Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brown Bag Lunch: Copyright, 4.2.2015

Copyright Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Noon in Lehman Library 106

Brown Bag Lunch topics will include brief overviews of copyright, library and IDWT services, and obtaining public performance rights; followed by a question and answer session building on attendee interests. Hope to see you there!

The library has revised its Copyright page: http://library.ship.edu/copyright. If you are planning to use something in class and aren’t sure how Copyright comes into play, we’ve included some “common scenarios” that might provide answers for you. Check out the LibGuide and the scenarios under the Fair Use tab. If you still have questions, please call the library at ext. 1474.

Win a Starbucks Gift Card!

Are you running low on flex? Burning through cash to fuel your Starbucks habit? We've been there. We understand. Enter the library design contest to win a Starbucks gift card!

The library is looking for creative students to design an image to represent one of our newest search tools: Ebsco Discovery Search (ED). You may have seen this figure around the library this semester:

Right now that's our stand in for ED. We don't know what ED should look like. We need your help! Submit a .jpg or .png image file to librarian@ship.edu by Monday, April 6th for your chance to win a Starbucks gift card! Contest rules can be found on the contest webpage.

Want more information? Stop by the library for cookies on Wednesday April 1st from 3:00-5:00pm to learn more about ED from library staff.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Financial Literacy Program & Money Smart Week @ Lehman Library

April 19-25 is Money Smart Week!
Want to retire early? You can if you plan early!

Celebrate Money Smart Week with our Financial Literacy Program during the month of April. Lehman Library will present “Become Money Smart” an exhibit in the Library Gallery. Visit us in the library main gallery and learn how to become money smart and learn about basic financial planning.  Dr. James Benton, Associate Professor, Accounting/MIS department, will give a special talk and workshop on financial planning on Wednesday April 22nd Noon- 1:00 pm in Lehman Library room 205. 

#TBT in the Archives 3/26/15

Women's basketball team, 1910
In honor of March Madness, and the last week of Women's History Month, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss the history of women's basketball here at Ship for this installment of Throwback Thursday. The origin of basketball in the United States goes back to 1891 when James Naismith developed a game to hold the attention of a rowdy gym class at the Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Senda Berenson is credited with introducing the sport to women, believing that there was no reason women could not play the game. Basketball quickly spread across the country in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, making its way to Shippensburg (then the Cumberland Valley State Normal School [CVSNS]) in 1903.

According to the Normal School Herald from January of that year, "the game teems with excitement and sport, and great enthusiasm has been shown by both boys and girls." A basketball section highlighting players, scores, and schedules began to regularly appear in January and April issues thereafter, the Herald proclaiming that "basketball is the game at Normal during the winter months." Although the Herald primarily concentrated on men's basketball, recaps of women's games do appear such as in the April 1903 issue when CVSNS played their first game against the Girls' Varsity at Dickinson College, losing 6-4. A week later CVSNS made up for their loss, defeating Dickinson 6-2.

The emergence of women's involvement in basketball at CVSNS and across the country reflects a larger theme about women's roles that began to shift in the late nineteenth century. The mid-nineteenth century Victorian ideals that placed women in the roles of mother and wife began to dissipate as women entered professions such as teaching and social work. Athletics became an integral part of the new model of American womanhood. At CVSNS, the Herald noted that "the girls were by no means inferior to the boys in their love of the sport." The image above is the earliest photographic record of a women's basketball team at CVSNS. The young man in the photo was the team's leader. Note that the uniforms reflect the era's ideals of modesty, as women had  to "cover up" on the court. While athletics did offer new opportunities for women, athleticism had to be balanced with the social norms of the era.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Visit Archives & Special Collections during our open research hours, or contact us via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516.

Grundy, Pamela and Susan Shackelford. Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball. New York: The New Press, 2005. 

Normal School Herald 7, no. 2, January 1903, University Archives & Special Collections, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Shippensburg, PA.

Normal School Herald 7, no. 3, April 1903, University Archives & Special Collections, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Shippensburg, PA.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Library Research Award--Win $$

Apply for the Library Student Research Award!

