If you should need any assistance using the new interface, please contact a reference librarian at reference@rosemont.edu.