Get Your Words Out LVC!


Get Your Words Out LVC during the Month of November to celebrate NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in November from 7-9 p.m., the LVC Writers’ Group is meeting at Bishop Library for NaNoWriMo.   They will be meeting in three group study rooms located on the main floor of the library.  Please see descriptions below provided by the LVC Writers’ Group:

Group Study Rm 1 – CREATE

A place to generate new work. A basket of prompts (and sometimes a Writers’ Group workshop leader) is present to help if you want some new ideas!

Group Study Rm 3 – CONTINUE

A quiet room to keep working on your current paper or project. Please be respectful of this as a quiet space.

Group Study Rm 5 – COLLABORATE

A room where writers can talk through their ideas, participate in Writing Sprints, and engage with each other.

LVC would like to keep track of the number of words written during the month of November.  If you participate, please let us know by filling out the following survey:

Follow the LVC Writers’ Group at:


Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Global Book Series: God Grew Tired of Us

dauThe November book selection for the Global Book Series is God Grew Tired of Us by John Bul Dau.

Copies of this book are available to check out at the library or to purchase at the college bookstore.

John Dau will be on campus November 18th.  He will be discussing his book in Miller Chapel from Noon – 1 p.m.   In addition, he will also be joining the book discussion in Bishop Library from 3 – 4 p.m.

John Dau is a former “Lost Boy of Sudan” and leader of the John Dau Foundation whose mission is to “provide healthcare in the war-torn region of South Sudan by building and sustaining medical clinics and training community health workers.”

For additional information about the life of John Dau, go to:

John Dau Foundation

National Geographic Explorers Bio

“Impossible is what you choose not to do” – John Dau

Don’t Get Spooked by Citations – Try RefWorks!

Do you feel spooked by citations?   Let us help you!

Bishop Library will be holding a RefWorks class on October 27th from 11 – Noon in the BI Lab, which is located on the ground floor of Bishop Library.

RefWorks is a citation management product that is available to all students, faculty, and staff. This is a hands-on class where you will learn how to export citations into RefWorks from various databases, as well as learn how to organize and edit your references.

If you would like to attend this class, please email Donna Miller at


Global Book Series: Without You, There is No Us

withoutyouThe October book selection for the Global Book Series is Without You, There is No Us:  My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim.

“Strangely terrifying…A beautifully written book that greatly expands the limited bounds of what we know about North Korea’s ruling class.”
—Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy

See the author’s site for more information including a photo album from her time in North Korea:  Click here to download a copy of the book discussion guide.

Copies of this book are available to check out at the library or to purchase at the college bookstore.  The book discussion will take place at the library on Friday, October 28th from 3 – 4 p.m.

If you would like to read more about North Korea, check out these additional books on display at Bishop Library:


Reserve a Study Room

Reserve a study room at Bishop Library or the Writing Center in Mund with the new LVC study rooms reservation system.  To book a room, go to Rooms can be booked up to 7 days in advance and up to 5 hours a day.

Bishop Library has a total of 12 study rooms, including an audiovisual recording room, that can be reserved by students, faculty and staff through the new reservation system. Five new study rooms are located on the main floor of the library and are equipped with Solstice software for wireless presentation and collaboration. The Writing Center has three group study rooms that can be reserved.


Additionally, you can find a link to the study room reservation system on the library’s website under Services.


Or, if you are in the library, you can also book a study room using the new touchscreen library directory, located across from the Circulation desk on the main floor.



Global Book Series Starts September 30th

Bishop Library and the Center for Global Education have partnered on a Global Book Series that will run through the 2016-2017 academic year.

Discussions pertaining to pertinent and entertaining worldly topics will be held in Bishop Library from 3 – 4 p.m. on the last Friday of each month (except December).

Check out the renovations to Bishop Library as you explore new books, engage in conversation, and grow your reading list.


Fall Book Discussions:

The Fall titles below are available to borrow.  You can find them on display shelves located in the Atrium on the main floor of Bishop Library.

Spring Book Discussions:

  • Jan. 27 | 3-4 p.m.        An American Brat by Bapsi Sidhwa
  • Feb. 24 | 3-4 p.m.       Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
  • March 31 | 3-4 p.m.    Reader’s Choice
  • April 29 | 3-4 p.m.       Devoured by Sophie Egan

For questions, please contact:

Maureen Bentz, Access Services Librarian | 717-867-6974

Caitlin Murphy, Associate Director of Global Education | 717-867-6089

Bishop Library Reopening on August 25th!


Bishop Library’s summer renovation has been completed, and the library will be reopening on Thursday, August 25th.  Come check out the new classroom and study rooms, open study and lounge spaces, cool technology and a coffee bar now located on the 1st floor.  The coffee bar will open on Monday, August 29th at 4 p.m.

Our Library hours August 25-28th will be:

Thursday, Aug. 25   7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26        7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27   8:00 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28      Noon-8 p.m.

Beginning on Monday, August 29th we will be under normal semester operating hours:


The new coffee bar will have Peet’s Coffee plus a variety of snacks and grab and go items.

Regular coffee shop hours will be:

Sunday: 5-10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.

There will be four days of coffee bar extended hours from 2 – 10 p.m. in September:  September 6th, 7th, 12th and 13th.  Come by and visit us!

Bishop Library has a total of 12 study rooms, including an audiovisual recording room, that can be reserved by students, faculty and staff through a new reservation system. The reservation system also includes three group study rooms located in the Writing Center at Mund.

Go to to make a reservation.  Rooms can be booked up to 7 days in advance.