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Musselman Library Deib Strategic Plan 2024–2027, Musselman Library May 2024

Musselman Library Deib Strategic Plan 2024–2027, Musselman Library

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Musselman Library approved its second Inclusion Action Plan in December 2020, for implementation in 2021–2024. To stay abreast of changing needs, the DEIB Committee has collaborated on an updated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategic plan, which addresses what we see as the most pressing issues now and in the upcoming years.

The decision to create a new plan is based on changes at Gettysburg College, including a new Chief Diversity Officer and new institutional priorities and programs, as well as decreases in budget, staffing, enrollment, and tuition revenues.

Our focus will be on three strategic areas, as determined by …


Strategies For Reading Scholarly Articles, Hannah Krauss Mar 2024

Strategies For Reading Scholarly Articles, Hannah Krauss

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This handout reviews suggested strategies for reading scholarly articles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, recommending reading out of order based upon the discipline. The second page contains tips for taking notes on articles for research and classes.


Final Report: 2020-2023 Inclusion Action Plan Musselman Library, Musselman Library Mar 2024

Final Report: 2020-2023 Inclusion Action Plan Musselman Library, Musselman Library

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This report documents Musselman Library's accomplishments and progress made on the 2020 Inclusion Action Plan (IAP).


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2023, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College Oct 2023

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2023, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean: Because of You

Library News

  • Greeting First Years
  • Trivia Night
  • Patio Makeover
  • Free Textbook Access
  • New Research Room

Library Exhibits: Many a Misdemeanor

Special Collections Interns Reveal "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"

Research Reflections: Europe Found

  • Finding the Way
  • Lecture: November 10

In Memoriam: Gary Hawbaker (1944–2023)

Musical Notes

  • Crank It Up!
  • Marching Orders
  • Tune in to Spotify

Library Bookshelf: Wild in the Library

A House with Many Stories

  • Passing the Torch: Marianne Larkin

Preserving Ancient Stories

Oral History: Making a Life

  • A Funny Thing Happened on His Way to the Majestic...

Flashback: Sink or Swim? …


Investing In Textbook Affordability Pays Off For Students, Janelle Wertzberger Oct 2023

Investing In Textbook Affordability Pays Off For Students, Janelle Wertzberger

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Investing in textbook affordability can have a huge payoff for students—just ask Assistant Professors Alice Brawley Newlin and Marta Maras in the Management department. Their open, customized textbook for Statistical Methods (MGT 235) is completely free. It has been used by over 400 students and saved them an estimated $150,000! The story of how this remarkable outcome was achieved has its origins in Musselman Library. [excerpt]


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2023), Musselman Library, Gettysburg College Jul 2023

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2023), Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

For 2023, 100 employees offer 134 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts, covering everything from alternate history to zoology.

This year's booklet marks the 20th anniversary of the YGRT publication with a special puzzle section celebrating two decades of reading recommendations.


2022 Gettysburg College Student Textbook And Course Materials Survey Executive Summary, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary R. Elmquist May 2023

2022 Gettysburg College Student Textbook And Course Materials Survey Executive Summary, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary R. Elmquist

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In Fall 2022, Musselman Library conducted its second course materials survey, this time in collaboration with 10 other liberal arts colleges from around the country. The results from this new survey illuminate how students are affected by textbook and course material costs, how they cope with these costs, and how effects and behaviors have changed since our 2019 survey.

This report summarizes the background of the project, key findings, and recommendations.


2022 Gettysburg College Textbook Survey Full Report, Mary R. Elmquist, Janelle Wertzberger May 2023

2022 Gettysburg College Textbook Survey Full Report, Mary R. Elmquist, Janelle Wertzberger

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In Fall 2022, Musselman Library conducted its second course materials survey, this time in collaboration with 10 other liberal arts colleges from around the country. This report compiles the results from Gettysburg College participants' responses. Comparisons are also made to the results from Gettysburg's 2019 survey and the larger group of colleges.


