Thursday, March 5, 2015

Weather Alert: Library Closed on Thursday, 3.5.2015

The universityhas cancelled day and evening classes and university offices are closed. Lehman Library will remain closed tonight, Thursday 3.5.2015
Enjoy the snow!!

Weather Alert: 2nd Correction for Thursday, 3.5.2015

The university has cancelled all classes & all offices are closed today, Thursday 3.5.2015.
Lehman Library is closed due to the severe weather.
Luhrs Library is closed all day

Weather Alert: Correction for Thursday, 3.5.2015

CORRECTION: the university day classes are now cancelled & offices are closed - if evening classes are not cancelled the library will open at 4:30pm today.
Due to severe weather, Lehman Library will open at 9:30am today. Be safe!

#TBT in the Archives 3/5/15

In honor of Women's History Month, the University Archives & Special Collections will highlight a photograph or document each week for the month of March that traces the history of female students at Shippensburg, while also making connections to national trends.

This week we would like to explore the history of women's social organizations on campus as women's groups played a vital role in fostering students' academic and social lives. The photograph above depicts the Women's Day Council from the 1931 Cumberland yearbook. This group addressed the concerns of women who commuted to campus. Other groups that operated on campus during this time period were the Women's Student Government Association and WYCA. While other women's organizations existed on campus that encompassed the interests of athletes, professionals, and intellectuals, these groups in particular were responsible for developing and maintaining the social character that was expected of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Throughout the early part of the twentieth century, the roles and expectations of female students in higher education were based upon Victorian ideals that viewed women as less capable than men. Even as more women entered the work force, many of them worked in fields that reinforced societal gender expectations such as teaching. With the emergence of the feminist movement in the 1960s, this started to change. Stay tuned for the next post to find out about the transformations that occurred locally here at Shippensburg and on a national level as well.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Visit Archives & Special Collections during our open research hours, or contact us via e-mail: or phone: 717-477-1516.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Weather Alert: Library Closes by 10pm Tuesday, 3.3.2015

Heads up, campers,
Per Ship Library policy Lehman Library will close at 10pm tonight, Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 due to evening classes being canceled.

Please also note the following closing times from SU News below:

From: SU News
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:00 PM
Subject: Evening classes canceled March 3

All classes beginning at 5:00 pm or later are canceled this evening. 

Students, please make sure your cars are parked in the appropriate lots coordinating with your SU parking decal.

The following services remain open: 
Reisner Dining Hall – regular operating hours (closes at 8 p.m.)
Kriner Dining Hall – regular operating hours (closes at 7 p.m.)
Kriner retail locations – Papa John’s and Sub Generation – (closes 2 hours early at 8 p.m.)
CUB – open until midnight
CUB Raider Room – closes gradually between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (We will keep as much open as long as we can.)
Chickendipity – closes at 7 p.m.
CUB C-Store – closes at 9 p.m.
ShipRec – open until 11 p.m.
Etter – open until 11:30 p.m. 

Did You Know: eBooks in Lehman Library

Did you know Lehman Library owns about 50,000 e-books and has access to another 80,000 e-book titles. The number of bookshelves might be reduced but not the number of books. Printed books are in general collections located on the second floor. Popular titles are in the lower level right.  The rest of the books are at your fingertips at  Library A-Z Databases.

A large book collection which is available to Shippensburg University students, faculty, & staff. You will need to log in with your S.U. username and password to access EBL.

A collection of eBooks, currently focussed on education, teaching, business, and management. Purchased by Shippensburg University Library and/or all PASSHE libraries.

Covers a wide spectrum of of subject areas. Contains full text of >15,000 eBooks.