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2012

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Finals Study Break And Final Blog Post, Kelly M. Fullerton Dec 2012

Finals Study Break And Final Blog Post, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

I cannot believe that this semester is over, and my internship at the library. This semester has been a immensely rewarding experience for me. From the wonderful librarians I had the opportunity to work with to the different aspects of librarianship I was able to discover, I am so grateful for the opportunity. This experience has made me 100% sure that I want to become a librarian and I cannot wait to get started. I'm filling out graduate school applications over winter break. Fingers crossed to see which programs I get into. [excerpt]


Opera Cd Project, Ilana A. Mesnard Dec 2012

Opera Cd Project, Ilana A. Mesnard

Blogging the Library

The library has a significant amount of materials on-site. For pleasure or for simply completing assigned work, our library has the resources to help students and staff. The library continually has to keep updating its equipment and technical materials like CDs and IPADS. Otherwise, the technology would be outdated and less useful, if useful at all. [excerpt]


Health & Wellness Page, Ilana A. Mesnard Dec 2012

Health & Wellness Page, Ilana A. Mesnard

Blogging the Library

Where is health on your priority list? Good health is crucial for all people, but especially for musicians (or athletes) who need their bodies in top performance shape. Musicians in the conservatory need to be aware of how to stay healthy. The purposes of the Health and Wellness Page are to promote good health, and to create awareness of reliable resources on healthy lifestyle choices as musicians. [excerpt]


Assisting Vocal Studio, Ilana A. Mesnard Dec 2012

Assisting Vocal Studio, Ilana A. Mesnard

Blogging the Library

In the conservatory, each instrument has its own studio class where students have a chance to perform in front of their peers. Tim Sestrick was asked to familiarize the vocal studio students with useful resources dedicated to singers in specific. It was around that time that he showed me a valuable resource for singers like myself. Apparently, Professor Crowne asked him last year to buy Nico Castel Opera Libretti. These books are way cool! Not only do they have the original text and a great word-for-word translation, but they also have IPA ( International Phonetic Alphabet). [excerpt]


Browsing Room, Research 101 And Finals Study Break, Kelly M. Fullerton Nov 2012

Browsing Room, Research 101 And Finals Study Break, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

Also, more exciting things have happened! I've completed more of the Research 101 guide, and I'm pretty close to finishing it. I have to say it has been a lot of fun to look at what information is the most useful when doing research, and the best way to phrase the ideas so that it is helpful for students. I think casual but informative is working pretty well. Also, images are a great bonus. Too much text and the reader gets bogged down and it is hard to focus on the options let alone absorb the material. My ...


First Blog Ever, Ilana A. Mesnard Nov 2012

First Blog Ever, Ilana A. Mesnard

Blogging the Library

I may be new at this whole blogging thing, but I am willing to give it a shot. My name is Ilana Mesnard and I am this semesters Fortenbaugh Intern in Music. When I applied, I knew I wanted to help out in the library and expand its music collection. Since I started my intern work in September, I've accomplished all that and more. In this time, I have learned many of the jobs of a music librarian. I've been asked to make programs for the Notes at Noon concerts, research obscure music, teach students library tools and ...


Classroom Observation, Kelly M. Fullerton Oct 2012

Classroom Observation, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

Besides lots of practice for the Book Cart Drill Team (we zombified shirts yesterday, get excited to see) the past few weeks have been mostly working at the Reference Desk and observing classroom sessions lead by other reference librarians. The desk has become more interesting as the semester goes on, and a lot harder. Students and faculty are asking me questions that I do not quite have the answer to yet, which is very challenging but I also like. I learn something myself trying to answer their questions, and it makes me feel smart when I do find information for ...


Making It Relevant: Creating Engaging Il Experiences For Students, Meggan D. Smith, Kayla M. Lenkner Oct 2012

Making It Relevant: Creating Engaging Il Experiences For Students, Meggan D. Smith, Kayla M. Lenkner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

We’ve all been there – in front of the classroom with students half listening, eyes slightly glazed. This poster will highlight ways to combat student disinterest by collaborating with faculty from the very start. Come hear ideas about how to create meaningful, relevant assignments by breaking information literacy instruction into manageable segments.


Monitoring Title Volatility In E-Book Subscription Collections: Using Data To Enlighten Acquisition Decisions And Demystify Aggregator-Publisher Relationships, Jeremy Garskof Oct 2012

Monitoring Title Volatility In E-Book Subscription Collections: Using Data To Enlighten Acquisition Decisions And Demystify Aggregator-Publisher Relationships, Jeremy Garskof

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This paper assesses title volatility in ebrary's Academic Complete subscription collection. Title volatility, titles withdrawn and added, challenge assumptions about the cost and curation of ebook subscription collections. The research reveals higher than expected title volatility, examines volatility using publisher and MARC record data and makes future projections.