Spend, Stress, And Struggle: Gettysburg College Student Textbook And Course Materials Survey 2022, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary Elmquist Apr 2023

Spend, Stress, And Struggle: Gettysburg College Student Textbook And Course Materials Survey 2022, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary Elmquist

All Musselman Library Staff Works

In Fall 2022, Musselman Library conducted its second course materials survey—this time, in collaboration with 10 other liberal arts colleges from around the country. The results from this new survey illuminate how students are affected by textbook and course material costs, how they cope with these costs, and how effects and behaviors have changed since our 2019 survey. We also examine how our students fit into a larger landscape of textbook affordability at similar institutions.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2023, Musselman Library Apr 2023

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2023, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library News

  • 80,000 Objects
  • Europe Bound
  • PBK Turns 100
  • Library Takes the Lead on First-Year Symposium
  • Documenting Edward McPherson
  • New Adams County Historical Society Opens

Exhibits

  • A Collector's Eye
  • A Closer Look
  • Reading Mary Margaret Stewart

Freedom to Read (Victoria Ramsey '23)

60th Anniversary of Choir's European Adventure (Sunni DeNicola)

Intern Explore Vietnam Collection and Connection (Hillary Le'26)

Dyer Wakens Fond Memories (Sydney Dyer '25)

Holley Interns Reminisce

Students Mentor Peers

From the Archives: Diamonds and Water

Library Bookshelf: Mystery in Musselman (Beth Carmichael)

Jim Lott Photographic Collection Comes to Musselman Library

Conservation Corner: Hidden …


The Faculty Notebook, Spring 2023, Provost's Office Apr 2023

The Faculty Notebook, Spring 2023, 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.


Checking In Without Burning Out: Designing Sustainable Assessment Plans For An Undergraduate Peer-To-Peer Research Mentor Program, Kevin Moore, Hannah Krauss Mar 2023

Checking In Without Burning Out: Designing Sustainable Assessment Plans For An Undergraduate Peer-To-Peer Research Mentor Program, Kevin Moore, Hannah Krauss

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Learn how librarians developed a programmatic assessment schedule for their undergraduate, peer-to-peer research consultant service with an emphasis on practicality and sustainability. This poster and its supplementary materials present the finished plan, which addresses 13 programmatic learning outcomes over the course of six semesters, offering one model for how to approach a large-scale assessment project systematically and intentionally without burning out library staff.


Bridging Communities Of Practice: Cross-Institutional Collaboration For Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Clinton K. Baugess, Kevin Moore, Courtney Paddick, Carrie Pirmann Jan 2023

Bridging Communities Of Practice: Cross-Institutional Collaboration For Undergraduate Digital Scholars, R.C. Miessler, Clinton K. Baugess, Kevin Moore, Courtney Paddick, Carrie Pirmann

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At Bucknell University and Gettysburg College, an increasing focus on supporting creative undergraduate research as intensive, high-impact experiences has resulted in both institutions implementing library-led digital scholarship fellowships for their students. Gettysburg’s Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship began in 2016, and Bucknell’s Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellowship in 2017.1 While academic libraries have emerged as leaders on college campuses for digital humanities (DH) services, the programs at Gettysburg and Bucknell are distinctive in their structured curricula, a focus on independent student research, and the development of a local community of practice. Each program situates undergraduate research in the field of digital …


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2022, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College Oct 2022

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2022, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library News

  • Orientation Social
  • Tours and More
  • Research 101
  • Coming Out
  • Music in the Library

Book Club Reads Braiding Sweetgrass

New Internships:

  • Conservation and Exhibition
  • American History Research

Japan Club Explores Special Collections

LC Frenzy

Library Exhibits (through June 2023):

  • Cosmic Creations Looking Up: Lithographs of Paul Van Hoeydonck
  • Light and Shadow: American Women Behind the Lens 1850-2020

Focus on Philanthropy: Kennedy Family Endowment

GettDigital: Whitney Family Civil War Letters

Library Bookshelf: Acquisitions Funds at Work (Beth Carmichael)

Library Acquires Artwork

Gift of Art (Shannon Egan)

Team Building: Robots, Catapults and Family Feud

Internship Makeover …


Unlocking Rosenberger's Research, Victoria N. Ramsay Oct 2022

Unlocking Rosenberger's Research, Victoria N. Ramsay

Student Publications

Homer Rosenberger's unprocessed collection lies in Musselman Library's Special Collections--a multitude of boxes filled with Pennsylvania research and memorabilia. By examining the first box in the collection, it becomes clear that Rosenberger was more than just an avid researcher, but also a man with his own history and reasons for collecting these documents in the first place.