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library will present the 2015 Library Research Award to the undergraduate student researcher who writes the best literature review as a part of her or his research with a faculty mentor. The Library will present a $500 first prize award and a $300 honorable mention award.

Undergraduate students conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor are eligible to apply. All literature reviews must be a minimum of 3 pages long and should be prepared with proper citation and style format appropriate to the discipline. Completed literature reviews must be submitted to Dr. Kirk Moll (kamoll@ship.edu) by April 17th at noon. Awards will be presented at the Kirkland/Spizuoco Memorial Science Lecture on April 22 at 7:30pm in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center.

For more information regarding application procedures, please visit http://library.ship.edu/lra.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Did You Know: Streaming Music from Library's Databases

Did you know: You can listen to many genres from classical to jazz to pop-rock and more from one of the library’s databases: “Naxos MusicLibrary

Naxos Music Library

The world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, Naxos offers streaming access to more than 86,240 CDs with more than 1,256,900 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

#TBT in the Archives 3/19/15

Ship students walking across campus, 1968
In honor of Women's History Month, this week Archives & Special Collections would like to explore the social changes that occurred on Shippensburg's campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s. While Shippensburg State College students did not participate in many of the radical movements and protests that occurred at larger universities, there was a gradual change in social norms at the local level.

On March 19, 1970, the Student Senate unanimously abolished Shippensburg State College's dress code. Until this date, the campus dress code, which was outlined in the student handbook, required students to appear in the "high standard of dress." Men and women were required to dress conservatively everywhere on campus except in residence halls and during athletic events. White t-shirts, bermuda and short-shorts, sweatshirts and other "casual" wear were deemed innapropriate. Although the dress code pertained to both women and men, there were stricter regulations for women such as the "no slacks" rule. Dresses and skirts were considered appropriate for women and one alumna recalls that women had to wear trench coats to cover up their slacks if they happened to be wearing them in the wrong place. In the winter time, ladies kept warm by wearing knee socks and tights--these regulations seem unimaginable by today's standards.

The Cumberland yearbooks provide a visual depiction of the transformation that took place on campus after 1970, showing the evolution of the change in campus culture. Female students ditched skirts and knee socks for shorts and slacks, which became more prevalent in the mid-late 1970s. By the 1980s, the casual wear that permeates college campuses today essentially became the norm. The photograph above from 1968 shows two female students walking on campus in slacks and bermuda shorts. We do not know where these women were walking to and from, but the textbooks in their hands indicate they could have been studying. Or maybe these women were "radicals," displaying their disagreement with the campus dress code. Evidence such as this reminds us that we need to question our sources. Although the dress code was still on the books in 1968, clearly these regulations were not always followed in practice.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Visit Archives & Special Collections during our open research hours, or contact us via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Exhibit: Richard McLeod Papers

View the current library exhibit highlighting the Richard McLeod Papers to learn more about one of Archives & Special Collections' newest acquisitions. The exhibit will be on display in Ezra Lehman Memorial Library's main gallery from March 16-27, 2015. A reception with light refreshments will be held from 3:00-5:00pm on March 16th to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

The collection predominantly contains materials related to Richard McLeod's unfinished manuscript, Working With Their Hands: Artisans in Philadelphia 1800-1850. In this manuscript, McLeod, a former professor in the History Dept. at Shippensburg University from 1969-1996, sought to clarify the distinction between "artisans" and members of the "working class." The exhibit will highlight McLeod's unfinished work.

Contact Archives & Special Collections via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516 for more information.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Did You Know: Search Library Databases with ED

Did you know Ship Discovery Search will show you lots of library resources with simple search: books, eBooks, journal articles, videos, and more? Check out Ship Discovery Search today, brought to you by ED (EBSCO Discovery).

Friday, March 6, 2015

Library Spring Break Hours

via @ShippensburgU
It feels like everyone has already left campus for Spring Break, but library resources are still available for you 24x7 during Spring Break!

