Expanded Services during Finals!

The library will once again be open 24/7 during finals week so that you have a place to study for that scary exam when your adrenaline is pumping at 2 a.m. the night (eer…morning) before.  Back by popular demand, this service launched last spring and continued through the fall.

We’re also offering a new service that will allow groups of two or more to reserve group study rooms between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. during finals week.  Be sure and coordinate with your group members – we need at least two names to call it a legitimate reservation.  So if you’re meeting for a brainstorming session with classmates and want a nook all your own, sign up now by visiting the Information Desk, or calling 610.660.1904.

Good luck with finals, and we’ll see you at the library!


Events and Exhibits

The new library Events and Exhibits page was recently launched to keep you updated on the things we’re planning, and the exhibits we’re showcasing in the library.  Linked directly from the library’s homepage, we’ll be advertising book talks, discussion groups, faculty presentations, and community displays that we’re organizing in the library.  Take a look, and join us for our first advertised event on April 23 at 3:30 in the library cafe as history professor Katherine Sibley discusses her new book, First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy.  She’ll stay to answer questions and sign copies!

Thanks to Marian Courtney and Sarah Bolce for their hard work in maintaining the Events and Exhibits site!


April Fools!

Today is the only day in the year when major companies and news organizations like Google, Youtube and UK’s The Guardian could get away with some seriously wacky hoaxes.  Take a look at some of the featured ‘fools’ jokes from this year at http://aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com/, or browse through the all-time best in the age of large-scale media at http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/.   While it’s pretty obvious that these are jokes, they do show us that even things published by a major company should be given a second look.  No foolin’.

Thanks to Kris Mudrick for sending over these sites!