Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Staff Tuesdays: Cathy Fennell, M.L.S., Executive Director of Library Services

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 will be introducing Cathy Fennell, M.L.S., the Executive Director of Library Services.

Cathy is responsible for the overall planning, management, and operation of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. You can find her most days in her office or working somewhere in the library especially the Children’s Library.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Information Commons Exhibit: George Bernard Shaw

This year, Kistler Library Notes will be highlighting the exhibits located throughout the Library. Today, we will be highlighting the Information Commons Exhibit. 

Check out Kistler Library's newest Rare Book & Art exhibit celebrating the 160th birthday of George Bernard Shaw. Born in Dublin in 1856, he was a “playwright, critic and polemicist.” Shaw was awarded a number of honors including the Nobel Prize. He died in 1950. Rosemont’s copy of his St Joan play was printed in a limited edition of 750. Its cover design is elegant and its pages are untrimmed. The illustrations in this edition were done by Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866-1931), who is known for his work in the design of books as well as his work for the theater. This book resides in the Rosemont College Rare Book Collection.

Shaw is known for his “brilliant” quotations a few of which are shown here:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.”

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

Please enjoy this exhibit through the end of September!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Rosemont Upperclassmen! And an official Welcome to our Class of 2020 and Transfer students! We are very excited to have you back on campus (it's been a very quiet summer and we've missed you). We hope that your First Day of classes goes off without a hitch.

As many of you will discover soon, the Kistler Library staff have been busy making some changes and updates to the Library that will help you better study, learn and even relax. We will post on our other social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the week to highlight what's new in Kistler Library.

In the meantime, we'd like to point out a couple of refreshers to help you jump right in:

  • Information about Kistler Library and all of its electronic resources, can be found on the Library's Website at http://www.rosemont.edu/library. Here you can access the Library's Databases, the Catalog, and Ask a Librarian for help.
  • In order to print in the library, you can must print from the library desktops or laptops located throughout the Library. Upon submitting an item to print, you will be asked to enter your Student ID number, which can be found on your Rosemont ID card. You will then be asked to enter your ID again at the Printer. Also, like last year, this service is still completely free.
  • In order to check out books, you must have a Kistler Library barcode on the back of your ID. For incoming Freshmen and Transfers, you must visit the Library Information Desk and request a barcode before you can begin to check out books and reserve items. For returning students that lost your ID, you must get a new ID from Public Safety before you can receive a new barcode.
  • For more information on Library Policies and Procedures, check out the Library Policies page on the Library's Website.
  • As always, if you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask a Librarian or Library staff member for help. We are always available to answer your question, no matter what it is.
Again, we'd like to extend a warm welcome back to campus. We are just as excited to begin working with you as you are to get started!