Homer Rosenberger: Learning Beyond The Classroom, Theodore J. Szpakowski Oct 2022

Homer Rosenberger: Learning Beyond The Classroom, Theodore J. Szpakowski

Student Publications

Homer Rosenberger, a Pennsylvania historian, cared deeply about sharing information. He collected books and articles on the history of PA, as well as meeting minutes for the many societies he participated in. All of this material is now stored in boxes available at Musselman Library in Gettysburg, PA. This paper is a combination of research and reflection on the experience of working with the Rosenberger collection, specifically a box that deals primarily with correspondence learning and public history.


Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, Inclusion, And Academic Success, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary Elmquist Sep 2022

Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, Inclusion, And Academic Success, Janelle Wertzberger, Mary Elmquist

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Are you curious about how a textbook choice can influence students’ sense of belonging and their academic success?

Open textbooks are full, real textbooks used by many professors here at Gettysburg and across the U.S. They are completely free to access online and also free of most copyright restrictions, meaning it’s legal to copy, share, edit, mix, keep and use those materials. Adopting an open textbook ensures that all students have immediate access to a zero-cost book and provides faculty 100% control over their learning materials. Attend this workshop to learn more about how an open textbook may align with …


The Faculty Notebook, September 2022, Provost's Office Sep 2022

The Faculty Notebook, September 2022, 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.


Letters For Change: A Scalable Approach For Student Oer Advocacy, Janelle Wertzberger, Theodore Szpakowski Aug 2022

Letters For Change: A Scalable Approach For Student Oer Advocacy, Janelle Wertzberger, Theodore Szpakowski

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Learn about a library-led activity designed to empower undergraduate students to advocate for OER at the course level. The exercise helps students research alternative materials and invites them to write a letter to a professor suggesting replacement of commercial course materials with zero-cost or affordable materials.

The Gettysburg College Library offers a one-semester career exploration in which undergraduate interns learn about all facets of academic library work. A key goal for the Scholarly Communications department’s contribution is for students to understand the current landscape of textbook publishing, including OER, affordable alternatives, and publisher-led initiatives, in order to effectively advocate for …


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library Jul 2022

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2022), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read or watch a memorable film.

With the 2022 collection, 104 employees offer 175 recommendations of favorite books, films, television shows, and podcasts. This year's selections range from poetry to physics, and transport readers from the Antarctic to Arkansas.

This year's booklet features a special section of Reading Reflections from Musselman Library staff and a column in remembrance of …


Drafting An Assessment Plan For Your Instruction Program: Sustainably Assessing Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Stem Course, Kevin Moore, Clinton K. Baugess May 2022

Drafting An Assessment Plan For Your Instruction Program: Sustainably Assessing Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Stem Course, Kevin Moore, Clinton K. Baugess

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Assessing student learning across a library instruction program can be infeasible without being strategic, intentional, and realistic. Librarians at a small college will share how they developed a sustainable, 3-year assessment plan for the ACRL Framework and targeted a 100-level biology course-one of the two high-enrollment STEM courses that receive library instruction on their campus each year. The presenters will share their assessment plan, flipped instruction model, workflow-management strategies, and lessons learned for collaborating with STEM faculty to assess information literacy.


The Faculty Notebook, April 2022, Provost's Office Apr 2022

The Faculty Notebook, April 2022, 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.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2022, Musselman Library Apr 2022

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2022, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library News

  • Cupola Celebrates 10 Years
  • Take a Break
  • New Summer Program
  • Summer Reading (Devin McKinney)
  • Caffeine Boost

Educating Women: Progress and Pushback

Martin Luther: The Face of Reformation

Food in the Stacks (Beth Carmichael)

The Imaginary Dinner Party (McKinley E. Melton; Joanne Myers; Len Goldberg; Stephanie Sellers; Chris Fee; Stefanie Sobelle; Caroline Ferraris-Besso)

What's Cookin' in Special Collections

Hardtack

Democracy's Shield: Voices of World War II

Play Me a Tune: Piano Man Donates Treasured Instrument

History of the Player Piano (Betsy Bein)

Recent Additions

Back Cover: Batter up!