Banned Books Week, Kelly M. Fullerton Sep 2012

Banned Books Week, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

As promised, I'm going to tell you about what the library is doing for Banned Books Week! I have had a lot of fun planning it. First of all, we're going to have pins with book covers on them so that students can show off their favorite banned book. There will also be snacks, and a comment box where they can write their feelings on censorship which will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, hopefully every day but it depends on how many responses we get. I'm also making up signs so that students can see the ...


First Post, Kelly M. Fullerton Sep 2012

First Post, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

Hello! My name is Kelly and I am an intern in the reference department this semester, which is very exciting. I was thrilled when I found out that I was going to be working here this semester. This is exactly what I wanted to do during my senior year, since next year I am planning on going to grad school for library science. But before I applied, I wanted to make sure I had some experience under my belt, and that I had some idea of what I was getting myself into. Which, as it turns out, I only had ...


The Faculty Notebook, September 2012, Provost's Office Sep 2012

The Faculty Notebook, September 2012, Provost's Office

Faculty Notebook

The Faculty Notebook is published periodically by the Office of the Provost at Gettysburg College to bring to the attention of the campus community accomplishments and activities of academic interest. Faculty are encouraged to submit materials for consideration for publication to the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. Copies of this publication are available at the Office of the Provost.


Last Day, Final Reflections, Hannah R. Leone Aug 2012

Last Day, Final Reflections, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

Well, here we are: my last day of summer internship. I am quite proud of what I accomplished this summer, although I had hoped to be just a little bit farther on the cataloging. Oh, well. It’s not like the books are going anywhere, right? And I’m not going anywhere, either, so hopefully I can finish the cataloging over the course of the fall semester, and continue to add to my LibGuide. [excerpt]


Last Day & Farewell... Sort Of!, Emily A. Francisco Aug 2012

Last Day & Farewell... Sort Of!, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

My summer internship experience at the library is officially done. It’s odd to think about just how much I’ve accomplished this summer—I’ve researched Civil War genre painters, learned about nineteenth-century sheet music, installed frames, arranged Union soldiers’ swords—the list goes on. I truly am fortunate to have had such a unique and stimulating experience this summer. [excerpt]


More Cataloging, More Libguide, Hannah R. Leone Aug 2012

More Cataloging, More Libguide, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

The way I have unified the LGBTQ titles—all 700-odd of them—is by using a local information field in the catalog. Quick cataloging lesson for you non-librarians: when I talk about subject headings, for example Gay Culture, those go in a field designated by the number 650. This means that it’s a universal, standardized field and that the headings in those fields will be recognized anywhere. For local subject headings, those that are only used within one library (ours, in this case), the field is designated by the number 690. I’m using one of those 690 fields ...


Installations, Check!, Emily A. Francisco Aug 2012

Installations, Check!, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

I guess I assumed the most work was always put in BEFORE an exhibit went up (planning, researching, etc.), but I’ve realized now that it takes the same amount of time and effort to make an exhibit look good for the public as it does to plan it. Maybe it’s because I’m both an artist and a perfectionist, but it took me at least a good hour on each exhibit before I was satisfied with the results. [excerpt]


Exciting News!, Emily A. Francisco Jul 2012

Exciting News!, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

I have some great news—as it turns out, I won’t have to say good-bye completely to my job at the library this fall! Meggan told me that they’d like to keep me on to work next year, if my schedule allows. I’ll get to work on my Political Cartoons exhibit after all! I might also get to help out with Jim Agard’s work that’s going on the second floor, and I’ll be here for all of the ALA exhibit preparations too. Meggan also said they were interested in having me do some Public ...


Published And Proud, Hannah R. Leone Jul 2012

Published And Proud, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

Today was an exciting day at work: my Bisexual and Transgender LibGuides are published and available to the public!! Excuse me as I squeal in nerdy glee. I made a couple of small changes before I published them: I added a user feedback box so that visitors to the LibGuide can let me know what they think, as well as changing some titles of boxes after Jess pointed out that they were in Librarian-speak instead of Normal College Student. I also took the LGBTQ landing page from its half-baked state to make it an officially “under-construction” welcome page. In case ...


Fun With Civil War Sheet Music, Emily A. Francisco Jul 2012

Fun With Civil War Sheet Music, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

One project I haven’t blogged too much about yet is the Civil War Sheet Music exhibit for the Main Floor. Initially, Meggan only asked me to come up with a tentative list of pieces to display from the resources available; now, though, I’m finding myself assigned to the task of organizing, mounting, and labeling the exhibit. It’s a cool assignment, because it’s so different from everything else I’ve been working on this summer. [excerpt]


The Topical Jigsaw Puzzle, Hannah R. Leone Jul 2012

The Topical Jigsaw Puzzle, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

I’m a rather hands-on type of learner, so I decided that the best way to go about organizing the books by topic would be to do it by hand: print off my list of titles (I’m using the same list onto which I hand-copied the call numbers last week), cut each title out, and tape it to a giant piece of paper in the proper category. I acquired flip-chart-sized Post-It notes from the supply closet in the Reference office and affixed them to a rolling white board, one to each side. Each Post-It has three categories (so I ...


