The Latest From the Library…

by Mary Lou Neighbor, AV Librarian/Assistant Professor

Please Come and See New Exhibits in the Library!

We have two new exhibits in display cases in the Library.  In the first, we have featured publications of our talented faculty.  Included in the display are works by Joe Eckhardt, Emeritus Professor of History; Jim Cooney, Professor of English and Philosophy; Dr. Tom Kolsky, Professor of History and Political Science; Dr. Bonnie Finkelstein, Professor of English; Dr. Catherine Carsley, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Pete Scheponik, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Marc Schuster, Assistant Professor of English; Don Yost, Adjunct Instructor of English Composition; Richard C. Clark, Adjunct Instructor of Microbiology; and Jeffrey Zilahy, Adjunct Instructor of Beginning Algebra.  From time to time, we will be featuring the publications of our faculty.  So, faculty, please, if you would like to let us know about your publications, we will include them in the next faculty display.

Also in the cases is a display set up by the Montgomery County Historical Society.  This exhibit examines the history of education in the county from the early 19th century through the mid-20th century.  Here you will find building blocks from 1880, 19th century copy books and textbooks, report cards, yearbooks, and a huge 1909 diploma from Norristown High School.  Included in the display is information about the Historical Society and photos of their activities.

In the future, we will have an exhibit in the display cases on Austria, with artifacts from his home country provided by Assistant Professor of Foreign Language, Dr. Erich Lichtscheidl.  We are also planning an exhibit on the Montgomery County Choral Society, which had a long-standing relationship with the College.  Established in 1981 by faculty member, Judy Willoughby Miller, the Choral Society was disbanded in May of last year.  The exhibit will include photographs, posters, reviews, and correspondence.

Currently on our Digital Gallery screens, we have two exhibits:  Viruses – Human and Computer – and a tour of the International Space Station.  The Viruses exhibit features lectures and information about the human flu virus and malevolent computer viruses.  The tour of the International Space Station is narrated and filmed by astronauts.  Both exhibits feature arresting images and fascinating information.  The next exhibit being planned for the Digital Gallery is going to be on paintings by the French Impressionists in the National Gallery of Art.

If you, the College Community, have any ideas for exhibits that you would like to see or materials you would like to exhibit, please contact our Library staff.  For displays in our exhibit cases you will want to contact Mary Beth Parkinson, Information Literacy Librarian ( , or Lawrence Greene, College Archivist ( .  For ideas for the Digital Gallery, please get in touch with Jerry Yarnetsky, Emerging Technologies Librarian (

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