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Welcome Back!

welcome back from break

welcome back from break

Glad you are back students and faculty. Her are your library hours as you head back to campus:

Friday March 6   8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday March 7 closed
Sunday March 8   6:30pm-1:00am

regular semester hours resume Monday. They are:

Monday – Thursday  7:45am-1:00am
Friday  7:45am-10:00pm
Saturday  10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday  12 noon -1:00am

Carry On!



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New Database … Museum Images Online

Spotlight on a new online database

Spotlight on a new online database

New Database Spotlight – CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

OCLC’s CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. Currently, twenty five museums are featured including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Asia Society Galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Library of Congress.

CAMIO highlights the art of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times. Users can explore architecture, books, costumes and jewelry, decorative arts and utilitarian objects, drawings and watercolors, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles.

CAMIO is licensed for use by all students, faculty, and researchers at Elizabethtown College. This means that works of art may be used for educational and research purposes as long as they are properly credited. Users can download high-resolution images to print or email; however the images may not be published or otherwise distributed.


Check out this great resource today! You can also access CAMIO from home. Watch this video to learn how to access High Library databases from off-campus.

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Shakespeare to be or not to be at the High Library

1623 First Folio coming to the High Library in 2016

1623 First Folio coming to the High Library in 2016

Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

Zounds!  The High Library has been selected as the ONLY site in Pennsylvania that will host First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books.  The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

  • Why 2016?  Next year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
  • When will the First Folio arrive on campus?  The First Folio will be on display in the Hess Archives for a four-week period in Fall 2016.  (The Folger will announce the specific touring dates in April.)
  • What else will the exhibition include?  The First Folio’s pages will be opened to the most quoted line from Shakespeare, “to be or not to be” from Hamlet.  The exhibition will also include several panels that explore the significance of Shakespeare, then and now, with additional digital content and interactive activities.  Finally, the High Library will partner with various departments, offices, and affiliates — like the Elizabethtown Public Library — to offer numerous programs and events for the campus and the surrounding community.  Stay tuned for more details!
  • Why is the First Folio important?  Many of Shakespeare’s plays, which were written to be performed, were not published during his lifetime.  The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays.  It was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death.  Two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors compiled 36 of his plays, hoping to preserve them for future generations.  Without it, we would not have 18 of Shakespeare’s plays, including MacBeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, and As You Like It.  All 18 appear for the first time in print in the First Folio, and would otherwise have been lost.
  • How can I help?  Thank you for your interest in the First Folio Exhibition!  If you have programming ideas, general suggestions, or questions, please contact Louise Hyder-Darlington (hyderl@etown.edu) or Sarah Penniman (pennimans@etown.edu).

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities (Exploring the Human Endeavor), and by the generous support of Google.org and Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.  Sponsorship opportunities of this major exhibition and the Folger’s other Wonder of Will programs commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death are available.  Learn more at www.folger.edu.

About Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.  It is home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and a primary repository for rare materials from the early modern period (1500-1750).  The Folger is an internationally recognized research library offering advanced scholarly programs in the humanities; an innovator in the preservation of rare materials; a national leader in how Shakespeare is taught in grades K-12; and an award-winning producer of cultural and arts programs–theatre, music, poetry, exhibits, lectures and family programs.  Learn more at www.folger.edu.

About Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark.  Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012.  CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource.  Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects.  Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives.  Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually.  For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries.  The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. ALA’s Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training and networking opportunities that help thousands of librarians nationwide develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult and family audiences.  The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to promote cultural programming as an essential part of library service in all types of libraries.  Projects include book and film discussion series, literary and cultural programs featuring authors and artists, professional development opportunities and traveling exhibitions.  School, public, academic and special libraries nationwide benefit from the office’s programming initiatives.  Additional information can be found at www.ala.org/programming.

About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.  Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

Image from the First Folio of Shakespeare. Credit: Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library.
For a complete list of the recipients, check out the following Washington Post article



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Help when and where you need it …

here to help

here to help

ITS Help Desk and Writing Center Tutors in the Library

The library has partnered with ITS and the Writing Center to provide multiple services to students in a single, convenient location on campus.  Go to the High Library to receive help with all of your research, writing, and technology needs!

  • A student assistant from the ITS Help Desk is available from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday.  Call x3333, email helpdesk@etown.edu, or visit the circulation desk on the library’s main level for evening ITS assistance.  Note: The HelpDesk in Nicarry 108 is closed at these times.
  • A student tutor from the Writing Center is available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.  Visit the table outside Room 208 on the library’s main level for tutoring assistance.  Note: The Writing Wing in BSC is open at these times.

A librarian is available from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday.  Visit the reference desk on the library’s main level for research help.  (You may also call x1461, send a text to 717-759-9178, or email ask@etown.libanswers.com with your questions.)


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Think Spring

spring break just around the corner

spring break just around the corner

Thinking about Spring Break! It is just around the corner at Elizabethtown College. The High Library will have special spring break hours:
Friday Feb 27: 7:45am-5pm
Saturday Feb 28: closed
Sunday Mar 1: closed
Monday Mar 2 & Tuesday Mar 3: 8:30am-5pm
Wednesday Mar 4: opening 1:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday Mar 5 – Friday Mar 6: 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Mar 7: closed
Sunday Mar 8: 6:30pm-1:00am
regular hours resume Monday March 9

Think Spring!