Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snowden 'til 2

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Display: Holiday Greetings

The College archives current display on the fist floor of Snowden Library, titled "Holiday Greetings and Stocking Stuffers," presents a lovely collection of artifact jewelry donated by alumni and faculty emeriti, as well as presidential greeting cards from years past.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowden Library’s celebrates the International Year of Astronomy 2009, which is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture. This marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo. The display is located on the first floor near the copier and features books and periodicals about Galileo, telescopes, and the history of astronomy.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Harry Potter Night

Picture The Past

The College Book Chat Society

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Student Spotlight - October 2009

Megan Bullick – Document Delivery student assistant.

  1. What’s your year, major and hometown? 2012, Creative Writing & French, Phoenixville, PA
  2. To what campus organizations or clubs are you a member? Choir
  3. What was the last book you read? EnFance by Nathalie Saurraute
  4. What do you like to do for fun? Read, write, play violin/piano; Hang out with friends.
  5. What have you learned while working at the library? Never give up! Hard work pays off.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Library Displays

An archival display located on the first floor of the Snowden Library is titled FLASHBACK : A CENTURY AGO AT LYCO. The year is 1910 and highlights student life and activities through photographs, student newspaper articles, a musical organization, and school catalog. Check out the fabulous hats and clothing on the women.

MOONWALK ONE...."We came in peace for all Mankind"
July 20, 1969

It is time to return to the Moon, this time to stay!

Display materials provided by: Dr. David G. Fisher
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Chair, Department of Astronomy and Physics
Space Flight Historian

Friday, October 9, 2009

Picture the Past

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Monday, October 5, 2009

1970 Homecoming

1902 Women's Basketball Team

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Library Displays: Welcome to the Class of 2013

Two exhibits on the main floor of the Snowden Library highlight our archival materials.

The first display welcomes the Class of 2013 to Lycoming College and features freshman activities and photographs from past orientations and crossing thresholds programs.

The second display honors the Class of 1984. We welcome our 25th year alums with a display featuring commencement photos, yearbooks, sports programs, and reports of activities relevant to the students of that era.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Student Spotlight - September 2009

Cristina Sorrells, Archive Assistant

1. What’s your year, major and hometown?
I am a junior, though I transferred in for my sophomore year. My major is Archaeology. Currently, I live in Bridgeton NJ.
2. To what campus organizations or clubs are you a member?
I am secretary of the Japanese Cultural club, a member of the Republican Club and president/secretary of Shotokan Karate.
3. What was the last book you read?
The last book I read for pleasure was Star Trek: The Captain’s Table Book 4
4. What do you like to do for fun?
My hobbies are reading, playing The SIMS 2, knitting and watching Japanese Anime and Korean Dramas.
5. What have you learned while working at the library?
Working in the library in the Archives has allowed me to learn many things about the history of Lycoming College that are not common knowledge, especially in regards to the old buildings and former students. I have also gotten to see how artifacts can be properly archived and preserved which will help greatly in my future endeavor to be an archaeologist.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Gail Spencer will be leaving the Snowden Library after many years of service to our students, faculty, and staff. The circulation desk has won high marks on user satisfaction thanks to Gail's personal touch.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Library Display: Our National Parks

Planning a trip? Snowden Library has books and government publications on display featuring nature at our national parks. Established in 1872 by an Act of Congress, the National Park System of the United States now comprises 390 areas covering more than 84 million acres. Located on the first floor, the display includes park location information, park handbooks, and numerous field guides for various flora and fauna, such as wild flowers, marine mammals and butterflies.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bookmarks at the Second Annual Williamsport Autism Walk

On Saturday, April 4th, Snowden Library was a part of the 2nd Annual Williamsport Autism Walk. The Autism Walk took place in Lamade Gymnasium and, in addition to the walk itself, offered games and crafts for the participants. The library sponsored an activity table for the participating children to color their own bookmarks. Snowden (the library's mascot) also made an appearance.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Library Week & READ Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Megg Pitt, the winner of our second annual READ poster contest! It is being unveiled this week as a celebration of National Library Week.

