Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Milk & Cookies Night

SU Students enjoy sweet treat during their study in the library for the final exams. Thanks to the Interim President Dr. Jody Harpster.




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Library Extended Hours During Final & Exam Weeks

Library Extended Hours During Final & Exam Weeks


Mon Dec 1st - Thur Dec 4th    7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri   Dec 5th                          7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat Dec 6th                           9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun Dec 7th                          noon - 1:00 am
Mon Dec 8th -Thur Dec 11th   7:30 am -1:00 am
Fri Dec 12th                          7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat Dec 13th -Sun Dec 14th    CLOSED

Monday, December 1, 2014

Google Scholar links to library (restored!)

We just noticed our "Full Text @ Your Library" links in Google Scholar search results pages have been restored! Woohoo!

If you're looking for a quick way to search across just library holdings, use the Library Discovery Search on the Library Homepage.
Discovery Search Limiter Box
Left column of results screen

To approximate Google Scholar results - just turn OFF the "Available in Library Collection" limiter by clicking the blue [X] on the left column of the results page.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Google Scholar links to library (missing)

We just learned our "Full Text @ Your Library" links in Google Scholar search results pages will be unavailable through the first week of December.

Discovery Search Limiter Box
Left column of results screen
Using the Library Discovery Search on the Library Homepage can approximate Google Scholar results - just turn OFF the "Available in Library Collection" limiter by clicking the blue [X] on the left column of the results page.

We will, of course, post an update once our "Full Text @ Your Library" links return to the Google Scholar results pages.

Happy Thanksgiving Break Week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Day: November 27, 2014

Find out more about Thanksgiving from the Census Bureau: Facts for the Features 

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag, the Indians in attendance, also played a lead role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. 

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 150 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.

Where to Feast

115 million
Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2014’s second quarter — all potential stops for Thanksgiving dinner. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing Vacancies and Homeownership, Table 8 <http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/data/histtabs.html>

4
Number of places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course. Turkey Creek, La., was the most populous in 2013, with 435 residents, followed by Turkey, Texas (410), Turkey, N.C. (291) and Turkey Creek, Ariz. (294). 

There are also two townships in Pennsylvania with “Turkey” in the name: Upper Turkeyfoot and Lower Turkeyfoot. (Please note that the Turkey Creek, Ariz., population total pertains to the 2010 Census).


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 Population Estimates and American FactFinder, Table DP-1, 2010 Census Summary File 1
<http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2012/SUB-EST2012-3.html>
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/1600000US0477415>

<http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer.html>


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Library Hours During Thanksgiving Break


Tues   Nov 25        7:30 am-10:00 pm
Wed   Nov 26        7:30 am- 4:00 pm
Thur   Nov 27        Closed
Fri      Nov 28        Closed
Sat     Nov 29        Closed
Sun    Nov 30        4:00 pm-1:00 am

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exhibit: The Impact of WWI @ Ship

Archives & Special Collections' new exhibit, The Impact of World War I on Shippensburg Campus, is now on display on the upper level of Ezra Lehman Memorial Library. We encourage you to check out the exhibit in the display cases at the top of the stairs the next time you visit the library!

Sheila Joy, Archives & Special Collections Graduate Assistant, curated the exhibit. Below, in a special library blog guest appearance, Sheila describes her experience researching and designing the exhibit. Archives & Special Collections thanks Sheila for her hard work! The exhibit will be on display through the Spring 2015 semester.

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The United States' entrance into World War I in 1917 affected colleges and universities in many different ways. Commemoration of the war's centennial is currently underway across the country. Archives & Special Collections has just unveiled a new exhibit that examines the impact of the war on Shippensburg University (then Cumberland Valley State Normal School) and its students.

Early research of secondary sources offered a general atmosphere of the campus upon entrance into WWI: food conservation, a Red Cross chapter, changes in curriculum, and enrollment issues. Further research in the archives led me to excellent primary sources that revealed more intimate details: letters written by soldiers and President Ezra Lehman, newspaper clippings, photographs, and program documents.

