Thursday, December 12, 2013

Library Hours During Winter Break Dec 14 - Jan 20

Dec 14-15                        CLOSED
Dec 16-20                        8 AM to 4:00 PM
Dec 21-Jan 1                    CLOSED
Jan 2-3                            8 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan 4-5                           CLOSED
Jan 6-10                          8 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan 11-12                        CLOSED
Jan 13-17                        8 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan 18-19                        9 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan  20                            CLOSED

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cookies & Milk Night

Despite the snow and ice, lots of Ship students came by the library to get ready for final exam week by having milk and cookies with interim president Jody Harpster!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Library Hours during Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday         11/26   7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday     11/27   7:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Thursday      11/28- Saturday 11/30  Library Closed

Sunday          12/01   4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Facts: Do you know what US state raises the most turkeys?

Facts for Features available from the United States Census Bureau

254 million

The number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2012

46 million

The estimate of turkeys Minnesota raised in 2012. The Gopher State was tops in turkey production, followed by North Carolina (36 million), Arkansas (29 million), Missouri (18 million), Virginia (17 million), Indiana (17 million) and California (16 million). These seven states together accounted for about 70 percent of U.S. turkeys produced in 2012

$23.1 million

The value of U.S. imports of live turkeys for 2012, with 99.8 percent of them coming from Canada

Thursday, October 24, 2013

English Major & more

New database trial "ARTEMIS" interface provides access to content in all Gale's Literature Collections. Available now until Dec 13th. Check it out and give us feedback!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Library Student Advisory Committee

Do you have ideas for ways to improve the library? We're looking for student input on our collections, website, study space, special events, policies, and more.

Contact Dr. Michelle Foreman at for more information about joining the Library Student Advisory Committee.

Have your voice heard!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Break Hours

Fall break is upon us! During fall break, the library will be open at the following times:

Friday, October 11th, 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday, October 12th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, October 13th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 14th, 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30am-12:00am (midnight)

Librarians will not be available to answer reference questions in person over fall break. If you need research assistance, please email us!

Have a great break!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Need research help? Schedule a research consultation!

It's that time of year. Week 7. We're almost halfway through the fall semester.

The leaves on the trees are changing color. Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes. And your professors are assigning research papers, reports, presentations, debates, annotated bibliographies, and more.

If you're working on a research assignment and want some extra help, schedule a research consultation with a librarian. Research can be hard. Sometimes you find too much information. Sometimes you find too little. Or maybe you don't even know where to start.

Librarians can help you refine a research topic, find sources, and show you how to cite your sources. Scheduling an individual meeting with a librarian can be the best way to learn how to use databases you're unfamiliar with, or find sources for a particularly tricky topic.

To schedule a research consultation, go to the library homepage, and click the Research Appointment link in the Ask us Anything box (in the lower left-hand corner of the page). It looks like this:

Don't wait until it's too late. Your paper that's due in December may seem like it's a long way off, but it'll be finals week before you know it. Schedule a research consultation today!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ares (course reserves) down October 14th

Ares, Shippensburg University's course reserves system, is scheduled to be down from  
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th

Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Banned Books Week: September 22-28

Banned Books Week: September 22-28

Come to a Book Discussion on a Banned Book!

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

Date, Time and Place: Thursday, September 26, 2013; 3:30 -5:00 p.m.; Lehman Library Room 106

Panelists: Dr. Kate Clay, Stephanie Erdice, Christy Fic, Dr. Sara Grove, and Dr. Rebecca Ward

Monday, September 16, 2013

Constitution Day: Sept 17, 2013

Constitution Day Activities

Special Lecture

Guest Lecturer: Helen Knowles, Ph. D., visiting Assistant Professor of
Government at Skidmore College

Title: “You’ll Know It When You See It: the U.S. Constitution According to
Justice Kennedy”

Date, Time and Place: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.,
Old Main Chapel

Reading of the Preamble

Join Interim President, Dr. Jody Harpster, and the GBLUES students as they recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

Date, Time and Place: Friday, September 20, 2013; Lehman Library Plaza
(near the flagpole); 10:30 a.m.

