Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Banned & Challenged Books Week Sept. 21-27

Lehman Library celebrates the Freedom to Read !
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! 
Have you read some of the banned books?  
Why were they banned ? 
Come see what books have been challenged and banned.  Lehman Library, lower level lobby between Sept. 21-27, 2014.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Did You Know? 2014 Constitution Day Celebration

Did you know?

  • The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any government in the world.
  • Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, "Pensylvania" above the signers' names is probably the most glaring.

Come join us in celebration of the Constitution Day on September 17th with programs as follow:

  • 9:00 a.m.    Reading of the Preamble by the fourth grade Luhrs students along with the University President.
  • 7:00 p. m.   Special Lecture on "Religion and the Constitution" by Dr. Steven Lichtman, Associate Professor of Political Science. Grove Forum.

The display of artworks by GBLUES students on U.S. Constitution topics are on display in the Lehman Library, lower level lobby.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Shippensburg University & Lehman Library Celebrate the U.S. Constitution Day

In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution.

9:00 AM:  Reading of the Preamble by the 4th grade Luhrs Elementary School students along with the University President. 
In front of the library.

7:00 PM: Constitution Day special lecture on "Religion and the Constitution" by Dr. Steven Lichtman. Grove Forum

The display of artworks by GBLUES students on the U.S. Constitution topics are on display in the Lehman Library lower level lobby from September 15-26, 2014.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome, New Library Personnel!

You may have noticed some new faces in the library this semester. Please join Ezra Lehman Memorial Library in welcoming our new personnel to Ship!

Ashley Esposito
Ashley Esposito
Ashley Esposito is the new Collection Development and Assessment Librarian. Ashley received her master's degree in library science from Clarion University. She more recently completed an MA in English at Villanova University, where her research interests in female authorship during the Victorian Period culminated in her master's thesis. Ashley joins us from Merion Mercy Academy in Philadelphia.
Christy Fic
Christy Fic
Christy Fic has been a reference librarian at Ship since January 2013, but this fall she is transitioning into a new role and serving as the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian. Before coming to Ship, she worked as an archivist at the Smithsonian Institution. Christy is currently completing her second master's, in Applied History, and is excited to get back into archives.

Sara Pike
Sara Pike
Sara Pike joins us from Messiah College, where she has worked as a serials and cataloging technician. She has a master's in library science from Clarion University and is currently the Technical Services and Systems Manager, supervising the technical services department and providing systems support for the library. Sara enjoys volunteering with local animal rescue, cycling, and spending time with her family.

Josefine Smith
Josefine Smith
Josefine Smith, the library's new Instruction Coordinator, received her bachelor's degree in history and literature and master's degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She is extremely passionate about supporting information literate students and student engagement, and gets satisfaction from believing she helps at least one person learn something every day. Outside of work, Josefine enjoys hiking and playing with her pup Charlie.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ResLife "Party House" program

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring “Party House”, an experiential alcohol education program
- Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 from 7-9:30 pm in McLean Hall
Party House is an annual program sponsored by Residence Life and the Connections program.  It consists of acted out scenes and follows a student through a night of partying and shows possible consequences for choices.  There is also information about drugs and alcohol provided through games and informational posters. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Die Weiße Rose: Sept 2 - Oct 2, 2014

Dr. David Wildermuth, of the Modern Languages Department, and Lehman Library are proud to present "Die Weiße Rose".  Please visit the Exhibit Page to learn more about the World War II student group called "die Weiße Rose" or "The White Rose." 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Did You Know? Facts about Labor Day

Profile America Facts for Features: Labor Day 2014: Sept. 1

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “working men’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated “Labor Day.” This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 
Who Are We Celebrating?
155.6 million
Number of people 16 and over in the nation’s labor force in May 2013. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-1 <>
Say Goodbye to Summer
Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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