Monday, December 17, 2012

Intersession Library Hours

Happy Winter Break!

Library Hours for Fall 2012 Finals Week are:

  • Monday 12/17 - Friday 12/21/2012 Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 12/22 - Tuesday 1/1/2013 LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1/2/2013 - Friday 1/4/2013 Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/5/2013 & Sunday 1/6/2013 Library Closed
  • Monday 1/7/2013 - Friday 1/11/2013 Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/12/2013 & Sunday 1/13/2013 Library Closed
  • Monday 1/14/2013 - Friday 1/18/2013 Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/19/2013 & Sunday 1/20/2013 Library Closed
  • Monday 1/21/2013 Library Closed for Martin Luther King Day
  • Tuesday 1/22/2013 Spring Semester Starts!
Regular hours resume in Spring Semester!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Finals Week Library Hours!

Happy Finals Week!
Library Hours for Fall 2012 Finals Week are:
  • Friday 12/7 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 12/8 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12/9 Noon. - 1:00 a.m. (mon)
  • Monday 12/10 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (tues)
  • Tuesday 12/11/ 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (weds)
  • Wednesday 12/12  7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (thurs)
  • Thursday 11/24 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (fri)
  • Friday 11/25 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regular hours resume in Spring Semester!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lehman Library acquires over 5,000 ebooks from PROJECT MUSE

Lehman Library acquires over 5,000 e-books from  PROJECT MUSE

Watch Your Email for Winner Notification!

Thanks to those of you who entered our prize drawing and Rated the Ship Library.  We will be notifying the prize winners via email in early December.  

If you receive a prize notification, bring your ID to Cindy Zeger (Library Main Floor #110).   50 finalists' names have been drawn randomly from all the emails entered into the Survey drawing.  Each finalist will be given a chance to randomly draw a number representing a prize [including the Samsung Tablet].

See the list of prizes at

If you have questions email Dr. Doug Cook.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours!

Happy Turkey Day Break 2012!

Library Hours for the 2012 Thanksgiving week and weekend are:

  • Tuesday 11/20 7:30 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/21 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 11/22 Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday 11/23 Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Saturday 11/24 Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • Sunday 11/25 4:00 p.m. -- Midnight
Regular hours resume Monday 11/26/2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Last Day to Enter to Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Tuesday November 20 is the last day to enter a drawing to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  The "Rate Your Library" Survey closes on the 20th.  If you would like to Rate the Ship Library AND possibly win one of 40+ prizes go to

Contact Dr. Doug Cook if you have a question.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Instant Answers: Just in Case You Don't Know

There are several categories of Questions to which many people feel they should already know the answer - but they don't. These are not "Dumb Questions" they're just not intuitive.

Some of the most common non-research question categories deal with:
If you have a broad research question and need general info, try these links to questions about how to find articles or books.

If your question has not yet been asked... Please, Ask Us Anything!
When you ask your question you are also helping other students with the same question, we will make a public answer to your question, after we answer you, so the next person with your question will have an Instant Answer waiting.

We have a great set of Instant Answers which deal with printing (among a vast number of other topics)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rate your Library Survey is Live - Win Prizes!

The "Rate your Library" Survey is now live!

Please take a few minutes if you are a Ship Library patron to tell us how we are doing.  Go to to take the survey and ogle the prizes.

Grand Prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch tablet.

Contact Dr. Doug Cook at dlcook @ with a question. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Win Prizes - Rate Your Library - Watch your Email

From Nov. 1 to 20 the Library will be asking you to rate your satisfaction with our services.  We want your opinions, so we are offering a number of prizes which you could win.  The Grand Prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch tablet!
Watch your email for an invitation!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Apply for the Library Research Award

The Ship Library yearly awards prize money to the best literature review submitted as a part of her or his undergraduate research project for the 2013 Celebration of Student Research.  Apply at

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Break Hours

Have a Great Fall Break (image)The weather is getting cooler, time to head out and pick up your colder-weather gear.

