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April Display Highlight: Don Kraybill at Elizabethtown College

Kraybill c. 1971

April’s featured display on level 2 of the High Library, “Understanding the Riddle”, focuses on Dr. Donald Kraybill’s distinguished career at Elizabethtown College, and includes a variety of images from the Hess Archives of Kraybill as well a selection of his many books. Don, the foremost expert on Old Order Amish culture, first began teaching sociology at Elizabethtown in 1971 and has also served as Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies as well as Interim Provost.

Kraybill today

Dr. Kraybill is retiring from teaching this year, and the college community is celebrating his dedication to research and engaged student learning by honoring him as this year’s SCAD (Scholarship and Creative Arts Day) lecturer. The lecture will take place on Monday, April 20th from 7:30-9 pm in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

Please enjoy the display and help us congratulate Don on his remarkable career at Elizabethtown.


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Meet our staff – Susan

meet Susan Krall our Systems Librarian - happy to help keep the library up and running smoothly

meet Susan Krall our Systems Librarian – happy to help keep the library up and running smoothly

Meet Susan. She’s our Systems & Cataloging Librarian.  Contact her with questions about the library’s online databases or with suggestions for new resources.  She’d love to hear from you!

Name: Susan Krall

Title: Systems & Cataloging Librarian

Hometown: Annville, PA

Favorite Food: Tofu (no really, tofu!)

Favorite Book: Too many to name.  My favorite authors are Stephen King and Neil Gaiman (and Rick Riordan, Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, Holly Black and many more).  I also love cookbooks!

Favorite Library: The Elizabethtown Public Library is awesome – they have a coffee shop too!

Favorite Hobby: Cooking and trying new recipes

Number of Years at Etown: I’ve been here for 1 ½ years

Best-Kept Secret at Etown: Our many online resources. Check them out at Databases @ Etown – you’ll be sure to find what you need!

Best Part of the Job: Helping students at the ref desk and online

Stop by the High Library and say hello to Susan when you have the chance!


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Photos from our Faculty Scholarship celebration

Thank you to everyone who came out on January 8 to celebrate our faculty scholars. It was a cold day outside but those gathered inside the High Library, Winters Alcove – were treated to good fellowship – partaking in the excellence of those who make Elizabethtown College the exceptional institution that it is. Thank you to all our faculty and the staff of the High Library who developed this wonderful event. The display of faculty research will be ongoing for the next year – so please plan to stop by and review the good works.

Photos from our celebration