Time Flies..., Emily A. Francisco Jul 2012

Time Flies..., Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

We had another important EPiC meeting yesterday afternoon. Beforehand, Meggan told me to prepare some materials so that I could update the rest of the Committee on the status of my projects.

I can’t believe it’s the middle of July already! My internship seems to just be flying by. One of the things we discussed at our meeting, actually, was how it was almost time to put up the rest of the exhibits. Scary thought! I know my 1860 Election exhibit is just about ready, but I can’t help but feel that there’s so much more ...


"Artifacts" Galore!, Emily A. Francisco Jul 2012

"Artifacts" Galore!, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

Back on my first day of training, Meggan told me about a new feature that the Library was in the process of adding to select exhibits. Ever heard of QR codes? Well, through “artiFACTS,” these codes will soon be changing the way Gettysburg students can interact with special items and displays. [excerpt]


Alphabet Soup, Anyone?, Hannah R. Leone Jul 2012

Alphabet Soup, Anyone?, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

Actually, I get to do the LGBTQ in religion topic, too. When I was about halfway through the list of call number ranges to search, I realized that there was way, way too much information for a single LibGuide. With just my initial list, I have 736 books (yes, I counted—I’ll explain why later) that concern more than one part of the LGBTQQAIetc. acronym. I discussed this problem with Jess, and I decided to make sub-categories within the LGBTQ guide, as I could see very clear categories forming just by looking at the titles on my list. Religion ...


Bisexuality Week! (With An Aside On My Growing Librarian Instincts), Hannah R. Leone Jun 2012

Bisexuality Week! (With An Aside On My Growing Librarian Instincts), Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

As I mentioned last week, this week I began work on my Bisexuality LibGuide. Actually, I finished work on it too. Now that I’m more familiar with how to build a LibGuide and now that I have a template for how I want my pages to work, it didn’t take very long to get the bones of the page laid out. I just needed to find the items in various categories with which to fill in the page. [excerpt]


Cartoons, Campaigns, And Bottle Caps, Emily A. Francisco Jun 2012

Cartoons, Campaigns, And Bottle Caps, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

I can’t help but wonder what my AP U.S. History teacher, Robert C. Lemire, Jr., would say if he knew I was designing an exhibit on the Election of 1860. I get chills every time I crack open a book from the research stack on my desk; suddenly I can hear his college-style lectures all over again, drilling me about the differences between popular sovereignty and free soil. Who knew that after two years of being out of high school, the old curriculum would find its way back to me? I’ll have to shoot Mr. Lemire an ...


Adventures With Künstler And Gallon, Emily A. Francisco Jun 2012

Adventures With Künstler And Gallon, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

My second week here at the library has gone by just as quickly as the first. With so many interesting projects to work on, I’m keeping busy and learning an array of new things, especially about exhibit curating. This week I’ve also made sure to take note of new connections between the research I’m doing at the library and my studies in Art History. [excerpt]


First Snag, One Libguide Done!, And Why Cataloging Helps Patrons, Hannah R. Leone Jun 2012

First Snag, One Libguide Done!, And Why Cataloging Helps Patrons, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

Working on my transgender LibGuide started off smoothly, but I ran into a problem when I went back later and tried to follow the links to the online reference collection. None of the links worked! Trying not to panic, I went into the Gale Virtual Reference Library and looked for any hint of a permanent link to the reference sources. No such luck. Jess was out of her office in a meeting and I didn’t know who else was in the reference office, so I decided to try to solve the problem on my own. Then, inspiration struck: I ...


Hello! Or, How I Got Here, Hannah R. Leone Jun 2012

Hello! Or, How I Got Here, Hannah R. Leone

Blogging the Library

If you frequent the library, chances are you’ve seen me at the circulation desk. I’ve been a circulation desk assistant since my freshman orientation almost two years ago. I’ve loved libraries, books, and reading since before I started kindergarten, so the library seemed like a natural place for me to find my on-campus job. I soon fell in love with working at the desk; I particularly liked when I got to go into the stacks to look for an item that a patron couldn’t find or that had been requested for Inter-Library Loan. [excerpt]


Greetings!, Emily A. Francisco Jun 2012

Greetings!, Emily A. Francisco

Blogging the Library

When I walked into Musselman library for my first official day as Exhibits Intern, I have to admit that it felt like the strangest thing in the world. First of all, I’ve only been to the library once or twice since finals ended; it still feels eerie to see the place so empty. Second of all, it felt weird to be walking in as an employee instead of just some sophomore running to print out a paper before class. [excerpt]


Au Revoir!, Bridget Anne Creedon May 2012

Au Revoir!, Bridget Anne Creedon

Blogging the Library

This has been a great semester as the Fortenbaugh music librarian intern. I learned a lot, and it is all invaluable information that will help me in the future, no matter what I decide to do. Most importantly, in helping other people with their research, I feel that I have gotten better at researching music materials myself, which will come in handy for 300 and 400-level music classes in the future (and grad school should I pursue that). [excerpt]