From these materials I was able to interpret the impact of the war on different levels. President Lehman created effective recruitment strategies that kept enrollment up despite the loss of students. Letters from former students and newspaper clippings allowed soldiers' voices to tell their personal story and how it contributed to the overall picture of war in America. Photographs, yearbooks, and program documents revealed how students still enrolled at CVSNS maintained their day-to-day lives despite living amidst world war.

My goal with this exhibit was to provide a glance into how life operated for students at Shippensburg during America's involvement in WWI. Some young men enlisted and became soldiers, while other young men and women helped out through the Red Cross or left school to work for the war effort. Student activities such as the Halloween dance and Thanksgiving play went on as scheduled. I hope that my interpretation of the research I have gathered illustrates what life would have been like on campus nearly a century ago.

~Sheila Joy, Archives & Special Collections Graduate Assistant

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Learning from Ugandan Models of Education

A display of photographs and artifacts from Uganda will begin on Nov 17, 2014 t0 Dec 4th, 2014 in the library lower lobby.  A special presentation by Katie Frain will be held in the library room 106 on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7 pm

Katherine Frain (Katie), a senior in elementary education major at Shippensburg University, took part in a four-week trip to Uganda during the summer 2014 to study the models of education in the African country.  She will share her learning experience through a display of artifacts and photographs taken during her study trip.

Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King's College, led a team of 12 educators and college students during summer 2014 to study models of education in Uganda, Africa. The trip was called "Learning from Ugandan" and was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad Program.



Disabilities Cultural Connections

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring a Disabilities Cultural Connections program
 – Monday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm in McLean 2 Hall MPR 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Data from Census Bureau: Facts for Features

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Veterans

19.6 million

Number of military veterans in the United States in 2013.
Source: 2013 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/DP02>

1.6 million

Number of female veterans in the United States in 2013.
Source: 2013 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/B21001>

11.3%

Percent of veterans in 2013 who were black. Additionally, 79.3 percent were non-Hispanic white; 1.4 percent were Asian; 0.7 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native; 0.2 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 1.2 percent were some other race. (The numbers for blacks, non-Hispanic whites, Asians, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and some other race cover only those reporting a single race.)
Source: 2013 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/S2101>

6.0%

Percent of veterans in 2013 who were Hispanic.
Source: 2013 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/S2101>

9.3 million

Number of veterans 65 years and older in 2013. At the other end of the age spectrum, 1.6 million were younger than 35.
Source: 2013 American Community Survey
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/13_1YR/B21001>

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Native American Cultural Connections

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring a Native American Cultural Connections program
 – Monday, November 3 @ 8:00 pm in Presidents Hall MPR 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month

Come join the Ezra Lehman Library to celebrate the month of empowering diverse voices, supporting young writers and building creative-writing climate on campus. November 6th at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 106.

"Not So Fast, NaNoWriMo!"

In response to National Novel Writing Month, in which people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, English professor and novelist Dr. Kim van Alkemade offers a more realist picture of the process based on her own experience writing and revising a novel over 6 years.  She will read a chapter from her novel "Orphan # 8" and discuss the process of research, drafting, revision, pitching and rewriting that led to its publication.  NaNoWriMo is a great place to start, but it takes more than a month  to write a novel.