Open Educational Resources Activity, Janelle Wertzberger Mar 2022

Open Educational Resources Activity, Janelle Wertzberger

All Musselman Library Staff Works

This activity is designed to help undergraduate library interns learn about the range of Open Educational Resources (OER) that are available to support college courses. It also helps them find and develop an advocate’s voice.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2021, Musselman Library Oct 2021

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2021, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library Letter Box

By the Numbers

Library News

  • A Moveable Feast: The Art of Robert Patierno
  • Selections from The Columbus Suite
  • Reclaiming the Story: Reflections on Carl Beam (Keira Koch ‘19)
  • Librarians Guide Bio Blitz Week
  • “Lattes” Program Branches Out
  • Fund in Memory of Mary Margaret Stewart (1931–2021)
  • Check It Out: Exploring Careers in Libraries

Is This Plagiarism?

New Faces

  • Librarian Responds to Changing Student Needs
  • The First-Year Experience is Key
  • Night Owl Finds Satisfying Role as Mentor

Bringing Hidden Collections into the Spotlight (Beth Carmichael)

GettDigital: The Virtual Reading Room

African-Americans at Gettysburg College: …


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2021 - Special Supplement, Musselman Library Oct 2021

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Fall 2021 - Special Supplement, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

What’s Special about Special Collections? (Robin Wagner)

Rare Books: Cooper Fund Supports First Editions (Carolyn Sautter)

Manuscripts and Letters: Letter-Writing Seminar Draws from Many Eras (Magdalena Sánchez)

Almanacs: Colonial America Comes Alive with Poor Richard’s (Timothy Shannon)

Maps: Geography Sparks Discussion

Asian Art: Students Get Hands-on Curatorial Experience

Photographs: Photographs Transport Students to Another Time (Shannon Egan)

Posters: Wartime Attitudes Revealed through Propaganda Posters (Jill Titus)

Artifacts: Monsters Break the Ice

  • Policing the Boundaries of the Possible (Mercedes Valmisa Oviedo)

Bookmaking: Old Technology Blends with Digital Humanities

Conservation: Pennsylvania College Class of 1854 Gets a Facelift (Mary Wootton)


The Faculty Notebook, September 2021, Provost's Office Sep 2021

The Faculty Notebook, September 2021, 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.


Scholarly Communications Report On Activities 2020-21, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Mary R. Elmquist Jun 2021

Scholarly Communications Report On Activities 2020-21, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Mary R. Elmquist

All Musselman Library Staff Works

2020-21 annual report for Scholarly Communications work at Musselman Library, including Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College. Covers June 2020 – May 2021.


Textbook Remix: An Introduction To Libretexts For Oer Editing, Mary Elmquist, Alice M. Brawley Newlin Apr 2021

Textbook Remix: An Introduction To Libretexts For Oer Editing, Mary Elmquist, Alice M. Brawley Newlin

All Musselman Library Staff Works

So, you’ve found an open textbook that you really like, but it’s not quite right for your class? LibreTexts might be the answer! Join us for this informal webinar to learn a little more about this online platform designed for customizing and distributing open textbooks. From Gettysburg College, Scholarly Communications Librarian Mary Elmquist will provide an introduction to the platform, its structure and features, and Dr. Alice Brawley Newlin, Assistant Professor of Management, will speak on her ongoing experiences using LibreTexts to edit and implement an open textbook for a Statistical Methods course.

This session should provide insight for both …


Student Textbook Surveys: An Important Component Of A Library Oer Initiative, Janelle Wertzberger, Amanda Langdon, Andrea Hartranft, Mary Elmquist Apr 2021

Student Textbook Surveys: An Important Component Of A Library Oer Initiative, Janelle Wertzberger, Amanda Langdon, Andrea Hartranft, Mary Elmquist

All Musselman Library Staff Works

A student textbook survey is a potentially powerful tool in the OER advocate’s toolkit. This moderated panel features librarians working within smaller settings and includes representatives from a small, private, liberal arts college, a small public Hispanic-serving institution, and a community college. Panelists will discuss survey goals, research design considerations, approaches to data analysis, and strategies for sharing results. Participants will gain concrete ideas about whether and how a student textbook survey could advance their local OER initiatives, as well as practical tips for how to move ahead with such a project.