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.

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.