Library Fall Break Hours are:
Friday 10/12 7:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10/13 Noon - 5:00pm
Sunday 10/14 Noon - 5:00pm
Monday 10/15 7:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10/16 7:30am - Midnight

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Luhrs School Reads for the Record

Read for the Record is a national campaign to have as many children as possible in one day read or listen to the same book. 
In 2011, 2.2 million people participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record by reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.
Ship's campus elementary school - Luhrs - participated today by listening to or reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis.  Many campus faculty and administrators read at Luhrs today, including Dr. Becky Overholtz (pictured).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Luhrs School Book Fair - Oct 1st to 5th 2012

Support out Children's' Library at Luhrs by buying books during the Book Fair.  From Oct. 1 to 5, the Luhrs Library will be filled with good books to purchase.  [This would be a good time to stock up on Holiday gifts for the kids on your shopping list.]  Profits go directly to the school to purchase books.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Save a Tree. Read a PDF.

The latest version of the free program Adobe Reader will allow you to highlight the text of a PDF file or to make a note in the PDF.  No need to print to paper.  Save a tree and read a PDF.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lecture - Reintroducing American Constitutionalism

Dr. Mark Graber

·       Professor of Law and Government at University of Maryland
·       Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
·       Recognized as one of America’s leading scholars on Constitutional Law and
·       Author of Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge
        University Press, 2008)                                         
·       Also author of Rethinking Abortion (Princeton University Press, 1999) and                                                   
        Transforming Free Speech (University of California Press, 1992)

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the lecture. 
(For more info about the Lecture, please contact Dr. Steven Lichtman, or 477-1845) 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Join Us on Constitution Day

(Rain Location: GBLUES School MPR)
·       Following the Reading of the Preamble, please visit the Lehman Library Gallery to see the GBLUES Student’s “Constitution Day Collages”
(For more info about the Reading of the Preamble, please contact Joyce Harding, or ext. 3289)

Monday, August 27, 2012

How do you like our new Web Page?

While you were gone.....we redesigned our web page.  Many of you told us last year that our page was too complicated, with too many words.  We listened.  We redesigned! We like it!  DO YOU LIKE IT?

Click on the Email link at or text us at (717) 496-4552.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Catalog Software Offline

The Library Catalog Software (Pilot) will be offline for maintenance Monday, April 16, 2012 from 5:30 am to approximately 12 noon. If you would like to find a book or a video in our physical collections during that time please use

Please check with a librarian if you have difficulties. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Haiti – A Nation’s Persistence

Haiti – A Nation’s Persistence
Photographs by Keely Kernan
An exhibition of photographs taken over a 3 year period on the island nation of Haiti by photographer Keely Kernan will be on display in the Main Gallery of Lehman Library on April 2 - 27, 2012.  An artist’s reception will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Main Gallery, followed by a discussion of her work by the photographer at 7:30 in Old Main Chapel.  All events are free and open to the public.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by a Human Understanding grant from the Office of Social Equity, the Communication/Journalism Department, the Lehman Library, the Modern Language department, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Minor.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

EBSCOhost is down

EBSCOhost databases are expected to be down all day today - Tuesday, March 27, 2012.  Lexis Nexis, Project Muse, JSTOR and all ProQuest Databases are still working.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hey Sociology Majors!

Four valuable encyclopedias which you can access 24/7 in full text from the Library’s homepage (, then “A-Z Databases.”)  
Why search the web for background information about sociology when we have four well-written, easy-to-search, online, full text encyclopedias?

Provides a comprehensive approach to this multifaceted field, utilizing experts from numerous disciplines. These subject areas include anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, communications, criminal justice, demography, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, health, history, languages, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and women's studies.

Reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory.
Examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years.  Articles cover core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion. Include new topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

Provides a concise overview of modern sociology.
Focuses on the body of knowledge in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as documents the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.