Monday, October 20, 2014

Open Access Week Oct 20-26

October 20 – 26, 2014 is International Open Access Week - an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) theme for 2014’s International Open Access Week is "Generation Open".
Begun in 2007 as the National Day of Action for Open Access, the event was originally a partnership between SPARC and students who organized local events on a handful of campuses across the United States. SPARC’s student program, The Right to Research Coalition, has grown to more than 75 member student organizations, which collectively represent nearly seven million students in more than 100 countries around the world. The energy, creativity, and passion that sparked the National Day of Action for Open Access in 2007 can now be seen in projects like the Open Access Button, a student-developed tool that helps users find freely available copies of pay walled articles. (Open Access Button goes live sometime Tuesday!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Muslim Cultural Connections

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring a Muslim Cultural Connections program
 – Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:00 pm in Presidents Hall MPR

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Dragonsfyre Trilogy: Publishing in the 21st Century

Free lecture & book signing by the author J. R. Woltz
Ezra Lehman Library Room 205
Thursday October 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, October 6, 2014

Special Hours For Fall Break


Friday,         October 10      7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday,     October 11     12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,       October 12     12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday,      October 13       7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday,      October 14       7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Wednesday, October 15    Classes/Regular Hours begin

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! You might be asking yourself: "What is an archives?" Good question! Archives maintain the non-current records of individuals, groups, institutions, and governments that contain information of enduring value. The purpose of an archives is to collect, organize, and preserve records to make them accessible to the public. That includes YOU and anyone else who wants to know about this university's history.

The Shippensburg University Archives is where we preserve records that document the university's origins and development, including the activities and achievements of its offices, faculty, students, and alumni. We also maintain Special Collections, which include unique and rare books about Pennsylvania history and other interesting topics.

The Shippensburg University Archives are your archives. We strive to preserve the university's history--which, as a Shippensburg University student, alum, faculty member, staff member, administrator, or friend--is your history! If you want to learn more about any aspect of the history of the university (a sports team, building, academic department, or relative who attended Ship), just ask!

Are you wondering how we have all of this information? The Archives collects records from many different members of our campus community in order to preserve this history for use by future Ship students, personnel, and the public. We can't do it without you! Below are examples of the types of materials we collect from folks all over campus and beyond.

Students: Do you belong to a student club and have group photos, flyers, or meeting minutes? Did you keep a journal while studying abroad? Have you written a paper about any aspect of SU history for one of your classes?

Alumni: Did you make scrapbooks documenting your college experience at SU (or for some of you, Shippensburg State College)? Do you have programs or other materials from class reunions? Are you still hanging on to memorabilia from your Ship days such as trophies, recordings of campus sporting events, clothing or pennants?

Personnel: Are you cleaning out a filing cabinet and wondering if certain records from your office or department belong in the archives? Consult the university's Records Retention Policy.

Faculty: Do you have syllabi from courses you no longer teach? Have you published a book you would like to have included in the SU Authors Collection at the library?

Want to know more about archives? Luckily for you, the National Archives & Records Administration created this brief but informative flyer that explains how archives fit into your life. The Society of American Archivists, a professional association for our nation's archivists, can also provide you with a wealth of information. Or, ask Ship's Archivist & Special Collections Librarian--Christy Fic.

Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections is here to serve you! Contact us by email: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seeking Student Volunteers: Library Student Advisory Group

Make a Difference!  
We need your ideas on student needs, collections, website, special events, and more.
We want your input!
For more information contact Dr. Michelle Foreman, associate dean & director of libraries at
mtforeman@ship.edu 477-1475

Thursday, September 25, 2014

African American Cultural Connections

Book Cover Image: Tell It With Pride The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring an African American Cultural Connections program
 – Monday, September 29 @ 8:00 pm in McLean 2 Hall MPR

Event Poster: Raisin in the Sun at African American Arts Complex, 2012

Tell it with Pride book cover detail image

Monday, September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week Read Out

The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom held a Banned Books Read Out in Las Vegas this past summer. Over 100 banned books were read out and posted to the Banned Books Read Out YouTube Channel. Elvis loaded up and read out In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.
Yours Truly, Shippensburg Librarian Aaron Dobbs, read out Caleb & Kate by William Steig:
What a great preview-shot for my video *shrug* :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Banned & Challenged Books Week Sept. 21-27

Lehman Library celebrates the Freedom to Read !
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read! 
Have you read some of the banned books?  
Why were they banned ? 
Come see what books have been challenged and banned.  Lehman Library, lower level lobby between Sept. 21-27, 2014.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Did You Know? 2014 Constitution Day Celebration

Did you know?

