Friday, August 30, 2013

Kistler Library Announces Saint John's Bible Display

By Melanie McBride
“In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.” –
The exquisite artistry of the Saint John’s Bible is now on display in the Front Reading Room of the Library. The seven volume set contains seventy-three books of the Old and New Testament in total. Each volume focuses on key components of the Bible, combining them according to theme. The set includes the following titles: Psalms, Gospels and Acts, Letters and Revelation, Wisdom Books, Historical Books, Prophets, and Pentateuch.
If you are interested in learning more about the Saint John’s Bible and its creation, our library staff recommends Christopher Calderhead’s “Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John’s Bible (Call Number: BS 191.5 C25 2005). We also encourage those who are interested in the Saint John’s Bible to visit the official webpage at  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

From the Archives: Presidential Memorabilia

By Melanie McBride

The Archives proudly presents "Presidential Memorabilia," an informative display on the lives of the
Presidents of Rosemont College. Located on the first floor of the Library, the display features letters, photographs, personal mementos, and other items of curiosity from the Archive collection relating to the lives of the College's Presidents.

The Archives team has also put together a compilation of Presidential biographies. The booklet begins with Mother Marie Joseph Dalton, who opened the College in 1921, and ends with President Sharon L. Hirsh, a Rosemont alumna. The biography will be available for viewing beginning Thursday August 29th at the Archive display.

Interested in learning more about the lives of the Presidents? Visit the Archives webpage at

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Take the Ink Blot Challenge

By Melanie McBride
What Do You See?
Come to the Library to visit our Psychology Themed Display, titled: What Do You See? The display introduces the Rorschach Test, more commonly referred to as the “Ink Blot” test.  The Rorschach test is used as a psychological character evaluation. Six of the most popular ink blots are displayed on the bulletin board. Test yourself against the most common answers. Search Credo Reference to learn more about the Rorschach Test and how it is used.
Take the Ink Blot Challenge
Located to the left of the “What Do You See” Board are 10 inkblots. Write down your answers and submit them for a chance to win 3 free books at the Book Sale OR tweet your favorite answer to @kistlerlibrary #inkblot for a chance to win 1 free book at the Book Sale.
We will reveal the most common answers for each of the 10 ink blots on Sept 26th via this blog and announce the Book Sale winners.

Friday, August 9, 2013

New Journal Content Added to Project MUSE

Project MUSE has been expanding in recent months to bring you even more reliable, scholarly journals. Over 30 journals have been added to the collection over the past year, including:
Project MUSE has also added archival issues for fourteen additional journals, with eight of those titles now having their complete runs available in the database. These expanded titles include:
Project MUSE is a full-text collection of over 500 scholarly, peer reviewed journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences from over 120 university presses and scholarly societies.