Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Library Hours Summer Session B - June 27 to August 5

Welcome back for Ship Summer Session B!

Summer Session B Library Hours are as follows:
Monday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Tuesday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Thursday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   4:00pm – 8:00pm

With one holiday exception:
Monday, July 4   Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Library Hours Summer Session A - May 16 to June 24

Welcome back for Ship Summer Session A!

Summer Session A Library Hours are as follows:
Monday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

With one holiday exception:
Monday, May 30   Closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Reading - Popular Titles Collection

Finals are ending!
Take a break and check out some cool books from our collections!

Whether you are going to a beach, camp out in a park, visit family and friends, or just relax at home, consider bringing along some award winner titles from our Young People's and Popular Titles' Collections.

Search for interesting titles from the library online catalog @

Have a wonderful summer!!


Library Intersession Hours - May 7 through May 15

Welcome to Intersession, the library will be open as follows:

Saturday, May 07, 2016 Closed
Sunday, May 08, 2016 Closed
Monday, May 09, 2016 8:00-4:00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:00-4:00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:00-4:00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00-4:00
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00-4:00
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Closed
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Closed

Enjoy your time out of class!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Milk & Cookies - Pix with the Pres

We had more people show up for milk & cookies with President Harpster than we could capture on camera. Here are a several pics, we'll share the rest on our Facebook page!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

#TBT in the Archives 4/28/16: Old School Tech

Ship students have not always had laptops, tablets, and digital projectors to use in their classes. Before all of these technologies were invented, last century's technology looked a lot different!

Aside from the paper records and photos we have featured in the past on Throwback Thursday, the University Archives also houses other memorabilia from the university. For example, the football team used to watch films of their games which were recorded on film reels. Games are not the only subject of the film reels in the Archives. There are also films of other aspects of campus life including various May Day celebrations from the 1950s as well as graduation ceremonies and homecoming celebrations from the 1960s.

Film reels, 1950s-1960s

Another example of "old school" tech housed in the Archives is a Keystone Eye Comfort Stereoscope. A stereoscope is a device which takes two photographs of the same object and creates a 3D image. Though the stereoscope was losing popularity into the 1920s, many people believed that they still had educational value and could be used to diagnose vision problems.

Stereoscope with image cards

There is also a vintage slide projector housed in the Archives. It runs off of electricity just like a newer projector and has a bulb in the back which illuminates a slide on the screen. Projectors like the one in the Archives were used in auditoriums and classrooms because of the clear pictures they produced. By moving the lens forward and backward, one could adjust the size and the clarity of the image.

Vintage slide projector that was used in the mid-20th century

That wraps up our Throwback Thursdays for this semester! Check back in the fall for more Ship history!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016