Library Display: Graduating Student Assistants

In the display on the main floor of the Snowden Library, the staff shows appreciation for our five graduating student assistants: Gwyneth Bertelson, Ashley Clees, Stuart Kuentzel, Mark Masland, and William Reed. The display features a READ poster, photos, biographies and memorabilia celebrating their college careers. The books that each student selected to be dedicated in their name for the library's collection are also included.

Archives Display: College Mace

The display for the College Archives on the main floor of the Snowden Library highlights the story of our Lycoming College mace. Presented to the college by the graduating class of 1963, the mace is carried at all official academic functions as a symbol of academic authority. Included is a list of all faculty mace bearers throughout the years, along with photographs of those faculty fulfilling this prestigious honor.

To stay informed about the College Archives, follow Archive News.

Yellow Wallpaper

Dr. Andrew Leiter and Dr. N. J. Stanley presented a program of selected readings, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," with added commentary, Tuesday afternoon, April 7th. in the Lycoming College Archives. Dr. Leiter introduced the readings by providing background about the author's life and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century society's views of women. Dr. Stanley performed dramatic readings from sections of the story, which is written from a first-person perspective, interspersed with insightful comments from Dr. Leiter. The Women's and Gender Studies Committee of Lycoming College sponsored the program.
The one-woman play "The Yellow Wallpaper" will be performed in the Welch Theatre on Saturday, April 18, by the North Shore Theatre Group, a professional company from Oyster Bay, NY. Curtain: 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Annual Read-In

On Saturday, March 14, Snowden Library hosted the 5th Annual Lycoming College Read-In. Eight student groups each volunteered to read aloud for one hour from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; to participate, the groups donated money to the Lycoming County United Way and raised $120! Our thanks to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for providing refreshments for the participating readers!

For more photos from the event, see the library's Flickr page!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Student Spotlight - March 2009

Helen Murphy

1. What’s your year, major and hometown?
I am a junior history and psychology major from Philadelphia, PA.

2. To what campus organizations or clubs are you a member?
I am part of the Lycoming College Choir as well as a member of the campus girl scouts.
3. What was the last book you read?
His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis
4. What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy watching movies, playing board games, going to the mall and just spending quality time with my friends. I also enjoy volunteering at the local cat shelter.
5. What have you learned while working at the library?
One of the most important things that I have learned from the library is where to find all of the books. This knowledge has helped me assist patrons as well as help myself find books and sources for papers.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Snowden Library's most recent READ poster

Featuring Christopher Dahlheimer, Bryan Kopesky, Thomas Barger, and Michael Maurer.

Other READ posters can be found in our online gallery.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Kids Night Out

Snowden Library librarians and the real Snowden took part in Kids Night Out sponsored by the Class of 2011. A reading corner provided guests with a spot to look at books and a chance to hear some stories read aloud.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Food in the library!

After a number of requests for food on our annual 10 at 10 survey, and focus groups, we have finally been able to respond. The library has recently acquired several vending machines. One offers chips and candy bars, and one is for cold bottles of various Pepsi products. These machines can be found on the north side of the library.

On the other side of the library, near the elevators, there is a Flavia machine. This serves hot drink like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (known as a "chococcino"). You can even do fancier drinks like flavored lattes, cappuccinos, espresso's, and mochaccinos. Cost ranges from $.75 for drinks that only require one packet, and $1 for drinks with flavors.
You have to select your drink and flavor packets from the drawers and insert them into the machine as directed. Instructions can be found above the machine. If you feel nervous, please ask any library employee and we'll be happy to help. Many of our student workers also know how to use it!
Librarian Mary Broussard is a huge fan of the Milky Way Chococcino!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Student Spotlight - January 2009

Kim Calvert – Library student assistant

1. What’s your year, major and hometown?
Senior, Mathematics major, Commercial Design minor, candidate for secondary education. Rose Valley, PA

2. To what campus organizations or clubs are you a member?
Amis, P-SPEA, and Mascots anonymous

3. What was the last book you read?
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon

4. What do you like to do for fun?
Snowboard, canoe, hike, take pictures, hang out with my super, awesome boyfriend, take motorcycle adventures, and get sucked into Lifetime movies with my Mom.

5. What have you learned while working at the library?
How to manual feed colored paper through the printer so no one prints on my colorful paper. It actually saves a lot of time and cuts back on the waste of paper. Very neat!

Student Spotlight Archives