Now Hiring Library Student Workers

Apply for on campus student worker positions at the library start - fall 2015.


Job Description: Library student workers must possess the ability to work effectively and responsibly with library patrons in a public service environment. Students work at the circulation desk, and in the library stacks or shelves. Desk and stack duties include: checking library materials out to patrons and processing returns, loading book trucks, answering the phone, monitoring the security system, responding to general informational questions about the library, re-shelving items, shelf reading and maintaining order in the stacks, using and maintaining photocopiers, printers, and microfilm reader/copiers, and other duties and projects as assigned. Students may also assist in processing and labeling operations. Computer skills are required. Students are expected to be able to work independently once trained. Punctuality and regular attendance are critical.

Hours: include days/nights/weekends and student workers are required to work every other weekend.

Applications: Please fill out this Word document application 2015_Job application 2-19-15.docx (17.57 kb) and return it BETWEEN Feb. 21 and March 2, 2015 to Maureen Bentz

Wage:$7.25 per hour

Contact: Maureen Bentz, Access Services Librarian, Bishop Library or 717-867-6974. 717-867-6974

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A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

February is National African American History Month and this year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” celebrating the numerous contributions African Americans have made to art, literature, sports, and music. Bishop Library has a display highlighting some of the most influential African Americans that have contributed to American culture. Some of the individuals featured in this display include: Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, and Shirley Jackson. To learn more about African American History visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture website:

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Orphan Train Book Discussion - February 17 at 11am

Join us Tuesday, February 17 at 11am in the Frock conference room of Bishop Library for the LVC Brown Bag Book Discussion of Orphan Train.

Come, eat your lunch, and discuss a great book. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Bishop Library currently has six print copies of the book and one audiobook on CD available for checkout.

Other exciting regional events include a “Readers’ Celebration” that will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA and an author talk at Beth Israel Synagogue in Lebanon, PA, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Visit for additional details.

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Database of the Month: Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a digital collection of millions of pages from books, serials, manuscripts, supreme court records, reference articles and more. This database contains a wealth of primary source material for the scholarly research in, and study of, slavery. The documents in the archive are grouped by theme. The library's subscription includes Part 1 (Debates over Slavery & Abolition) and Part 3 (The Institution of Slavery)

Do a quick search by keyword or an advanced search limiting by publication date, content type, document type, language and more. Browse the titles included in the database or learn more about the sources through essays and key collections information located under research tools.



Image Source:  Gale/Cengage Learning

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Kimmel Works on Display

As part of the Lebanon Valley College’s Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Michael Kimmel will present a lecture entitled “Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium.”  The talk will take place on Monday, January 19th at 1:30 pm in Sorrentino Gymnasium.


Dr. Kimmel has written more than twenty books in his field of study of men and masculinity.  The Bishop Library has on display several of Kimmel’s works that are available for check out to those interested in learning more about his area of expertise.  The items are located across from the DormFlix DVD collection in the Library. 

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Discover the History of Orphan Trains


The 2015 One Book, One Community (OBOC) book choice Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is now on display at Bishop Library.

Other titles about orphan trains and Irish immigration are being spotlighted in this display located across from the Dormflix DVD area of the library.

  • From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders
    by the Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc.

  • Orphan Trains to Missouri
    by Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

  • Irish Immigration in the United States: Immigration Interviews
    by Jeremiah O'Donovan

  • The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America
    by Marilyn Irwin Holt

  • Orphan Trains: The Story of Chance Loring Brace and The Children He Saved and Failed
    by Stephen O'Connor

  • An Orphan Trains Rider's Story: Mail-Order Kid
    by Marilyn June Coffey

  • Rodzina
    by Karen Cushman

  • Train to Somewhere
    by Eve Bunting

  • Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure
    by Elizabeth Raum

  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
    by Andrea Warren

Don't forget to save the date for the LVC Brown Bag Book Discussion of Orphan Train at Bishop Library on Tuesday, February 17 at 11am in the Frock conference room. Come, eat your lunch, and discuss a great book. Beverages and a dessert will be provided. Bishop Library currently has six print copies of the book and one audiobook on CD available for checkout.

Copies are also available for purchase at the College Store. List price is $14.99, but if you mention OBOC you will receive a 20% discount.

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Fall 2014 Extended Hours for Finals and Reading Days

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Learn More About National Diabetes Month at Bishop Library

November is National Diabetes Month, and Bishop Library is doing its part. Sponsored by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and its partners, November was announced by President Barack Obama as National Diabetes Month earlier this year. The theme of the program is “Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes,” and attempts to raise awareness and spread information about a disease affecting nearly 30 million Americans today.

Bishop Library has chosen to exhibit a number of resources in their National Diabetes Month display, near the front door. These items include medical information, social facts about diabetes, diabetes friendly cookbooks and other resources. As always, items on display are available for check out, so make sure to learn more about this important disease.

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LGBT History Celebrated at Bishop Library

LGBT History Month is celebrated in October and Bishop Library is showing its support with a display on top of the periodicals shelving. Since its inception in 2006, LGBT History Month, with content sponsored by Equality Forum, has celebrated the achievements of 279 LGBT activists and icons throughout history.

On display are a number of works about LGBT culture and icons from a wide array of fields, including artists, actresses and political activists. There are also a number of movies and other resources related to the social and political context of LGBT history, as well as information about the struggle for equal rights for the LGBT community.
Stop by the library, browse the LGBT History month display, and learn more about the topic by checking out the LGBT resources displayed.

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