  • The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any government in the world.
  • Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, "Pensylvania" above the signers' names is probably the most glaring.


Come join us in celebration of the Constitution Day on September 17th with programs as follow:

  • 9:00 a.m.    Reading of the Preamble by the fourth grade Luhrs students along with the University President.
  • 7:00 p. m.   Special Lecture on "Religion and the Constitution" by Dr. Steven Lichtman, Associate Professor of Political Science. Grove Forum.


The display of artworks by GBLUES students on U.S. Constitution topics are on display in the Lehman Library, lower level lobby.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Shippensburg University & Lehman Library Celebrate the U.S. Constitution Day


In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution.


Events:
9:00 AM:  Reading of the Preamble by the 4th grade Luhrs Elementary School students along with the University President. 
In front of the library.

7:00 PM: Constitution Day special lecture on "Religion and the Constitution" by Dr. Steven Lichtman. Grove Forum

The display of artworks by GBLUES students on the U.S. Constitution topics are on display in the Lehman Library lower level lobby from September 15-26, 2014.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome, New Library Personnel!

You may have noticed some new faces in the library this semester. Please join Ezra Lehman Memorial Library in welcoming our new personnel to Ship!

Ashley Esposito
Ashley Esposito
Ashley Esposito is the new Collection Development and Assessment Librarian. Ashley received her master's degree in library science from Clarion University. She more recently completed an MA in English at Villanova University, where her research interests in female authorship during the Victorian Period culminated in her master's thesis. Ashley joins us from Merion Mercy Academy in Philadelphia.
 
Christy Fic
Christy Fic
Christy Fic has been a reference librarian at Ship since January 2013, but this fall she is transitioning into a new role and serving as the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian. Before coming to Ship, she worked as an archivist at the Smithsonian Institution. Christy is currently completing her second master's, in Applied History, and is excited to get back into archives.


Sara Pike
Sara Pike
Sara Pike joins us from Messiah College, where she has worked as a serials and cataloging technician. She has a master's in library science from Clarion University and is currently the Technical Services and Systems Manager, supervising the technical services department and providing systems support for the library. Sara enjoys volunteering with local animal rescue, cycling, and spending time with her family.


Josefine Smith
Josefine Smith
Josefine Smith, the library's new Instruction Coordinator, received her bachelor's degree in history and literature and master's degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She is extremely passionate about supporting information literate students and student engagement, and gets satisfaction from believing she helps at least one person learn something every day. Outside of work, Josefine enjoys hiking and playing with her pup Charlie.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ResLife "Party House" program

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring “Party House”, an experiential alcohol education program
- Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 from 7-9:30 pm in McLean Hall
Party House is an annual program sponsored by Residence Life and the Connections program.  It consists of acted out scenes and follows a student through a night of partying and shows possible consequences for choices.  There is also information about drugs and alcohol provided through games and informational posters. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Die Weiße Rose: Sept 2 - Oct 2, 2014

Dr. David Wildermuth, of the Modern Languages Department, and Lehman Library are proud to present "Die Weiße Rose".  Please visit the Exhibit Page to learn more about the World War II student group called "die Weiße Rose" or "The White Rose." 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Did You Know? Facts about Labor Day

Profile America Facts for Features: Labor Day 2014: Sept. 1

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “working men’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated “Labor Day.” This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 
Who Are We Celebrating?
155.6 million
Number of people 16 and over in the nation’s labor force in May 2013. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-1 <http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf>
Say Goodbye to Summer
Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Need data? Librarians can help. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome New & Returning Students


Welcome new & returning students!
We look forward to serving you in the 2014 Fall Semester. 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Revamped Library Website!

