Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kistler Library's Hidden Nooks and Crannies

By Emily Siegel '14

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. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Library Hours for Spring Break

During the Undergraduate College's Spring Break, the Library's hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sunday, March 2: CLOSED
Monday, March 3-Friday, March 7: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 8: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 9: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM