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Waidner Spahr News and Events: Library Events and Exhibits

Join us for these upcoming events:

Paywall Movie Screening

Description:
​Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial or political background will have access. 

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Feel welcome to bring your lunch - snacks will be provided. The films is approximately 1 hour long and should conclude before 1:15 classes. 

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Current Exhibits

Native American Lifeways in the Cumberland Valley

Main Level - Circulation Area

Join us in celebrating the work of Prof. Bruno’s First Year Seminar, “Before Carlisle: Illuminating the Native American Histories of our Community”. Walking through the borough of Carlisle, visitors are met with numerous markers, plaques, and buildings that commemorate and educate the public about the people and events that shaped the community’s Euro-American history. The history of the Native American communities who lived in this area for over 15,000 years, however, is practically non-existent. Students in this course conducted research into an aspect of Native American life during one of five periods identified by archeologists and have created posters to present their findings. A reception for this exhibit will be held January 24th, at 4:30. 

exhibit poster

exhibit poster

exhibit poster

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change

Spahr - Main Level

Arctic and Alpine Student Research Experience is an exhibit of photographic images depicting Dickinson College's expeditions to the Arctic.Thanks to the ongoing generosity of John Pohl '78 and Susan Wyckoff Pohl '80, students and faculty in the Earth Sciences Department have had the opportunity to study climate change in the field during sponsored trips to the arctic and alpine region.

Ice Change

Students performing research

Bear in river with flora in the background

Click here for more information about this exhibit: http://libguides.dickinson.edu/geosciences

Current Archives Exhibits

Fortune Telling: Books & Artifacts from Special Collections

Upper Level 

Take a peek into your future with these treasures covering everything from palm reading to tea cup fortune telling.

palm reading book

palm reading book

tea cup fortune telling book

Student Pranks from the Past

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Have you ever heard about the number of times the Mermaid was "kidnapped" and wondered how the tradition began? Or about the many pranks during Homecoming weekend? From the moment you stem onto the Dickinson campus, you hear stories about student pranks. During the first half of the twentieth century, The Dickinsonian was filled with articles about the disappearance of the mermaid, homecoming pranks and the College Presidents' stolen belongings. 

student pranks

student pranks

 

Notable Dickinsonians, 2018-2019 School Year

May Morris Room, Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level 

Horatio Collins King Display Case

Zatae Longsdorff Straw Exhibit Case

This exhibit features highlights from collections of personal papers, photographs, and artifacts donated by Dickinsonians. Included in this exhibit are Moncure Daniel Conway, class of 1848, Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887, Montague Frank Modder, visiting Professor, James Buchanan, class of 1809, Craig Robert Thomas, son of Dickinson Alums, Edgar and Elizabeth Burke Miller, classes of 1920 and 1923 respectively, Horatio Collins King, class of 1858, Sarah L. Rowe, class of 1934, and Charles Francis Himes, class of 1855.

Previous Events and Exhibits in the Library

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

Asian Stone Art Presentation

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts - September 27, 2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Students at outdated computers in the reference area

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Image for the card catalog funeral

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

The Biblio as peridocials before it was the Biblio

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts Exhibit - September 17 - October 5, 2018

commserv showcase

CommServ Showcase October 2018

CommServ is a network of 16 programs that reach into the local community to meet a variety of needs on a regular basis. These groups build and maintain strong community partnerships through sustained interactions. The coordinators of each program meet weekly for reflection, training and leadership development as they seek to understand the complexity of community needs and services. The volunteers meet regularly with their coordinators and volunteer weekly with their community partners. Two student staff members help coordinate the 32 student leaders that run the weekly CommServ groups. 

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture

Cardboard Sculptures
October 2018 
ARTH 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture

FrankenReads

FrankenReads
October - November 2018

English 403
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

frankenreads

FrankenReads
October - November 2018

English 403
​Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

english 403

FrankenReads
October - November 2018

English 403
​Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Old dickinson football helmet

Hats at Dickinson
September - December 2018

Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879-1918
September - December 2018

history comes out exhibit

History Comes Out: Selections from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project
September - December 2018

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks Poster

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks: Viewing African City Life Through Food 
Jane Battersby, Fulbright Scholar in Residence, and Africana Studies 220: U.S. and African Foodscapes 
November - December 2018

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks poster

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks: Viewing African City Life Through Food 
Jane Battersby, Fulbright Scholar in Residence, and Africana Studies 220: U.S. and African Foodscapes 
November - December 2018

tomatoes and taxi ranks poster

Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks: Viewing African City Life Through Food 
Jane Battersby, Fulbright Scholar in Residence, and Africana Studies 220: U.S. and African Foodscapes 
November - December 2018