tl;dr: We've revamped the library homepage
  • New content 
  • Better Instant Answers—integrated Chat! 
  • Where is your stuff? 
    • Common links on lower part of page. 
    • “Articles” and “Videos” are now part of Discovery search. 
    • Find the old “Article” search interface: A-Z Databases -> EBSCOhost-ALL EBSCO databases 
  • Why did things move? Based on your input! 
    • Student advisory group ongoing input. 
    • Faculty and staff ongoing input 
    • Tell us what you think! Contact Us.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Revamped Library Website Beta-testing

new library website header image
Check out the new library website layout in development & tell us what you think.
We're moving our content navigation to the left side of the page as informal assessment suggests that the tabs were not intuitive for many people.

If you have suggestions, please feel free to leave them in a comment below.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Happy Summer break, everyone!

Just a quick reminder to Ship faculty, staff, and administratiors that Ship Library has a subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education online edition.

Whether you are on campus this summer or relaxing at home, you can access The Chronicle from the library website (or just click here to save yourself the navigation)

You can also set up access on your iPad. Just create a Chronicle account while you are on campus, download the app, and login. Details here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Library Newsletter Spring 2014

In years past, the library has issued a biannual newsletter. This semester, we'd like to revive the tradition!

Have you been wondering what's been going on down on the lower level this semester?
Want to know what exhibits you missed?
Desire to join the Library Student Advisory Committee?
Want to wish our retirees farewell?

Check out the Spring 2014 library newsletter for all this and more!

We hope you've had a great spring semester. The library will be open during the summer if you need research assistance, a place to study for summer classes, or just want to check out a book. Refer to the library calendar for information regarding our summer hours.

Good luck on finals, and have a wonderful summer!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Library Hours During Exam Week

Good Luck on Finals 

Sunday May 4th                                                    noon - 1:00 a.m.
Monday May 5th -Thursday May 8th                        7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday May 9th                                                      7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday May 10th -Sunday May 11th                    CLOSED
Monday May 11th                                                 Summer Hour




Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EBSCO Is Available Now!

Good News! Ebsco is back up and running now:)

EBSCO databases temporarily down


The library's EBSCOhost databases are temporarily unavailable (as of noon, Wednesday, April 30th). We are looking into the issue and hope that these resources will be available shortly.

Library databases which may be affected include:

  • Ship Discovery Search (on the library homepage)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • America History & Life
  • Business Source Premier
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Econlit
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • EBSCOhost eBooks
  • Education Source
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook & Tests in Print
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Political Science complete
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SocIndex with Full Text
  • Sociological Collection
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Enchanted: Interdisciplinary Art Showcase

Final Exam can be in a different format! Recently displayed in the library main gallery is a photographic series by Carrie D'Agostino - Interdisciplinary Art Major.  This showcase is a part of a final project.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Library Hours During Final Week

Sunday April 27th                                           noon - 1:00 a.m.
Monday April 28th -Thursday May 1st               7:30 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.
Friday May 2nd                                               7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday May 3rd                                            9:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday May 4th                                              noon - 1:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Need help with your job search?

Are you currently looking for a job after graduation? Or applying for summer internships? The library has resources that can help you!

Check out the library's Films on Demand database to learn the skills you need to conduct a successful job search!

Finding a job is hard work. You might not even know where to start. Don't worry. In Films on Demand you can find plenty of short videos created to help college students just like you learn how to make the most of their job search. Learn how to use social media in a professional manner, prepare for an interview, network with professionals in your field, and more.

Here are a few videos to get your started. You can search Films on Demand using keywords like "interview" or "resume" to find more relevant videos.

Use social media to your advantage. Watch: How to Make LinkedIn Work for You
Brush up on your interviewing technique. Watch: Graduate Interview Skills
Learn how to network. Watch: 10 Powerful Networking Skills

Once you've landed an interview, you can use ABI/INFORM to research the company. In the Data & Reports section of the database you'll find company profiles, annual reports, market reports and more, which will help you gain insight into how the company has performed recently, its goals, and how it stacks up to competitors. When researching a company you're interested in, don't just stop at the company website. Library resources can help you dig further and stay informed.