Note: Both these events are sponsored by the S.U. Campus Constitution Day Committee, in cooperation with the Political Science Dept. and the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Where did the couches go?


You may have noticed something different about the library this semester. We did a little redecorating over the summer. The old seating area in the library lobby has been replaced with an information desk that combines the services of the Student Help Desk, formerly in MCT, and the library reference desk, also known as the “Ask us Anything” desk. We have incorporated these services into the information desk to serve you better. At the old “Ask us Anything” desk, we noticed that many students asked us technology related questions that we simply were not equipped to answer. We had to send students out into the cold, the heat, the rain, and all sorts of undesirable weather conditions, to MCT. By bringing the Student Help Desk into the library, we’ll be able to solve your computer problems and your research problems all in one place.

Can’t log on to the wireless network? Computer infected with malware? Can’t figure out how to change your network password? 
We've got Technical Support!

Can’t narrow down your research topic? Having trouble locating sources for a paper? Don’t know how to cite something in MLA style? Ask us Anything!

Because you’re so studious, you’re probably thinking “Wow, how convenient.” But, I bet there are other people out there who are wondering “Where did the couches go? I used to sit there all the time!” Don’t worry, friends. I too enjoy sitting on comfortable furniture. Lucky for you, the couches still exist—we just moved them. Around the corner from the new information desk you’ll see there are still a variety of seating options to choose from so you can study alone or work with friends.

Come check out the new information desk for yourself!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Exam Week - May 6 - 10, 2013

In the spirit of support for your fellow students during exam week, we ask you to join us in maintaining a quiet atmosphere.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Extended Library Hours - April 28 - May 12, 2013

Extended Library Hours

April 28 – May 12, 2013

Sun, 4/28:                        Noon – 1:00 am 

Mon, 4/29 - Thu, 5/2:     7:30 am – 1:00 am

Fri, 5/3:                           7:30 am – 11:00 pm

Sat 5/4:                            9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun, 5/5:                          Noon – 1:00 am

Mon, 5/6 - Thu, 5/9:       7:30 am – 1:00 am

Fri, 5/10:                         7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sat, 5/11 – Sun, 5/12:     Closed

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hey Chemistry Majors! Great Library Web Guide for you!

Hey Geography Majors! Web Guide of Ship Library Resources!

Announcing the winner of the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library Research Award 2012-2013

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library
Research Award 2012-2013
The annual Library Research Award recognizes the best literature
review submitted by students who have received grant support for their
participation in the Annual Celebration of Student Research. The first
prize recipient receives a $400 cash prize and the honorable mention
recipient is awarded a $100 prize. Commemorative posters will be
made of the winning posters and they will be displayed in the library.
The winners of the 2012 Library Research Award are:

First Place: Erin Varley, “The Effects of Caffeine on Anaerobic
Performance: A Literature Review”
Professor: Dr. Joohee Sanders, Department of Exercise Science

Honorable Mention: Joseph D. Hawbaker, “The Effects of
Buildings and Structures on Microclimates: A Literature Review”
Professor: Dr. Tim Hawkins, Department of Geography-Earth Science

The Library Research Award was developed in 2009 by the faculty and
administration of the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, in conjunction
with the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs and
the Council on Student Research. It is made possible by the generous
support of Berkley and Carol Laite (SU Classes of 1967 and 1965).

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Library Hours for Spring Break 2013

While you are out having fun on Spring Break, the library hours will be reduced:

Friday, 3/15 -- Open 7:30am to 4:00pm (the Ides of March! Et tu, Brute?!)
Saturday & Sunday 3/16-17 -- Library Building Closed (web stuff still available)
Monday thru Friday 3/18-22 -- Open 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, 3/23 -- Library Building Closed (web stuff still available)
Sunday, 3/24 -- Open 4:00pm to Midnight
Have a Good Spring Break!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day: snow art style

Last night when I left the library after helping students at the Ask Us Anything Desk I found, at around quarter to ten, "Rocky" and "Adrienne" preparing for an embrace out in the middle of the Academic Quad. From looking at them I got a feeling that tonight was gonna be a good, good night.


This morning, not very much remained of their tableau... I guess it was a good night.