If you really need a library fix, the library building will be open as follows during Spring Break:

  • Saturday 3.7.2015: Closed
  • Sunday 3.8.2015: Closed
  • Monday 3.9.2015: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 3.10.2015: 8am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 3.11.2015: 8am - 4pm
  • Thursday 3.12.2015: 8am - 4pm
  • Friday 3.13.2015: 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 3.14.2015: Closed
  • Sunday 3.9.2015: 4pm - Midnight

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Weather Alert: Library Closed on Thursday, 3.5.2015

The universityhas cancelled day and evening classes and university offices are closed. Lehman Library will remain closed tonight, Thursday 3.5.2015
Enjoy the snow!!

Weather Alert: 2nd Correction for Thursday, 3.5.2015

The university has cancelled all classes & all offices are closed today, Thursday 3.5.2015.
Lehman Library is closed due to the severe weather.
Luhrs Library is closed all day

Weather Alert: Correction for Thursday, 3.5.2015

CORRECTION: the university day classes are now cancelled & offices are closed - if evening classes are not cancelled the library will open at 4:30pm today.
Due to severe weather, Lehman Library will open at 9:30am today. Be safe!

#TBT in the Archives 3/5/15

In honor of Women's History Month, the University Archives & Special Collections will highlight a photograph or document each week for the month of March that traces the history of female students at Shippensburg, while also making connections to national trends.

This week we would like to explore the history of women's social organizations on campus as women's groups played a vital role in fostering students' academic and social lives. The photograph above depicts the Women's Day Council from the 1931 Cumberland yearbook. This group addressed the concerns of women who commuted to campus. Other groups that operated on campus during this time period were the Women's Student Government Association and WYCA. While other women's organizations existed on campus that encompassed the interests of athletes, professionals, and intellectuals, these groups in particular were responsible for developing and maintaining the social character that was expected of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Throughout the early part of the twentieth century, the roles and expectations of female students in higher education were based upon Victorian ideals that viewed women as less capable than men. Even as more women entered the work force, many of them worked in fields that reinforced societal gender expectations such as teaching. With the emergence of the feminist movement in the 1960s, this started to change. Stay tuned for the next post to find out about the transformations that occurred locally here at Shippensburg and on a national level as well.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Visit Archives & Special Collections during our open research hours, or contact us via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Weather Alert: Library Closes by 10pm Tuesday, 3.3.2015

Heads up, campers,
Per Ship Library policy Lehman Library will close at 10pm tonight, Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 due to evening classes being canceled.

Please also note the following closing times from SU News below:

From: SU News
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:00 PM
Subject: Evening classes canceled March 3

All classes beginning at 5:00 pm or later are canceled this evening. 

Students, please make sure your cars are parked in the appropriate lots coordinating with your SU parking decal.

The following services remain open: 
Reisner Dining Hall – regular operating hours (closes at 8 p.m.)
Kriner Dining Hall – regular operating hours (closes at 7 p.m.)
Kriner retail locations – Papa John’s and Sub Generation – (closes 2 hours early at 8 p.m.)
CUB – open until midnight
CUB Raider Room – closes gradually between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (We will keep as much open as long as we can.)
Chickendipity – closes at 7 p.m.
CUB C-Store – closes at 9 p.m.
ShipRec – open until 11 p.m.
Etter – open until 11:30 p.m. 

Did You Know: eBooks in Lehman Library

Did you know Lehman Library owns about 50,000 e-books and has access to another 80,000 e-book titles. The number of bookshelves might be reduced but not the number of books. Printed books are in general collections located on the second floor. Popular titles are in the lower level right.  The rest of the books are at your fingertips at  Library A-Z Databases.

A large book collection which is available to Shippensburg University students, faculty, & staff. You will need to log in with your S.U. username and password to access EBL.

A collection of eBooks, currently focussed on education, teaching, business, and management. Purchased by Shippensburg University Library and/or all PASSHE libraries.

Covers a wide spectrum of of subject areas. Contains full text of >15,000 eBooks.