Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Banner for Lehman Library and Learning Center

Lehman's new banner design was debuted yesterday by Dean Marian Shultz. We have been using the compass rose since the Main Floor renovation to symbolize the guidance toward scholarship which both the Library and the Learning Center maintain as primary goals. Dean Schultz said that this combination of the compass rose and a ship would be "our signature for years to come." She plans to use the design in as many distinctive ways as possible.

The designer of the banner is Robert McIlhenny of McIlhenny Banners of Gettysburg who got very excited about the project. He described his creation by saying "The moon's reflection is seen in the water, but not the reflection of the ship. To me, the ship represents the imagination, like a vision or a dream." He was also inspired by the following poem by Emily Dickinson.

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Our hats are off to Mr. McIlhenny for the excellent work. Please come and see the banner for yourself as it takes a prime spot in our lobby.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Listen to podcast of Dr. Dagnes on WITF talking about her new book - Politics on Demand

Dr. Allison Dagnes discusses Politics on Demand - Click to listen
Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, November 17: In her new book Politics on Demand, Shippensburg University Professor Alison Dagnes explores the impact of our changing media landscape on our politics and national discourse. She bemoans the negative effects of cable news networks’ partisan histrionics, how politicians and pundits manipulate media to their advantage, and how new technologies and financial pressures are forcing much of journalism today to become solely entertainment driven, at the expense of a less-informed citizenry. Of course, none of this is new, but is it just getting worse? And how much worse could it get?

Friday, November 12, 2010

November is Career Awareness Month

To celebrate Career Awareness Month the Ship Career Development Center has created an exhibit on the Library Main Floor.  Also visit the CDC in CUB 200 or at www.ship.edu/career to learn about other activities.

The CDC is also presenting a series of workshops

RESUMES - Nov. 15 - 2:00 pm
PROFESSIONALISM - Nov. 16 - 3:30 pm
INTERVIEWING - Nov. 17 - 3:00 pm
JOB SEARCHING - Nov. 18 - 3:30

Veteran's Day - 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

iPhone and Android Users - Search for Books

Go to http://shiplibrary.worldcat.org/m on your iPhone or Android phone to search for a Library book.

WorldCat has released new search software for the iPhone and the Android. No apps to download, no prompting to update the latest app each time you go to the app store...it just "works" when you use the browser of your phone. And the experience is similar to the browser on your "big" screen.

(Other smartphone browsers such as Blackberry and Windows 7 Mobile--as well as feature phone support--are in the works for future releases.)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SHIP Faculty: Truly International

SHIP Faculty: Truly International
November 1 - 5, 2010 is International Education Week.

Help us celebrate. View the display in Lehman Library - Main Floor, Reference Area. Did you know that Ship is fortunate to have faculty members from all over the world? View photos and interesting facts about our international faculty, as well as why they decided to teach at SHIP.

Dr. John Kooti, Dean, Grove College of Business
Home Country: Iran

Program: Lunch and Conversation about Women of Sierra Leone 42

Please join us for Lunch and Conversation about Womnen of Sierra Leone 42 with photographer Lee Karen Stow. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from Noon to 1:00pm in Lehman Library room 106.

please bring a brown bag lunch with you.

Library Exhibit: Women of Sierra Leone

The Communication/Journalism Department, the Women's and Gender Studies Minor, the Committee for Human Understanding, and the Lehman Library Galley, present:

The Women of Sierra Leone 42
an exhibition of photographs by Lee Karen Stow
November 5-30, 2010
in the Lehman Library Gallery

Public presentation in Old Main Chapel on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:00pm

Public reception in Lehman Library Gallery on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00pm