Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest

Do you collect books on a particular topic, by a favorite author, or of a particular genre? Enter the Undergraduate Book Collector's Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. The Book Collector's Contest is open to all current Rosemont undergraduates. The rules are simple:
  • Submit a 250 word essay on your favorite book collection (concentrate on the focus of the collection). Textbooks may not be entered. Books mentioned in the essay must be owned by the participant. Address your entry to Mrs. Janine Surrichio, President of the Friends of the Library. Deliver to the Information Desk in the Library by November 27, 2013.
  • Judging will take place on December 3. You will be contacted if your essay is selected and asked to come to the Library to share your collection with the judges. You will be contacted in advance of the judging to set up a convenient time for your presentation. Each participant will be given 15 minutes.
  • First Prize: $200
  • Second Prize: $100
Questions? Contact Cathy Fennell at fennel@rosemont.edu

Reminder: Enter the Art of Reading Photo Contest. Win $100!

By Melanie McBride

The GKML proudly announces the continuation of the Art of Reading Photo Contest. Open to all current students. Submit photos of yourself or others reading around campus. Be creative! The contest will be held once a semester during the 2013-2014 academic year. Winning images will be displayed in the Library. All submissions will be added to the Rosemont College Archive Digital Photograph Collection for posterity. Official rules and guidelines are listed below and are located at the Information Desk upon request.

Fall Contest begins September 19th and ends November 26th.

First Prize $100

Runner up $25

Email high resolution, .jpg images to gkml19010@gmail.com or upload to Instagram #ArtofReadingatKistler.

Follow us @kistlerlibrary on Twitter and Instagram. #MyKistler
Kistler Library Facebook page coming soon!
Questions? Contact Melanie McBride mmcbride@rosemont.edu

Library Hours for Thanksgiving

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Tuesday, November 26: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 28 - Saturday, November 30: CLOSED
Sunday, December 1: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday, November 8, 2013

Game Night at the Library

By Melanie McBride

Come to our next Game Night, Friday, November 15, 6 to 8 PM in the Library's Information Commons. Light refreshments (pretzels, lemonade, etc.) will be provided. All are welcome!

Game Night will feature the following popular board games:
  • Bananagrams
  • Blokus
  • Pentago
  • Speed
  • Pictionary (back by popular demand!)
Winners will receive quarters. The more you play, the more you win, the more laundry you can do!

Questions? Contact Kathleen Deeming at kdeeming@rosemont.edu

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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 Preregistration ends on November 15. In this course taught by Reference Librarian Judith Cayer, 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.