You'll do your best if you're prepared. Let us know if we can help you!

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Library Quiet Study Areas!

Library Quiet Study Areas:


Upper Level & Lower Level Left


Please be considerate of others. 

Thank You!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Morningstar's Money Smart Week Events: Make the Most of Your 401 (k) April 7

Make the Most of Your 401 (k) April 7 at 6:30 pm.
If you are interested the streaming live event will be available from this link. Please note, you do not need to register for this online session and the link will not work until the day of the event.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Money Smart Week @ Your Library: April 6-12, 2014

Become Money Smart! Brown Bag Lecture Series.  Free to all !

1. Student financial aid and how to manage your debt: Monday April 7, 2014  noon-1:00 pm
2. Basic financial planning issues: Tuesday April 8, 2014  noon - 1:00 pm
Location : ELL 205

Monday, March 31, 2014

Apply for the Library Research Award!

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library will present the 2014 Library Research Award to the undergraduate student researcher who writes the best literature review as part of her or his research with a faculty mentor. The Library will present a $400 first prize award and a $100 honorable mention award. Winners will be announced before the keynote address of the Celebration of Student Research at 7pm in Memorial Auditorium on April 21st. The awards will be presented at the 2014 Student Awards Program on Saturday, May 3rd, at 2pm in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center.

Undergraduate students conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor are eligible to apply for the Library Research Award.

All literature reviews must be a minimum of 3 pages long (Times New Roman, 12 pt. font) and should be prepared with proper citation and style format appropriate to the discipline.

Submit the completed literature review as a PDF to Dr. Kirk Moll (kamoll@ship.edu) by noon on April 18, 2014.

For more information, visit: http://library.ship.edu/lra

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Library Databases Update: Ready to go!

Happy Saturday, Shippensburg!

It looks like Ship Library's databases are stable and available this morning -- hopefully last night's brief service window gave you some time for fun and friends. 
It's time to get back to researching your papers and assignments...
Please let us know if you're having trouble with any of the databases or would like some help with your research. The easy way is to search Instant Answers (there's an Instant Answers widget on the right side of this page) with the topic of your question - if we haven't already answered it, please submit your question through our contact form!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Library Databases Update: Friday Night

On Friday, March 28, between 9pm and 11pm, the Library's "EBSCOhost" databases may occasionally be unavailable while EBSCO does some network upgrades and maintenance.

We may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of this service window.

Library databases which may be affected include:

  • Ship Discovery Search (on the library homepage)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • America History & Life
  • Business Source Premier
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Econlit
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • EBSCOhost eBooks
  • Education Source
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook & Tests in Print
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Political Science complete
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SocIndex with Full Text
  • Sociological Collection
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! How was your Spring Break?
The library is back to our regular hours until finals week!
See our hours on the library homepage or our room reservations page.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Adobe Day for Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff Adobe Day

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Session 1:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2:  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Lehman Library 205

Register Now!

Open to all faculty and staff!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Emily Dickinson: Book Talk by the author

The author of "Emily Dickinson: the Goddess of the Volcano" will give a talk on March 5 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the library room 106.  Some of the books about/on Emily Dickinson from the library collections are on display in the lower level from February 26 - March 14, 2014.





Thursday, February 27, 2014

Films On Demand - Inside the Banker's Brain

Do you want to know what is "inside the banker's brain"?  Find out anytime, any where from our library's database "Films on Demand".

Access from off-campus, log-in with your SU ID



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Meet and Greet with the Artist

From 2:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. today Wednesday Feb 19 come inside the library to see the works of art and meet Roberta -the artist who created them.

See more photos and info on the Library Exhibits page.